Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge NINE: "Many Thanks"

Hi there! Today is the beginning of a new photo-inspired challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog. This challenge is sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh and the winner will win a $25 gift certificate.

As I've mentioned in a previous post, I don't usually make 4th of July cards. So for today's challenge, I was inspired by the color theme and created a thank you card using the new Simon Says Stamp "Many Thanks" stamp set.
Sparkle & Shine Challenge by Handmade by Yuki | "Many Thanks" by Simon Says Stamp
I'm not usually a floral-stamp set type of gal and I tend to get overwhelmed with the floral builder sets, but this stamp set was so easy to use! I absolutely love the artistic look of the flowers. I used various Simon Says Stamp Dye Inks for the flowers and leaves. I fussy-cut all of the images leaving a white border. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock. I die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine "Rise & Shine" 6x6 paper pack used a stitched border die from Pretty Pink Posh. I clear heat embossed the Hero Arts "Pinstripes Background" onto a black cardbase and mounted my focal panel using foam tape. To finish the card I added three different sizes of Sparkling Clears sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I just love how this card came together. This new Simon Says Stamp set will definitely be a go-to when I want to create floral-themed cards. I hope you enjoyed today's card and can't wait to see what you create! Check out the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog for more inspiration and to play along! Thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Pretty Pink Posh: 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 8mm Sparkling Clear Sequins


  1. So pretty, Yuki! Absolutely love the overall design of this card especially that border shape die on the bottom. It made the card so much more interesting and elegant. Even though you're not a floral gal person, you totally rock this floral set! Beautifully done!!

  2. So pretty! Your colors are amazing and I love those flowers!

  3. So very pretty! Love the background and the colors together! Beautiful Yuki!