Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday!

Welcome everyone! I am so thrilled to be the in the Designer Spotlight for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Each Wednesday in April I will be sharing inspiration with you to help kick-start your mojo.

This week’s challenge is Happy Birthday! Be sure to head to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge post for more details how to enter and link up your cards! We’d love for you to play along.

For my birthday card, I’m using the Marilyn Cover Die. I die cut the panel from White cardstock and then ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks. I know most people ink blend first and then die cut but i did it backwards this time. This allowed me to really get the color where I wanted it.

After ink blending, I spritzed with water to break up the color a little since the Distress Inks are reactive to water. Then added my ink blended panel to a White card front with liquid glue.

I die cut Happy from Big Happy Word die out of Black cardstock and the shadow layer from White cardstock.

The Tiny Words Birthday stamp set was perfect for this card. I heat embossed three sentiments in white embossing powder onto Black cardstock and trimmed out with the Sentiment Strips Die.

The Happy word I added to my card front with liquid glue and the sentiment strips I added using foam tape for dimension. For a touch more sparkle, I went over the word Happy with an Aqua Shimmer Pen.

I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Neat & Tangled topped off with Sparkling Crystal Crystalline Drops from Gina K Designs.

I hope you’ll join us! Thank you Simon Says Stamp for inviting me this month.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge so we can see your entries. 

We would also like you to share pics of your creative moments, maybe with your children, or maybe just you having fun with your craft supplies. 

Please use the hashtag  #SSSUnitedWeCraft as we all unite together in crafting!

As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!

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  1. […] Mindy used a Marilyn Full Card Die, a Big Happy Shadow Die and a Tiny Words Clear Stamp Set […]

  2. Gorgeous card Mindy 🙂 I love the die cut background design and the colours are fabulous! the big ‘Happy’ and white embossed sentiments on black look awesome too! beautifully done! 🙂

    Thanks so much for agreeing to be in the spotlight! 🙂
    Hope you have a great week!
    Stay home as much as possible and Stay safe xx
    Lols x x x

    1. Thank you so much for inviting me Lorraine! Hugs!

  3. Such a great card! I love the colours on the cover die and the black happy – fabulous design!

  4. Welcome, Mindy, we’re thrilled to have you joining us! Love the colors you put together for this wonderful design!

  5. Beautiful colours on your card, really lovely xx

  6. This is gorgeous, Mindy! I totally love the color combo, and touch of sparkle! It’s great to have you back as a guest!

    Sending hugs!
    Simon Says Stamp!

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