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Happy Birthday

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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is Food and Drinks!
To embrace this fun theme I wanted to make a Birthday Card! Of course I had to make it my own way and I even “baked” my cake…ehhehe!!

The background of my card is a piece of Sticky-back canvas from Ranger. I love it because it is already glued on the back, which makes it extra easy to stick it where I need it! I used Dylusion paints and the mini brayer to apply color randomly. I started with the Bubblegum pink, let it dry and then again with the Lemon Zest. I let it dry then with a bit of gesso I tried to set back the colors as they were truly vibrant.


I took a piece of manila cardstock and I cut it into piece that were going to be the piece of my cake. I tried to shape them in a funny way but when I then added gesso I kinda lost the original shape….ehmmm my bad! LOL!!

I also glued down scrap pieces of Tissue Wrap Paper by Tim Holtz and when the glue was dry I started adding colors with Distress Markers. I wanted to use fun and bright colors as of course this was a birthday card!


I sticked the canvas to a piece of cardstock from the collection summer vibes by simple stories – I of course added some stitches around and then with a left over from the cardstock I stamped the sentiment.

I love this stamp set by Tim Holtz because it has some really nice everyday messages and also some really fun scribble writings that are perfect for the inside of the card too!

As final touch I threw (literally threw!!) in some Cotton Candy sequins that were included into the Monthly card kit subscription from Simon Says Stamp — which if you aren’t already subscribed, I deeply recommend you to do!!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

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And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • smouwen

    Amazing card, Zoey! Love the big birthday cake! So pretty and yummy at the same time! Hugs, Sandra

    March 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • Emma

    What a fabulous card, Zoey…I LOVE that background and it’s just so vibrant that it’s beauty just jumps out of the screen! Gorgeous work, as always… Hugs x

    March 27, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    I would seriously turn another year older JUST to get a birthday card from you! This is so flippin’ fantastic! I love the colors you used and how you made the cake so vibrant without being obnoxiously vibrant (if that makes any sense). You just always hit the right note with every piece of art. I look like a weirdo whenever I come to your blog because your projects just make me sit here and stare and smile at the computer screen as if I’m in some sort of happy trance! Excellent work yet again!

    March 27, 2016 at 6:06 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    This is such a gorgeous card, Zoey. Love the beautiful colors and great texture you created.

    March 27, 2016 at 1:55 am Reply
  • Simply Paper Crafts

    This is such a gorgeous card, Zoey. Love the beautiful colors and great texture you created. 🙂

    March 27, 2016 at 1:53 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    beautiful card Zoey with so much detail…love love love the colours you used…hugs kath xxx

    March 26, 2016 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    This is gorgeous, Zoey! It’s because of you that I finally got my sewing machine fixed and can’t wait to experiment with it on some of my projects. I’ll be practicing for a while though. Love your bright colors as always! Cathie <3

    March 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Il mio compleanno è il 10 Agosto…. Non dico altro! La card è bellissima, mi piace come riesci a mischiare carta, Distress,e tutti gli ingredienti! Cucinata benissimo, davvero molto gustosa! Barbara

    March 25, 2016 at 6:17 am Reply
  • steph203

    Yum! Who doesn’t love Birthday cake?! The colors are bright and vibrant and perfect for celebrating!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    March 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Love this, Zoey! The bright colors are wonderful, and the texture from the canvas is awesome. Love that cake!!

    March 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Autumn

    Perfecto Zoey! I’m coming over to celebrate! ha ha, but seriously this is so fun it just makes me happy and smile and that alone is occasion to celebrate today. Hugs, Autumn

    March 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous card Zoey, I love the vibrant colours and the very arty look of this, it really is a work of art! I would frame this, it’s absolutely brilliant! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    March 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm Reply

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