Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Simon Says..........Happy Birthday!

wed-newchallenge-header

Happy Birthday to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  We are celebrating our 8th birthday this week!



Our theme, of course, is Happy Birthday and we're playing with our own Simon Says Stamp exclusives this week.

My first card would work for a spring birthday:

SSS April 5

supplies: white cardstock, Bristol paper, Simon's Friendship Blooms and More Spring Flowers, Zig markers and water, broken china distress oxide ink and ink blending tool

My flowers were colored and cut out.  Then I sponged on some broken china oxide ink in the area where I wanted them to be.  Next I stamped my sentiment, and lastly, I added my flowers, popping up the bottom daffodil for some extra dimension.

My next card uses a Simon die, and ink colors that might be most appropriate for a summer birthday:

SSS April5

supplies: white cardstock, Simon Painted Happy Birthday die, Diagonal Stripe stencil, finger dauber, Fresh Fruit ink cubes, sequins to match

I started by cutting my sentiment, and not removing it from the paper scrap until I had colored the individual letters, using the new Fresh Fruit ink cubes and a finger dauber.  After popping out the sentiment, I glued it onto the scalloped pinpoint rectangle.  Next I trimmed another piece of cardstock just slightly smaller than an A2 size, and used my diagonal stencil and the same inks to color that.  Everything was then layered to my card base, and I added some sequins that matched in the corner of the scalloped piece.

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Because it's a special day for us, our amazing Heidi has provided EIGHT $50.00 gift vouchers


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 8 lucky random winners of this week's challenge!

13 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous as always, stunning colours and love that multi coloured happy birthday.
    Sending hugs xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. The spring flowers are so pretty!! And the birthday card is really festive!! Thanks for sharing Lin.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous cards Lin, both of therm are so pretty! I love the flowers on the first one and the multicoloured sentiment on the 2nd is awesome! LOVE them :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such lovely blooms Lin! and I love the colorful die cut!! TFS girl! :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautifully colored Lin, wonderful card.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your cards Lin, particularly the second bright and cheerful one :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lin I think this is my favourite card this year. The yellow amd purple colours look stunning with the blue blending behind them. Just stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Marvelous cards Lin! Love the pretty spring florals!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This cards makes me dream of summer. Very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful cards!! Wonderful job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are both gorgeous cards Lin! The flowers are so pretty & I love how you've coloured the Happy Birthday xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful cards Lin, love your pretty flowers.

    Jo x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!