Monday 23 November 2015

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Take 3)

I'm trying to increase the small stash of Xmas cards I have but the process is taking longer than I thought. Need to find a quick but cool design that I can make with a production line. But instead I keep coming up with fiddly, painstakingly long ideas. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.....

Over at the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge their theme is 'Christmas' and I've already entered a few times. However, when I get an idea in my head for a card, I can't make anything else until its been attempted, so here is another entry:

This is my second card using the Pretty Pink Posh 'Twine die' in a different way. I hope Paulina doesn't think I'm crazy!!!!

For some reason, when I tried the twine die out I immediately saw trees....(please don't tell me I'm the only one who see's this...) and thought they would make great Xmas trees. I cut some paint chips in three different green shades and cut them to a point at the halfway point of the die shape. Hope that makes sense....

I very gently blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the card front to simulate the sky and used the Pretty Pink Posh 'Stitched Curved Die' on a piece of white CS. After I glued the tree's in place, I heat embossed the sentiment (from Neat and Tangled 'Happy Ornaments') in gold and put the panel on some foam tape. A few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh gave it a touch more shine. I also added lots of Wink of Stella to the tree's but couldn't capture the twinkle with my camera!

I actually have one more idea of something to create with the 'twine die' but it will have to wait till I have more time later this week. I have lots of emails to check and comments to leave so better hop to it!!

Take care



  1. Ingenius...see I knew you could do anything. That, dear Shona, is a winner, winner.

  2. Yep Shona . . . looks like trees to me! Another fabulous CAS card from you! LOVE it! Have a great week! Hazel xx

  3. Fun design! Great so crisp and CAS! Hugs, Gerrina

  4. Simply brilliant, Shona!!!!! Love your very cute pines!!!! So elegant!!!!
    Have a great week!!!

  5. Ooh, clever, Shona ... fabulous 'trees' ... and such a lovely delicate sponged background! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Fabulous card! Such a wonderful design! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. What a fabulous card! So clever.