Friday, June 7, 2019

You Are Strong - Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Release Blog Hop Day 1

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 Rest and Refresh 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, June 9th, 2019 as well (code expires at 11:59 PM EST)!!!


Today I'm sharing this card I created using the beautiful new Your Light Stamp Set and some Distress Oxide Inks!


I love the nautical theme to this stamp set, but wanted to use some brighter fun beachy colors for my card. I heat embossed the lighthouse image in white on a panel of white cardstock, then die cut a Nested Circle from another panel of paper and used the negative as a mask to blend Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks over the image. I also added a hearty dose of Perfect Pearls before removing my mask.


Once that dried, I used a clean cloth to remove any excess ink clinging to my heat embossed image - this helped make it pop white and crisp against the background. I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the kit on a strip of black cardstock, and hand trimmed it down to a banner shape, then mounted that with foam over the bottom of the circle. I also added an additional stamped sentiment underneath.


I finished off with a few of the Marina Sequin Mix from the new release, and then matted that panel on two coordinating colors of cardstock from the Gina K Autumn Rainbow cardstock collection - 2018 Add-on Edition. Can you see all the fun sparkle on this card from the Perfect Pearls splattered on that ink blended background?


I also posted this set of cards yesterday using this same stamp set for the sentiments, and the beautiful NEW Wildflowers Stamp Set - you can check out the 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 that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


118 comments:

  1. What a nice card. I like this stamp set and you used it so effectively.

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  2. I l o v e the way you used this stamp! It's great with those colors.

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  3. Fantastic card! I love all the colors! :)

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  4. Awesome card! I LOVE anything water related!!

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  5. Well done. Nautical seems to be a popular theme right now.

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  6. Very pretty colors and use of stamps.

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  7. Oooo.....I love the way you created that bright and happy lighthouse card! It screams summer!

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  8. Love the lighthouse card Heather. Being as I am from the "Maritimes" and surrounded by water, lighthouses are a popular theme here. Your Wildflower cards are just gorgeous...Oh how I love those images!

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  9. The lighthouse makes an inspiring card, the sentiment is perfect.

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  10. The white embossing looks great. And the wildflowers are very cool looking. Thanks for showing us your ideas.

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  11. Heather, I really enjoy your cards. I especially like your various uses of the Wildflower stamp, since I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. Thank you.

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  12. I absolutely LOVE that wildflower set and those cards you made with them - this is one of the must-haves for me from this new release!

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  13. Oh wow--you always inspire me, Heather! Love the blending you did for the first card & the wildflower cards are stunning!

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  14. Beautiful cards and I love the design for each of them with the amazing color blending in the background.

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  15. Gorgeous cards.
    Love the inking
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous card, Heather. Love the image, love the coloring.

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  17. I'm a big fan of lighthouses and I like the design and coloring you used and just love the Wildflowers cards. This stamp makes a beautiful card with minimal effort if wanted.

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  18. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

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  19. Beautiful cards!! Love the rainbow sunset and sailboat. Love your pretty flower silhouettes.

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  20. Love your cards, especially the lighthouse one!

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  21. Beautiful blending! I love the vibrant colors you used. The lighthouse card is so gorgeous, and I will try that masking technique.

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  22. I love your color choices it is something I would not have thought to try. It looks great!

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  23. Love the silhouette cards and amazing background colors.

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  24. Nice color combos. Love the brightness and style.

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  25. Beautiful cards using the new release products. Thanks for the tips.

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  26. OMG!!! Your cards are so breathtakngly beautiful!!

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  27. Love the new wildflowers set. Silhouettes make for stunning cards.

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  28. Your Light is one of my favorites. Love those colors you used. The Wildflower stamp has me pretty intrigued also. Lovely.

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  29. Lovely cards...enjoy seeing the possibilities.

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  30. Beautiful cards. Your backgrounds are stunning.

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  31. Beautiful cards!! Your blended backgrounds are so pretty!

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  32. Your lighthouse card is so danged cute it is making me want to purchase that set....my husband would love it!!

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  33. Great silhouette cards with beautiful backgrounds

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  34. Love the silhouette cards!

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  35. love your pretty cards - thank bakgrounds are awesome

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  36. Love all your cards. Silhouettes are my favorite. Thank you for sharing!!

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  37. Such beautiful cards. Love the first one...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Your cards are so pretty! Love the lighthouse one.

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  39. Perfect wildflower cards...wonderful colors.

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  40. Beautiful cards!!!! Your ink blending is soooo Pretty!!!

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  41. WOW! Love all the ink blending! Great cards!!

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  42. Love the bright colors on the You are strong card...well, love them all!

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  43. so much pretty ombre or blending!

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  44. Gorgeous ink blending!!! love your backgrounds!

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  45. All your cards are just beautiful, the ink blending is terrific!

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  46. These look beautiful! I love your colour choices for the ink blending. Stunning work!

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  47. Your style is lovely and always so inspiring!

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  48. Gorgeous cards and I love the fabulous sentiment you paired with the first card.

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  49. So much gorgeous inking going on here! Those floral silhouettes are some of my favorites from this release!

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  50. Beautiful colors on each of your gorgeous creations! Love the stamps! The wildflowers are a fave!

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  51. What beautiful cards!!! I love all the colors you've used and how you have used them. The sentiment on the lighthouse card is also really noteworthy!! I hadn't notice that particular saying yet, and I am so glad you brought it to my attention. And I seriously think I will be getting these great silhouette stamps! They are really amazing, aren't they?? Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs!! Happy summer!

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  52. Beautiful cards, Heather. Love them both - lots of wonderful new products and it's great to see what you've created with some of them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  53. I really like the Your Light stamps and sentiments.

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  54. Wow!! These cards are so pretty!! Love them all!

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  55. These cards are beautiful, love the sentiment "You are Strong"

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  56. I like your use of color - so cheerful. And, I love the sentiments in this release. Oh, those wildflower stamps are just fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  57. Love how you used the florals! Gorgeous

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  58. Great job! All of your cards are beautiful. Such a wonderfully talented young woman. So much fun along this hop to see all of the beautiful works.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  59. Wow! Fabulous backgrounds!!! Great colouring technique!!!

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  60. Beautiful cards....love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Your set of Wildflower Stamped cards are gorgeous. All your designs are awesome. Great new release of products.

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  62. WOW! Your lighthouse card is awesome. I love the movement the Perfect Pearls added. And your silhouette cards are very cool, as well.

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  63. What a beautiful card! I sometimes forget how stunning an embossed image over a beautiful background can be. Thank you for the inspiration

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  64. Love the lighthouse and the beachy colors.

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  65. What fabulous colour blending on your cards. Beautiful colours x

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  66. The Your Light stamp set has a lot of great images & sentiments. Love your cheerful, pretty creation using it, as well as your silhouette wildflowers card.

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  67. Beautiful cards.Lovely stamp set and color blending

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  68. Fabulous card.. they look amazing.. thanks for sharing..

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  69. Beautiful cards!! I love your ink blending. The Lighthouse is gorgeous!!

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  70. I love how you leaned into the bright backgrounds. The blend on the first card is one that I don't think I've seen, but I love how it turned out. And I'm always here for silhouettes with sunset-y backgrounds. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us!

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  71. Love your backgrounds. The wildflower silhouettes are one of my fav new products. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Beautiful cards! I love the distress oxide inks!

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  73. so cool, LOVE LOVE the colors you used. fantastic cards

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  74. I have been wanting to try this emboss resist technique for a while. Your card is really beautiful-thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  75. Amazing backgrounds on your cards, Heather! LOVE the sailboat card so much!

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  76. Beautiful cards. So perfect with oxide backgrounds. Nice!

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  77. Gorgeous card! Your blending is so pretty and the sentiment is so nice. TFS.

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  78. Your ink blending and color choices are beautiful. Excellent cards, lovd them.

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  79. I am building my background information yours are great.

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  80. Beautiful blend of colors! Thanks for sharing these new products from SSS.

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  81. Awesome creations! I especially love the wildflower silhouette cards!

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  82. Great cards, Heather! Love the wildflower cards and your lighthouse scene!

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  83. Wow! What beautiful cards! I love the color combinations.

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  84. LOVE those bright, fun beachy colours - you nailed it!!

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  85. These are all truly wonderful! Love the design of the first one!

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  86. Love all these gorgeous cards.. Happy fresh colors.

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  87. I am obsessed with that first card!!! Those colors are just gorgeous! So summery and fun. A truly wonderful group of cards TFS! :)

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  88. Wowzer!!! Your first card blew me away! I would never think to emboss that all in white and color over it so beautiful. Also looks awesome the way you framed it! And I love your second set of cards also. I am definitely getting that silhouette stamp!!

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  89. Awesome cards Heather, both today and yesterday. I love the nautical theme, it returns often in summer and is always gorgeous and versatile. Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration.

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  90. Love your pretty ink blended background lighthouse card, so very pretty. Your other cards are great too, what a terrific release from SSS!

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  91. I really enjoy the silhouette cards. I think they just look so cool.

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  92. That wildflower stamp is beautiful! all your cards are so encouraging...

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  93. Fabulous creations! Love this release!

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  94. Just beautiful!!! The backgrounds are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Fantastic cards! I really like the wildflower set.

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  96. Another set of really nice cards. Thanks for showing how to use these new products.

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  97. Love your bright and cheery nautical card!

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  98. What a pretty nautical card, Heather! Love that soft pastel background with white embossing! Your cards using the wildflower stamp are also very beautiful. All the backgrounds are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  99. Oh my gosh, such great cards! Love the cards with the wildflower stamp - so many fabulous examples!

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  100. Your cards are so lovely and have convinced me that these two sets are must haves!

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