Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Happy Birthday!!!



Welcome to the first Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Happy Birthday and the design team is featuring Simon Exclusives to celebrate Simon's 5th Birthday! You don't have to use Simon Exclusives but we'd love to see some if you have them!


I used a ton of Simon Exclusives on my card, starting with the white woodgrain base. Then I used Kelly Purkey's Make a Wish stamp set to stamp and heat emboss a numbered background on Tim Holtz distress watercolour cardstock. I used daubers and distress inks on the Mosaic Heart stencil in the centre of the card. I misted it to let the colours run and dried the panel with a heat tool. Immediately following that, I sponged brighter colours on the top and bottom edges of the panel, then repeated the misting and drying process.


After adhering the watercoloured panel to the card base, I die cut three branches from the Layered Tree dies for candlesticks and hearts from the Large Holiday Shapes dies for flames. I used Simon's cardstock in Sunshine, Orange Peel and Audrey Blue. Finally, I heat embossed the 'happy birthday' banner in silver and adhered it across the candles.


This week's prizes:

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $100 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store and two other winners will receive a Simon Exclusive Stamp + Die Set!


It could be you!




I hope you will play along with us this week!



Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)

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20 comments:

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amazing card Emily! Love the heart flames!! Too cute!!

hugs...

Lin said...

Fabulous design for our birthday, Emily! Lov it!

Miriam Prantner said...

You are so clever! Love how you created the candles and the background is wonderful!

Laura Jane said...

Way to Stretch those dies! I like the subtle heart background in the glow of color.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love the colours and whole design of this, very arty and fabulous :-) I especially love the heart flames ,,, how cute are those !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

icardeveryone01 said...

$100 could put a dent in my wish list =] Thanks, Emily! Beautiful card =]

Heather said...

A wonderful card Emily, your inkink and daubing with is beautiful - gorgeous colours and perfect with the cute candles!!

hugs
Heather xx

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!

Jingle said...

This is super cute and creative. I love the background!

Teresa Kline said...

hi Emily! sweet card, fun colors and blending. luv the HB sentiment!

sparkle & shine *~*

joy said...

LOVE your card, Melissa! Really trendy and a great birthday card.

joy said...

Oh, my! I meant to say Emily; not Melissa! I am SO not with it today.

Carol L said...

I love those layered hearts for the candle flames! Totally cute! Great stenciled background too! NJ!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Cool design, Emily! I love the way you made the background :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

debby4000 said...

What a brilliant, fabulous card, love how you've used the hearts and the Christmas tree die.
luv
Debby

Monika Reeck said...

I love heart Flame too dear Emily really really cute and the background is funtastic one woooww it looks like you painted it...ADORABLE card my dear friend..how are you long time no see on my Blog dear..hope you are doing well..hugs

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is AMAZING, Emily! Love the blended colors and the candles! Hugs! ♥

Nancy Carroll said...

Love it, thanks for the inspiration.

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is so cool, Em -- love how the background is on fire!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a complex, yet not-at-all-busy, card! I had to read your description several times to figure it out. Love that! The heart flames are a great touch too : )