Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Love SSS- Wrap Up Day



Hi there. I'm wrapping up I Love Simon Says Stamp Week with two card shares ...
I love stretching the use of my stamps and wanted to share an example of using a Holiday stamp all year round. I stamped the triangle pattern repeatedly from THIS set to create a bold background on this holiday card...
I added color to some of the triangles using THESE colored pencils. I scribbled a bit of color at one end of a triangle and then pulled the color out using water and a paintbrush. I finished off the card by adding THIS die-cut word cut from THIS foil cardstock and heat embossing a sentiment from THIS set underneath. 

Since this was a non-traditional holiday color combo, I used it to create a birthday card too. I plan on giving this one to my son. I think clean and graphic cards work great for masculine cards...
I stamped the same triangle pattern repeatedly, but this time I only stamped a strip of the pattern. I colored in some of the triangles the same way and added a sentiment to the bottom and top of the strip with THIS stamp set. I mounted the piece to a black note card. 

Here's a closer look...


I hope this inspires you to stretch your holiday stamps and use them for all year occasions. Thanks for stopping by and joining me for I Love Simon Says Stamp Week. It's been so fun! 

In case you missed any of the days, here are the links...
Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three
Click HERE for Day Four

P.S. The winner from THIS post is Gail. Congrats! Simon Says Stamp will be in contact with you soon to send you your $25 gift card! :) 

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4 comments:

  1. WOW ! Those cards are really great Heather ! I love how you stretch your Christmas stamps in a non-christmas look ! It's a super creative idea ! This bold Believe is just gorgeous in silver, I love it ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !
    Izzy Scrap

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  2. Fun week thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. I kept looking for the stamp with the triangles...then it dawned on me by what you meant by using Christmas stamps all year. I can't believe you thought of using the one tree stamp as a series running across the paper. Sheer genius! I love it! What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that great idea for your great cards!

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