Good morning! I'm thrilled to be hopping today to celebrate the BRAND NEW Sending Sunshine Release from Simon Says Stamp with a FABULOUS line up of talented creators! Today is Day 1 of the hop - make sure and check in tomorrow for Day 2 - there is a $25 prize up for grabs from EACH and EVERY stop along BOTH days of the hop!!!
You should have arrived here today from the fabulous May Park - if you just happened along, head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start at the beginning!
AND - another new surprise this month! This special code is good through 5/20/18 at Midnight - when you head over to shop the BRAND NEW Sending Sunshine Release from Simon Says Stamp - make sure and enter the code "SUNSHINE" to receive a special free gift! Woohoo!
Today I have this little duo of cards to share using some of the gorgeous stamps and dies from the New Release - the Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die, Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set, and Playful Messages Stamp Set!
I first stamped and heat embossed the large beautiful floral from Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set in clear on white cardstock, then blended distress ink in two different colors for each card. This first card, I used Ripe Persimmon and Evergreen Bough. I die cut the new Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die using a Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate (so helpful for cutting out intricate dies like this one), and heat embossed a sentiment from one of my personal favorites from this release, Playful Messages Stamp Set, on a strip of Smoke Cardstock.
My color combo for the ink blending on this second card is Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint. To assemble the cards, I first adhered the floral image from Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set to the die cut Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die, then applied adhesive just behind that to the back of both of them, and adhered to a white cardbase, leaving everything else hanging free. I love the free flowing and whimsical feel this gives! Over the top of that I adhered my sentiment strips with foam adhesive, and finished off with a few Pearl White Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. (Side note: I used a new favorite tool to place the jewels - the Crystal Kantana Tool - my new best friend for adhering jewels, sequins, and other tiny embellishments!)
Which color combo is your favorite?
Also - if you are looking for a little more inspiration using the new release, I have these cards I posted yesterday using the HILARIOUS new Playful Messages Stamp Set (paired up with the older Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz that I had in my stash) - you can find the details HERE!
Your next stop along the hop is Anna-Karin Evaldsson - I know she has something fabulous waiting for you - so make sure and head that way next!
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.
Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:
Heather Hoffman (you are here)
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