Monday, 22 July 2013

Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp and Show!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Celebrate".  This is Simon Says Stamp and Show's 3rd anniversary, so that's what I decided to celebrate in my card.  3 years!  Where does the time go?  After 3 years on this team I'm still excited by each new challenge, so someone, somewhere is doing something right! :)

While we're on the subject of Simon Says Stamp and Show, we're having a change of name!  We are now known as the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  Still the same same vintage-themed goodness, just with a slightly different name and a different look!



Ok, back to this week's project!  I started out by inking my base card with Distress inks in tones of red and orange.  I spritzed the 3 stamp with water and stamped it in several places (wiping it to remove ink and respritzing it between impressions).  I used a black pen to highlight the edges.

The stars were stamped onto the card and then stamped again separately and coloured.  I cut them out and applied them to the card, lining them up with the images I'd stamped earlier.

The fingers were stamped and coloured with Promarkers then applied to the card.  I used my GelliArts printing plate to create a couple of prints and took strips from them for the left and right edges.  I think that's about it, not to complicated technically but hopefully visually interesting! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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Don't forget, Simon Says Stamp have a great Facebook page too!  Check them out here!

10 comments :

Candy C said...

Dan...your birthday card is very cool. I love your deep, rich colors! Love the design of your card and I love the gelli plate strips on the sides! Hugs, Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great birthday card Dan to celebrate three years, sort of a celebration for you to being on the team for three years. Love the background and your use of imagery and the colours as always are very eye catching. The pointing fingers are a perfect touch. Tracy x x

Anna-Karin said...

Very cool stamping Dan! Love how you mixed the stars and large numbers.

MichelleZ said...

I love seeing what you create each week. Dan, you are a stamping super-star! Your work is so bold and so unexpected that it blows me away every time. I am a huge admirer.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful birthday card, Dan. I've always love your great stamping and the vibrant colors you've created. :)

cal8007 said...

You are so cleaver! Great stamping! I wanted also to thank you for the free files you've been posting!

Hugs,

Carmen L

Mona Pendleton said...

What a terrific birthday card Dan! Love the colorful background that you created!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Hi Dan! I discovered your brilliance when I found the Simon challenge blog. You've got a stunning style and I always look forward to your projects. So excited to be on the Simon Design Team with you!

Sandra said...

Stunning birthday card, Dan. Love the background you made with the Gelli plate. Hugs, Sandra

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a great anniversary card to help SSS&S Monday challenge celebrate Dan!!! Really love the colors and the stamping is incredible. Wow!! Thanks for the inspiration. -- Mary Elizabeth

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