Same but different #9

It’s time for the "Same but different" May challenge. 

Here is a peek at the stamp set we used this month – "Hand Lettered Encouragement" from Simon Says Stamp: 

And this is my take on this set:

My first idea was to make a splatter with watercolors. But I changed my mind because it would have been too "easy" and predictable! LOL!  So I die cut a heart and used the negative shape left by the die cut as a mask. I got inspired by the new Online Card Class: it's all about masking (and self-made masks with masking paper). I then sponged some stripes with Simon Says Stamp dye inks onto a stitched panel (Lil’Inker Designs) to create a rainbow into the heart. I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock, cut it out and fixed it with 3D foam pads to the background for more dimension. To finish off the card, I added a black card base and some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!


I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


Anja said…
Ein Regenbogenherz! Wie wunderschön! Das setzt doch das Sentiment richtig gut in Szene! 1a wie immer!
Freu mich schon auf's nächste Mal :-)
Liebe Grüsse
Deine Bastelschwester
Lisa Lara said…
Absolutely brilliant Francine. Love love your sponging to create your rainbow design and love how you cut around the sentiment.
Linda Langes said…
Wow totally stunning - love rainbow!!
Marlene Bonetti said…
Auch eine superschöne Umsetzung von dir ♥
Viele Grüsse, Marlene
Stephanie said…
Wunderschön und farbig wie immer! Schade, dieses Mal muss ich passen. Ich freue mich schon auf eure nächste Challenge!
GLG, Stéphanie
Lin said…
This lover of all things hearts thinks your card is wonderful, Francine! So clean and crisp and your fussy-cutting is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Taunya Butler said…
Love the awesome, cool, vibrant feeling of this card!!! The colors are amazing, a feast for my eyes, and just such a cleanly done design!!! Love it!!!