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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Mother’s Day/Special Girl

Hi there everyone and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! We have a “special” challenge in store for you today! Mother’s Day! OR that special girl in your life…. I contemplated between making a card for my mom or for my daughter. Seeing as how my daughter can’t read, I opted to make a special card for my Mom for Mother’s Day…


There is quite a bit of technique on this card and I should have filmed me making it! Maybe I’ll make another one with a different color palette for my daughter later in the week and film it…. I’m using a lot of different products so all of them will be listed at the end of this post.. 🙂  To start I created a panel with this stencil and some white embossing paste. I took the flower and leaf images from this Simon set and stamped them using Gelatos…. LOVE the watercolor look….. Then I misted the embossing paste panel with orange and yellow mist. I didn’t have orange so I made my own using Spiced Marmalade distress ink! 🙂


I am loving the new Mint color from Simon Says Stamp… The ink and the cardstock are delicious. I stamped the sentiment strip with the Mint Ink and used the small circle stamp from the same set to add a little bit more to the strip…. I stamped the sentiment in this gorgeous gray. Just recently, I bought this ginormous roll of dimensional tape. Seriously. It is bigger than my head! LOL! I used that to pop up the sentiment panel, the flowers/leaves and the embossed panel.. I think my mom will love it. I will have a video up later in the week showcasing how I made this card so be sure to follow me and/or subscribe to my youtube channel.

The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.



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  1. This is SO pretty! I love the rose!

  2. such a pretty card!! i can’t wait to see it recreated for your daughter! i love that flower and the colors are so pretty!!

  3. Beautiful card, Laurel! The rose looks so pretty!

  4. This makes me smile BIG! Just love the color you chose, and especially that stencil – I’d never have given it a 2nd look otherwise, but it is gorgeous the way you used it!

  5. melissab1872 says:

    Beautiful card Laurel!


  6. Gorgeous card Laurel 🙂 I love the stencilled background, the colours and texture are fabulous ! Your Mum will love this for sure 🙂
    I am sure your daughter will love her ‘special’ card too 🙂

    Lols x x x

  7. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that stencil and the bright, beautiful colors!

  8. Such a lovely mother’s day card!

  9. Oh what a beautiful card.

  10. Really pretty, I love the background you created !

    Jo x

  11. A gorgeous card Laurel, the background has fabulous texture and colours – such pretty elements!!

    Heather xx

  12. Anonymous says:

    Lovely design, Laurel! I love this stencil you used! So pretty!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. I luv this Laurel, fabulous embossed background!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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