May 15, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles and Stitched Florals


It's time for another Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge and the theme this fortnight is Favorite Technique.  I absolutely love watercolor resist!  For my first card I chose the Abstract Triangles stamp and some warm shades of Distress Ink to create a coppery design.


I had a stack of already cut out Sizzix Brenda Walton Peonies and decided to create a matching flower from my tutorial HERE.  I used a Basic Grey brad to coordinate with the copper embossing.  I just received the Autumn Blessings die in the mail and simply had to use it on this card.  I used kraft core in copper.


I cannot get enough of these triangles!  And I always enjoy using Fossilized Amber on anything!


For my second card I used my new Spring Flowers, embossed in white and watercolored.  I applied all of the stamps in the set to a giant acrylic block to speed up the stamping/embossing process.


I fussy cut each design and then gave it a spray of Glimmer Mist, which you can see if you click to enlarge.


I raised the oval die to "frame" my arrangement, then sponged with Cracked Pistachio and stamped the stitches in the same color.  The tiny "Hello" die by Sizzix was a gift from my dear friend Madelyn.  Thanks Mad!  You can see below how I barely glued the petals down to add some dimension.  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  Thanks for your visit!


I'm sharing both cards with:

And Triangles with:


And Flowers with:

22 comments:

  1. Hi Autumn, these are absolutely gorgeous hun, love the gorgeous designs and colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Really beautiful cards Autumn, Fossilised Amber is such a rich colour, and I love the white embossing on your 'hello' card. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a fun week. Sue xx

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  3. Wow, both cards are stunning, Autumn!! The triangles look amazing!! I love the texture and colors!! The flowers are gorgeous on the second one!! The dimension is fabulous!! Love them both, my sweet friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Both your cards are stunning. I have that triangle stamp and I love it. You have inspired me to pull it out again. And your flower card is so gorgeous, I love how you have done the watercoloring. Just beautiful!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls.

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  5. Two gorgeous cards, each so different but both beautifully created!!

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  6. that first card is oh so striking-love it! And the second one -very soft and pretty. TFS Autumn!

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  7. Two strikingly different styles and designs but both fabulous in their own right. They show what an imaginative and creative crafter you are Autumn, great job xxx

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  8. Two amazing cards! I love the triangle one with the beautiful use of the Distress Inks. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  9. You made cards for my 2 favorite seasons. Great job on both.

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  10. Fabulous cards, Autumn! Such drama in the first card (love it!) and light-hearted beauty in your second creation. Both are beautiful! hugs, de

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  11. Both are great cards! Love the background and strong design of the first and the beauty of the second.

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  12. Fabulous card love the embossed triangles,warm colour and beautiful flower--beautiful pastel coloured flowers and great shine on the second
    Carol x

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  13. Wauw these are two gorgeous cards Autumn! A lovely triangel background on the first and a great effect with the shabby flower on it. Your second is gorgeous too. Lovely soft pastel colours and great use of the stamps. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  14. Wow Autumn, your cards are stunning. Love the rich colours in the first card and those triangles look fabulous! How I love pastels too! The flower cluster is beautiful!

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  15. Totally different cards and both simply stunning. I love the rich yellows and gold on the triangle card, as well as that luscious bloom and then the pretty spring flowers make such an impact as well. I would not be able to choose a favourite. Beautiful work.

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  16. Autumn these are so very different and both beautiful to my eyes - love the colours on the second card, and the subtle dimension. The copper and amber combination on the first is stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. I love the contrast of these two beautiful cards.

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  18. Autumn, both cards are wonderful. Love the almost totally opposite colors and I can't pick a fave. Some awesome techniques and details and designing. Hugz

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  19. Springy and fresh, so pretty. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

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  20. Your flower card is just gorgeous! Your color palette is so soft and pretty and the arrangement is just perfect. Your "stitching" is the final touch! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Portal to Creativity challenge for May!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the stitched frame and the stitched image!! Thanks so much for playing along with Power Poppy this month!!

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