Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

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Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



It's our 6th birthday at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!   Our blog began on April 1, 2009. We want to thank you for supporting us these 6 years!   

So of course, our theme is birthdays this week.  The Design Team are using all Simon Says Stamp products this week, and if you have them we'd love to see you showcasing them, too!  Here's my first card for today:

SSS April 1 Bokeh Birthday

supplies: Simon's Lots of Dotswhite pigment inkSending & Wishing, Wishing die, Crystal Reflections sequins, picked raspberry, mustard seed, and ripe persimmon distress inks

I wanted to do a bokeh effect and started by sponging on distress inks to my trimmed watercolor panel, then overstamping several sizes of the solid dots with white ink.  After drying thorougly, it was affixed to my card base, then I cut and stamped my sentiment and added some of these colorful crystal reflections sequins.  

I used cooler colors for my second card:

SSS April1

supplies: Simon's Oh Happy Day die, Audrey Blue, Green Apple, and a yellow cardstock, Love This (stamped sentiment), Stars & Dots stencil, peacock feathers, mustard seed, and shabby shutters distress inks

It's your turn now!   Because this is a special occasion, we have not one, but SIX $50.00 gift vouchers to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for some lucky random winners of our challenge!




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Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!

20 comments:

  1. Oh such sweetness in both cards! Love both of them :-)

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  2. Loving both of these, Lin! Beautiful

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  3. These are great! Love the layers of color on that first one.

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  4. Wonderful colors and two fun designs.

    Hugs diane

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  5. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love the Lots of Dots background with lovely colour scheme. A great design with a 'Happy' and stencil stars - wonderful colours!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both of them are fabulous ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Both of your cards are so pretty! I especially love the bokeh background of the first card, just gorgeous!

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  8. Lin two really fabulous cards, I love your bokeh! Reasons to get using my SSS this week!

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  9. Great cards, Lin - especially love the circles with the wishing die!

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  10. Two wonderful cards Lin! Your first with the bokeh effect is amazing!

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  11. Stunning cards Lin. I love the Bokeh look of your first card and the second one is awesome. Love the stars and the colourful sentiment dies

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  12. Fabulous cards Lin, do love the bokeh background one but also the colours in the second card.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Two beauties! Love the bright sunny colors you used in both :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. Love the bokeh card! So pretty and dimensional. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

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  15. I love both of your cards, they are gorgeous, but the Bokeh is my fave. Cx

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  16. love both of these cards lin! the bokeh one is awesome!!

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  17. Awesome cards Lin, love the bright, happy colours xxx

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