Simon Says Stamp – Lined Leaves and New Things

This is a big year for me. I’ve turned a large birthday number and it struck me that there are still a lot of things I have not done. I’m not wildly adventurous, but I’m not afraid of trying new things, either. So I decided that this year I would do random things I’ve never done before. These probably won’t be things that will raise eyebrows (remember… not wildly adventurous) but simply things I just haven’t done.

My first foray into this self-challenge was to ride on a motorcycle. No, I wasn’t driving it. Just a passenger with a much-trusted cousin. I got beautiful views over Barcelona and – let me tell you – it was awesome! I wouldn’t mind doing that again! While there, I also tried dishes I would have shied away from before and also finally got to look out over the city from a beautiful balcony.

Now…A less exciting but still new-to-me thing here at home was leaving a product review. I often look at reviews before purchasing (especially for home-related things), but I have never taken the time to add my own input on a product. So I visited one of my favorite online stamping shops and added a few comments along with photos of my projects. (I had to stuff down my insecurity with that part!) Here is one of the projects I posted, which uses the Simon Says Stamp set – Lined Leaves.

images from Lined Leaves by Simon Says Stamp; card by Adriana cupandink.com
sentiment strip by Simon Says Stamp

This card wasn’t planned. I purchased this set recently and thought to sit down and practice my coloring. I stamped the same image multiple times then played around with different Copic color combinations, thinking about fall leaves and the beauty they display. In the end, I really liked most of the attempts so I ended up cutting out and adhering a few over a piece of wood-patterned paper. The three on the left are adhered directly to the card front, while the two on the right are mounted with dimensional adhesive for dimension.

I love adding detail to the sentiment area of a card, so this time I went with a shimmery ribbon, black twine and three clear epoxy drops. They remind me of rain drops which made me think of rainy autumn days in Georgia. Happy sigh!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked today’s card and are also perhaps thinking of something new you would like to try. If you do, let me know – I’d love to hear about your adventure!

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