Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Red, White &/or Blue

Hey lovelies, I hope you are having a great week ? It is Wednesday which means.....


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Red,White and/orBlue 

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!



Before I get onto my cards for this week did you know Simon currently has a children's challenge running ? The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle and runs until 29th July and they can win a fantastic goody bag full of crafty bits. The challenge is open for ages 2-16 and all the info can be found by clicking the banner below. 



I don't know why but color themes are always something I struggle with. But this week I knew I wanted to do something with the Simon Says Flower Cluster Die. So I grabbed two Distress inks- Blueprint Sketch & Candied Apple and just went from there. IMG-4078-2

I did a wash background with each colour onto some watercolour card and left them to dry. I then die cut the Flower Cluster die 6 times so I could adhered 3 together for each card to add some dimension. 


For the sentiments I used SSS Kind Flowers stamp set and stamped them in SSS Intense Black Ink and trimmed both pieces down. 


I then adhered everything to each piece and onto an a2 top folding notecard. 

They needed something extra so I used some Studio Katia Crystal Fashion Sequins to finish them both off. 



So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have an amazing day. 

Happy Crafting 


Supplies are listed throughout my blog post. 


  1. Lovely take on the challenge, Tracy! You've showcased that lovely flower cluster die perfectly!

  2. Love your watercolor backgrounds, Tracy. The shapes look gorgeous. I always struggle with coloring of large space like this. Fabulous CAS design and beautiful cards ××
    Have a lovely day♡


  3. […] Tracy used  Flower Cluster Die & Kind Flowers Stamp set  […]

  4. inkyfingersandribbon4 July 2018 at 16:00

    Thanks so much lovely :)

  5. inkyfingersandribbon4 July 2018 at 16:01

    Thanks so much Lin xx

  6. Gorgeous cards Tracy :-) I love the colour washed background and simple use of the die, absolutely stunning!! LOVE them :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. inkyfingersandribbon4 July 2018 at 19:54

    Thanks so much Lols so glad you like them xxx

  8. The washes of colour, the crisp floral die cuts, the sweet about a fabulous combination to brighten someone's day! You've certainly made my day brighter in having shared these!

  9. Beautifully designed cards. I love the background wash with the white on top. Simple, splendid and gorgeous. Have a lovely day. xx Ankita

  10. Beautiful watercolor backgrounds!!! Love your cards!!!

  11. inkyfingersandribbon6 July 2018 at 06:44

    Thank you so much x

  12. inkyfingersandribbon6 July 2018 at 06:44

    Thank you so much Ankita x you have a lovely day too x

  13. Both are fantastic, Tracy. I love the wash of color behind the beautiful white. I can’t WAIT to get my hands on that flower cluster die.

  14. LOVE the red & blue smooshing with a solid white intricate die! Such a cool concept!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. LOVE your cards, Tracy! I just got that floral die & you've inspired me to use it! By chance was that the item in the release that you thought I'd like?

  16. Such beautiful cards! I love the softness of the background colours and the white die cut flowers are stunning 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

  17. inkyfingersandribbon9 July 2018 at 15:26

    Hey my lovely, yes it was :) it seems I know you better than I thought. I cannot wait to see what you create with it ❤️

  18. Tracy I simply ADORE these! SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the soft watercolor with the white die cuts! Perfect mix!


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