Sunday, 28 May 2017

it's your birthday, go wild!, with video

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is about to run out, but it's about little critters.
The AAA card challenge is their 3rd birthday!

For my card I chose to use Gerda Steiner set called go wild.

And I used a Simon Says Stamp die called birthday circle.

I started by die cutting the birthday circle from the card panel, which is slightly smaller than the card base (1cm) and I've also cut if from Crafter's Companion sturdy black glitter paper.

Then I traced the circle onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and stamped the giraffe with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. The circle is a bit on the small side, but I like how the critters look like their photo bombing the occasion ;-).

I pulled out my Twin markers again for the alcohol coloring, just to show you again what a 35 cent alcohol marker can do ;-)

I fiddles with lots of tiny strips of Scotch tape to keep the black circle in place, as there's no backing I couldn't stick it to anything.

I could have cut another panel from printer paper and a smaller circle, but I really like the look of the colored panel continuing underneath.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the go wild set, with Versafine onyx black ink.

Adhered the colored panel with tape runner to the card base and then mounted the panel with foam tape and placed it on top.

I've added mini googly eyes to all critters and used small homemade glue dots for that.

I've colored all the giraffes the same, so some of the shading is in the wrong corner, but I don t care, I really wanted a homogenic look and so they all had to be the same.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this

For more information on the AAA cards challenge, see this


  1. Wow! You're so quick Maaike! Love the technique and how the critters poke through the die cut! Thanks for linking up to AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations and I'm looking forward to having you and your fabulous cards on the DT.

  2. Wat een super leuke kaart met die giraffes.
    Is er ook een winkel hier in Nederland, die de stempels en dies verkoopt van Simon says stamps Maaike, want die cirkel-die is wel errug leuk.

    1. de cirkel die is van simon says stamp, dus helaas niet in nederland maar de stempelset hebben ze bij hobby

  3. Maaike, great card! Bright and funny! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge and I must say I am very happy to see you joining in our team. - Sweet Kobylkin

  4. adorable card Maaike...thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  5. Fabulous card Maaike, love the design and those cute animals.

  6. Well done on being first in this week with this stunning and fun birthday beauty Maaike. Gorgeous CAS design and love that sentiment - really makes me giggle when you team it with those animals. Thanks for playing along with us and celebrating our 3rd birthday challenge at AAA Cards.