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Hey everyone! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Anything Goes challenge last week and we hope you will all join us again this week too. This week the challenge is Happy Birthday! I have some fun watercolored birthday cards to share with you!
Simon Says Stamp is celebrating their 7th birthday!!! Of course are party is needed and to help us celebrate in style – Heidi and Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not 1, not 2 but SEVEN $50 gift certificates to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! YAY!
Of course in honor of this special occasion we are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products! You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
When I was at Crop on the Cape a few weekends ago I was having fun just playing with different color combos using Distress Inks, Distress Watercolor Cardstock and the “smooching” technique. You smooch a bunch of Distress Ink colors on a craft sheet, spritz with water and then plop your cardstock into it and pick up the color. I just love the results. Its really an easy technique but the results are SO SO SO pretty!
I ended up taking these backgrounds, die-cutting them with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle and stamping a variety of the sentiments from Simon Says Stamps Big Birthday Wishes. When I got home I put them on black cardstock card bases and sprinkled them with some Hero Arts Mixed Accents. I ended up with a stack of birthday cards, that didn’t take a whole lot of time to create but I just know their bright colors will bring smiles to the faces of who gets them!
Watercolored Birthday Cards
Here’s a peek at all the color combos I came up with! Aren’t you proud that they aren’t all teals and blues?!?! 🙂
Want to see in person how I created this card?
I shared this card and a watercolored polka dot card on periscope you can watch the broadcast here
- If you are new to Periscope you can see some more information here
- You can see some of my past scopes here
Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Remember, Happy Birthday! is the theme so have fun! Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.
Also if you are on instagram tag your photo with #ssswchallenge 🙂 There will be ONE lucky winner that will be chosen at random, it could be you!
I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!
Supplies I used are linked below. Click on the picture and you will be taken to the product. I use affiliate links when available which means if you make a purchase I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
LOVE these cards you created with smooshing technique. The colors are beautiful and so unique.
Need the ink colors please. Love these and this technique is so fun!
Great idea for cards… and fairly easy! Thanks for the idea. I’m definitely putting some birthday cards up this week. Always like entering SSS challenges.
So pretty – and what a fabulous idea to have a set from which to choose. Birthday cards are always needed!
Great cards Jenn – love those bold backgrounds!
Brilliant set of cards Jenn, love all those wonderful colours.
Love your watercoloring. I hope mine looks as lovely as yours.
Loving your bold use of color with bold sentiments!! What a gorgeous boxed set 😀
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A set of gorgeous card Jenn, lovelu watergoloured background with super colours and fabulous details and sentiment !!!