Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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


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:

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:

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!


Tracy Freeman said...

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

Cindy C. said...

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

Lorraine A said...

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 :-)

Lols x x x

Scrapthat said...

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

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully colored Lin, wonderful card.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your cards Lin, particularly the second bright and cheerful one :-)

Aileen said...

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.

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous cards Lin! Love the pretty spring florals!

StampinLouie said...

This cards makes me dream of summer. Very cute!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards.

Migdalia said...

Beautiful cards!! Wonderful job!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Mandy said...

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

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful cards Lin, love your pretty flowers.

Jo x