Friday, May 13, 2022

You Did It - Simon Says Stamp Yay You Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Yay You 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 Beautiful die set with any purchase and the coupon code below through May 25, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


I have two cards to share today using Nuvo Shimmer powders with this fabulous new cling background stamp from the release. 

(NOTE: I had to laugh when Jennifer McGuire posted her video earlier this week with something similar for backgrounds - I made these backgrounds about a week before that video posted! It's funny how different designers can randomly think of the same products at the same time like this...)


My first card is all light, bright, and airy - makes my little white-space-loving-heart so happy! For both cards I'm sharing today, I used the same technique. I heat embossed the Arches Background in white on watercolor paper, taped the panel to a board, then sprinkled on different colors of Shimmer Powder, and finally misted well with water. The shimmer powders pool into different areas of the heat embossing, and you get these marvelous different color effects that are simply magical!


This first card uses Golden Sparkler Nuvo Shimmer Powder - it is one of my favorites, since I feel it works really well for masculine designs, not to mention celebrations such as weddings or anniversaries!


Sentiment was created with the new You Did It wafer die, cut 3 times from white cardstock and stacked together, then with a vellum shadow layer before popping up with foam adhesive on the background. I finished off with a few coordinating sparkly jewels tucked around the sentiment.


My second card was created in the exact same way, just a switching up of the color combos!


For this one I used Blue Blitz Nuvo Shimmer Powder for the background. I have tried adding water first, then sprinkling the powder on, but I've found I like them best when I add the powder first, then mist with water. If you decide to try - see what you end up loving best!


For both cards, once the panels dried, I die cut a rectangle out of it using Basic Rectangle dies. You could also trim the panels down with a paper trimmer, I just loved being able to select my favorite part of the background to die cut, as well as having those nice finished edges.


For the sentiment on this one, I also stacked 3 of the white word layers, and then for this one used black cardstock for the shadow layer, and also popped it up with foam adhesive. A few more coordinating jewels finish this card off as well!


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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39 comments:

  1. Heather, your cards are stunning. I've never tried shimmer powders, but love the loose look (which I have a hard time achieving). May have to try. Looks so good over the white-embossed bkgrd!

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  2. I LOVE your backgrounds and these amazing bold sentiments!

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  3. The backgrounds are soo cool!! Love how you did this! thank you for sharing!

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  4. Wow, love this wonderful technique, your backgrounds are fantastic!

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  5. Great cards and way to show the diversity of this set!

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  6. That background stamp is awesome! I love both of these cards, especially the blue one!

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  7. What a fun card...and any graduate would be thrilled to receive.

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  8. Wow! Adding shimmer powder to cart...

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  9. Wonderful background & dimension on sentiment.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Awesome cards. Love that new background stamp and so very cool that you used shimmer powder as the color.

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  11. These are really cool looking! Love these gems!

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  12. Gorgeous cards, Heather! Love the pretty backgrounds.

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  13. I love these cards. As for your backgrounds being similar to Jennifer McGuire's, all I can say is "great minds think alike!"

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  14. Fantastic cards! I love your backgrounds!

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  15. I really like that background stamp!
    Very nice cards.

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  16. Wonderful cards, Heather. Love the cool backgrounds. Beautifully done.

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  17. Great minds think alike....great cards Heather!

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  18. I have never heard of Nuvo shimmer powder before. I looked it up…and of course now I have to have it. Stunning!!

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Love the colorful backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. These are beautiful! Love the backgrounds!!

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  21. Pretty cards! I love the background designs!

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  22. Great cards! Love the look of your unique and perfect backgrounds! WOW!

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  23. Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing
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  24. Really Fabulous cards!!! I love how your first one looks like flowered paper!!!

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  25. So beautiful! Those shimmer powders made such stunning backgrounds!

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  26. These cards are gorgeous! I have a few of the shimmer powders, I need to play with them now.

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  27. Nice and subtle backgrounds, creating just the right amount of attention. Love the sentiments!

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  28. Dear Heather - We're in sync. I ordered the "You did it" and the "yay you" dies as well as the Arches stamp. Thanks for using the stamp so I could see it. Your card is gorgeous! I love it! I will have to try those Nuvo products. I have their drops but not the powders.
    Lori S in PA

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  29. Love the card! I have to pull out my shimmer powders again!

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  30. Nice project shares. I like the backgrounds created. I would like to try the powders.

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  31. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tip on using pigment powders and for taking the time to post.

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  32. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  33. I like the backgrounds on your cards.

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  34. Shimmer powder emboss resist. I was wondering how you got that look- so cool!

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  35. So soft and beautiful , I love your design.

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  36. So elegant and beautiful! Perfect for the occasion. Lovely in both the honey yellow and blues. Fabulous! Have a beautiful day, Wends xoxo

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