Saturday, July 23, 2022

Bohemian Background hot foil - Simon Says Stamp Dream Big 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 Dream Big 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 Scripty Big Hugs die with any purchase and the coupon code below through July 24, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


I'm sharing a couple cards today using the fabulous new Bohemian Background Hot Foil plate that is part of the release, and thanks to my Pinkfresh Studio Solid hot foil plate, I'm doing it two different ways!

First up, I foiled the panel on white Hammermill cardstock, using Aura foil - I love how it is a soft gold with a bit of rainbow iridescence. So pretty!


And how about that super soft rainbow gradient in the background? I simply ink blended over the top with all the leftover ink on my blending brushes. I don't know about you, but there is always a bit left from other projects - and this was a great way to use that up, and get a SUPER soft and pretty background, don't you think?


I die cut the panel using a Basic Rectangle die, and popped it up with foam on a white cardbase. I then die cut and layered together the Friend die (older release), and popped it up with foam before adding the additional sentiment from Sentiment Strips All Things Happy that I trimmed into a banner shape.


Finally, I added a few Clear Iridescent Drops to embellish!


The second version is so glamorous with all that foil!


For this one, I used the leftover foil from the original image with my Solid Hot Foil plate to create a reverse image. All that lovely foil now doesn't have to go to waste - yay!


I also die cut it with a Basic Rectangle die, and popped up with foam before adding sentiments in the same way.


And of course, embellish the same on this one too - gotta have that bling, am I right?!?!?


I also shared some more inspiration with this release a couple days ago - click HERE if you want to check these cards out!


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.

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!!!


62 comments:

  1. The first card is my favorite with the pretty pastel colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That is a beautiful foil plate and the colors you used are so soft and soothing! Very pretty.

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  3. Gorgeous backgrounds! Fun designs and fab colors! Loving that big bold friend sentiment!

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  4. Love your ink blending on the first card but epecially love how the reverse foil card turned out.

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  5. So elegant! The soft rainbow background is so nice!

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  6. Oh the colors are lovely! So glad you use the foil 2x!

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  7. Heather I love using that solid hot plate so much. These are all so gorgeous. I have ordered the Terrace Floral and that adorable hummingbird. I can see some more of this release I would love to have also. TFS

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  8. I love your cards! The rainbow clouds are really pretty!

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  9. Love those foiled cards and how you used the leftover piece of foil on your second one. Also love those rainbow clouds! I though of getting that stencil and then didn't. May have to go back and order after seeing this and other designer cards using it!

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  10. Beautiful cards Heather. Love the softness of the colours on the foiled card. Fabulous ideas using the stencil!

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  11. The blended cards are so soft and delicate. Seems so many talented designers tend to blend so bright and dark, but these pastels cards are gorgeous. I imagine it must have been almost therapeutic to watch them blend before your eyes. Very very lovely!

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  12. These scream "Heather made me"! I love your style and these cards did not disappoint. Your hot foiling is impeccable and the soft ink blending is flawless. Thanks for all you do to keep us inspired.

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  13. I love your soft Beautiful blending!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  14. Love the shading on the first card.
    the pastel colors are so pretty.
    The gold on the yellows is great too.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Ahhhhh you are so totally pushing me over to the darkness that is FOILING!!! So pretty!!!!!!

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  16. Love the sentiment and foiling! Gorgeous backgrounds!

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  17. These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Dear Heather -
    I ought to have known that if anyone in the hop would showcase foiling, you'd be a natural for that role! Your cards are MAGNIFICENT! I had not even really taken notice of this hot foil plate until I visited your site and now I can't look away from it! It's gorgeous! Your work is, as always, A+ material! Thanks for being part of the hop!
    Lori S in PA

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  19. Amazing cards! Foiling is so elegant.

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  20. I like how the black stands out. I am shy with dark colors, but you did an awesome job.

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  21. Marvelous backgrounds and truly lovely cards, Heather. Beautifully done.

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  22. The foiling makes me want to buy a machine and jump right in.

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  23. The delicate coloring makes those first two cards really special. I haven't tried foiling yet...New friends and new adventures card is great for someone with a new beginning, college, job, home....

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  24. Your foiling skills are always so awesome. Great cards. your colors are so soft and pretty.

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  25. Gorgeous cards! Love colorful backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. So beautiful with the foiling.

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  27. So beautiful! What a wonderful selection cards!

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  28. Beautiful cards. Love the foiling.

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  29. Gorgeous ink blending and the foil takes it up a notch!

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  30. Fabulous cards and such gorgeous color choices. I especially love your soft rainbow colors. My favorite color choices ๐Ÿ˜

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  31. Lovely cards! I especially love the yellows of the second card.

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  32. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. The foiling is fabulous. I have yet to invest but sure is tempting.

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  33. Beautiful designs and ink blending! I love your color combos!

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  34. I am just getting ready to try my hand at foiling. Super pumped about the solid plate that allows me to use all of the foil pieces with minimal waste! These cards are both lovely!! I love the pastel background in the first card. Beautiful!!๐Ÿคฉ. Thanks for sharing your talents!❤️

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  35. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the blending on the 1st card! Love all the foil on the 2nd card!

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  36. THose are all beautiful cards. I am really loving the stencil with the borders. So clever and you really showed it's possibilities. Now I have added it to my cart!

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  37. Such an awesome card collection from this great release!

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  38. Heather, your designs are always so soft and lovely.

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  39. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first two -- that Bohemian background plate is gorgeous.

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  40. So pretty and delicate - love the Friend cards, Heather!

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  41. Love the softness of your first card...great job!

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  42. I love the pastel card and the clouds card. Maybe it's the rainbow? Beautiful!

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  43. Solid foil plate for the win! That gold is my favorite.

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  44. Heather you are one of the hot foil queens. Your cards are spectacular.

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  45. The colors are pretty. Pastel is my fav.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  46. Your backgrounds are simply beautiful! So lovely!

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  47. The soft pastels and pretty ink blending give these cards such a serene feel and look.

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  48. ooooh LOVE these cards - the coloring on them is delightful

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  49. Foiling and ink blending.....two of my favorite things ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  50. Love your cards. Looks like light glows, the colors or so soft and bright at the same time.

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  51. Very beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Stunning cards Heather! I love your beautifully elegant backgounds with their lovely colours! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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