Friday, April 12, 2019

Rose Stencil Two Ways - Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies Blog Hop



Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along for Day 1 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Blossoms & Butterflies Release from Simon Says Stamp!!! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below for a coupon code for a free gift through Sunday, April 14th, 2019 as well!!!


For today I'm sharing a couple cards sharing two ways I used the beautiful new Bouquet of Roses stencil with Distress Oxide inks for slightly different looks!


For this first one, I used white cardstock and blended Distress Oxide inks over white cardstock using makeup blending brushes. I used two tones for the flowers, and two for the leaves to add some depth to the image.


For this second one, I used the exact same Distress Oxide inks, but blended them over watercolor cardstock, then misted with water to let the colors run together for more of a watercolor effect. To add to that look, I also smooshed two of the colors onto a clear block, picked up with a waterbrush, and used them to add splatters to the background. 


For both cards, I added sentiments from the new Wake Up and Makeup Stamp Set - so many beautiful sentiments in that set! I then mounted each panel on a white cardbase. I love how I could use the exact same stencil, stamp set, and even Distress Oxide colors - and yet get two completely different looks! Would love to hear which one is your favorite?


I also have these following two cards posted on my blog yesterday using items from the new release - another post creating two cards with the same item - in this case one of the new dies from the release! You can check out more details on these cards HERE if you're interested!



GIVEAWAY INFO:
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)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


120 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards. I love both the looks. I also love the previous cards. They look very elegant.

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  2. Pretty, pretty....love that bouquet of roses stencil.

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  3. thanks for sharing the different ways of using these products:)

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  4. Gorgeous cards --- I especially like the watercolor one!

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  5. Very lovely cards. I like the watercolor one best.

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  6. Beautiful cards...I can’t choose which is my favorite, they are both fantastic. Thanks for sharing two ways to use the same distress inks and stencils and creative two different but beautiful cards!

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  7. Great cards - very fresh and pretty. I especially love the two you made with the lotus die!

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  8. Love distress oxides on the gorgeous stencils!

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  9. I haven't tried stencils, but these are so pretty. They are on my wish list.

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  10. Wow! Beautiful & interesting uses. I love that set of sayings. Beautiful color combos.

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  11. All of these are beautiful! I will definitely try the stencil technique on the watercolor paper.

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  12. Beautiful cards showcasing SSS new release!

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  13. Such pretty cards Heather, really love this new release from SSS!!!

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  14. Love your cards with those beautiful dies and stencils, great inspiration!

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  15. Loving the teal and black combo. So pretty.

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  16. You've done a great job with this new release! Everything is beautiful! I'm so glad some of your stamps mention the Lord. He is the essential part of comfort and hope.

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  17. Oh wow, love what you created!

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  18. Beautiful cards, Heather, and it's fun to see that you used my favourite products from this release - the floral dies, and that gorgeous stencil!

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  19. lovely card designs and i love the way you used the die!

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  20. Wonderful cards. I must have this stencil.

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  21. Gorgeous! Stencils are so underrated. Love your cardsšŸ˜

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  22. Beautiful cards. This stencil is so pretty.

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  23. lovely LOVELY. i am really digging this release.

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  24. Fantastic cards! I really like the double cards using the same elements but with slightly different designs or techniques!

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  25. Such fabulous cards, Heather!

    Hope all is well with you and yours. :)

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  26. Gorgeous cards Heather I love this new stencil, it's a beauty! Your cards from yesterday where also awesome.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  27. Gorgeous cards! So beautiful!

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  28. I love how you showed two different versions of the basically the same card design. Very clever, and very beautiful.

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  29. I really like the stencil and the shaker card is great!

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  30. Really lovely cards, Heather. I adore the new floral frames!!

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  31. Tricia Podmore here, so neat! Love the cards and color choices. Very inspiring to see you intermix the stamp sets showing how versatile this release is. Soooooo appreciate your sharing of your talents and inspiration with us. Blessings

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  32. Very nice, love the colors, the stencil and shaker card. Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

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  33. The aqua looks wonderful. And I like the stenciled flowers and greenery on the other cards. All are so pretty...

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  34. OOOoooo! I LOVE your "Hello Gorgeous Lotus" card! I LOVE THEM ALL, but that one stood out to me! WONDERFULLY DONE, Heather!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  35. i think that you've convinced me that the rose stencil is my favorite piece of the release.
    too be honest, i didn't require that much convincing.

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  36. Beautiful Cards.. Love this release..

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  37. These frames of flowers make such a pretty card for many occasions

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  38. I like your cards. I like the simplicity of them

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  39. I love the CAS look! I love how you used the stencils and made one that is crisp and one that is splattered!

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  40. These are all such great cards. They are so clean and simple. Just my style. Thanks for sharing,

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  41. Very nice cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. All your cards are beautiful, Heather! The watercolor roses card is my favorite...I'm going to try that technique. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  43. Such a pretty stencil and your cards are stunning! Love the ones from yesterday, too.

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  44. Beautiful CAS cards, love the delicate colours with the bold sentiments, Cathy x

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  45. love seeing all the different ways to use the products

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  46. Great new release, thanks for sharing these fab ideas!

    Carol B

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  47. Your cards are so pretty. Love all of the new flower options in this release.

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  48. super pretty cards! loving all the inspiration!

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  49. Love your cards! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  50. These are such gorgeous cards

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  51. That stencil is one of the first things that caught my eye in the release & I love your cards!

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  52. These are fabulous cards! Love that stencil!

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  53. I love the 2 different looks from 1 medium. Beautiful cards

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  54. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Love them!

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  55. Wonderful cards. Love the different looks.

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  56. My favorite is that shaker card! The background, the frame die cut. Perfect!

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  57. Gorgeous cards! I lean towards the more "clean" card but they are both beautiful!

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  58. Wow! As always your cards are totally gorgeous!

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  59. Your cards are all gorgeous. You used my two favourite items from this new release.

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  60. Dear Heather
    your cards are simple elegant beauties.love and hugs

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  61. Gorgeous stencilled designs and also love the black and teal paired together!

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  62. Gorgeous cards! Love the frame die!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  63. Very pretty cards! I'm in love with the rose stencil now!

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  64. Blue is my fave color so I adore the
    blue cards. The die cut is simple
    but striking. the stenciled flowers
    are great too. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. Beautiful cards, Heather - love the watercolor look of the 2nd one!

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  66. Beautiful cards!! I love the look of the stenciled image misted with water!!

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  67. Just lovely!! Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  68. Love the two ways you have used the same products. Nice use of color and the watercolors! Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  69. Love your simply, elegant cards, Heather. I'm king of intimidated by water color, but this is a great way to get that look. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Beautiful cards!! I saw that die used with white card stock, but your black one looks awesome too!!

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  71. In all of the hops I have participated, this is the first time when two designers produced cards that are almost identical. You and Amy R came up with cards using the stencil that are very much alike, yet each has its own beauty. I like all of them. And I also like the blue cards you made using the wonderful new frame dies from SSS. Great job!

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  72. Beautiful cards. I love the floral frame dies from this fantastic release, and your card is gorgeous.

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  73. Very pretty cards, Heather! Love the font on the sentiments also!

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  74. Thank you Heather for sharing your pretty cards today. Great blog hop. Super new products. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs!

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  75. I like your first rose card best using the Distress Oxide colors. All your cards are so nice and creative.

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  76. What fun and fabulous cards. Love the different looks from adding a wash of water. Love your shaker card.

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  77. Love them all, especially the shaker. I've become shaker obsessed lately!

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  78. I’m so inspired by your blue hello gorgeous card! Absolutely beautiful. Lovely job. Great use of the SSS products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  79. Lovely use of the stencil. The cards look great. I like flower frames. I think they are very elegant looking.

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  80. Awesome cards! Love that pretty stencil and the flower frame dies! Great release for spring!

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  81. Lovely cards, I really love this rose stencil! Thanks for showing different ways to use it with the same products.

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  82. Soft and subtle. Beautiful cards.

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  83. extra luvin' your shaker card!

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  84. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Such BEAUTIFUL Card Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  85. Your cards are fabulous. I love your use of the stencil. Gorgeous!!

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  86. Beautiful choices of Distress Oxide. I'm loving the rose stencil.

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  87. What gorgeous cards and what a great release this is!

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  88. I knew I loved the framed flowers, and all the talent on this hop just convinced me more! I've never used stencils much, but now you've got me thinkin'. . . . Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

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  89. Pretty cards! I love the watercolored looking one! Thanks for sharing how they were made!

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  90. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing

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  91. All the top designers seem to be creating with either the rose stencil or the flower dies. Which means they are the items must truely be amazing! I love these cards. Both stenciled images are stunning!

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  92. You and Amy were clearly on the same page for this hop! I love how the extra flow-y watercolor version looks. I'm going to have to be brave and try that myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Wonderful cards. I like the different looks you achieved with the distress oxides.

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  94. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing!

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