Sunday, June 23, 2013

Happy Striped Anniversary!!!

It's a brand new week, and time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show. From thick to thin, multi-colored, or monochromatic, stripes are all over the place in most crafter’s supply stashes. Show us yours by making stripes out of strips of cardstock, buying striped papers, or even using a background striped stamp. And, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could cross your stripes and create a plaid. What ever your choice for using them, we want to see "Stripes" this week. 
The format is also changing a little bit for winning. There will still be one randomly picked winner for the $50 voucher, but instead of having a 'Top Three' there will now be "Spotlight Artists". This means there is a chance for multiple winners based on whatever we like from your project, be it color, technique, product, even post write up. The DT is now looking for different exceptional qualities, and not just the best looking project. Doesn't that sound wonderful???
Although I have several striped papers lingering about in my cave, I wanted to use one of the many striped stamps I have laying around. I went with one from Wendy Vecchi's Quality Art set on this postcard made for a 50th anniversary for a friend's parents.
I just love all the Kaiser Craft wood products. These postcards are so much fun. I used lots of Wendy stamps and Ranger Archival to stamp on the front and back.
 
I used the striped image from Wendy's Quality Art Set, and heat embossed it.
I cut a heart from chipboard, and stained it and more Kaiser wooden pieces and then stamped over them.
I also stained the postcard in Barn Door, and gave it some water splotches.
I inked the edges of everything using Black Soot Distress, and added stained lace and Tim's Idea-ology Numerals.
I color washed some Prima flowers and added a little sheen to them as well with Perfect Pearls Mist.
 
Are you feeling stripey this week? If so, create a project with stripes on it, and then enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the many  "Spotlight Artists" for this challenge. Good luck, and don't forget to check out the other Design Team member's blogs to see how they have striped up their project!
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

44 comments:

  1. LOve your card! Red is a summer color!!!! love wings and mini roses!!!! Beautiful idea "spotlight artist"!!!!! I want to be striped this week!BArbarayaya

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  2. ...great piece Anita, gorgeous heart and wings and love the subtle way you've incorpourated inky stripes on your words, very clever...the new format sound great...Mel:)x

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  3. I immediately thought of Wendy's stripe background stamp too! Wonderful how you used it!

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  4. GORGEOUS!! Love the really subtle stripes on this one and the stunning vintage look with the lace and pretty roses. And the winged heart? yummy!!and so pretty!!

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  5. Beautifully put together Anita, the striped background is fabulous and the perfect backdrop for all your wonderful embellishments. I am sure this was loved by your friend's parents.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  6. I've been on holiday and have loved seeing all your new creations now that I'm back. Your pieces are always absolutely amazing, Anita.
    I can't wait to see what you are creating next.

    Hope your having a great summer.

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  7. What a terrific anniversary card, I'd associate red (ruby) with 40 years but hey, when you get to that many any colour goes :-)

    Sally

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  8. Oh it's so beautiful and lovely. Greetings Dagmar.

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  9. Love your little wooden postcard, Anita!

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  10. Anita...this project is awesome. I love the striped background...very cool wooden postcard! The heart in the center is so pretty with such a vintage feeling. I love the sprayed roses nestled amongst the pretty lace and key. Those wings also are very cool! Love it! <3 Candy

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  11. Oh.. Anita, this is such a fabulous creation! I love the beautiful color scheme, gorgeous heart, wings and all the details. Such a romantic anniversary gift! :)

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  12. Such a great card for the happy couple. 50 years, is just awesome! I love how the stripes give it almost a courragated look! That stain is one of my favorites too!

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  13. Anita, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful gift to express love. Fn mix of cardboard, wood, lace...

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  14. FABULOUS! You really are 'earning your stripes' Anita!! You have integrated many REALLY clever means of stripes into this stunning and beautiful card. Fantastically done! Nicola x

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  15. Hi Anita, the wings work so well on this piece with the heart and add wonderful dimension and texture. Love the stripes in the background and your use of bold colour. Great piece. Tracy x

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  16. Beautiful creation Anita, Love the vibrant red, stunning heart & wings...Love the stripes... Simple Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

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  17. Love the layers of stamping and those wooden embellishments are so lovely... a perfect anniversary card - golden, glowing and still full of passion!!
    Alison x

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  18. Wow! It is so beautiful card. I love all elements. Heart with wings beautifully blended. The background is really stunning.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  19. How gorgeous is this wooden postcard! Love that even the words love are stiped! Great background in very passionate colours and the wings are so beautiful. A wonderful piece for such a special anniversary. Hugs, Anne x

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  20. GREAT creation Anita, looks very creative

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  21. Gorgeous card Anita, love the wings and the background is fabulous ! Sue C x

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  22. Such a beautifully unique card to mark such an event! Stunning.

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  23. Beautiful post card, Anita! I love the colors and the way you embellished!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  24. This is beautiful, Anita! I love the heart, wings and lace. So elegant!

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  25. Beautiful anniversary card! Love the wings along with the heart! Sweet design!

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  26. Hello my crafty friend......loving this anniversary make that will be treasured for sure. Gorgeous striped background and the heart is stunning. A real keepsake piece.

    Catch up soon

    Hugs Annie x

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  27. So lovely and so special. Such a wonderful tribute to a golden anniversary! Love the hearts and especially the laser cut wings - they are just gorgeous. Total perfection!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  28. Beautiful project Anita! Love the embellished heart and the great wings.

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  29. Love your winged heart complete with its' very own key. A beautiful card that I'm sure the recipients adored!

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  30. Anita its just gorgeous, love the background you created and all the love all over, fantastic, thanks fro sharing and have a wonderful day

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  31. Cute card, the stripes are perfect.

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  32. Wow, such a fantastic textured card, really wonderful.

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  33. Ooooo! This is lovely Anita, love the bold colours and I love that gorgeous background, your friends will treasure this beautiful make x

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  34. This is beautiful Anita, I love it. That striped stamp is one of my favorite background stamps from Wendy too. Really love what you did.

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  35. This is just remarkable! I love the colors and that the stripes are so THERE and yet so subtle! Creative genius--that's you!

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  36. I love that this piece looks very much up to date, yet it has a Victorian feel to it. Blessings!

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  37. What an incredibly special card for a special occasion. FANTASTIC striped background for this piece. Incredible details -- the lace on the heart ... the tiny roses ... just beautiful. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  38. This is beautiful Anita. It truly is a "show stopper.!

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  39. What a gorgeous card! Perfect for the special anniversary! Love the background and the stunning heart with the wings in the middle. Hugs, Sandra

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  40. So beautiful, love the color and the stripes in the background. Gorgeous wings and lace heart.

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  41. I love those distressed stripes...subtle and fun. Great color palette, too. The wings are super cool....

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