Friday, April 30, 2021

Birthday Balloons Mini Slimline Trio - Simon Says Stamp Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Born to Sparkle 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 Island Crush ink cube set with the coupon code below through May 2, 2021 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


 Apparently I'm enjoying mini slimline cards lately - didn't realize until I was writing this post that the last Simon Says Stamp blog hop was when I posted my first mini slimline cards! Today I've created a trio of these fun size cards using the brand new Party Balloons cling background stamp!


For each of these cards, I started off by stamping and heat embossing in gold on strips of Strathmore watercolor paper


Then I went crazy with my Daniel Smith watercolors and did some messy monochromatic watercoloring, mixing different tones of each color combo together on the backgrounds, and adding deeper shading on the balloons. Simple messy fun!


Once those backgrounds dried, I added to the loose messy feel, and added some gold splatters with my Starry Colors palette, and some white paint splatters for good measure as well.


Sentiments are pre-printed Reverse Sentiments Strips All Things Happy - perfect for this trio of birthday theme cards!


If you need some birthday cards to add to your stash - or any kind of celebration for that matter! - this stamp set is perfect for so many different techniques! It would also be fabulous for some relaxing Copic coloring, emboss resist ink blending, or just stamping over a blended background or pattern paper!


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

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Hoffman

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Emma Williams

Bibi Cameron

Yoonsun Hur

Bobbi Lemanski

Dilay Nacar

Mindy Eggen

Kath Stewart

Norine Borys

Tina Smith

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!!!


85 comments:

  1. Really pretty array of watercolor balloon cards. Would be great in all colors!

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  2. What a great technique! I love these artsy kinds of backgrounds.

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  3. Wow, that grid background stamp is awesome! I have quite a wish list going for Simon Says!!LOL

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  4. Lovely balloons! Beautiful colors too :)

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  5. Your cards are so playful. Love them!

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  6. Lovely in all of the colors!

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  7. Love these cheerful and festive cards. I'll bet they were fun to create!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor!

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  9. So very lovely and happy looking cards!!

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  10. So pretty and colorful. I like the mini slimline shape.

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  11. I LOVE this background stamp, so versatile, and I love your monochromatic watercolors! What a great idea! The cards are so fun!! TFS!

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  12. Very cool with the added gold. Nice job

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  13. Such awesome cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great colors and I'm really loving the birthday balloon background stamp.

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  15. I love the watercolor on this set.

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  16. I love those balloon backgrounds! Gorgeous watercoloring!

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  17. I just love these! The bright happy colors look so nice with the gold embossing.

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  18. Pretty and vibrant watercolors.

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  19. Super fun and super cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the tone on tone of these cards. These are great to keep on hand for any age.

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  21. Beautiful, fun cards. The colors are gorgeous and I love the slimline design.

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  22. Beautiful cards Heather. I especially loved the butterflies you created! ❤️

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  23. So pretty with the watercolors and the gold embossing!Beautiful!

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  24. Great background using the balloon stamp! I love the effect you achieved!

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  25. Great idea! Love the background so unique!

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  26. Very pretty! And I love how vibrant the colors are.

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  27. Love the vivid colors, soooo cheerful

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  28. This background stamp is great, love your cards!

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  29. Fun and festive cards. I was glad to see the Ballon stamp used in the hop.

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  30. Such lovely colors! They really amp up the background stamp!

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  31. Fantastic cards!!! Sooo Fun and colorful!!!

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  32. Well now there us exactly what I need, a night of simple messy stamping coloring fun! The party balloons are a terrifi slimline, I really like that there are a few escaping balloons on the great background stamp. Love it. Man o man those reverse sentiment strips are awesome!!!

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  33. Such beautiful slimline cards. Love the balloon pattern and the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. I LOVE the balloons and bright colors!!!

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  35. Love the bright colors and the balloons

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  36. I needed that burst of colour today - yes, it is the last day of April, but it was snowing here today...

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  37. Love the gold splatters remind me of confetti.

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  38. These are so fun. Love the gold accents.

    Cheri
    John 3:16

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  39. Beautiful cards. The watercolor elevates the stamp

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  40. These colors are great. They are beautiful cards.

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  41. Gorgeous Watercolor Birthday cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. These are so festive and pretty! Great colors for these awesome balloons!

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  43. Who doesn’t love a balloon? They are perfect.

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  44. Making backgrounds for cards can be very relaxing. Well done.

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  45. pretty! great technique, love how the gold embossing pops!

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  46. I like the size for the cards. Nice color too!

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  47. I love the vibrant colors of your cheery cards!

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  48. So bright and colorful!! Love the gold embossing!!

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  49. Love these fun, bright backgrounds!

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  50. awesome set of cards - thanks for sharing

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  51. Party in an envelope!!! So cheerful. I saw this stamp and didn’t think I would buy it. I’m think I might be buying it now!!

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  52. I love this messy monochromatic watercolor look! Thanks!

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  53. The cards for fun - look like a
    party is ready to happen. Love the
    colors. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Simple messy fun is right up my alley- especially when you've shown us all how beautiful it can turn out. Lovely colors and vibe. Thanks for inspiring!


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  55. Hi, Heather - Light the candles on the cake, this party's happening! Love your cards!!
    Lori S in PA

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  56. How fun and cheerful! Love the happy colours

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  57. You did a fab job of messy watercolouring these fun carda!

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  58. So beautiful! Love the gold heat embossing!

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  59. The gold embossing is so cool.

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  60. Danged if these blog hops don't do what's intended. I was trying to pick & choose which of the release was a priority purchase & your cards just pushed the party balloons to the top of the list. lol Thank you :-)

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  61. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  62. Love, love, LOVE these festive cards! You have totally made me add that stamp to my wish list!

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  63. Simple yet fun tone-on-tone colorful cards!

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  64. I love your trio of cards. The colours were just right but I think the splatters really did help to complete them. I love this cling stamp and would love to have this in my stash. Thanks for sharing!

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