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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Welcome back! Today we are taking a look at the SSS Wednesday Challenge. This week it is Anything goes, which is one of my favorites! The product focus is Lawn Fawn (also a favorite).

First off, I would like to send a thank you out to Lawn Fawn! They offer a free birthday gift with purchase if you sign up at their website. The image below is from the email that Lawn Fawn sent me. Isn’t the Panda adorable? I couldn’t pass that up!

Not only did they send me the Panda, but they also sent me some patterned paper with my order, as well as a cute Birthday Note.


You may have noticed, I don’t use a lot of patterned paper. I love to buy it, but I have a hard time using it. I lean more towards clean and simple cards. Since this challenge was “Anything Goes,” I decided to add a bit of a challenge myself, and force myself to use some of the patterned paper I had received. Actually, I decided to see if I could make this card 100% Lawn Fawn!

Since I almost always use a Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle die to make my card panels, I had to get creative. I received Lawn Fawn’s Valentines Borders in my Crafters for a Cause box, so I tried some of those out. I ended up using the scallop border die to trim down one of the pieces of Lawn Fawn Pattered paper.


I used LF’s “Say Cheese Again,” to cut the photo frame, and again so I could cut the background square from a watercolor panel I had made ages ago (Gansai Tambi Pearlescent watercolors).

The Dinosaur is from LF’s “Rawr,” set and the Panda is from “Party Panda.” Both were stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I went back over the black on the Panda with my Black Soot Distress Marker to darken him up. Once I was done coloring them, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also used Simply White Nuvo drops on the Panda’s eyes, with a dot of gel pen in the middle.

I tucked the Dinosaur and Panda into the photo frame, and adhered the photo to the patterned paper background with fun foam. I used my Kyoko Long Dot Runner to adhered the patterned paper to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 100 lb. card base. The sentiments from “Rawr,” were stamped on the bottom of the photo piece with Altenew Jet Black ink.

This card came together pretty quickly once I settled on the patterned paper. Using the Photo die cut helps make a focal point too. It comes in handy when you don’t want to build a big scene. I do think the sky section is a bit empty, but not quiet sure what to do there.

Thanks for stopping by!




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