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Kid Friendly Cards

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

For a Child

We are showcasing Honey Bee Stamps Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I had a hard time getting going on this week’s challenge. I realized I haven’t purchased any character or animal stamps in quite some time and that’s what I was hoping to use. The ones I do have are quite outdated so I decided to go with color. Color is always good for a child’s card. Once I got the color down, I just happened to have a couple of pups laying next to me on my desk. They were already put together so I added them to my card as well. The nice thing about these cards is you can give them to a child as well as an adult. With or without the pups. I love the Circle Doodle Background stamp that I used, it’s very versatile. Take that and throw some color over the top and you got yourself a nice start to a great looking card!!  

I started out by heat embossing my background image in white embossing powder. Then I used several distress oxide inks and ink blended a nice rainbow of color. I used Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.

I die cut the Painted Happy Birthday die by Simon Says Stamp in black three times for each card to give it some dimension. I used the HB sentiment for all 3 of my cards because I’m rather low on my Birthday card stash. These would be great with many other sentiments too. After I cut out three of my sentiments, I glued them together with my Tonic Precision Glue Pen. The glue pen is perfect for word dies like this. I decided it needed a little sparkle so I went over it with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen. To give it a finishing touch, I went over the Happy Birthday with some Tonic Crystal Glaze.

I used the Drifting Stitches Border die by SSS to give it a cute little whimsical feel and finished it off with a couple Nuvo drops in Ebony.

I LOVE these colors that I used so much that I decided to make two more backgrounds only this time I used only 3 colors on each. I used Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade for the second background.

I did the sentiment the same way as before, but I used a different border die for this one. I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scallop Borders die. This is when I noticed that I had two adorable pups staring at me from the side of my desk as if to say, “Pick me! Pick me!” How could I resist??

For my final card, I ink blended Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.

I attached my sentiment to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock that I cut down using the Drifting Stitches Border die.

I added my second Little Critter, Boston Terrier die to my final card and finished the look off with a few Nuvo drops in Ebony.

And here’s just a few more pictures.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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3 thoughts on “Kid Friendly Cards

  1. Gorgeous set of cards Misty 🙂 all 3 are fabulous, love the colors and the pups are adorable 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend XX
    sending hugs XXX
    Lols x x x


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