Friday, January 10, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Day 1!




Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamps 2 Day Blog Hop showcasing the Hey Bestie Release!



Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!  The winners will be chosen and  posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, January 15th.

I have four cards to share today.  I will start with the one I posted yesterday on Instagram.  


I started with indigo card stock.  I used the new Shimmer Heart Wafer die.   I separated the two pieces of the die with my wire snips.  I die cut the stitched outline heart. I stamped the Good Reading background stamp using versamark ink.  I splatter Copic white mixed with water all over.  I added foam tape to the back of this panel and added it to the floral die cut panel that I backed with white card stock.


 I love the look of texture the background and white splatter combination creates.  I white embossed the sentiment using the Hello Darling stamp set.  I added raised panel to a top folding indigo card base.  I added tiny silver pearls to the centers of each flower.


For my second card, I am using Lifting Hearts set.   I stamped the adorable bunny with balloons image and colored with Copic Markers.  I added shimmer pen to the balloons, the bunny tail, and to the bunny's nose.   



I did add just a touch of glossy accents to his nose, too. I white embossed the sentiment from the same set.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.  


For my third card, I used the new Peony Bouquet stencil. I started with Strathmore watercolor paper.


I used foam sponges and sponge daubers to ink up my stencil.  I added dark brown ink splatters as well as gold splatters.  


The sentiment comes from Sketched Flowers.   I used Simon Antique gold embossing powder.   I finished the card with a few clear sequins.


My last card today showcases the new Like You die. I combined it with the Snowflake Builder stamp set. 


 I used a medium gray card stock.  I stamped the snowflakes in dark gray and topped with white pigment ink.  I let it dry.  It looks like some of the gray absorbed into the white pigment giving a soft blue or soft gray cast.  I was okay with this look.  However, if you prefer the white contrast, it would be better to heat emboss in white.


I sponged versamark ink around the edges for added depth.  This needs to be done after the white pigment ink is completely dried to prevent smudging.   


When die cutting the new Like You dieI layered two white card stock shadow dies with two white card stock top die cut words for added dimension.  I used some clear gems added to the center of the snowflakes and a few scattered around to finish my card.  


I hope you enjoyed the cards I created today. Which one is your favorite and why?  

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

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104 comments

  1. The heart and the snowflakes on dark backgrounds have my heart fluttering! Good stuff.

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  2. That bunny is SOOOO CUTE! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your snowflake card!

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  3. Your cards are little works of art.

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  4. wow - love how you have used these new products - your stenciling is amazIng!!

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  5. I really love the first one, with the die cut simple flowers. Gorgeous

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  6. Wonderful set of cards! The first one is fantastic, the textures with the background stamp and splatter make it look like denim! Would be perfect for masculine valentine card! <3

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  7. What a great bunch of cards you created, just love them all!

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  8. These are all beautiful. The denim look of the first card is fun and I love the peony stencil card, but you can't go wrong with any of them! Great inspiration!

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  9. I love all the texture you were able to create with the peony stencil!

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  10. My goodness, such beautiful cards!! I love them all!!

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  11. Fabulous cards!!! I love the snowflake one!!

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  12. Love your bold, dark colors.
    the bunny on the little tags.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Wow, all 4 cards are great. The stenciled card is really pretty too.

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  14. I totally love the way the snowflake card came out.

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  15. What cute cards! Love the coloring and all the little details. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  16. I love the bold colors you used on your heart and snowflake cards. All four cards are beautiful.

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  17. Love the elegant cards as well as that adorable bunny.

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  18. Love those dark backgrounds on your cards. Amazing.

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  19. Remarkable release and so very versatile…creative inspiration galore!!

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  20. All your cards are beautiful, but I especially love the Navy Heart card!

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  21. I love all your wonderful cards. This is such a great release!

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  22. The bunny card is my fav! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I enjoyed seeing all the cards. My favorite is "Snow One Like You" card.

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  24. All of your cards are beautiful! I love the look of the stunning navy blue and white heart card - -so unexpected and pretty!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  25. Wow, what a variety of cards! The first one is really dynamic!

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  26. These are all great but I adore the indigo one.

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  27. You've been busy creating beautiful cards! The first one is dramatic and elegant and my fave.

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  28. All of your cards turned out beautifully! You've inspired and challenged me to add more spatter to my cards. The white on your navy blue heart card, and the brown & gold spatters on the peony card really add a nice finished look.

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  29. Beautiful cards!!! You are so creative!

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  30. Your white splatter had me at hello.

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  31. So pretty! Love the color choices you used.

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  32. Gorgeous work Betty!!! Even though I love them all I would have to say the first one is my fave. The indigo is so dramatic with the white speckles and the white peeking through the Shimmer heart wafer die really pops. The wow factor is definitely there! Beautifully done on all counts!

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  33. These cards are all so beautiful, but that first one, with the dark background, is just magnificent! These are true works of art!

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  34. The snowflakes on the dark cardstock is awesome! Lovely work on all your cards!

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  35. Love all of your gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  36. A nice variety of new products to create with. I really love the heart card that looks like denim. So cool looking. [Bunny]

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  37. gorgeous cards!! especially love that cutie bunny!

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  38. Beautiful cards--I especially love the Peony card!!

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  39. Great new release. Your variety of cards has so many good design ideas. Thanks.

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  40. Your cards are wonderful! I especially like the indigo card...very cool and unique.

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  41. What great examples!! so beautiful!! love it

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  42. Awesome cards! You used several of my favorite new items! The Shimmer Heart die is just beautiful, and I love that sweet bunny!

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  43. You guys amaze me, so many wonderful cards, and such inspiration! Thanks.

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  44. What a great release! Thanks for the chance to win

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  45. Beautiful cards and I love your designS!

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  46. Love all your cards, but that bunny is just so so cute!

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  47. Cute and very stunning cards!!

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  48. Wow what beautiful cards! The dark cards are just stunning! And the peony stencil card is gorgeous! I kept scrolling and was just blown away at how incredible your cards are! Wonderful inspiration!

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  49. Nice hop to be participating in! ;) -- your cards are quite fabulous - well done!

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  50. Gorgeous cards, love that dark blue heart so elegant!

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  51. Wonderful cards...love the use of black to accent and create bold looks.

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  52. Your cards are beautiful, really like them all! I think the stencilled flowers turned out amazingly - very well done!

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  53. How gorgeous I think your other cards are, my favorite is the stunning first card! Wow, I love how you made that one.
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration and have a great weekend.

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  54. Great cards! I love the heart die and what you did with it!

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  55. Oh boy..... these are all so nice, I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing

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  56. Thanks for the great inspiration. I love the new release. Loads of great products, especially the new envelope dies. It will be fun to make matching, funky envelopes so quickly!

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  57. All these cards are so nice. I love the snowflake card.

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  58. Beautifully designed cards. Love that adorable bunny. Thanks for sharing your new release inspiration.

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  59. All the cards are lovely. Such a cute bunny card; good job on the balloon colouring.

    Merrill P

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  60. Very different use of color...like it! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Beautiful cards, the dark blue one is especially lovely!

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  62. Wow - that blue card with that fine splatter is gorgeous and I love your black snowflake card - gorgeous!

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  63. I like the snow flakes card. The white pigment ink on top of the dark gray ink looks so special !

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  64. My favorite card you made is the first one! Love the indigo blue and the heart!!

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  65. Really great ideas and very pretty.

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  66. I really like all of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Your cards are fantastic. The colors that you used for the backgrounds make the stamps and sentiments but the main focus and they work so well. The sentiment 'snow one like you' is perfect to send to a special person this time of year!

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  68. Lovely cards! I love how you did the one using the stencil. so pretty!

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  69. All of your cards are gorgeous, but don't very dark ones are really spectacular.

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  70. Striking, sweet, lovely and beautiful! Amazing card designs - so creative!

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  71. So many cards and they are all so stunning! I especially love the card you made with the new floral stencil! It is so pretty! Loved seeing you on this blog hop. I am always
    in amazement of your wonderful works of arts!

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  72. Amazing set of cards, love your designs and this new release is awesome.

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  73. Well, wow. The first and third are pretty stunning. I’ll go with the third as it looks like it was more work for you!
    All so well done.

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  74. Your cards are so pretty, your techniques are amazing.The peony stenciling took my breathe away! You did the new release proud... so much inspiration in each of these cards !

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  75. I really liked all of your cards, Betty! My favorite is probably the last one, there's just something about black & white snowflakes, love it.

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  76. The more I see the peony stencil, the more I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. I love your inking on the peony stencil!

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  78. Beautiful collection of cards!! I really love that last snowflake card!!

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  79. Marisela Delgado said: Such gorgeous cards like always. =) mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  80. These are all so fabulous!! But I really LOVE the first and last cards; they are stunning!!

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  81. Your cards are all great but the Peony Bouquet card is my favorite, very pretty colors.

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  82. Wonderful cards! Love all your amazing designs.

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  83. Beautiful cards Betty. Thank you for sharing.
    T x

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  84. I like all three cards but my favorite is the balloons and bunny. He is so cute!

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  85. That blue card is so impressive and beautiful!

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  86. Awesome creations! I especially love the stenciled flowers card with the spatters topping it off!

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  87. WOW!! Love the dark cards with the heart and the snowflakes. They are stunning and really set both cards off perfectly! The bunny is so sweet! Thanks for creating and sharing!

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  88. I really like that dark blue! So pretty.

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  89. Marisela Delgado said: You are awesome, lady! You always rock it! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  90. Great samples! I just want, want, want everything with all the examples I've see on this blog hop. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you!

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  91. All the cards are gorgeous. Love the bunny one, so adorable.

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    1. love the snowflake card. the colors a great.

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  92. Beautiful! So much gorgeousness and technique in one post - so bright and bold and shiny! I love the use of color and the brown/gold splatters are so refreshing! The adorable bunny - oh. so. cute! TFS!

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  93. Beautiful peony stamp! I need this! I love your card.

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  94. Wonderful cards. My favorite--the peonies. You did a beautiful job inking it. Such a soft look. Thanks.

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