Sunday, June 28, 2020

Make Me So Happy - Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release Blog Hop

Good morning! I'm thrilled this morning to be joining Day 2 of a Two day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Send Happiness 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 to select a a FREE enamel pin with any order using one of the coupon codes through Monday, June 29, 2020 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


Today I have a mostly die cut card - with a a lot of distress ink fun as well!


I started off by creating an ink blended background using Mermaid Lagoon distress ink and blending it on watercolor paper with a blending brush. I then misted it with water so it could soften out to a watercolor look, and set it aside to dry.


I die cut the gorgeous new Etched Peony die from white cardstock, and blended Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries distress ink over the top. I also smooshed some of those inks on a clear block, mixed with water, and flicked over it with a paint brush for some splatter. And finally, also added some splatters with white paint thinned with a bit of water.


I die cut a couple of the beautiful new Leafy Branch die from white cardstock, and tucked those behind the flower. Before adhering both of those down, I added some black splatter with Pinkfresh Licorice liquid watercolors.


Added a sentiment from the new Happy Days stamp set, heat embossed in white on a bit of black cardstock, trimmed down, and mounted with foam adhesive. Finished off with a few white jewels from Pinkfresh Studio Essentials: Jewels Mix for just that little extra bit of sparkle!


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!!!

112 comments:

  1. Love the softly blended background, and I would put those little gems on everything if I could.

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  2. Oh my gosh! That is so pretty. I love the colors!

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  3. Love those dies. I've already spent to much on this release, but they're on my wish list. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  4. Great ispiration and love this big flower. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. I absolutely love peonies! Your card is so beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful card - the peony die is gorgeous.

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  7. I love your cards! It gives off a beautiful tropical vibe. (Even though I'm sure peonies aren't tropical 😉)

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  8. Such a pretty card! I love the colors you chose and now I see that I will have to order that too!

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  9. That Peony Blossom die is just so pretty. Beautiful card.

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  10. This is one of my favorite color combos and with
    the B&W sentiment, the flower really pops.

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  11. This is a beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  12. Such a pretty card; I love the beautiful background you created.

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  13. The flower has so much depth.
    Beautiful care. Great colors.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I like how your blending helps to focus the eye to the flower. Great card.

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  15. Nice color mix and design. I like the look of the sentiment strip.

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  16. Beautiful floral! I LOVE the colors and the gems!

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  17. The peony is wonderful and the leafy branch works so well on your background. Great Job!

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  18. I like the combination of the leafy branch with the etched flower.

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  19. Love that background!! The blue is beautiful!! I also adore your design!! That peony is gorgeous!!

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  20. This is such a different technique and use of die cuts. Really a beautiful card! Simon's new release has so many amazing things in it!

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  21. That is a beautiful, bold flower - I love how it pops against that soft blue background.

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  22. Beautiful Sparkly look you achieved.

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  23. Your flower just pops! Gorgeous.

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  24. The coral and berry colors are perfect...

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  25. Lovely. Your card is beautiful! I like the color combinations.

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  26. These dies are fabulous! Beautiful card.

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  27. Such a gorgeous card, Heather! Love the colors you used.

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  28. The colors are so nice. Beautiful card.

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  29. Peonies are my favorite flower. Love the addition of the delicate leaves.

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  30. Love this beautiful card. It's fun to see great creativity with these dies and get some fresh ideas!

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  31. You do such beautiful work - I love it! I learn so much from your videos. Thank you.

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  32. This is so pretty! I love the colors!

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  33. You do nice work. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  34. I always love the look of die cuts as a focal point. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

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  35. I like how you inked the flower die cut. Great card.

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  36. Gorgeous card. I love the Leafy Branch die and that Etched Peony is beautiful. The colors are amazing.

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  37. Gorgeous card and beautiful color combination!

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  38. such a pretty card Heather, love the bright flower!

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  39. Love your card and for the way you used distress ink. It's very beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  40. So beautiful! Love the floral die cut and how you colored it! And the background is so pretty and a great color.

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  41. Love, love this card..and reading the post I can see all the details. Beautiful colors

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  42. Very pretty! I love that die.

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  43. Beautiful card! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. This card is stunning! I love the colors, the design, everything.

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  45. Beautiful card! I love the pink/red on top of the blue and those delicate leaves are a great addition.

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  46. Wonderful card! Love this new release.

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  47. What a beautiful card! Love your creativity.

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  48. Pretty. pretty card. Love your blended background tecnique. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  49. Love the colors of your card!

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  50. Lovw your card that flower is stunning

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  51. So pretty! I love the coral flower against the beautifully blended blue background. The splatters are such a perfect detail.

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  52. Great contrast makes for a bright cheery card.

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  53. Your card is so beautifully colored against the backdrop of the white leaf cut-out. Inspiring!

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  54. Beautiful card! Thank u for sharing!

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  55. Beautiful! I love how you ink blended the background and the beautiful die cut flower. Such stunning results!

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  56. Love the pop of red against the sky blue background.

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  57. Wow, wow, wow. Those colors are stunning. Now wishing I'd put that die in my order last night...Thanks for sharing!

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  58. The peony & leaf branch really make the card. GORGEOUS.

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  59. I love the colors! So bright and cheerful! Beautiful!

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  60. So pretty! I love the soft background and that gorgoeus flower!

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  61. so so pretty - love the touch of the splatters!

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  62. Oh wow! I would have never known! Wonderful technique and again, simple! Love it!

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  63. Gorgeous and I love
    the die cuts and colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  64. Stunning!! This hop is filled with inspiration!

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  65. The peony is gorgeous against the blue background!

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  66. Lovely palette used on this card, it's so bright and cheerful.

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  67. Gorgeous card! Love these new dies.

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  68. So pretty! I love the contrasting colors. And the new dies are fantastic!

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  69. Beautiful! Love the vibrant color of the flower against the softer background.

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  70. Gorgeous floral design and leaves! Beautiful card!

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  71. Wow Heather! That card is so nice. Thanks, Denise

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  72. Great card, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  73. Love the way your red pops against the soft blue background!

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  74. Gorgeous, Heather, that red flower really pops!

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  75. love this release and all the samples so far are just great

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  76. What a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  77. Love how the flower pops against the blue background.

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  78. LOVE this!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!!

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  79. the pink/red coloring against the light blue background was very unique.

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  80. Stunning and elegant. Love the colors.

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  81. I love the choice of colors you used. Thanks for sharing such a unique design.

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  82. Such a classy card and love the colour combination you used.

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  83. Lovely card! The flower just pops!

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  84. Beautiful card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. I love the colors you have used, so pretty

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  86. What a gorgeous card, Heather! I love the bright, happy die cut flower as it takes centre stage!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Take care! :)

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  87. Beautiful card. I love the ink blended background with the splattering! Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  88. Love the big Peony flower and one of my favorite flowers. The background really set off the flower and that leafy die is a must-have!!

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  89. Wow Heather :) Lovely card....love your color palette!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  90. wow, such a beautiful card!

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  91. Beautiful cards and wonderful new products from this release. Thanks for sharing.

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