Saturday, July 27, 2019

Smile When I Think of You - Simon Says Stamp Believe in You Release Hop Day 2

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along for Day 2 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Believe in You 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 at the end of this post for info on a free gift with purchase including Tim Holtz products - no coupon required through Sunday, June 9th, 2019 as well (code expires at 11:59 PM EST)!!!


For my card today, I paired up the lovely new Sunflower Frame Die with a background I created using Gouache Paint - I picked up a set right before leaving on vacation, and was super excited to give this medium a try!



I love how the gouache paints mix and blend - and have almost a chalky appearance - so pretty! I used 3 colors from the set I purchased from Simon Says Stamp and created wide stripes on a panel of watercolor cardstock, using a bit of water to help the colors move, and allowing them to blend in between colors.


Once that dried, I die cut the new Sunflower Frame Die from white cardstock, and layered it over the top, glueing it in place with Gina K Connect Glue.


Finished off by adding a sentiment from the new Lunch Box Notes 2 Stamp Set, heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock and mounted with foam in the top right corner. Finally, I mounted the entire thing on a Fog Cardbase.


I also posted this card yesterday using this same stamp set for the sentiments and some Distress Oxide Inks to create a galaxy background - you can check out the details on this card HERE if you're interested!


Here is the info on the free gift you will receive with any order including any Tim Holtz branded products through July 31st while supplies last:


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!!!


114 comments:

  1. Lovely cards. The galaxy background is really gorgeous!

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  2. Your first card is just happy!

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  3. Fabulous cards!! Love your colorful backgrounds and your designs. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. awesome space card, with the splatter,so so cute togethe rwith the sentiment, their both fabulous

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  5. WOW Heather these are fantastic. I especially like the first one as that sunflower frame die is so pretty.

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  6. Wonderful cards! The first one is so pretty and cheerful :)

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  7. I love the REACH FOR THE STARs background! Gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely cards ! Second one is my favorite.

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  9. Thanks for featuring the gouache. It is something I am considering for sure.

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  10. I just love that gouache background you created, so beautiful! I've not tried that technique, you should make a video!

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  11. SUCH FUN CARDS, Heather!!!! I've been seeing people work with the gouache a lot lately & I am HOOKED!!! LOL LOVE BOTH of your cards, Heather!!! ;)<3

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  12. Beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

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  13. Such wonderful cards! Fantastic clean designs and awesome inspiration.

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  14. Fun cards. Would be so quick and easy to reproduce. Nice work.

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  15. Oooh I'm in love with this sunflower frame die! So pretty, and I love what you've done with the colors in the background. Gorgeous!

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  16. I think the sentiment 'I smile when I think of you' is my favorite. Love the painting, I am unfamiliar with the medium you used and will look into this as the chalky look is very pretty. Your out of this world card is fun and the way you placed the words brings my mind to a Star Wars movie...loved it. thank you.

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  17. Beautiful cards...love them BOTH, but the soft and pastel one is so simply beautiful!!

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  18. Beautiful cards, I love everything in this release.

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love your designs and the color you picked!

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love the clean and simple design of the first one.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  21. Both cards are lovely. I was drawn to the galaxy card because I'm creating some galaxy backgrounds to use for Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Wonderful cards! I especially love the watercolor background for the lovely framed flower die!

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  23. Great cards! Love the background you created on the first one and the starry sky on the second one is awesome!

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  24. I love all the new floral dies, but this sunflower is my favorite. Your card is beautiful! And your inking on the 2nd card is just fabulous.

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  25. Lovely cards Heather...Both are simple and unique!!

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  26. Beautiful simplicity ... just my style! 💕

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  27. sparkly sky inspiring. Will try that soon.

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  28. lovely cards - your colorful backgrounds are awesome

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  29. Wonderful cards, simple but very beautiful!!

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  30. Love the elegant simplicity of that first card!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of the first one and the gorgeous background of the second. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  32. Love the simple water color stripes behind your flower. So pretty and elegant.

    Love your galaxy card!! So stunning!

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  33. So lovely, your backgrounds are fantastic!

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  34. Thank you for sharing the card idea.

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  35. Wonderful cards. Your backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous.

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  36. Your use of colors is so subtle and lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Great cards and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  38. I really like the background behind the floral die...very stunning.

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  39. Love how the floral die looks against your colour swipe background and that is a FABULOUS star card!

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  40. Pretty cards and a very nice release.

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  41. Love the simple background behind the
    flower. the heavenly card is gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Your color swatches are just perfect for the sentiments

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  43. I love the look of the gouache background - I've not used that medium before. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Great cards. I was already in love with the sunflower frame die and when I saw how you used it over stripes of color, I was really inspired.

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  45. Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. simple and SO elegant/fun! these are great!

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  47. Beautiful cards! I just love the sunflower card!! I love sunflowers!! Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  48. Lovely backgrounds, thanks for the inspiration with these awesome products.

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  49. I like the delicate background on your sunflower card!

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  50. I surrender. I am adding this die to my cart now. Love this card. I've been on the fence about gouache but you're selling me on it.

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  51. love the soft wash behind the flower die cut and the gorgeous night sky.

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  52. Heather, great job, love the simplicity of the flower wafer dies. I can't wait to get mine.

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  53. Lovely set of cards.
    Fabulous blending of
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. Beautiful backgrounds! Love the colors!

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  55. Beautiful cards! You have inspired me to try gouache!

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  56. Heather, your cards are lovely!! I especially like your gouache background card!!

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  57. Love both of these. They are so different from each other, but I just can't pick a favorite.

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  58. Love them! Beautiful colors.

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  59. YOU SO ROCK!! These are so lovely!

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  60. Nice cards, I love that you are showing some quicker to complete style cards with the stylish looks associated with more time invested. Great!!

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  61. Pretty cards! Love that sunflower frame die!

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  62. Two great cards, Heather! Wonderful backgrounds to showcase the new sets! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  63. Love both of your cards. The background with the gauche is lovely.

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  64. Two really bright cheerful designs, both are gorgeous. Haven't used my gouache in a while, great inspiration to get them out again

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  65. Gouache Paint is new to me but this card is lovely. I love the sunflower frame and it looks so pretty against that background. You galaxy is beautiful too.

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  66. Wonderful cards. Love this sunflower frame.

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  67. Fabulous cards. Really love the soft happy look of the first one and the galaxy sky is beautiful.

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  68. Great cards and just love the sunflower die against your colorful background. Great mimic job of a galaxy far far away.

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  69. Lovely cards, love that galaxy BG.

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  70. The sentiment on the second card is just fantastic! And great design too!!

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  71. I love love these florals. Stunning cards. Tyfs!

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  72. Heather, I love both of your card, and how they are so different from one another. I gotta say though, that first floral card has stolen my heart! Thanks for such great inspiration! :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  73. Your Sunflower Frame card is lovely. I like how adding it to a simple colorwash background makes an easy, but striking, card.

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  74. Lovely cards--just love the sunflower die.

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  75. I have never tried using gouche paints before. Such a beautiful background effect for sunflower die.

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  76. Beautiful card! Love the colors of gouache that you used.

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  77. Both wonderful cards, great work!

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  78. I really like this SSS release. It has so many things I like and they are all so different. I wish this lunchbox stamp set had been available when my son was little or when I was still teaching. It would have been perfect for surprise notes of encouragement. The card you made is full of bold color and a positive sentiment!
    The sunflower die is one of my favorites, and I love the background you created to go behind the stem. :) Very pretty.

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  79. Wonderful backgrounds on both. The first one is so cheery. Great cards!

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  80. Beautiful cards with these great new products from SSS!

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  81. Wonderful cards, especially love the sentiment on them.

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  82. Lovely cards, the reach for the stars one is my definite favourite!

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  83. lovely cards. I do love that sunflower die:)

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  84. I love your sunny sunflower card the best. Simple and effective.

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  85. Love both of your cards Heather!!

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  86. Such an inspiring cards. They look great!

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  87. Thank you for demonstrating the gouache paints, Heather - I had never heard of them before! Love the background you created with them on your sunflower card - really liking the sunflower dies!

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  88. What gorgeous cards. I really love the soft colors of the first card.

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  89. Wonderful cards! I especially like the color combo and look of the first card. Beautiful!

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