Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop – Blossoms and Butterflies – Day Two + GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone! Spring has sprung with the latest and the most fabulous release from Simon Says Stamp. I am so honored and excited to be a part of Day Two of Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop + Giveaway. Do check out the Blossoms and Butterflies product release! I love how it is packed with products that are perfect not just for spring but can be used all year round!

If you have been hopping along with us, you would have reach my blog from the very talented Barb Engler’s blog. If not, I am linking the Simon Says Stamp store blog and you can start from there and hop with us.

While making your purchase do use the code BLSM999. This code will give you a free jar of Unicorn Dust Glitter (while supplies last!) with any purchase you make. The code will expire on April 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

I am sharing the link to the Blossoms and Butterflies gallery here so that you can not only view the most amazing projects linked to this release for some amazing inspiration but also upload all of your projects on it.

I had the opportunity to work with a variety of products from this release, and I made three cards for today’s blog hop. Keep on reading till the end for additional blog hop details and giveaway.


For my first card, I used the Dahlia Frame wafer die. I used Alcohol inks for the background. On a panel of yupo paper, I used the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and created a background.

Using some white cardstock, I die cut the framed Dahlia four times and stacked them together for some dimension. I took an A2 sized top folding card base made from Neenah Texture cardstock.

I adhered a trimmed down alcohol ink background panel and stuck the framed Dahlia on top of it. The sentiment, which is from the Tabbed Sentiments 2 stamp set, stamped onto a piece of black cardstock using clear embossing ink and white heat embossed.

I finished the card off with some sequins from Aurora Borealis collection. That finished off my first card.


For my second card, I used the gorgeous Bouquet of Roses stencil. To start, I trimmed down a panel of white cardstock to be slightly smaller than a regular A2 size.

I placed the stencil on the top right and using Pearlescent embossing paste and dye inks from Simon Says Stamp, I did some good old embossing with masking. I added some gold paint splatters around the flowers and leaves.

I added the sentiment, which is from Mom Flowers stamp set, stamped on vellum with clear embossing ink and gold heat embossed.

I used Pale Rose cardstock for layering before I finally adhered the panel on top of an A2 sized side folding fog card base.

I finished the card off with some sequins.


For my third and final card, I used the Tabbed Sentiments 2 stamp set and Floral Mix Background Stamp. To start, I stamped the Floral Mix Background stamp twice, once on Arches Hot Pressed Paper using Antique Linen distress ink and second time on white cardstock using Fog Ink, both trimmed to be 4 inches by 5.25 inches.

On the watercolored paper, I did some no line coloring using my Daniel Smith watercolors. I took a diagonal strip of cardstock about 0.5 inches wide and gold heat embossed it. I also watercolored a strip of watercolor paper with Payne’s Grey color and white heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the Tabbed Sentiments 2 stamp set.

I arranged the panels such that the top portion was white and the bottom portion was watercolored and was separated with the embossed strip.

I mounted the panel on an A2 sized top folding fog card base. I added some gold and clear sequins to finish the card off.

Thank you so much for stopping by this blog! Hope you liked the cards. What’s your favorite product from the entire release? I really love the Floral Mix Background Stamp. It has my most favorite flowers!


ADDITIONAL BLOG HOP DETAILS:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and the names will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 17th of April. The winner can email them to claim his/her prize.

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Bibi Cameron

Barb Engler

Ankita Gupta – You are here!

Anna-Karin Evaldsson – Next stop!

Gayatri Murali