Monday, May 18, 2015

Funky xyz card

Hi everyone,

A new Monday brings a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! As you know we love letter challenges, and this time we chose the last of the alphabet to spark your inspiration: X, Y, Z. Are your creative juices flowing yet?

For me it's birthday card season at the moment. In the month of May there are lots of birtdays of friends and family. And even a wedding is on the books. This card I made for my brother's 40th birthday. Mine 40th birthday is coming close too... Still a few more years to go!


For this card, I decided to use all three letters. I had just gotten the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Dotted Alphabet and thought it would be a good idea to make a pattern with them for the background. Out of Solar White Neenah cardstock I cut the letters with two different alphabet dies: Wordplay and Lower Alphabet. Just gave it a try to seek where I wanted the letters, but I didn't glued them down yet. That happens at a later stage.


With the Teresa Collins Diagonal Stencil and Lemon Zest I have the background given some color, Yellow to be exact. Of course, some black with splatters of Black Marble and some random stamping what the Script stamp. The letters I gave a black edge with Black Soot Distress Paint like the card. Love the funky vibe.

The balloon I cut out with the Silhouette Cameo. I think it's awesome that you can trace pictures I found on the internet and cut them out in any size I want. I've also done that with these balloons. On top of the balloons I went over with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Love that glittery effect.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



├čeulah ├čee said...

This is lemony-zesty good and has a graphic-arts vibe that's really appealing. I didn't know about the dotty alphabet--thanks for the intro, I think I could have a lot of fun with that one. Your card promotes this week's theme so well, I admire how you took such a simple concept and turned it into a celebration.

Petra said...

Leuk gedaan en knap bedacht. Wat een moeilijke challenge met letters, heb ikmet de kleine nu echt geen ruimte in mijn hoofd om creatief mee te zijn

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely card, Sandra. Love the beautiful bright color and cute letter embellishments. :)

Stephanie said...

I love how you incorporated letters to enhance the background! Such a neat idea and a beautiful outcome!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the yellow and black, and such an artsy feel! 40 is fabulous!!!

Terry said...

What a fab birthday card, Sandra! May holds many birthdays in my family as well. Love the bold yellow colors! Hugs!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Love how the background letters look against the diagonal stripes. It creates such a striking visual! And that shade of yellow is just perfect! It's happy and bright without being blinding or obnoxious. Well done!

barbarayaya62 said...

Lovely card, I adore the shades of Yellow that you used! Great work! barbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Stunning background and I love how you've incorporated the letters ~ a really gorgeous card and I'm sure your brother loved it! Hugs :)

laury55 said...

your card is fantastic, love it

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card Sandra!! The letters look amazing and I love all the yellow. I love the balloons too. I am sure your brother loves his card!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic birthday card! The color zings and the pop of black for the kraft sentiment and balloon is perfect!