Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Guest Designing for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hello everybody,

I am so thrilled to share with you today the good news: I am the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this month. 

I was so excited when Lorraine asked me to be the Designer Spotlight and been waiting patiently to share this awesome news as well as my cards for the challenge this month.
A big thanks to Lorraine and team at Simon Says Stamp for having me. I am a HUGE fan of the store and  Simon Says Stamp products :)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating its 5th Birthday.

 Happy Birthday to you and wishing you many many more birthdays to come :) So this week's challenge is to make a Birthday card. 

I am excited to use the new Simon Says Stamp Spring release stamps and dies for this challenge.
 Here is my card for the challenge.

SSS birthday card Week1

I have used the new Balloon dies and the Birthday Messages sentiment stamp set to make my card. 5th birthday deserves some glittery celebration and so I used glitters from Martha Stewart on my balloons. I first die cut the first balloon on the card panel. added adhesive sheet behind the negative balloon, added the blue glitter. Then die cut another balloon which overlapped the first balloon and repeated the process until I had a bunch of balloons. I then used the Handwritten Border stamp set to add the strings to the balloons. The sentiment is stamped on the Tilted Banner die also from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Birthday Messages sentiment stamp set. I then adhered the striped pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Charmed 6 x 6 paper pad on the card front. The balloon panel is then mounted on the card front using foam adhesives. I finally added some stars to finish my card.
Here is a closeup of the glittery balloon bunch.

SSS Birthday Card closeup #2

Come along and play the challenge at Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Click Simon below to visit the blog and see design team inspiration and details on the challenge.

Since challenge is celebrating its 5th Birthday, there are prizes and giveaways. One lucky winner will receive $100 voucher from Simon Says Stamp to spend in their store. Wow! Lucky you whoever wins it :)

That is not all, there are giveaways as well. Simon Says Stamp is giving away not one but two Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Set and Dies. 

How awesome is that? So come and play along to enter a chance to win either the prize or the giveaways.

Cannot wait to see what you do for the challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by and see you back here again next Wednesday.

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Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri! Love all the sparkle and shimmer!! Great design too!

We are so happy to have you joining us this month!


Lin said...

LOVE your glittery balloons, Gayatri - a special card for a very special occasion! So pleased to be playing with you once again - enjoy your time with us!

Laura Jane said...

Vibrant glittery balloons! Congrats on being spotlighted at SSS Wednesday challenge:)

Laura B. said...

Awesome news and fabulous card!! Love those glittery balloons!!

Radhika said...

Lovely card Love the shimmery balloons :)

Marisa said...

Congrats on the GDT. Love those sparkly balloons :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri :-) I love the way you die cut and glittered all those balloons ! they look amazing and such a special birthday card !! Thank You :-)

It is lovely to have you along with us this month and I hope you enjoy your time with us :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Hi Gayatri, a gorgeous card - a fabulous design and your balloons are stunning - what wonderful colours!!!
It's great to have you with us this month, hugs
Heather xx

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Gayatri! I love those glittery balloons and the bold striped background. So happy to have you join us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this month!

Mau xx said...

Super card Gayatri, and congratulations on your Guest spot at Simons
Hugs Mau xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Gayatri congratulations and what a fantastic birthday card. LOVE the glitter balloons!

Teresa Kline said...

so glad you are with us this month...your card is sparkle and pretty...very fun!

sparkle & shine *~*

Carol L said...

Those beautifully glittered balloons are looking mighty festive! I love the sentiment panel too!

Kripa Koushik said...

Luv d glitter balloons. Lovely card

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the glitter festive!

Thanks for being our guest!

Simon Says Stamp!

debby4000 said...

The balloons look absolutely brilliant, fabulous card.

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Gayatri. Just love the glittery balloons.

Jingle said...

This is just spectacular! I absolutely love the glitter!!!

Christina Hicks said...

I love all those glittery balloons, gorgeous card!!