Thursday, March 24, 2022

Leaves and Hearts - Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous 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 Hello Gorgeous 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 Wishes 3x4 stamp set with any purchase and the coupon code below through March 27, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Today I'm sharing a pair of cards using a new die, stencil, AND stamp set - paired up with a previously released die that is a favorite of mine!


I always love a 2-for-1 design as well - and using the positive and negative of the previously released Shimmer Heart die allowed me to create two different designs paired up with the same newly released sets!


For this first card, I used the negative of the heart, die cut from some Concord and 9th cardstock. I love the stitching detail on the negative! I stamped my sentiment from Garden Boots stamp set inside the window on my white cardbase, and heat embossed it with gold. I did a bit of tone on tone stenciling with the new Tin Tile stencil on the front of that card, added some white splatters with some Amsterdam ink, then mounted with foam adhesive before adding the new Olive Leaves die, cut from more Concord and 9th cardstock


For the second card, I used the heart cut out, only this time I stamped the sentiment on the heart - again heat embossing in gold. I did a bit of soft stenciling on the cardbase this time, in soft green to match the leaves, and then mounted the heart with foam adhesive, adding the same die cut leaves from Olive Leaves die set. Finally, I added some gold splatters over the entire thing using my Starry Colors palette.


One thing I love about these designs - they would be super easy to customize! Change up the colors or sentiments for an entirely different look!


Which version is your favorite? The negative heart, or die cut one? Or do you prefer the stenciling tone on tone, or green on white? White splatters or gold? Would love to hear your thoughts!


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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71 comments:

  1. Pretty cards Heather, love the clean and simple lines of them.

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  2. Sweet, lovely designs Heather!

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  3. I love these CAS designs! So elegant!

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  4. Very cute cards. Easy on the eyes. So soft... tyfs :)

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  5. Simple but beautiful. Also, perfect idea for a fast card or using up scraps. I have already used your design for a get well card.

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  6. I like the heart shape cut out and use of the negative piece both for wonderful creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. Great example of getting "2 for 1". Very pretty cards

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  8. The speckles and barely there stenciling looks wonderful...

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  9. Pretty and soft Spring cards. TFS

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  10. Beautiful cards! I love that shade of paper you used! And I also love the twofer cards!

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  11. So gorgeous, can't wait to get my order delivered!!!

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  12. Love your artsy simplicity! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful cards, love how you subtly used the stencil on the cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. How can I pick a favorite when they are both so beautiful! Both are winners!

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  15. Love your cards, Heather! Love the choice of colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful cards! I especially like the one with the negative space. The stenciling really bumped it up.

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  17. Such a great use of positive and negative space. I love the simplicity in your lovely creations.

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  18. Love your "twofer" cards... great colors, love the background stencil and Olive leaf die. Fantastic cards as always, HH!!
    Lori S in PA

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  19. Very pretty cards. I love the soft colors.

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  20. Such beautiful, clean cards -- love them!

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  21. Beautiful cards. Thank you so much.

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  22. Love these! So elegant.

    hmbaum1999@gmail.com

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  23. Very sweet and the softness just makes them so pretty.

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  24. Your cards are so pretty! I love these soft colors you used. :)

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  25. I love the way you use the olive branches to cradle the heart!

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  26. That little Olive Branch die is so versatile. Love your cards.

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  27. I like how you used the positive and negative space.
    Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  28. Oh, these are so pretty! Love the subtle sponging/stenciling on the background... so soft and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. love the use of both inside and outside heart. Such pretty cards.

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  30. I love two for one cards! so amazing and fun!

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  31. Two cards for one! Great idea for your beautiful cas cards.

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  32. Beautiful cards! I really love the subtle stencilling you did!

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  33. Lovely cards. I like the leaves paired with the heart.

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  34. I am loving this die. I adore your card

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  35. Isn't it grand when you get a 2-fer? Gorgeous cards and soft color palette!

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  36. Love these cards, especially the soft colors. Perfect for spring.

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  37. So beautiful! Love both cards but I think the white one with the die cut heart is my fav but that might just be because I have a preference for mostly white cards!

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  38. Beautiful colors and cards. Love the subtle stenciling.

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  39. What a great way to make two cards in one shot! I like the colors you put together too.

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  40. Great colors! Wonderful cards!

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  41. Both are beautiful, but my favorite is the one with the negative die cut! I love that window effect! Pretty color combo on your cards!

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  42. Beautiful, clean designs. I just love your cards. The colors are so pretty also.

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  43. OMGOODNESS a Heather these are pretty cards. There is only one thing better than making a beautiful card and that is ending up with TWO! Well done on both counts!

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  44. How sweet....great twofer! I adore that Olive Leaf!

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  45. I love everything about each card, Heather! The positive/negative of the heart die; the subtle stenciling and the splatters are so pretty on these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. Beautiful! I adore your clean and perfect cards.

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  47. I too love a 2 for 1 design and this one totally makes the bill! Love the colors and the elegance of both of these cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Fabulous use of the negative portion of the die set, simply lovely cards!

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  49. beautiful cards! I love a two fer, and the tone on tone is so pretty and a lovely subtle detail.

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  50. I love 2 for 1! The olive branch die is an elegant touch!

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  51. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Really Beautiful cards!!! I love your subtle stenciled background!!

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  54. I always love to see the positive and negative die cut used on two different cards, and these are just lovely

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  55. Your cards are beautiful. I love the colors and getting 2 cards from the one die cut.

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  56. Your beautiful cards can only be described as simple elegance Heather! love the 2 for 1!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  57. Love this 2 for 1 heart designs.

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  58. Yup 2 thumbs up for a 2fer!! These are so sweet. The olive leaf will be perfect for vellum die accent. So pretty.

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  59. Love two-fers. Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Lovely soft and delicate designs, always live a twofer! ;-)

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  61. Great cards the way you used both negative and positive.

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  62. Beautiful! I love the olive leaf and the hint of a stencil at the corner of the cards. Thanks for sharing

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  63. Simple but beautiful cards, wow.

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  64. Love the use of the olive branch!

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