Monday, June 19, 2023

Pick a Number

It's time for another challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, where I'm Guest Designer for this month. 

This week we're challenging you to PICK A NUMBER

Of course you can interpret that in many ways, but I chose to pick one specific number because my youngest turned a quarter of a century old just a couple of weeks ago. Naturally a card was needed! Here it is:

I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Celebrate' dies for the cake and streamers, Tim's 'Holiday Script' stencil for my background (cos you can guarantee Christmas stuff has the number 25 somewhere, lol) and distress inks. The 'Postale' die set was used for the small number 'candles' and a Label Sticker for the sentiment. 

The same products were used to add a small decoration to the edge of the envelope:

Materials used:
  • card - lemon lime twist, basic white, vellum, lemon lolly, coastal cabana, watercolour
  • dies - Celebrate, Postale (both Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
  • stencil - Holiday Script (Tim Holtz)
  • distress inks - salvaged patina, peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, twisted citron, weathered wood, hickory smoke, antique linen, vintage photo
  • other - Big Shot, blending brushes, foam mounting tape, Dimensionals, sponge dauber, envelope, mini rhinestones

As always, the kind folks at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a fabulous US$25 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp store - all you have to do is take out your crafting supplies, make something following this week's prompt, and link up at the bottom of the Challenge Blog post. You can join up to 5 times, giving you 5 chances to win! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance. 

I hope you'll check out what the design team made and be inspired to get our your crafting tools and create. Thanks for calling in.



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kerry :-) I am sure your daughter loved this!! The background is fabulous and I love the candles!! Perfect!

Thanks so much!
Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Rob I said...

I hope your daughter loved her card. It is a very elegant cake. I always forget to use vellum to help mute some of the background- you have used it perfectly. TFS