Monday, November 11

Thinking of You!

Welcome back friends! Are you ready for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge? It's THINKING OF YOU, and I thought it was perfect for making a card...we all need a thinking of you card in our stash, right? 

As I was working, I was thinking of my art friend, Gwen Lafleur, because I am using her new stamps with Paper Artsy. I just love her Bohemian style influenced by her worldwide travels! Congratulations Gwen on your new stamps!!

Bohemian Thinking of You

I started out by stamping an overall background with a lighter grey ink. As you can see, nothing is stamped perfectly. (I didn't use anything other than my fingers to press the stamp.)

But, once you start blending in some inks, things begin to change.

And then add in more stamped images in blue, and now we're cooking!

Why not a few dots in green next?

And of course, some highlights with a white pen. I love adding in details with white. Now the background is ready for the die cut. 

After I adhered the die cut, I wanted it to stand out a bit more, so added in some pink around it. To finish it off, I tied on some hand dyed orange ribbon with a bow. These bright orange and pinks remind me of the gorgeous colors in India where I met Gwen in person.

Are you inspired to join us this week? I hope so!! Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer a $50 shopping voucher each challenge to one participant drawn at random, so play along!


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Our design team and guest designer, Nikki are ready to inspire you with their Thinking of You projects, so be sure to check them out! 


  1. Gorgeous card Maura :-) the background is fabulous, such lovely designs and colours, you definitely captured the essence of India, beautifully done :-)

    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Fabulous colours Maura and love these stamps from Gwen - got a set on my desk just waiting for me!! Nikki xx


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