Simon Says Stamp – Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop Day 1 + GIVEAWAY

Hello, Friends!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Says Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop! We’ve got so much inspiration for you today and hope you’ll check back for Day 2 tomorrow starting with the Simon Says Stamp Blog. If you’d like to see even more inspiration, be sure to check out the Hello Gorgeous Gallery!

My card today uses the Mom’s Spring Flowers set. It’s a beautiful bouquet that I used Karin Pigment Deco Brush Markers to color with. These are acrylic paint markers that are wonderful on a variety of surfaces. I used them today on Tim Holtz’s Distress White Heavystock.

My first stamped impression isn’t perfect because the paint will go right over the impression. I kept the stamp in my MISTI to stamp after coloring to bring back the crisp lines from the image. I used this technique on a video a few weeks ago. If you’d like to see it, please check out THIS video. The paint doesn’t blend perfectly like Copic markers with, but creates brush strokes and color blocking, depending on how you color.

Flowers: Magenta, Lipstick Red, Antique Pin, Pastel Red
Leaves: Lush, Leaf Green, Apple
Centers: Pale Orange, Sulphur Yellow

To create my background, I ink-blended some Lemonade ink and them stamped a light impression of the new Dimensional Quilt background stamp using Sunbeam ink. It’s very light and gives texture to the background. I fussy-cut my image and attached it to my card panel using foam adhesive, then splattered it with gold paint. To finish, I attached a sentiment that I embossed in white over black cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Be sure to check out additional inspiration for this release at the stops below!


GIVEAWAY:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 30th of March. The winner can email Simon Says Stamp to claim his/her prize.

Don’t forget there is a fun shopping promotion! Used HBD322 for a free Birthday Wishes stamp set when you place an order!


BLOG HOP ORDEr:
Simon Says Stamp Blog   
Nina-Marie Trapani
Caly Person
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Cathy Zielske
Suzy Plantamura
Sidnie Des Jardins
Lisa Addesa
Keisha Charles
Heather Ruwe
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Cheiron Brandon
Norine Borys
Yoonsun Hur
Anna-Karin Evaldsson


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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SSS Mom’s Spring Flowers
SSS Mom’s Spring Flowers
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SSS Dimensional Quilt
SSS Dimensional Quilt
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SSS Lemonade PSI
SSS Lemonade PSI
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SSS Sunbeam PSI
SSS Sunbeam PSI
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Nude Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nude Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Passion Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Passion Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Pastel Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Pastel Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Nature Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nature Set
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Ranger TH Distress White Heavystock
Ranger TH Distress White Heavystock
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Finetec Mica Watercolor
Finetec Mica Watercolor
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MOST USED TOOLS:

SSS Intense Black Ink
SSS Intense Black Ink
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS Pawsitively Everything Tool (PET)
SSS Pawsitively Everything Tool (PET)
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SSS Blending Brush Set Small & Large
SSS Blending Brush Set Small & Large
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SSS Small Blending Brushes
SSS Small Blending Brushes
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SSS Large Blending Brushes
SSS Large Blending Brushes
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SSS Rainbow Pack Blender Brushes
SSS Rainbow Pack Blender Brushes
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Finger Daubers
Finger Daubers
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Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy
Digital Cover 100lb
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 110 lb
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Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
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SSS Vellum 40 lbs
SSS Vellum 40 lbs
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SSS Clear Acetate Sheets
SSS Clear Acetate Sheets
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MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
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MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
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SSS 3.5 inch Acrylic Block
SSS 3.5 inch Acrylic Block
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
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TRHD Embossing Powder Tool
TRHD Embossing Powder Tool
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SSS White Embossing Powder
SSS White Embossing Powder
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Double Sided Foam Tape
Double Sided Foam Tape
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Darice Foam Strips
Darice Foam Strips
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3D Foam Strips - Black
3D Foam Strips – Black
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Glad Press'n Seal
Glad Press’n Seal
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SSS Craft Tacky Glue
SSS Craft Tacky Glue
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AG Ultra Fine Metal Tip Applicator
AG Ultra Fine Metal Tip Applicator
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SSS Dot Runner & Refills
SSS Dot Runner & Refills
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SB Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
SB Platinum 6 Die
Cutting Machine
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LF Stamp Shammy
LF Stamp Shammy
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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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C-Thru T-Ruler
C-Thru T- Ruler
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SB Reverse Tweezers
SB Reverse Tweezers
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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TH Sizzix Shaping Kit
TH Sizzix Shaping Kit
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TH Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
TH Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
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TH Tonic Max Guillotine Trimmer
TH Tonic Max
Guillotine Trimmer
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 TH Tonic Mini Craft Guillotine Trimmer
TH Tonic Mini Craft Guillotine Trimmer
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EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
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Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
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IKS Square
IKS Square
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IKS Rectangle
IKS Rectangle
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IKS Mini
IKS Mini
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TH Distress Sprayer
TH Distress Sprayer
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Fiskars Titanium No5 Micro Tip Scissors
Fiskars Titanium No5
Micro Tip Scissors
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SSS Magnetic Glass Mat
SSS Magnetic Glass Mat
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TS Pick Up Stick
TS Pick Up Stick
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DESTASH SALE!
If you’re interested in buying some lightly used or unused products in mystery destash boxes, please check out my Destash Sale Page


107 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp – Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop Day 1 + GIVEAWAY

  1. These brush markers created such a beautiful colored image. Thanks for sharing your process and this wonderful birthday card.

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