Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Narwhal - Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an epic blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Hello Beautiful 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 Rose Trio 6x6 Stencil with the coupon code below through February 28, 2021 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


I'm sharing a cute little trio of mini cards (perfectly sized for a 4 Bar sized envelope!) featuring the super adorable Narwhal Friends stamp set, and a fun new die set called Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles!


I started off by die cutting one of the medium size scallop rectangles - then using a panel of white cardstock to cut a window one size down to use as a mask for my ink blending. I then ink blended in two different colors of Distress Oxide inks to create a fun panel - adding some Perfect Pearls splatters before removing the mask to reveal the stenciled panels. For this purple one I used Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet.


For each card, I then stamped and very carefully fussy cut out the images - they could also be used with their coordinating dies, but I wanted to have no border around the outline of my images. I also added a tiny bit of color to the cheese using a soft pink Copic marker - otherwise leaving the images black and white. I was going to color them in originally - but I ended up liking them black and white with the pop of color on the ink blending! For this pink version I used Spun Sugar and the new Kitsch Flamingo distress oxides.


Finally, I stamped sentiments over the ink blended panels, as well as some additional elements on some of them, and popped those cute narwhals up on foam adhesive on the backgrounds. This blue version uses a blend of Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide inks.


Finally, I mounted each panel on card bases created from complimentary colors of Simon Says Stamp colored cardstock, and then used some sparkly clear Nuvo drops on the horns, bubbles, and stars - all to give a touch of extra sparkle and shine!


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.

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Bibi Cameron

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Yoonsun Hur

Bobbi Lemanski

Emma Williams

Vicky Papaioannou

Dilay Nacar

Kim Hamilton

Natasha Vacca

Kath Stewart

Mandy Stacey

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!!!


98 comments:

  1. Cute narwhal creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. I LOVE the narwhals! Great colors and framing!

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  3. What adorable cards! Who can resist these super cute narwhals?

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  4. Wonderful set of cards with those adorable creatures.

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  5. No matter what color you choose, your narwhale cards are so cute. I really like your use of the scalloped die to showcase the narwhale.

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  6. That narwhal is so fun! Beautiful work!

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  7. TFS! I love narwhals, so glad that SSS now has a stamp set featuring them. I think my new favorite distress ink color is Kitsch Flamingo. Great job on the distress blending. Using two colors is my limit, otherwise it becomes a hot mess.

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  8. The chunky scalloped rectangles are perfect for cutesy character cards like this. These make me think of party invites.

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  9. Super adoreble cards♥ Great idea using dies as a mask!

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  10. So adorable! Life all the bright colors!

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  11. Those card are soo cute!!! Love them!!!

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  12. Oh those are cute cards. I love the color combinations.

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  13. What sweet cards! I like the scalloped borders with the cute narwhal. The different colors are wonderful!

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  14. I love these cards and how they are all slightly different with the colors. Great backgrounds!

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  15. Your cards are super cute! I love the bright colors!

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  16. Oh I think this is a wonderful set of cards and those narwhals are extra adorable

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  17. I love these sweet little cards & know several little ones that would adore getting one in the mail!

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  18. Cute card. Thank you for sharing

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  19. Heather, your cards are so, so cute!! The Narwhals are so sweet and your color combination is perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Heather, your cards are so cute and inspiring. Love how the Narwhal is floating in a sea of color.

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  21. What cute cards and I love your mission! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Cute, cute, cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. What fun cards! I have a grandchild that love Narwals!

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  25. Lovely!
    Donna de Gale-Kalloo
    degalekalloo@gmail.com

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  26. Love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing your cards.

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  27. Love these whimsical cards! So adorable!

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  28. Love those beautiful, sweet cards. The colors are wonderful and I love that adorable narwhal!

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  29. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. These cards are so adorable! What a bright and beautiful piece of joy for the recipient.

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  31. Super cute. The the colors and scallops.

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  32. Ha cute! Made me smile... just like this release! What fun.

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  33. The scalloped dies are on my wish list! Love them. And, your narwhal cards are just adorable.

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  34. super sweet, loving your ink blending!

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  35. What fun, sweet and colorful cards! I got a real kick out of seeing how you used the Chunky Rectangle dies too! They are on my "wish list"!!!!! This is just the BEST Simon Says Stamp new release! :)

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  36. I love the way you used the narwhales on your cards.

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  37. I love the scalloped dies and how you used the colors, dies and sentiments on your cards.

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  38. Fantastic as always!! Love the combination of products!! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Love these cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. These are such cute cards! I love the monochromatic look and the uncolored images. A great way to make several cards rather quickly.

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  41. Sweet set of cards with these adorable narwhals! Love the stenciled layers!

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  42. Love the sparkle
    on your cute cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  43. Narhals for the win and in such sweet colors!

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  44. Great color combinations. The sweet, little cuties are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Awwe those whales are so cute! Love your cheerful backgrounds. Thanks for sharing

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  46. Your cards are just beautiful and that cute narwals and just the best.

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  47. Super cute cards! I love that you did the masking technique. Those narwhals are adorable!

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  48. Your cards are so stinking cute and sweet! Love that adorable Narwhal image!

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  49. Your cards are sooo super cute 😍

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  50. Pretty colors for backgrounds.
    The framing of the narwhols
    is great. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Such adorable cards! Ove the narwhals...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Heather...I love cutie cards and these are so cute! Thank you for sharing. The colours were perfect and the little narwhal is adorable! ❤️

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  53. Your cards are so super cute Heather ❤️

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  54. Such fun cards! That scallop rectangle would be a nice addition to my die collection.

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  55. Awwww, these are so sweet and cute, Heather!

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  56. Hi, Heather - Your cards are adorable! Love the use of the scalloped die and the cute narwhal set! You always inspire your viewers / readers! TFS!
    Lori S in PA

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  57. Oh, I love these cards so much!! What a fun release!! :)
    Angie
    abcamack@comcast.net

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  58. Scalloped edges, I love them and your interpretation of the whale set is awesome. thank you for making!

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  59. I like how you matched the colors. I wouldn't have thought to do that. I tend to use different colors, but I really like this cohesive look.

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  60. Fun colors and a great narwhal cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. I think that's a great idea that you made a mask out of the die, awesome cards.

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  62. Great ideas and bright and beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them!

    Do

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  63. I just ordered this set!!! Love these sweet cards

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  64. I like the colors of this cute set of narwhal cards.

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