Saturday, October 10, 2020

Layered Embossing - Rainbow Gifts of Joy - Simon Says Stamp Make Merry Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an epic blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Make Merry 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 receive a FREE Stickles Festive Glitter Glue with the coupon code below through Sunday, October 11, 2020 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


I also have a video to share for this card sharing a double layered embossing technique with some watercolors - one of my favorite techniques for emboss resist!


Here is that video - you can also watch it on my YouTube Channel HERE


I started off by using my MISTI to stamp the Gift Boxes Cling Background stamp in clear embossing ink, AND the sentiment from CZ Designs Good Cheer stamp set in Versafine Onyx black ink. THEN, I sprinkled clear embossing powder over all of it and heat embossed with my heat gun.


Then, it was just a matter of adding watercolor over the entire thing - in rainbow order to make color mixing and blending nice and easy! The clear embossing "resists" the watercolor, revealing the beautiful background.


I die cut that panel with Stitched Rectangles dies, and added a tiny supporting sentiment, heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock to finish it off.


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.

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Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bibi Cameron

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143 comments:

  1. What a pretty card. It definitely will spread Christmas cheer.

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  2. WOW just love the pretty colours of your card.

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  3. Great technique and I like the rainbow of colors.

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  4. Absolutely AMAZING BACKGROUND!!! I love the rainbow colors!

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  5. Such a beautiful flow of color on this card.

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  6. That's stunning! I am looking forward to trying something similar. Tfs!

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  7. I am so glad you chose a rainbow themed background! We ALL need some rainbows even during the holidays...going to give this a try!! Awesome!!

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  8. The background has a wonderful artsy look with the colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Hi Heather!! I really like the colors. I have been wanting to try some new colors and techniques, and you have inspired me....Really pretty!

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  10. I like the technique you used with this background stamp and the rainbow colors are perfection!

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  11. Oooo beautiful watercolors! Love your design!

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  12. This card is super! Great colors and so festive!

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  13. Love the black sentiment placed on top of such a pretty background. I have not invested in water colors yet, but you make it look easy to get such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Gorgeous card! Love the rainbow effect with the watercoloring! Always enjoy your creations and designs!

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  15. I never would have thought to use the two colors of embossing ink before heating, thanks for the tip! Beautiful card, love the rainbow colors!

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  16. You have created such a pretty card with the rainbow coloring. I like your tip about placing the cardstock on the stamp, too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. So beautiful! I love these colors and the emboss resist on them!

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  18. Gorgeous background. Love the embossing. Such a beautiful card!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  19. Love the beautiful background on your bright and cheerful card....perfect for these days!

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  20. Beautiful colors... love the size of these presents and CZ sentiment works so well here!

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  21. My favorite colors! Your card is so pretty! I love the sentiments !

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  22. So fun with the watetcolors! Thank you!

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  23. These cheerful colors and the thoughtful sentiment are just what we need in thus unsettling year! Great job, Heather!

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  24. Loving those beautiful bright colors on embossing!! That new stamp is precious!!

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  25. Very pretty card. So colorful. Thanks for sharing

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  26. Love the pretty , colorful Christmas card!

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  27. What a fun rainbow technique. Thanks for the inspiring video.

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  28. Bright and joyful card. Watercolors blending so beautifully.

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  29. Such a Beautiful card!!! Very Merry & Bright!!!!

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  30. love this card, love the colors!

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  31. Rainbows are always spectacular, thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Really enjoyed the process & colorful result! Thanks for sharing your techniques & creativity!

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  33. Peace Love and Joy don't we all need some of that in this day and age of our Country! Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing

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  34. A very pretty card. I just got some watercolours so I will give this technique a try.

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  35. I love that background stamp and all the bright beautiful colors you used on it!!

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  36. Great idea with emboss resist. It really makes the background open to use for multiple holidays and great for a bday card.

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  37. I love the simplicity of this card and the "wow" factor! Looks great!

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  38. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful card you are very talented. You have given me inspiration to some new fresh ideas. Love the cheerful and brightness of you design.

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  39. Love the rainbow background and learned that you can do ALL your stamping and then emboss! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Wow! That’s not AT ALL how I thought the background was colored. I always forget about my watercolors! I love this technique so much!

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  41. A beautiful happy card !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Such beautiful rainbow joy! Thanks for sharing your art!

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  43. I’ve never mixed embossing with watercolor before. What a great idea! Love the white sentiment on black background too! Thanks!

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  44. Beautiful card! Love the rainbow background!

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  45. Fantastic card Heather... love the pretty and bright colors... makes you happy and cheerful! Thank you for the inspiration! Be safe and God bless!

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  46. LOVED watching how you got the watercolored look.... the second coat! Added the dimension and brighter color. Fabulous card!!

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  47. Not traditional Christmas colors, but it's beautiful, Heather! Loved the colors.

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  48. Gorgeous card! Love the background!

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  49. What a wonderful, fun technique! I don't believe I've ever seen double embossing before (and I watch a lot of card making videos). Your background is gorgeous. Love this card.

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  50. This is such a cheerful card! I love the idea of doing the embossing ink and then the black ink before heat embossing, thank you for sharing

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  51. Thank you for the wonderful video & that super tip you have about being able to emboss twice on the same surface without having to heat set in between. Learned something new today which I really enjoy. The watercolours have a vibrant look to them & all the white embossed presents behind look great. Thanks.

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  52. The rainbow colors are so beautiful on this! Love it.

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  53. So bright and cheery, thanks for sharing your wonderful tips.

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  54. So cheery & bright! Who doesn’t love a rainbow design. Looks fabulous.

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  55. Love it, Heather, it's perfection!

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  56. Oh my goodness, those colours! Thank you for sharing your creative process with us in the video, I have also saved it for future reference. Amazing!!

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  57. GORGEOUS Looooove your colours too. Thanks for the Inspiration. xxxooo

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  58. I love that it's a non-traditional color scheme. Great card!

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  59. Such a lovely card with the combination of heat embossing & watercoloring!!

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  60. Very pretty card, I love this background stamp.

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  61. Soooo pretty, love the colors you used!

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  62. Your card is so cheerful and put a smile on my face!

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  63. Love the clear
    embossing and
    the lovely colors!
    Carla from Utah

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  64. Love the rainbow water coloring on this card!! Change the sentiment and it would make a great birthday card too, so fun!

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  65. This card seems so easy and really fun. Love the brightness and contrast.

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  66. Love the bright cheery rainbow colors!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Such fun colors makes you smile. Thanks for the ideas.

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  68. The double layered embossing technique was amazing. I have to watch again with my watercolors ready!!

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  69. So bright and cheerful! I love this release and your cards make me want to buy more!

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  70. One of the prettiest rainbow colored cards I've seen! Just the ray of sunshine we all need!

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  71. That watercolored background is just so gorgeous and vibrant! Love the brightness of it!

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  72. Vibrant rainbow colors! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  73. I love your creativity with this SSS stamp!

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  74. Thanks for sharing your double layered embossing technique with watercolors - Love your choice of non traditional Christmas colors!

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  75. You made this technique look so attainable. The finished card is truly eye catching and perfectly balanced. I'm hooked on trying, even though I have never water coloured before! Thankyou for sharing your talent.

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  76. I love all the bright colors on your card. It makes the cards so cheerful ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  77. Such pretty water coloring! I love a rainbow card.

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  78. Love this release! A hit out of the ball park! Lovin your Card too! Love the colors๐Ÿ˜

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  79. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the double embossing. I want to try this.

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  80. Gorgeous, love the bright colors!

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  81. Lovely Card. Thanks for the video. Always nice to see how cards are colored!

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  82. Beautiful card! I love how you made the background!

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  83. This is so pretty. I dont know what's wrong with me,but I had not noticed that those were beautiful assorted Christmas packages. They are so cute! Love that background!

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  84. Love the colors you used on this pretty card! The Gift Boxes background stamp is awesome!

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  85. Oh that background is really stunning!! ๐Ÿ˜

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  86. Love how you did the rainbow watercolors it's so pretty love this background stamp

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  87. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  88. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the background!

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  89. Ooh la la! Rainbow heaven! Love your card!

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  90. Beautiful! I love this background stamp. And the rainbow colors look amazing.

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  91. Vibrant rainbow colors!...Love it

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  92. Beautiful card. Love the mix of
    colors. The embossed packages
    are wonderful. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(t)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Love this rainbow ray of sunshine! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Love the watercolor rainbow effect

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  95. Always love a ๐ŸŒˆ and these are gorgeous!

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  96. What a cool background! I’ve never seen anyone do double embossing like that but it works!

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  97. Great release! I love your watercolored background!!!!

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  98. Thanks for sharing this lovely card. I love your use of watercolor to showcase this pretty stamp.

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  99. I loved your video and will try this technique this week. The card is beautiful.

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  100. Just added this set to my wishlist, love your style!

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  101. Interesting technique, and one I hadn't seen before. Pretty card.

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  102. I usually don't do watercoloring... but you made me want to do it! I will give it a try when I make Christmas cards this year. :)

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  103. Such a unique background on this card and love the colors you used.

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  104. Love the rainbow effect with the watercoloring! So pretty. TFS

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  105. Wow! I love the colors you used for this card! So cheery!

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  106. Beautiful card-love the water coloring effect!

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  107. Nice way to add color to the image. Great share.

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  108. Using rainbow colors for Christmas cards is so striking.

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  109. I'll have to remember this technique when my stamp gets here! Beautiful!

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  110. Water coloring over emboss background looks great, though I haven't tried. So pretty.

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  111. How pretty! I must try this. I love rainbow colored cards.

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  112. Fantastic Heather! Love the video!

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  113. Stunning card. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing

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  114. Wow! Super card! I love it so much!

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  115. This is so pretty. Love the colours!

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  116. I love the rainbow colors! Fantastic!

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  117. Gorgeous card, I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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