Saturday, June 18, 2022

Always Be Happy - Simon Says Stamp Let's Chill 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 Let's Chill 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 Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows sprinkles pack with any purchase and the coupon code below through June 19, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Today I'm sharing a card using one of the brand new Embossing Folder and Die Duos - Graceful Butterfly set!


While this set does a whole array of butterflies, I'm just using the largest one for today's card. So there are lots of others I can still put to good use!


Once I had embossed and then die cut the butterfly, I added some ink blending to make it pop. I used a mix of Peony, Taffy, and Cadette ink (which blended over to make purple!). I also used one of the new colors - Charcoal - for the center portion of the butterfly, which is a separate piece. This also helped the embossing detail pop on the background. For extra fun, I added some splatters with some Perfect Pearls mixed with a touch of water.


With all the texture on the butterfly, I wanted to make sure I had some texture on the background, so I pulled out a panel I had previously embossed using Exotic Vines from white cardstock, and trimmed it down to fit on my Smoke gray cardbase, popped up with foam.


I added the butterfly, adhering the center down with liquid glue, and hiding a bit of tiny foam adhesive under the outer wings to help make them pop up, and keep them stable at the same time.


Sentiment is from the All Things Happy Reverse Sentiment Strips, adhered at an angle, trimmed off to fit the panel, and popped up with foam adhesive.


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

Amanda Korotkova

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

Tina Smith

Jennifer Kotas

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Sandi MacIver

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!!!


42 comments:

  1. That embossing folder, all of them, are gorgeous! And that butterfly...so bold, so beautiufl!

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  2. This is gorgeous. I LOVE this emboss & cut butterfly die set.

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  3. The Butterfly wants to take flight and show off the wonderful colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Stunning embossed background and butterfy!

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  5. I like the extra texture used in the background.
    The butterfly is so colorful, love the colors you chose!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  6. Absolutely Lovely card, I love the crisp and clean design.

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  7. Your vibrant colors are just wonderful. I love all of the details, too.

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  8. Heather, this card did/does make me happy! Love it.

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  9. Beautiful card! I really love the butterfly on the embossed background!

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  10. I love the texture on your card- so pretty!

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  11. Such a pretty card Heather. Love the butterfly and the textured background!

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  12. Simply stunning! I love these new embossing folders.

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  13. The Exotic Vines embossing folder is beautiful and the butterfly popped up looks amazing on top of it!

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  14. I love the butterfly embossing folder with the die set. Brilliant. Your card is beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful card!! That is my favorite of the New Embossing Folders/die sets.

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  16. Really Beautiful butterfly card!!!

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  17. Great release, AWESOME creation!

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  18. Beautiful card. I love butterflies and the ones in this release are amazing.

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  19. Beautiful card Heather! Love the embossed background and your vibrant coloured butterfly!

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  20. This is a beautiful card. The colors on the butterfly are so beautiful and I love how everything came together on this card.

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  21. These colors are gorgeous togetheršŸ’•

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  22. Dear Heather
    Your card is simple but very elegant and who is the person who does not love butterflies. thanks for the inspiration.tc stay safe and well

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  23. Beautiful butterfly. Love the splatter
    on the wings - adds so much interest.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl:(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. So beautiful! I love the texture that the embossing adds!

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  25. Gorgeous card! That embossing folder creates such a fabulous background, and the size and texture of your butterfly is wonderful!

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  26. Love the colors and textures! Beautiful card with this pretty butterfly!

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  27. Beautiful colors and the butterfly looks like it’s ready to fly away…love this card!

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  28. Gorgeous card and I just love both the butterfly and the amazing new EF.

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  29. Ahhh this is so pretty! Love the colors!

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  30. Gorgeous embossed background and love the bold beautiful butterfly. HUgz

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  31. Love the ink work on the butterfly!

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  32. The colors on the beautiful butterflies are stunning.

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  33. Beautiful! Love that embossing folder.

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  34. Pretty butterfly and I like the embossed background.

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  35. Beautiful! Love the butterfly with the Exotic Vines embossing folder.

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  36. love this new butter fly sets and embosing folders

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  37. Lovely coloring and the embossed butterflies are gorgeous!

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  38. Beautiful card!! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

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  39. Beautiful butterfly and embossed background. Thank you for sharing.

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