Monday, February 18, 2013

New Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Hey there!
I hope you had an out of this world weekend!  Mine was full of planning and organization...always so much to do!  : )  Luckily I squeezed in some crafting time too!!  Personally, I like to add a touch of metal to what I'm working on.  No matter how feminine my cards can get sometimes, I love the contrast of the metal!  So, naturally, I am excited about the latest Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!  

Won't you join us?
What: Simon Says Stamp & Show Metal-ology!!  Just put some metal on your project!
When:  All this week!
Where: Enter here!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the little blue "Add your link" button
Bonus: If you join the challenge, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift voucher to our store!

Here are some striking Metal-ology masterpieces by three of our Simon Says Stamp & Show DT members:


 
Here is what Anna-Karin had to say: I love using metal on my projects, both real metal and techniques that produce faux-metal effects. Different grungeboard die cuts, foil tape, alcohol inks and paint were used to make the background of this tag. The wings were die cut from Clearly for Art Modeling Film, embossed in the coordinating folder, colored with Silver Alcohol Ink, shaped a bit and layered. The heart and arrow were covered with layers of UTEE and platinum embossing powder. I just had to use some metallic Idea-ology embellishments, and even my ribbon has a metallic shine, since it was dyed with Black Soot and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.






Made by Ashli Oliver
 
Here is what Ashli had to say:  Glitz's Cashmere Dame has to be one of my recent faves! It really is the perfect collection to scrap this sweet photo of my daughter and combine it with touches of metal. To get my page started, I created my own embellishment using a Flower Bottle Cap, some of the aforementioned patterned paper, Glossy Accents, and Wooden Hearts. A final touch of some Ranger Metal Sheets tucked in the layers help to pull in my metal embellishment and add just the right touch of bling.



 
Here is what Tracey had to say:  My hubby has been on my mind lately because his birthday is coming up. I decided to run with the metal theme and make a "manly" gushy card! I love the look of Rangers Metal Foil Tape Sheets over these chipboard letters, it was impossible to apply it perfectly; so it really works for a more manly card. I snuck down to hubby's work room, and found some washers to add to my Tim Holtz Mini Gears Sprockets. The perfect glue to adhere all these metal elements is my "go to" Glossy Accents- I put this stuff on and under everything!




Thanks for tuning in!  Happy Crafting!


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80 comments:

  1. Love what the projects these DT members have made.

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  2. Such a gorgeous projects... I am pretty sure that I can't be this creative..

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  3. The last card is amazing perfect for a man, Thanks for the ideas.

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  4. Love those projects. Can't wait to
    pull out and use my silver distress
    stain.

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  5. Great projects! Thanks for the ideas. ;-)

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  6. Great projects! And congrats on becoming a member company at Splitcoast!!

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  7. Congrats on being on Split Coast Stampers. Love the metal loook

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  8. Amazing projects. The Love Fest challenges look like fun too!

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  9. Beautiful projects! Thank you for the inspiration :)
    Hugs
    HazelQ

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  10. Loving all the metallics! Great projects!

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  11. Wow, I would love to win a SSS Grab Bag. This new challenge is going to be challenging for me. We'll see how it goes.

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  12. Great projects! Love them! :-) xx

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  14. This is such amazing work of art and I´m sooo thrilled about this kind here.

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  15. Great projects, thanks for the inspiration, and I'll have to check out Splitcoast Stampers too. I've often visited their site for tips and tutorials. :)

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  16. WOW!! LOVING all of the AMAZING Creations!! Looking forward to the FUN Inspiration this week!! THANKS for sharing the Love Fest with us and have a Fabulous week!! =)

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  17. Wow! That "love" card is wonderful!

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  18. Way to go SSS...just keeps getting better and better.
    Laura

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  19. The design team really brought it on with these projects. I love using meatal on my cards, it brings something different.

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  20. Very inspirational projects! Terrific ideas.

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  21. Fun challenge, lovely inspiration! Hoping to jump in on this one.

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  22. Great inspirational projects. Thanks for the ideas!!!

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  23. the DT have truly showcased the challenge of metal so well on todays post. Congrat's simon, you have a great team of inspirational designers!!!
    ava g

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  24. Brilliant new challenge and fantastic DT creations!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  25. Wow, what a great new challenge and the DT work is amazing! Hugs, Hanneke

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  26. How such nice projects..wow..Love all of them.
    Great ideas.

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  27. Wow, great use of metals on these DT samples!

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  28. love metal embellishments!!!! i`m off to do the challenge...

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  29. I love the metal work and hope it's a trend that take off big time. These are all lovely. Anyone, man or woman, would enjoy getting one of these.

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  30. love the art work today thank you for sharing it with us.

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  31. Such beautiful and artful projects!

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  32. Love the projects today! And will check out the Splitcoast forum!!

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  33. I have never used metal like this on a card...it looks amazing!!

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  34. What amazing creations with all of this hardware and color! Fabulous!

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  35. Amazing projects from all the DT's ...love their work :)

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  36. Yummy projects...I'm working on mine...

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  37. Beautiful creations. I haven't used metal in so long. Need to dig deep in the stash.

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  38. Oh wow, this will be very challenging for me. I don't do metal much! :)

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  39. I just got a few of the metallic stains and they are way cool. But then I think that about all things Tim Holtz.

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  40. my goodness, these projects are just beautiful!

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  41. These cards are so cool. I have never used metal on a card before, another thing I should try.

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  42. Awesome contest.
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  43. I just bought some metal clock faces. I'm anxious to use them. Your projects gave me some ideas. thanks.

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  44. Love all the great metal looks! Fabulous!

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  45. My goodness, these projects are just beautiful!

    Hugs from Brazil

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  46. Metal adds such an interesting look to projects.

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  47. Gorgeous projects, I am so excited about this challenge I love using metal.

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  48. Wow, I don't know how Anna-Karin did this, but it's awesome.

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  49. I just love these projects...the tag is my fave! Gorgeous!

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  50. These are beautiful. I love them so much....

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  51. I liked all the projects with a touch of metal. I've used real metal washers on a masculine cards before. Thanks

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  52. Wow... truly amazing creation!!!

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  53. Looking at these DT projects makes me feel so capable of trying something like this out!

    I imagine mine would likely end up a craft fail though. LOL

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  54. Gorgeous metal projects, wow! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  55. Awesome projects from the team! Love Tracey's love project - really cool how the metal sheets formed around the letters! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  56. Great projects! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  57. Amazing ideas ^^

    Hugs from France ♥

    Lunéa♥

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  58. i've never been much of a metallurgist but these are amazing designs. thanks for a chance to win too!

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  59. Wow those are some of my fav projects. Best ive seen in a while. Awesome. U guys rock.
    Also congrats on becoming a member of splitcoaststampers. What a great asset u guys will be there.
    Again thanks for sharing good eye candy.

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  60. Gorgeous projects and metal isn't something I use very often so it is definitely a challenge!

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  61. love the metal. thanks for sharing and gratz! winners.

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  62. I love of the fun challenges and inspiration!

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