Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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


Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

It's Birthday #12 for this Wednesday challenge, and so of course, we'd like to see some birthday creations!  The team will be featuring our very own Simon Says Stamp products.  I have 2 cards today.

supplies: white and Surf Blue cardstock, Simon You Have My Heart floral, Detail Ringlet Plate die, and sentiment from Big Scripty Greetings, adhesive foam squares

After cutting out the floral spray, I added a light blue to the inside of the spray so that it looked better against the blue background.  The sentiment was stamped BEFORE I cut the background panel; this gives a better stamped image than if I'd tried to stamp after I'd die-cut the design.

It took me months to get this next embossing folder home, so here's another birthday card.  The folder is one of the new 3D folders that Simon is now making, and it's a keeper!

supplies: white and yellow cardstock, Simon Floral Field embossing folder, white pigment ink, Tim Holtz Sentiments Label sticker and Wildflower Stems 1 die, Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle dies, sparkly enamel hearts, adhesive foam

First I cut a small rectangle out of an A2 sized yellow panel, then reinserted it, and embossed them both at one time  The next step was to lightly rub some white pigment ink onto both pieces in a circular motion, to bring out the wonderful details of the folder.  Because there's a deeper impression made with these 3D folders, it's quite simple to lightly rub on ink directly from the inkpad.

The small rectangle was framed in white, and added to the larger "frame", now affixed to my card base.  Then I cut my daisy silhouettes, put a heart in the center of each, and added my sentiment.

Now it's your turn!  Because it's a special day, we have 2 prizes for 2 lucky winners this week: one will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp store, and the other will get a May Card Kit, which will be released next Wednesday! 

I can't wait to see what you all make!


Lisa Elton said...

Fabulous cards today, Lin! Those embossed daisies are magnificent!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Lin, and that yellow embossed one is an absolute stunner - love it
Stay safe

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Lin - just love the floral cluster atop the ringlet plate and the diecut flowers atop the embossed daisy background!!

Ruth G said...

Both so lovely! I love the soft blues as well as the cheery yellows (definitely love that daisy embossing folder!!!) Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!