Friday, March 6, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Day 1!




Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamps 2 Day Blog Hop showcasing the Lucky to Know You 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, March 11th.

I have six cards to share today.    The first three cards use the new happy birthday wafer die

I used Simon Says Stamp Green Apple and Doll Pink card stocks.  I used an alcohol ink with yupo paper background. I added some gold foil flakes for added texture and touches of gold. 


The top portion of the sentiment is die cut using Tim Holtz Metallic kraft card stock. I finished the card with some clear sequins.


My second card also uses alcohol inks.  I flicked and misted some alcohol onto this card to blur the inks more.  I added additional splatters of gold paint.  This card combines some true black card stock with SSS Schoolhouse Red card stock.


I finished the card with a few clear sequins.


For the third card, I used  Carta Bella Botanical Garden pattern paper. I layered happy birthday wafer die with vellum.  


I finished the card with a few clear sequins.



This card used Peacock Teal card stock.  I distressed stamped using Teal ink using Damask background.  I stamped and die cut the Tropical Leaves stamp  and die set.  I used green apple ink, teal ink, and key lime inks.


I used the new Clean Line Faith stamp set for the sentiment.   I finished the card with a few clear sequins. 


For my last two cards, I combined Clean Line Faith stamp set for the sentiments and used the new Stencil Leaves for the images. I combined these stencils with Embossing Pens.  I used the broad tip one that comes in this pack of three.  I love that the embossing ink shows pink so you know where you have colored. 


  I used a green with gold flecks embossing powder.  I sponged the background with tumble glass distress oxide ink once all the leaves were embossed. I finished the card with a few clear sequins.   


I started with kraft card stock with this card.  I used Stencil Leaves and Embossing Pens with various colors of embossing powder and layered gold embossing powder as well to create a distressed embossed layered look.  


I sponged the edges of the kraft using versamark to create some background depth.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.   

I hope you have enjoyed the cards I created today. Do you have a favorite?  I would like to know!

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

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115 comments

  1. What a wonderful hop. Your projects are this release are very inspiring! Foilage is currently a big deal for me....just like what it adds!

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  2. Oh my goodness, the rose card just knocked my socks off. It is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful cards with us.

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  3. Very elegant and beautiful. Love the gorgeous colors.

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  4. The flowers look really pretty. LOVE your coloring.

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  5. Your cards are so pretty! Love your alcohol ink backgrounds!

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  6. all your cards are fantastic - especially love the alcohol ink card and the leaf stencil cards!

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  7. Beautiful cards, I especially like the ones made with alcohol inks, so pretty!

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  8. All the cards are lovely, but the alcohol ink backgrounds (especially #2!) are gorgeous!

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  9. I like your alcohol ink backgrounds. Beautiful!

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  10. Love the use of alcohol ink! So clever and great inspiration!

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  11. Thanks for a chance to win!! I love to enter drawings. :)
    Kim Kern

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  12. Love the happy birthday die cut on your pretty card!

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  13. I've always been a huge fan of your work, Betty. You continue to inspire!

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  14. Love love love the alcohol backgrounds...beautiful!

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  15. Stunning cards! Love the backgrounds you made.

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  16. Wow, so much pretty inspiration here. I love the bold colors you used on the first two cards.

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  17. Beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds! Love that new CZ die cut. You layered embossing on craft is very unique- that's a great look- inspired me to try out something new!

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  18. How you got the sentiments so bold is my favorite part.

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  19. Wow - awesome backgrounds for your cards.

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  20. I forget about my alcohol inks. You have inspired me to make a background paper. Pretty card.

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  21. Beautiful set of cards !
    The two alcohol-ink cards are my favourites ; I love them !!
    Happy (almost) spring greetings from Belgium.

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  22. These are stunning! I love alcohol ink backgrounds and you rocked it!

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  23. Loved how you used the alcohol inks.....very lovely cards

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  24. stunning cards!!!! - LOVE your backgrounds on the first few cards - they are so pretty:0)

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  25. The birthday card with the Carta Bella struck such a strong note of SPRING in my heart that it made me wish my birthday were in spring rather than December! Lovely cards.

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  26. Your use of backgrounds is awesome.

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  27. I really like your alcohol ink cards, they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. WOW!! Simply gorgeous card!! I LOVE all the fun pattern paper you used!!

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  29. I think my favorite is your 1st Happy Birthday card. I have been experimenting with alcohol ink. Your flower card is stunning. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy Crafting Everyone!

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  30. Beautiful designs, and very unique.

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  31. Wonderful cards. Your alcohol ink backgrounds on the first two are amazing.

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  32. Your cards are distinctive and elegant!

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  33. Loved all your cards especially the alcohol background.

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  34. Ooh what a beautiful set of cards! Each one is awesome, I love the alcohol ink backgrounds! :)

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  35. beautiful cards! love the alcohol ink backgrounds!

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  36. Such creative cards. Love what you did with the alcohol inks. Love that layered Happy Birthday die!

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  37. Like how you used the alcohol inks. I used the alcohol inks to color plastic Easter eggs.

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  38. Wow, you've been busy. So many great samples! Love the alcohol ink and that Carta Bella paper is soooo pretty!

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  39. These are all beautiful and the different techniques show the versatility of these new products. Amazing ideas!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Very elegant designs.

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  41. What cool backgrounds for the Happy Birthday and I love your leaf designs!

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  42. Beautiful cards! I love using alcoholic inks and am always looking for new ideas!

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  43. Thank you for sharing all these lovely cards!

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  44. Those alcohol ink cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing your art!

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  45. I love these cards! I like your style!!!

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  46. Gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  47. What phenomenal variety you created for us- and highlighting perfectly how some of the same elements, with different mediums, can produce such very different yet equally stunning looks. THANK YOU!

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  48. Fantastic collection of cards.
    Love the use of the leaves and stems.
    Simple but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. What pretty cards! Thanks for sharing so may different cards!

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  50. wow gorgeous alcohol inked backgrounds!

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  51. Fantastic cards. LOVE the alcohol ink backgrounds ♥

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  52. Wow! You made all of these cards? They are awesome. I like the darker green heat embossed leaves background.

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  53. Wow! 6 cards!! And they are gorgeous! So much fun to try things all different ways! I am partial to all things leaves and layered word dies!! So they are a win/win for me!!!

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  54. I like the alcohol backgrounds and color choices.

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  55. Very elegant and beautiful. Love the gorgeous colors especially the alcohol ink ones...

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  56. Lovely cards, very very nice

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  57. I'm just now starting to work with alcohol inks and I think I'm smitten. Yours are lovely.

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  58. Beautiful cards! I love your alcohol ink backgrounds!

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  59. Awesome cards Betty, I love especially the first two with the big Happy Birthday die cuts and beautiful backgrounds.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  60. Those pink roses - gorgeous!

    Merrill P

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  61. Love all the different style of cards you created!

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  62. Thanks for sharing this fab range of inspiration with these new release products!

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  63. Great cards! Love the alcohol ink backgrounds!

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  64. Wonderful job on these cards keep up the good work!

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  65. Some very nice ideas for your beautiful cards.

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  66. All of your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing them!

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  67. Love the cards with alcohol ink background, so colorful.

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  68. GORGEOUS creations! Great release! I especially love your alcohol inks cards!

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  69. Beautiful! I've been looking for ways to use my alcohol inks - thank you! I also like how you used vellum for the shadow part of the HB die.

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  70. Love your cards, especially the alcohol ink background. This is a terrific new release from SSS!

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  71. Loads of beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration... And the enabling, as you convinced me now that I need that Happy Birthday die ;-)

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  72. Beautiful cards, especially loved all the stencil techniques with the embossing pen. TFS.

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  73. Really nice variety of cards. They show so many of the different elements from the release. I think my favorite is the one that says "Praying for you." It is a great card to send someone to remind them of your love and to encourage them with hope.

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  74. Love your alcohol ink backgrounds, all of your cards are lovely!

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  75. Beautiful cards, love your alcohol ink backgrounds!

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  76. Love the bold backgrounds! Great cards! Loving that happy birthday die!

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  77. Wow, you were busy!! These are all fabulous, specially those first two with the gorgeous backgrounds!

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  78. Such pretty and varied cards. Thank you for sharing so many ideas on creating cards with SSStamp's new spring release! Wonderful

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  79. Beautiful cards! Love that 'happy birthday'!

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  80. I loved how you used many of the new sentiment dies and premade sentiments. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  81. Great cards. The bright lime green alcohol ink has my heart.

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  82. Really gorgeous cards ... love the alcohol ink backgrounds

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  83. I just purchased my first set of alcohol inks and am SO INSPIRED by your cards and the colours you chose, I also would never have thought to add the gold flakes which just put the "icing on the cake" I cant wait to create now. Take care Tracy

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  84. Wonderful card designs. I like the happy birthday with the vellum backing.

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  85. SWOON!! I LOVE these!! ALL are such STUNNING Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  86. Wow a great collection of beautiful projects!! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Beautiful cards. My favorite is Praying for you.

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  88. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  89. Love all your cards but what you did with that alcohol in is amazing. Never thought of using gold flakes. Will have to try that one.

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  90. I've never really seen the point of alcohol inks. Now I do!

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  91. Marisela Delgado said: Such pretty cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  92. All your cards are amazing! But I really liked your card with the pattern paper! Super pretty and looks easy enough to do. Do we get to see you on all of SSS blog hops from now on?

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  93. Lovely cards you have created.

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  94. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  95. A beautiful set of cards, Betty! Always excited to see you in the hop line-up!

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  96. I love the alcohol ink cards and the mixed colored embossed one. Gorgeous.

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  97. All of your cards are so pretty! Super talented!

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  98. Amazing cards! Loving the new release bursting with spring!

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  99. Just love the play of alcohol inks in the background

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  100. Hi Betty :) So much inspiration in one place...awesome cards!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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