Friday, April 8, 2016

Road Trip...


Happy weekend ;)

Yes it is my weekend.

I am on my way to Jenn Shurkus' loft art retreat in Providence, I am being driven there by Cheiron - I love a road trip with Cheiron and a loft art retreat, so I have been super excited for weeks.

I thought it was only fitting that I play along with the latest Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Both Jenn are Cheiron are on the SSS DT, on different challenges. They both inspire me a great deal and to top it of they are awesome, friendly, fun ladies.

The challenge this week is Happy Birthday as SSS celebrates 7 years in business. The DT are using Simon Says Exclusives..which is awesome as I love their stuff.

I just happened to have the latest cardkit on my desk, so I used the spotty stamps and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set.

I stamped the spots in yellow ink first, went over them with embossing ink and then used yellow embossing powder over it. I stamped the embossing ink slightly away from the yellow ink, because I wanted a smudged look.

I splattered calligraphy ink over the panel to finish it off.

I had a plain yellow background originally, but it was a bit I embossed it with a Sizzix big dots folder and now I'm happy :)

Happy Birthday wishes to the Simon Says Stamp team, you are my favourite enablers and providers..

I know I'm going to be having a fun weekend, I hope you do too.



  1. I love the vibrancy of this card. The embossing folder is the perfect finishing touch. Enjoy your crafting weekend, totally jealous of you! Cara x

  2. Lucky, lucky you to spend time with Cheiron and Jen! I know you had a blast! I love all the dots and splatters mixing on this fun birthday card - thanks for sharing it with us for our birthday challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Love yellow and black, and I love the CAS-ness of this card. I think you are a brave lady to ink in a color and then heat emboss over it, I can never get that to work. Here's celebrating enablers x

  4. Wow, you have such a pretty CAS style! I wish I could do CAS, but I always go overboard. Tried this weekend and failed miserably. LOL! I'll leave it to you masters! Hugs, Autumn


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