SSS Wed. Challenge Guest Designer – Week 3

Mel's Card Corner | SSS Wednesday Challenge Designer Spotlight

It’s time for another post for my Designer Spotlight role this month for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This month has been flying by so quickly. I can’t believe I’m more than half way done already with my month in the Spotlight!

Mel's Card Corner | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

The new challenge is one that’s definitely near and dear to my heart. I love creating clean and simple cards and that’s the new theme! Yep, we’re creating clean and simple cards featuring products from CAS-ual Friday’s Stamps (CFS). Since I also used to be a part of the CFS Encouragement Squad, that brand is also near and dear to my heart.

Mel's Card Corner | SSS Wednesday Challenge Week 3

You may have noticed I have another rainbow card for this week’s challenge. In fact, I’ve featured a rainbow on all of my Designer Spotlight cards thus far. I promise it was completely unintentional. I just really love making rainbow cards. 🙂 As a little teaser, I’ll let you know now that my final spotlight card next week doesn’t include a rainbow. LOL

I started by doing some ink blending through the Big Trellis Stencil from CFS using Distress Oxide Inks and the Life Changing Blender Brushes. Even though it looks like a full rainbow, I only used four inks and let the ink blending create the in between colors. The colors I used were Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet.

Mel's Card Corner | SSS Wednesday Challenge Week 3

After the ink blending was finished, I added a sentiment using the You Matter stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It’s a fantastic sentiment builder stamp set filled with ways to let someone know they matter to you. I stamped both the large you image and the smaller companion image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

To assemble the card, I matted the focal panel on a piece of black cardstock with the tiniest of borders. I wanted a little bit of a border, but I also wanted to tie in the black of the sentiment with the rest of the card and this was a perfect way to do that. I then adhered the matted focal panel to a top-folding card base and that completed this quick clean and simple card.

Mel's Card Corner | Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate

Be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog to play along. A randomly selected participant will win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp online store!

Mel's Card Corner | Simon Says Stamp Store

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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  1. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Melissa 🙂 I love the rainbow of colours and stencil design, so pretty!! LOVE it 🙂

    thanks so much and I hope you have a great day!
    Lols XXX

  2. Misty Elam says:

    Such a beautiful CAS design, Melissa. I happen to love rainbows too. You can never have too many rainbow designs!!! I really like the black frame around it, it makes it pop out.

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