Friday, January 22, 2021

Double Duty - Simon Says Stamps

I'm super excited about today's post because it's the maiden voyage, if you will, of a new series. This one was created by Barb and I am honored to be part of it.

Here's Barb's words describing the series...

Here we go—another challenge for the trio of stampers—Barb, Jeanette and Kelly! This was a thought that Barb had in the middle of the night, similar to what Kelly has had in the past.  Plus, it is a bit of offshoot of our Stamp What Challenge! This one is called Double Duty!

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  Post both cards on your blog on the same day—the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  Have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

Thanks Barb! I know this is going to be a great series! 

This month's predetermined company is Simon Says Stamps. I had quite a few stamp sets to choose from in my collection and pondered long and hard before finally choosing Mandy's Flowers. I love flowers - and this set had multiple floral images to choose from.

I actually used two different images for the two cards, but there are also many things that are the same about both of them, such as the dies I used, the overall design, the embellishments, even the color schemes.

Card #1

Card #2

This is the inside of Card #1, but the inside of Card #2 is the same, only the papers match that card instead...

Be sure to check out Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see their Double Duty posts, too.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Simon Says Mandy's flowers stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Cougar 110# White and SU Cameo Coral and Certainly Celery CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies/Punch: MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Die, Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Stitch Die, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics Die, and SU Word Window Punch

Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones


Barb said...

WOW--such a sweet stamp set you picked. I too love flowers and this set is so pretty. I love the simple layouts of your cards and the colors are just perfect. Thanks for joining me on another adventure in card making!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Cute card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a beautiful set- love the beautiful cards you created! A fun and creative challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

what a fabulous challenge Jeanette - and wonderful cards too!
Stay safe

MiamiKel said...

Baeutiful choice for the first DD - flowers are always a joy! NIcely colored and I really like the thank you font! Bravo!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun set!! Great cards with these wonderful images, Jeanette!