Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tulip Background 2 Ways - Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Blog Hop


Good morning! I'm thrilled this morning to be part of Day 2 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Sunny Days Ahead from Simon Says Stamp!!! Not only is a new release exciting - but Simon Says Stamp is finally able to begin shipping again after being part of a state wide stay at home order. Yesterday I received a couple orders I had placed with new item pre-orders in February - and it was so fun to receive some of the goodies I had totally forgotten about! 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 to receive the versatile Intense Black Ink Pad for FREE with any order using coupon code SSSINK through Sunday, January 12, 2019 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EST)!!!


Today I'm sharing two cards using the same background and sentiment stamp sets - but in two different ways! I love being able to use  my supplies in different ways to get more uses out of them!


For this first card, I decided to watercolor in the image in some of my favorite tulip tones with the lovely new Tulip Background Stamp!


I started off by heat embossing it it in gold on Arches watercolor paper. I used my MISTI to stamp a couple times for a clear impression - it'snot perfect on the texture of the watercolor paper, but I am okay with imperfection! I then used some bright and bold Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors to color in the image. These colors are so fun to mix and blend together!


I added a sentiment from the new Lucky and Hugs stamp set. I stamped the larger portion in black on white cardstock and carefully cut it out close to the image, then heat embossed the second part, trimmed it into a banner shape, and added it underneath - both on foam adhesive.


Finished off with a few sparkly clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins for fun. Can you see the lovely shine from the gold heat embossing on this?


For the next one, I went with a far more abstract approach!


For this, I stamped and heat embossed as above, but this time I used clear embossing powder. I taped it down on a board, sprinkled some Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Violet Brocade over the entire panel, and then misted it generously with water. The best effect from this come from letting it sit and slowly dry - the shimmer powders pool up within the heat embossed areas and look so pretty when they finish drying. Hard to be patient, but so worth it!


Once it dried (for a very long time! Or overnight I suppose...) I added the sentiments and sequins the same way as the above card.


Can you see how shimmery and pretty this technique is?!?!? I love the fine glitter in the shimmer mist!


Which technique do you like best? One takes very little time, but lots of patience, the other more time to color, but when you are done it is finished pretty quickly!


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)

These ladies are also part of the hop, but are featuring previously released products - so make sure and hop along to them as well:


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!!!


120 comments:

  1. Hi Heather!!! The purple flowers are just incredible. They are different from anything I have seen you do before. I am going to try that today. I have some of the powders, and would love to make a card like that. THANK YOU

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  2. Heather, your cards are gorgeous! Two totally different cards from one stamp! Amazing!

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  3. Awesome cards, I love them. I want to try something similar now. Thanks.

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  4. The card with the powders is really beautiful, but I like the other one better.

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  5. Both cards are so pretty, Heather! I love the purple one the most.

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  6. Beautiful, fresh and perfectly fabulous! Stunning cards!

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  7. Great cards. O love that tulip stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These tulips are amazing! I LOVE the gold embossing! Both are stunning!

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  9. I absolutely love both cards!

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  10. Purple card is great - my favorite color!

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  11. Love this tulip stamp! So pretty, perfect for Mother's day

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  12. Your backgrounds are amazing. I love it!

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  13. Beautiful cards!! That is an awesome background stamp!

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  14. I would love having someone send me that tulip card! Beautiful!

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  15. These are beautiful. I have the watercolors from PinkFresh studio but don't have the Violet Brocade shimmer powder from Nuvo! I am convinced now because I love all the colors in it! Lol!

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  16. The tulip stamp is my favorite from this release, love how you painted them in such beautiful colors.

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  17. Beautiful cards! thank you for explaining your technique.

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  18. Both of your cards are beautiful. I love how different both cards look using the same background stamp.

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  19. Love the first card of tulips.
    The second is too abstract for me.
    Kind of lose the design with the
    coloring. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Both beautiful, the purple is stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Awesome Sunny Days Ahead Release! Awesome creations! I love both looks!!!

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  22. I love that background stamp and you did amazing projects with it! I love them both! Can't decide which one I like better!! What an awesome release!1

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  23. I love this stamp, and what you created with it is beautiful!

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  24. Vibrant, lovely colors. Embossing with gold, made the colors pop more.

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  25. Tulips, spring, hugs and moms. This stamp ties a ribbon on the beauty of it all! Thanks and please stay healthy!

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  26. Beautiful spring cards. I love the tulip background stamp.

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  27. Beautiful!! I love your lovely cards using this gorgeous tulip background stamp!!

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  28. Love this background! So many different ways to use it. Love them both.

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  29. Two very different looks. I wouldn't have thought to use a powder to color with, but I like the effect. Your watercolored card is so pretty.

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  30. Great cards! Just got some of the shimmer powders and now I have to get them out.

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  31. Lovely tulip cards--I love the peachy/coral one! Congrats to SSS for being able to return to shipping and another great release!

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  32. Cool way to use the background of tulips in two ways!

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  33. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. I love the gorgeous colors. The new release is great. Especially the fabulous dies.

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  34. Great example of how different techniques can make such a difference in the finished product. tfs

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  35. Love this stamp, I've ordered it, but haven't received it yet. Can hardly wait to try both these techniques.

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  36. Beautiful tulips! Looks like you did a lot of work. I love the pink ones!

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  37. Beautiful cards!! Love that background and love your coloring!

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  38. The tulips are gorgeous, and you have used the background stamp so creatively!

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  39. I love both of them. I think the more abstract one might look very different from the way it photographs.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Gorgeous cards! Love the tulip background stamp.

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  41. Beautiful cards. I love the Tulip background stamp and your coloring is amazing.

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  42. Such gorgeous cards! Love the tulips and the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Very fun and colorful cards. I love the colors that you used.

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  44. I love this stamp, it is a must have. You have colored the tulips beautifully.

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  45. I love the watercoloring in the first card, gold embossing is so gorgeous.

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  46. Beautiful cards!Thanks for sharing different techniques on using this background stamp.

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  47. The tulips are wonderful. I'm from Michigan where we have a tulip festival normally around the 5th of May. Unfortunately it has been cancelled for this year! Your lovely cards will have to replace it... Thanks

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  48. So beautiful! That tulip stamp is a must have.

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  49. You've shown us how versatile that tulip background stamp can be!

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  50. Very pretty cards! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  51. They are both beautiful but I love the one with the Nuvo Shimmer powder. I have so much fun using them.

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  52. I like them both...lots of color. But I think I like the first one the best.

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  53. such pretty cards - thanks for sharing

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  54. I love both of these cards and the techniques you used.

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  55. Really pretty tulips! The shimmer powders add wonderful abstract color.

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  56. brilliant embossing resist! i like that card a lot

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  57. Same stamp and two very different cards. Love your fields of tulips! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  58. Such stunning color combinations!!

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  59. Beautiful cards!! I love both techniques!

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  60. What a beautiful title for a beautiful release. So many wonderful products and artists for us to follow. As an Australian 🇦🇺 I especially love the “Mum” die. A lot of the cards I used to make for my Mum, before she passed, had the top of the “O” cut out of them🙂 Thank you to Simin for the release and to you for the inspiration 💖

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  61. Very nice, thanks for sharing

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  62. I like both versions, it is hard to choose between them!

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  63. Thanks for sharing. Will ck out your YouTube channel

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  64. Wow! Love these bold background stamps. The embossing is beautiful.

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  65. Love the tulips card. Tulips are my favourite flowers and the gold embossing is awesome with great colour selection.

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  66. Really pretty cards ... love that you used the same stamp but the cards are totally different

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  67. Beautiful Tulip Background design! Love the colors you used for your awesome cards!

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  68. Gorgeous creations - I love that shimmer powderr technique!

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  69. Your cards are gorgeous. I love that Tulip stamp.

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  70. Gorgeous cards, I
    love that second
    one!
    Carla from Utah

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  71. Great way to get a look at different color styles.

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  72. These are beautiful, both of them! LOVE!

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  73. So pretty! I love the one made with Shimmer powder.

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  74. Beautiful spring cheery cards!

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  75. Gorgeous cards and the beautiful farm of lovely colored tulips... Your purple tulip card just swoon me over

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  76. Both of these cards are pretty, but I love how the one with the shimmer powder turned out.

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  77. Beautiful cards with this tulip stamp.

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  78. I love your coloring, so pretty. Embossing and watercoloring is so much fun.

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  79. SWOON!! These are BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  80. Both beautiful. I can’t decide which I like best

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  81. Both cards are very eye catching. Well done!

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  82. Don't you just love a garden of tulips? Especially that peach-toned one :) Thank you.

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  83. Wonderful stamped backgrounds! So versatile, and you used it with such beautiful colors.

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  84. These are really Beautiful!!! Love this stamp!!

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  85. I love these two very different looks you achieved with the same background stamp!!

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  86. Hi Heather It has been awhile that I visit your site. Beautiful card. Glad to know the store is open. I need some happy mail.

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  87. Love your tulips...especially the pink ones. Perfect for Spring/Mother's Day. TFS!

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  88. Beautiful cards -love this tulip background. Your card using the shimmer powder is especially striking ! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Those red tulips are simply stunning! Perfect for spring

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  90. Beautiful cards Heather, my favorite is the second one, with the shimmer powder, so artsy! TFS

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  91. two very different cards but both very beautiful
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  92. Beautiful set of cards! I love the tulips! :)

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  93. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. So I was thrilled to see your cards. I must admit, I prefer the traditional card but both are beautiful.

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  94. Love the two differing looks with the same stamp!

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  95. Beautiful cards; gorgeous colors!!!

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  96. Very nice. If I can find my Brushos I should try this.

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  97. what an awesome difference between the 2. thanks for sharing

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  98. Both of these cards are amazing! I love both of the looks, the one with the watercolour and the shimmer power. I love the detail of watercolour but the shimmer power creates such an artistic look. Such a great background stamp!

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  99. Loving those tulips, hard to believe both results came from one stamp!

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  100. Such pretty tulips. You made them look so different.

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