Saturday, February 19, 2022

Chinese Lantern Duo - Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm Release Hop Day 2

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Good Luck Charm 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 Galleries created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE Birthday Cupcake stamp set with any purchase and the coupon code below through February 20, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


I have two clean and simple cards - but with a striking and bold color combo to share today!


I used the new Chinese Lantern Stem die for both of these cards. I actually only planned to do one card, but once I die cut it out of both colors of cardstock, I decided to reverse the images and create two cards - hard to waste a good die cut!


I love how the die cuts out the outline, as well as the shadow layer to go behind the lanterns. I die cut it once from Black cardstock, and once from Burnt Orange, and then added the reverse of each behind the lantern.


I added foam adhesive to the back of each flower, then added liquid glue in a few spots to the stems and bases of the leaves. This gave some varied dimension to the cards.


Sentiments are from another new set - Well Wishes stamp set. Love the mix of bold sentiments with secondary sentiments - perfect to pair together!


For a tiny bit of extra interest, I rounded off the lower right corner of each card. Just a tiny touch, but it helps draw the eye around the card through that wider open space!


I left these cards at this - no bling or additional embellishment. Sometimes it's fun to just let things shine as they are!


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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72 comments:

  1. Super cards. Love how you've created two cards using the reverse image. You're right - these don't need the bling. The beautiful die cuts paired with the sentiment are all that is needed.

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  2. LOVE the bold, clean look of your cards! They are perfect in every way!

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  3. Great design. Love these cards.

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Wonderful striking colors for the die image flowers.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Great cards! Great use of die cutting once to make two cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Very striking. Thanks for the inspriation!

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  8. The bold sentiments with the Chinese Lantern die is really awesome. Beautiful.

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  9. I love the way you used the black and orange then just swapped the two colors to make two cards. I've never thought of that, and it turned out so well!

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  10. Very cool. Just changing the color makes it look so different!

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  11. The black and orange are not choices I would have necessarily thought of for this card, yet I love it. That is the beauty of seeing other people create their own version of cards. Simple, yet beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. great color combo on these cards - thanks for sharing

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  13. Oh I love a twofer. Gorgeous color and this set would be so versatile. Love them both!

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  14. Love these cards. I love that you rounded the corner...perfect touch!

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  15. Great cards, and great us of all the pieces!

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  16. The Chinese Lantern Stem Die is fantastic! So many ideas are running through my mind…

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  17. Wow these are just beautiful! Love the orange and black together!

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  18. Love these sentiments and lantern stem die!

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  19. So lovely!!! I love 2 for 1 cards!

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  20. Beautiful cards!!!! I love a no waste 2 fer!!!

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  21. Great design and I like the orange and black.

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  22. All your card designs are beautiful...I especially love the black and orange Chinese Lanterns and am going to work that die set into a Halloween themed card...thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!

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  23. Beautiful cards! The sentiments work perfectly!

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  24. Such cute cards! I love the Chinese lanterns.

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  25. Oh neat! 2 cards for one is always so cool!!! Beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous cards- so simple and beautiful!

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  27. Love this die! Your cards are so pretty, Heather.

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  28. All your cards are stunning but my favorite is the Chinese Lantern done in orange and black...got my juices going and sparked an idea for this design to go Halloween....oh, so much goodness!

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  29. love this die and it stands out great on it's own. Great ideas!

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  30. Beautiful cards! Love this release

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  31. Love the CAS design of your cards. I like the Chinese Lantern Stem die much more now that I have seen it used by you, Emma and Laura B. Good work, HH!
    Lori S in PA

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  32. Sweet cards. Your orange is right on. I took a notion to grow them one year and they were so pretty, but it took 4 years to get all those paper pods out if the garden, I like this kind much better. Really pretty card!

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  33. Love that you got two cards out of the die cuts, and with such striking design and color combo

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  34. Pretty design for your cards! Love the die you used and the sentiments! Great color combo!

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  35. I love what you did with the Chinese lantern die. It is so sweet!

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  36. So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. The colors really pop! Love it!

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  38. I love your cards. Beautifull simplicity.

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  39. Beautifully stunning cards!! I love this lantern die so much!

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  40. Sweet card love the color of the lantern flower

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  41. Beautiful cards and color combination! Love them both!

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  42. So pretty. Keeping it clean and simple makes the flowers pop.

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  43. Lovely cards with powerful messages! I love the "have faith" sentiment, as I have a family member undergoing chemo for cancer and praying hard is what we are all doing. Thanks for all you do to inspire us makers.

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  44. Love the Chinese Lanterns
    Great cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Bold colors in the die cuts really makes this card pop along with the sentiment; nothing else is needed. Perfect!

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  46. Great color share for the cuts. I like the combination and arrangement with the larger sentiment.

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  47. Very, very pretty! I love the dimension and the colors. I really love those sentiments.

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  48. I love your cards and I love that beautiful Chinese Lantern Stem die!

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  49. So pretty this die is very dainty and I love how you used it.

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  50. Lovely cards! I love the orange and those sentiment stamps are perfect :)

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  51. Beautiful bold cards! The Chinese Lantern die set is on my wishlist, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  52. I'm with you, never waste a good diecut! Nice cards,I actually like the orange stemmed one better.

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  53. Beautiful cards, so nice to get 2 cards made! The sentiment stamps are lovely.

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  54. Lovely striking cards Heather with this wonderful colour combination. Great cards! Thanks so much for sharing. Stay safe! :)

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  55. Just beautiful, Heather! That color combination just pops! Appreciate all your inspiration!!

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  56. Love a clean and simple design! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card =)

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  57. Gorgeous cards! Awesome colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. Love this release.

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  59. Love the clean simplicity of your cards. Thank you.

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