Sunday, January 17, 2021

Being a Friend - Simon Says Stamp Love You, Too Release Blog Hop

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an epic blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Love You, Too 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 darling 6x8 Faraway Hugs stamp set with the coupon code below through January 18, 2021 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


I have recently tried hot foiling for the first time - and I am totally and completely hooked! I got a hot foil machine, but no hot foil plates as of yet...but I discovered you can do hot foiling with dies as well! So when I saw the brand new Boho Circle Wafer Dies, well, I knew just what I wanted to do with them!


I wish I could totally capture in these photos the beautiful look that the hot foiling gives! Such a classy and fun look - and I love the versatility of being able to use dies for it! This die is perfect - so intricate and detailed!


For this first card, I used Soft Navy Cardstock, with Spellbinders Aura gold foil. Navy and Gold is always such a classic combo, don't you think?


I was also pleased to discover that one of the Nesting Circles was the perfect size to die cut my foiled image down to size.


Sentiment is using another new item - Thank You for Being a Friend die. I die cut it from gold cardstock for each card, and also a couple times from white cardstock to layer together for dimension.


For this second card, I used Mint cardstock, and used Spellbinder's Gold Foil to foil my image.


Once both images were foiled and die cut, I mounted them with foam adhesive on white cardbases, and added the sentiments over the top.


I finished off by embellishing with a few sparkly clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins - the clear color was just right to add a bit of sparkle, without distracting from the clean and graphic look of these cards.


I love the bold look of the foiling on the colored cardstock - but still leaving lots of white space by mounting on white cardbases.


I would love to hear which color combo is your favorite!


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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      Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Bibi Cameron

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bobbi Lemanski

Vicky Papaioannou

Keisha Charles

Kath Stewart

Kim Hamilton

Dilay Nacar

LorraineAquilina

Misty Elam

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106 comments:

  1. Wow! The die foiled beautifully! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the navy and gold!

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  2. These are both so beautiful! I love your CAS design!

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  3. Hi, Always great to see what you’re up to! I love the verdegri look of the blue green one! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. These have an Aztec look to them! I got a hot foiling machine for Christmas...I need to bust it out and see what I can do with the dies I already own.

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  5. So much sparkle and I do love sparkle!!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I really love the navy and gold together!

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  7. Love this saying and the blus and gold together

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    1. Spelling error! Love the foiling and blue and gold together!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Great color combinations!

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  9. Awesome cards and great choice of colors!

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  10. Both colour combinations work but the navy and gold just has the edge! Both are very stunning. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us again.

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  11. I love the boho circle and who doesn’t love foiling? Great job!

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  12. I really like the navy and gold combination! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Like the wonderful artsy look to the background with sentiment.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Great work! Navy really pops with the gold.

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  15. Fabulous sentiment die, it has me singing the theme from the tv show The Golden Girls :)
    Really love the navy one.

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  16. Hi, Heather - Someone just above me in the comments mentioned this before I got to it... I think of Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose every time I see this stamp. Thank you for being a friend - and for making such cool stuff to inspire us. I like both of these exemplars - I find the navy one just a touch more stunning, but they are both pretty.
    Health and happiness to you in '21!
    Lori S in PA

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  17. I think the blue one would a great card for a guy. I personally like the green one

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  18. The boho wafer die makes a gorgeous
    background. I have this song running
    thru my head - thank you for....
    Brings back memories. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. How gorgeous your cards are! I'm sure SSS is also happy ♥

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  20. Gorgeous cards. I like the blue - I think it shows off the gold foiling better, but both are gorgeous. The Boho die was truly made to be foiled. Now I've got to get a foiling machine. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Great presentation of the Love you too release.

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  22. Heather, these foiled boho images are exquisite! It's a perfect statement piece. You did so well, love it!

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  23. Just starting to get into foiling, have not tried using a foil machine like you are using here.

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  24. Wow! Very beautiful and elegant! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

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  25. Very pretty cards. Teal is my choice of colors, but I like the dark blue card color combo, the lettering stands out more. Maybe darker letters for teal card? Love them both. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. These are Amazing!!! Love all the sparkle!!!

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  27. These are wonderful cards! I love all the sparkle and shine.

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  28. Beautiful cards, I especially like your color choices.

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  29. Gorgeous cards! I love that you can use dies & a foiling machine!

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  30. I love both of those new products, and you've combined them beautifully!

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  31. the mint combo card is my favorite.

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  32. Nice colors and great amount of sparkle!

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  33. Foiling in colored cardstock - classic! Elegant!

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  34. The foiling makes such elegant cards. I didn't know dies would work this nicely.

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  35. You are so clever... as busy as you are you still find new ways to create. I think I want a foiling machine myself? They really make a statement. Great BOHO Circle die, on my list for sure...

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  36. Wow! Stunning cards! I would love to try foiling, just not sure which machine I want. Maybe after all the crazy virus restrictions are over, I like to touch stuff! ;)

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  37. Such a pretty die. Really like the dark blue with gold embossing!

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  38. Wonderful cards. I'm loving the Boho Circle Wafer Die!

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  39. It looks cool to have 2 different metallic colors together. Nice idea.

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  40. Nice! So cool to have more than one way to use a product, hot foil for the win!

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  41. You are right; that BoHo die is amazing foiled. I did not know you could use dies TO foil. I will have to look up that technique. Thank you!

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  42. Love the foiling on your card. I think the soft navy is my favorite but love them both.

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  43. Holy Moly...these are stunning! Love both color palettes because each gives a completely different look!!

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  44. Love the colors; they just pop!

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  45. Like the contrast of the dark blue more than the light aqua (since you asked). But both are wonderful...

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  46. Beautiful! I didn't know you could use the hot foil machine with dies. I didn't want to purchase the machine and have to buy all the plates. Now I'll have to rethink that!

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  47. Oh my goodness. Love that BOGO die ans what you’ve done with it!

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  48. Love this Boho Circle design! Beautiful cards!

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  49. Love your cards. The mint green with gold is so pretty

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  50. The blue and gold together is really beautiful.

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  51. You're so right, the foiling is beautiful! Great work on these.

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  52. Wow!!!!! These are gorgeous! I didn’t know you could foil with dies! I need to check this out!

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  53. I love those sentiments and the GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Just stunning, Heather! I love the foiling on the darker backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  55. I love the look of your cards! I like the look of foiling but I haven't tried it yet! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. As I always do Heather, I really love your cards...especially the colours you chose. Thank you for the inspiration! 💙

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  57. So interesting how the die changes with different colors

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  58. Like the dies hot foiled. Pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  59. Nice look with the wafer die. I like the added foiling.

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  60. Lovely colors. Haven't tried foiling yet, but it is very pretty.

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  61. These cards are stunning! I need to try foiling.

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  62. Looks so pretty
    and love the shine!
    Carla from Utah

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  63. I’m almost scared to start going down the hot foil press rabbit trail because I think I will be totally hooked! Your cards are beautiful!

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  64. Wonderful colors! Nicely done.

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  65. So cool, Heather! Very Aztec-like! :)

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  66. Great colours lovely friendship cards thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    hugs Christine x

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  67. I like the navy and gold combo. The gold foil gives an extra pop. Stunning cards!

    Tricia Davis

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  68. That hot foiling looks amazing and I LOVE the gold for the sentiments!

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  69. Wow! So elegant with the foil!

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  70. Pretty cards! They are very unique!

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  71. I really like seeing two different treatments of the same idea. Well done.

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  72. Fantastic--I have not tried hot foiling yet.

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  73. I always loved navy and gold together.

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  74. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  75. Love the Foiling and sparkle

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  76. Beautiful cards, Heather. Love the Boho die and stencil. Thank you for sharing. Awesome SSS release.

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