Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For A Child

This week the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge theme is “For A Child”. 

The Design Team for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge are using Honey Bee Stamp products this week, and in my attempt to #useorlosemystash I decided to rummage through my Honey Bee products to see what I could use.

I actually found a TON of really great Honey Bee Stamp products that I have absolutely fallen in love with. One of my new favs is their ‘Birthday Candles’ Stencil set – it’s an AMAZING layering stencil that is super easy to use and super versatile. I’ll definitely be keeping this on right at the front of my stash!

So, here we go:

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I started off with Honey Bee Stamp Birthday Candle Stencil Set and an A2 sized panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. The stencil set has an edge to it to easily help you align your A2 sized card panel. This allows you to line it up perfectly every time. I lined it up and then used some purple tape to hold it together. 

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Then I used my Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes and Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide – Cracked Pistachio and Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide – Salty Ocean to create a blended panel of the first stencil layer – the candle bases. 

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Then I used the second layer of the stencil (the flames) and aligned it with the A2 edge and adhered with purple tape. Then I used Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide – Squeezed Lemonade with my blending brush to create a bright yellow flame on the candles. Easy Right? 

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Then I grabbed Honey Bee Stamp Birthday Honey Cuts and cut the shadow layer from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Black. I cut the detailed layer out of Concord & 9th Neutrals Paper Pack – Gold, for a nice bright pop. 
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I grabbed a strip from my stash that I have previously cut out using Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Black, Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder and Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Birthday (stamp and die set). Since I really only wanted “It’s Your”, i ended up grabbing a strip that I probably won’t use and then cut off the section that I wanted. 
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Then I trimmed down my candle panel to approximately 3.75×5 inches, and then backed it with a panel measuring approximately 4×5.25 inches of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Banana Yellow for a nice bright background to help accentuate the flames. Then I adhered everything on an A2 card panel of Neenah Solar White Carsdstock.

Then I popped up the sentiments almost right in the center using some 3M foam tape. Voila! This is a really great, simple card – perfect for a child (or an adult). I’ll be making many more of these and even trying this out with some glitter gels and some other embellishments for variety. 

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