Friday, July 23, 2021

Sun, Moon, and Stars - Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 1 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Make Magic 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 Art Supplies die set with the coupon code below through July 25, 2021 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


Today I'm sharing a card that is out of my usual creative zone - lots of layering and interesting things happening, and oddly enough, I am super thrilled with how it came out!


I started off using the new Mod Layering Leaves stencil to create a background. I used 3 colors of distress ink for the first layer - Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, and Speckled Egg. I then added the second layer of the stencil, and used the coordinating oxide inks over the top! Love mixing these together - and they both have a different look and tone and texture, so it made the background super fun!


Next, I used the new Sun and Moon Mandala stamp set. This is a fun red rubber set, that separates into separate pieces. I stamped the outer portion directly over my stenciled backgroundI stamped and heat embossed the moon in gold on black cardstock, then carefully fussy cut that image out to mount with foam tape on the background. I then stamped the sentiment directly on the cardbase as well.


To add some more interest to the design, I added some pretty Metallic Gold Pearls in two sizes around the edges of the circle, lining up with the pattern on the background. Love the extra dimension, and how it pulls out the gold heat embossing on the moon as well!


While I usually tend more toward clean and simple cards, it was fun using so many layers all together on this one card!


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   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Lisa Addesa

Amy Rysavy

Sidnie Des Jardins

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Yana Smakula

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

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!!!


101 comments:

  1. How cool is this...everything from the stenciled background to the gold embossed black moon, great job!

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  2. Very interesting card, I love the design!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  3. What a stunning stenciled background!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love how you showcased the moon.

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  5. WOW, what a cool design. I LOVE how you put this together. Very cool.

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  6. This is stunning! Love the design.

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  7. Dear HH - I saw this card on the page for this item at SSS and my jaw just dropped! I love the (abbreviated) rainbow of colors in the stenciling, the filigree design of the stamp, the beautiful embossed portion of the moon, the embellishments. Wow! This is GORGEOUS and really stirring visually! TFS!!!
    Lori S in PA

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  8. So many cute products in this release! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. I was so drawn to your card! It is just beautiful. Thanks for your instructions as well!

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  10. This is not typically the style of card that I gravitate towards but OMG! It is stunning! Love how you used all the wonderful products! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  11. This is a fun card and beautifully designed!

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  12. Wow. Your card is amazing and truly magical. Thank you so much.

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the stenciled background!

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  14. Heather, love the layout of your card.

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  15. I love your card! It is really very sweet! I adore the pastels in the back ground. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I never would have thought to use the mod leaves stencils with the moon/sun stamp. Wow, it makes such a unique and stunning designed card!

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  17. Very different than many of the others. Nicely done.

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  18. I love the uniqueness of your card design.

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  19. I love the colors you chose for your projects!

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  20. Heather, love your beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your talents with us all!

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  21. Such a beautiful card!! ❤️❤️❤️
    -Robin Haws
    robin@haws.net

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  22. Wonderful artsy look with awesome detail.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. What a wonderful card with a wonderful sentiment. I love that beautiful, unique stamp.

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  24. Oh gosh, so glad you designed a card for the sun and moon mandala stamp set. That is magical!

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  25. This gorgeous stamp is my favorite of the release; it is so beautiful!
    And so is your card. Stunning.

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  26. Really good use of this stamp. Very original!

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  27. Wow I love how you did that moon on black card stock. It makes quite the statement! Lovely card, Heather!

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  28. Such a gorgeous card! Love the design…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love the card. It's elegant and looks like it's difficult but interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and elegant card.carol conrow

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  31. This card is gorgeous! I think this is my favorite of the release.

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  32. OMG I really love your interpretation of adding the stamp to the double layer stencil! I freakin' LOVE it!!

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  33. Love your celestial card! I would never have thought to combine those products. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. I love all the different elements to your card! Beautiful!

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  35. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful!

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  36. I have been waiting for this stamp to be used!!! And you Rocked it!!!!! I love everything about this card!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  37. Those layers! WOW! I did not place this stamp in my cart - I might have to rethink that decision!

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  38. Your card turned out great! This is the first submission I've seen using that new background stamp from SSS. It really is amazing. Thanks for picking this one to highlight in the Blog Hop!

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  39. Spectacular!
    LOVE everything about this card!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity/

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  40. Elegant! Absolutely elegant. Thank you for sharing!!

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  41. I think this sun/moon stamp is my favorite of the whole release! Your card is gorgeous!

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  42. Beautiful layers, textures and fun. Great card! Suzanne H

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  43. Gorgrous beautiful wonderfully done! The stencil really makes the background perfect! Love the sentiment. E erything... I just love everything!

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  44. What a beautiful celestial card. Stunning.

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  45. You were very successful in creating something out of the box for you! Such a beautiful card!

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  46. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the process.

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  47. Love the background and the sun & moon designs! Gorgeous card!

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  48. Gorgeous card. I love the background. And the sun and moon stamps are amazing!

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  49. Oh Wow! This is stunning! I love the gold embossing on black, makes the whole card pop. Great background stenciling too...thanks for sharing. My list is growing.

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  50. By far, my most favorite card of this hop! There has been so much inspiration, in all the blogs. This card blows me away! Love your color choices, and the layered moon! Perfect!

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  51. Beautiful card and so creative!

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  52. This maybe out of your comfort zone but you knocked it out of the park. LOL. I love the background, subtle yet beautiful. The Sun and Moon Mandela is my definite favorite of this release.

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  53. I really like the cards. so pretty

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  54. The sun, moon, and stars card is soooo MAGICAL! I just love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  55. Gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I love, love, love this stamp set! Wonderful card - thanks for sharing!

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  57. This is such a beautiful card.

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  58. I love this card. It has a very BoHo feel.

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  59. such an arty looking card - love the layered moon

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  60. Love this card, moon is cool!

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  61. Beautiful card, all the layering reflects the mood of this "magical" release, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. This is my favorite stamp set from the new release. It IS magical. I love your card. [Bunny]

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  63. Outstanding....love that background and the moon stamp is one of my favorites in the release. So many wonderful things to chose from. TFS

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  64. Wow! Awesome card! I love all the different patterns!

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  65. Never would have thought to put that stencil with the moon-such a great idea, and it looks perfect. Great colors, too. The whole effect is really beautiful!

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  66. stunning!! love that you embossed the moon!

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  67. I was hoping somebody would use that stamp. Just Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your art!

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  68. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  69. Stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!

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  70. Wow - the pairing of these products together makes them sing. I'm kicking myself for not picking up the Sun and Moon Mandala stamp now! Your ink blending over the stencil is exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation and for the chance to win.

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  71. I'm "mooning" over this magical card! Thanks for the inspiration Heather.

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  72. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

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  73. Love, love your card. I especially love how you used part of the stamp set as the background and then another part as the focal image. You showed how versatile this stamp set is.

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  74. Very pretty. Love the background!

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  75. Gorgeous card! I love your moon!

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  76. Stunning card. Thanks for going after all those layers.

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  77. Loved your card!! Thanks for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us.

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  78. Pretty colors and I like the embossing.

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  79. Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  80. What a stunner of a design, just WOW!

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  81. Oh my! This is such a stunning card. I believe it could be my favorite of all the cards I have seen in the 2 days of this hop.

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  82. I really like what you did with the mod layering stencil in the background.That stencil set is great!

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  83. so Amazing! Love how you layered it!

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