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Monday, March 7, 2016

Do More of What Makes You Happy


Guess what. I'm the guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge all this month! I'm SO excited!!



The first challenge of the month is to Make Your Own Background. They are also showcasing Darkroom Door products too. I made this card:


I started by blending blue, yellow and green Distress Crayons on white cardstock. Then I placed the Tim Holtz Rays stencil on top and rubbed a baby wipe thru the design removing the crayon so the rays showed. To give it a bit more definition, I outlined the rays with a gray distress crayon and blended it. Then I stamped the Darkroom Door Happy stamp with Stazon ink and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. For an embellishment, I strung small black beads on black twine and stapled it on with my tiny attacher. Then my panel was mounted on SSS cardstock.


Come link up a project to the challenge for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!

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Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to go do more of what makes you HAPPY!

14 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Amber, I love the colours and the quote, I agree, we should do more of what makes you happy, so if you need me I will be in my craft room ;-) the whole design of this is fabulous! LOVE it :-)

Welcome!! It is so nice to have you along with us this month! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous, artsy, and oh-so-amazing! I love the little stapled toggle! Such a great and unique touch.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Such a lovely card Amber!
It makes me think (and want!) summer time! Very bright and I absolute love the stapled touch!
So happy to have you as teamie for this month!
HUGS
Zoey

Maura Hibbitts said...

Welcome Amber, so glad to have you with us as our guest DT this month!! Woohoo! Lovely card with the rays of sun behind the happy saying! Your fun little stapled string is an eye-catcher!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love this sentiment and such a perfect stencil to pair with it. Thanks for being our guest designer this month!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an honor to have you be a Guest Designer here! And WOW- what a stunner of a piece! I am loving, loving, TRIPLE LOVING how you did the rays and made them blend into such interesting colors. It reminds me of the perfect sky and it's a fabulous sentiment. And those staples!! I have a negative staple memory from junior high when I had a hole in my sock and tried to staple it shut, but your stapling made me HAPPY! What great inspiring ideas here and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love this card! the colors blending and the design are spectacular! Happy to see you as a GD, your works are amazing! Barbara

Macarena said...

Beautiful sunny sky background. You mixed the colors perfectly. I love this stamp and absolutely must have it! Hugs, Marzena

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card! Amber. The background you crated is fabulous. It's so great to have you as our guest designer. :)

Catherine said...

I love your beautiful, sunny background, Amber! So bright and cheerful. Cathie <3

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Amber...what a beautiful card...love your Distress Crayon background...aren't they fun to use...hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Amber! Love the stunning background! The sentiment is wonderful. Welcome as our GD this month! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Welcome as our GD this month and what a gorgeous card Amber...I love the bright, cheery feel of it, it's fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your other makes! :) x

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love the wonderful background. Thank you for being our guest designer this month!