Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Keep It Clean and Simple



Welcome to the fourth Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Keep It Clean and Simple which means you need to keep layers to a minimum and show some "white space". The design team is featuring Hero Arts products. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.


I made a shaped birthday card for my nephew in Colorado. I used the Hero Arts U.S. Map Background and fussy cut around it after heat embossing Colorado State with leaf embossing powder and the rest of the country with wave embossing powder. I used an aqua brush and Neon Chartreuse ink to highlight Colorado State and added a die cut foil star. I masked a cat face from Nine Lives by Paper Smooches for the centre of the star and I created a custom sentiment using Hero Arts Lisa's Mix & Match Sentiments and It's Your Day.


One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!


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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25 comments:

Samantha Mann said...

get out of town!! this is INCREDIBLE!! i LOOOOOOOVE the idea of the states shaped card!! and the different embossing colors...AMAZING! one more thing - that silver star framing CO...swoon. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! wow!!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Wow! What an amazing card. Really great! Thanks for sharing

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Emily :-) I love how you cut around the map and highlighted the state ,,, very clever ,, the little face is adorable too :-) Your nephew is sure to love this :-)

luv
Lols x x x

melania deasy said...

Wow!!! Your idea always amaze me!! This is really amazing Emily! Love it so much :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun shape to the card, love this!

Lin said...

How fun is this? Love your idea, Emily!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card Emily!! Love this! How fun!!

hugs...

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ack! That is so cute, Emily! I love, love the little face on Colorado. What a great way to use the U.S. stamp!

Leslee said...

Great card. Fantastic ideas on your card!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Super fun design, Emily! It definitely made me smile :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

icardeveryone01 said...

Emily this is just amazing! LOve. It.

Teresa Kline said...

oh my, what a fun card...I luv this Emily! hope you have a super week!

sparkle & shine *~*

Mary-Anne V said...

This is so great and unique...your nephew will love it! How did you emboss the state so perfectly and not get green on the other ones? jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Lindsey said...

Okay, you will have to share how you embossed Colorado in a different colour SO perfectly. What a an absolutely perfect shaped card -- love it!

canadian_liner said...

Fabulous personalized birthday card. That has got to be my hands-down favorite thing about making cards... The recipients love them!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a fabulous card, Emily! I love your shaped card, and that cute little happy face is such a fun detail! LOVE it to pieces!!!

Monika Reeck said...

dear Emily I see your card on SIMON SAYS STAMP as DT and wanna say too cuuuteee you always know how to make a cute card...love this my dear friend..see you maybe around my Blog...biiig hugs for you and your little one...Monika

Heather said...

An amazing card Emily, your design is fabulous and your sentiment is perfect for you adorable smiley face!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Marlena M. said...

This is SO COOL Emily! Great idea~

Callissa Caffull said...

I love the idea of this stamp and the way you have used it looks, those colours look perfect together :D. Wish there was a UK one though :/

Karen Kelly said...

Super cute--love the shape card!

Laura Sterckx said...

This is amazing, Emily. Love the cute star with the adorable face! :)

Barbara said...

I love the cleverness of this adorable and cute card! And I love that you made it into a shaped card!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Such an adorable card! I love how you've highlighted Colorado with the star and smiley face.