Friday, July 26, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Believe In You Release Blog Hop Day-1

Hello and welcome to my blog for the Believe In You Release Blog Hop Day 1 by Simon Says Stamp. I'm so grateful to be joining this honorable blog hop. Hopefully, you've come here from my super talented friend Barb's Blog, or you can start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog to be sure to hop along with all the stops. You don't want to miss those beautiful inspirations out there ;).


Today, I have six cards to share with you, most of which were made very simple so that you can get a new and quick inspiration to play along with.

[Card 1]


I started with stamping Never Quit Swimming Stamp set on 80lb Neenah White paper, then I cut the images using my Scan N Cut. I then colored them with Copic Markers. For the background, I mixed green and blue inks on a piece of watercolor paper, then I diecut it using Under THe Sea Collage Die, and then I splattered with water and white acrylic ink.


Next, I foam mounted the framed panel onto a piece of yellow paper from Watercolor Wishes paper pack, and then I adhered my colored images here and there. I chose a sentiment from the same Never Quit Swimming Stamp, which was heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and cut in fishtail shaped tag. 




[Card 2]

For Card 2 and 3, I made masked circular stencil backgrounds to create clean and simple designs. 


First, I cut a large circle out of a sheet of paper, then I placed it onto bristol paper, and I did stenciling through the circle window using Waves and Hills Stencil, by which you can create a circular-shaped stencil background.  I splattered with water and removed excess water using paper towels. Next, I diecut the panel using a Waverly Frame Die


I adhered my colored images and sentiment from Never Quit Swimming Stamp set as shown in the picture, then I stamped a sentiment from Tiny Words set. 



[Card 3]

I made the same stencil background as of Card 2, then I cut it using Wonky Rectangles Dies. I adhered colored images from Your Light Stamp set.



I stamped a sentiment from the brand new Clean Line Everyday Set on the lower part of the panel and I also added a small sentiment from the same Clean Line Everyday set which was heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red paper. 




Card base: Fog Gray Cardstock 



[Card 4]


There are lots of beautiful floral dies in the new release of which I'm showcasing two beautiful sunflower dies, Sunflower Stem and Sunflower Frame


For the card 4, I made a navy background using Neenah texture Navy and Diamond Pattern Die.  I diecut Sunflower Stem from white, yellow, green and brown colored cardstock, then I added more shades using Copic Markers, assembled them into a flower. 



 A small sentiment from Clean Line Everyday was stamped on a Tab diecut, which was foam mounted next to the flower. 


Embellishment: Ivory twine, colored enamel dots.

[Card 5]

This is a shaker card featuring Sunflower Frame Die. I simply water-colored the Sunflower Frame die-cuts and assemble the flower using in-lay technique. 

Shaker background was ink blended using olive and orange inks listed at the end of this post, and I put various sequins into the shaker: Metallic Gold3mm Sparkling Clear, Lime Sorbe & Mossy Green. Again, I added a small sentiment from the Clean Line Everyday set, which was heat embossed in white on red cardstock and cut in fishtail shape. 


Frame Die: Waverly //Card base: Neenah Desert 100lb


[Card 6]


Here's today's last card on which I created a scene full of sunflowers. Can you tell that I used both the Sunflower Stem and Sunflower Frame? :) 



I used the same colors as of Card 5 for my background, and the flowers were made in a way similar with of Card 4. The sentiment was from Messages for Everyday


Copic Markers for Flowers: Y38/Y35 on yellow cardstock, E79/E77/E74/E71 for seeds, YG97/YG95/YG93/YG01 for leaves



That's it for today. Thank you for reading this long post. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Now, your next stop to hop along is Lea Lawson. I can't wait to see her fabulous projects!

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< Products List >

Here are the main products I used for today's cards.

Simon Says Clear Stamps YOUR LIGHT sss101999 Rest and RefreshClean Line Every DayNever Quit SwimmingSunflower Stem dieSunflower Frame die Simon Says Stamp DIAMOND PATTERN Wafer Dies sssd111853 Friendly FrolicSimon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES Wafer Dies SSSD111714 CherishedSimon Says Stamp Stencil WAVES AND HILLS ssst121414 Best DaysCZ Design Wafer Dies SIMPLE TABS czd33 Friendly FrolicSimon Says Clear Stamps MESSAGES FOR EVERYDAY sss101831 Fluttering By Preview ImageMama Elephant FRAMED TAGS WAVERLY Creative Cuts Dies Preview ImageMemory Box UNDER THE SEA COLLAGE Craft Die 99703Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1 Preview ImageNeenah TEXTURE Creative Collection Premium Cardstock 8.5 x 11 Assortment 98726 Preview ImageStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 SheetsPretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC GOLD CUPPED Sequins PPP027 Pretty Pink Posh 3MM SPARKLING CLEAR Sequins Preview ImageMay Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap  Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail WhiteEP2 Preview Image Altenew WARM AND COZY Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1521Altenew TROPICAL FOREST Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1523Altenew DEEP BLUE SEA Mini Cube Crisp Dye ALT1818

137 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Fantastic collection of cards. :)

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness, Marge. I love all the cards you made (and always do!). My favorite thing today is the way you created the sky and ocean waves with the stencil. So soft and pretty!

Kelly B. said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the sea creatures!

sentsue said...

Your ocean cards are my favorite. Love the blended waves and great coloring.

Karthikha said...

Wow! Awesome cards! The first one is just stunning! I love the scene, gorgeous coloring and layering! :)

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

lunnacreates said...

The sea creatures are my favorite!

Bonnie said...

All your cards are gorgeous !! but my favorite id the ocean scene !!!

Angela S said...

Wow, what fun cards! I really love the blues you've used to create the waves and sky backgrounds. Beautiful!

Pennie said...

Wow! Super cards!

kreativekate said...

I really love the circular background!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! The first one was absolutely amazing...
Thanks for sharing.

Nina Houghton said...

I was going to begin by telling you my favorite card was the first one. But then you kept blowing me away with the rest of your cards. Now I can't pick a favorite! Thank you!

Susan B. said...

Great new release from SSS. Love what you did with them, the flowers are so pretty.

Barbara said...

Every card is such a joy to see and each is so beautiful!

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Julie Dilldine said...

Love all the cards you do such amazing work

Shar Z said...

So creative.

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your cards! They are all wonderful!

ericastwilight said...

I saw the first card posted on SSS's Instagram and literally gasped. Its so beautiful and I love ocean themed cards. So glad I decided to check out the designer, it was an insta follow. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Wow! These cards are absolutely awesome!

Carolyn Bosley said...

All are wonderful but i LOVE the shaker card. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! What a bunch of Amazing cards!!! I love them all!!

ArlaMo said...

Love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

I am wowed by your cards - so many creative styles and designs - BUT all with wonderful coloring!!

Debbie said...

your cards are all awesome! the ocean themed stamp set is so cute and the flowers are beautiful! great release, so many different products

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh my, these are ALL just fabulous!!!! I could never choose a favorite:)

Teresa Doyle said...

O.M.G. Marge, these are ALL incredible! I could write a darn book on every single one of your cards they are so gorgeous! (But I will spare you the read...) However, your colour choices and blending on each one is simply stunning. You ladies are blowing my mind with your amazing talents!

Golda said...

You have certainly been busy creating beautiful things. These are wonderful.

Louanne said...

Love those under the sea creations! All your cards are lovely!

Karen W said...

These are all so pretty. I love each and everyone of your cards.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh my, you are one busy card maker! Love all the cards, but one really jumps out at me and the is the fish card, my darling twin granddaughters, almost two, have a a book they dearly love and is read over and over, called “pout, pout fish”. Will have to make a card like this for their birthday in August, will have to make two different ones! Thanks for your great creative works!💜🤗

maspag said...

The diamond pattern die is a knock out. Love your color combinations.

Deb Selby said...

Great line up of cards. There is just something about Ocean/sea cards that is so appealing. Too bad I live in a landlocked area.

Desert Kat said...

Wow, your are talented. Love the water cards.

Queen Mary said...

Great cards! Love the circle backgrounds.

phlower said...

Wow! So many beautiful and inspirational cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Frances said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for sahring

Eve N said...

Your Sunflower Stems designs, particularly the navy card, are lovely. I also like seeing how you combined other stamps & dies with the new release to create great cards. It opens up so many possibilities when the sizes & shapes from different sets are used.

Gail said...

Really fabulous cards! Love the sunflower on navy!

Andre M. said...

Such a wonderful range of cards highlighting the gorgeous products in this release. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Unknown said...

Such striking cards, thank you for sharing your creativity.

Janet D. said...

Love your card designs!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I love them all, especially the Sunflower die -- one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful cards I really like the sea animal one. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Aulin said...

I love these beautiful cards but my favorite is the sea animal one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol T said...

Your cards are beautiful. The sunflower on the dark blue background is my favorite.

love2stamp said...

Oh my gosh, Marge! What beautiful and creative inspiration you have provided for sunflower and undersea scene cards! Very talented and a wonderful new release!

sharon g said...

I am really enjoying the sea creatures. The blow fish is adorable!

Zlatka said...

All your cards are so beautiful!

B. Poteraj said...

The sailboat card is very summery and just my style.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous collection of cards. Love them all!

Unknown said...

Your cards are fantastic! Beautiful colors and inspiration.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Sooooo amazing! I Love All the sea scenes you made and the beautiful coloring and design with the sunflowers!

Kentucky Daisy said...

What a fun collection of "Sea and Sunflower" designs!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
I think my favorite is the sunflower on the blue background. ;)

Pink Bunkadoo said...

You have an amazing level of layers and details. Wow!

thescrappydiva said...

Great cards. Love your colors and attention to detail. Those sunflower cards are stunning. My favorite in this release.

Gab said...

Beautiful selection of cards

Jean said...

Such a gorgeous collection of cards!

Darlene DeSario said...

Awesome job with all of your cards! The sea scene is stunning. Coloring is magnificent. Thank you

La Rae said...

Simply adorable cards.

Tracy Chambers said...

So whimsical. You are so talented, and inspire me all the time. Thank you for sharing your creativity and beautiful cards.

Carol said...

I simply adore your watery backgrounds of the first three cards! So eye-catching and rich looking. Gorgeous cards - one and all! Thanks for the inspiration, Marge!

RobiW said...

What a great selection of cards -o- each one better than the next.

Greta said...

Wow--amazing cards! I totally adore the one with the blue background!

Hummingbird said...

Awesome cards, really love the sunflower! Thanks for sharing.

SD pooja said...

Superb 6 cards !! All of them beautifully created and designed .I loved how diecut aperture adds interest on first card and beautiful use of masking on 2,3 card.

Lisa Byers said...

Wowza!! These are some beautiful cards!! You are very talented!! That sailboat card is heavenly!!!

Gardenrose said...

Those are beautiful cards and especially love the sea creatures but sunflowers are a favorite too!

colleen said...

cute and sophisticated cards both

ckd said...

WOW, your coloring is gorgeous. All of your cards are beautiful.

DeniseHB said...

WOW! Your cards are magnificent. You truly showed so many ways to use these stamp sets and the stencil backgrounds with them. Love the fun fishy cards and your creativity using the sunflowers shines through with each card. Thank you so much... a new follower...

Mary Kay Ross said...

Beautiful cards! Each one so different and each one just as beautiful as the next! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Dana M said...

What amazing cards! Stunning scenes and such creative designs.

Grama's Inky Spot said...

These cards are gorgeous ❤ I thought card 1 was my favorite but I really love love love them all! Thank you for sharing!

Jo Malicoat said...

Wow! What a great bunch of cards you put together to share, thank you! Especially love the bunch of sunflowers at the end, very pretty and colored beautifully!

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards and stunning designs, so very creative with each and everyone...what a fabulous release!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Gorgeous cards, Marge! Love them all, they are so pretty and love your designs!

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HOW does one have SO MUCH TALENT???? I LOOOVE ALLLLL OF YOUR CARDS! I thought the Sea cards were GREAT & was STUNNED at HOW BEAUTIFUL they were! Taking note of different things on EACH! AND THEN, you pulled out the floral dies! BE STILL MY HEART FOR ALL of your creations!!! LOVE EACH ONE!!! EXQUISITE WORK, Marge!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

Karen H said...

WOW, love your cards! Flower and ocean themes are my favorites. Thanks for the beautiful, creative inspiration.

V. K. said...

OMG! Your talent is inspirational. I loved the first card and as I went down the line they got more and more awesome. I just love that sunflower shaker and the under the sea collage die is on my wishlist.

Anushree Vaish said...

Absolutely amazing set of cards!!

Jan said...

Love these cards. I love the coloring and different techniques

Heather M said...

Love your oceans scenes! Great coloring and layouts.

Your florals are stunning and so lovely!

Nana Griffin said...

Really great ideas. Love the sunflower die.

Kerry M said...

I really love the color combinations for the water & background floral scenes!

Nox said...

I love your gorgeous waves and all the sunflower cards - love the variety of looks!

Carmela said...

Love the cute sea creatures! Your sunflower on the navy background is just stunning!

Sally McCall said...

Beautiful cards,especially the fish cards. I loved how you layered everything.

Linda said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, you were busy!!! Gorgeous samples! I particularly love the sunflower cards... they're all so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: the underwater card is FABULOUS! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

bzyPTmom said...

Your cards are so creative! Thanks for sharing with us, this latest release from Simon is awesome!

Megan said...

wow! That whole sunflower patch is gorgeous!

Laura said...

Makes me long for the beach!

Migdalia said...

Hi it's me..Migdalia! I saw your beautiful cards on IG and I just had stop by..WOW! They are ALL BEAUTIFUL!! You did such a stunning job on showcasing this new release!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
I would love for you to follow me over at my NEW blog...If you already are....Thank you!
Migdalia's Crafts

Shelly said...

Your ocean cards and sunflower cards touched my heart! Just gorgeous work! So, so lovely! Thank you for sharing so many inspiring works of art...you truly showcased this new Simon Says Stamp release beautifully!💛🌼🎉

McCoko said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous. I really love the ocean backgrounds you've created.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful cards!

Linnea S said...

luv the colors of water you achieved! all great!

Stefanie White said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the sea scenes especially!

Nouveau Chef said...

Wow I am loving that sunflower die! What a beautiful card you made. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards. Love your water backgrounds...amazing! and Love the flowers. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindi said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your techniques!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow all your cards are amazing but the first one really took my breath away!

Mendy said...

Love all those little sea creatures. The flowers cards are amazing. I am inspired!!

JanLM said...

All of your cards give me so much inspiration! Your 1st card comes to life and is amazing. I'm falling in love with the sunflower and daisy dies! Love your sunflower cards, and all your designs and backgrounds. Lucky person who receives one of your cards. Thank you for such inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely stunning! What a Spectacular Release!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Great cards! Love the waves backgrounds you created and the way you colored all the sunflowers - very pretty!

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful collection of cards. I'm especially fond of your underwater scene cards. They are wonderful!! Thanks for such great inspiration. :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the underwater scenes and the charming sea creatures! And your sunflower cards are awesome!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Lovely cards all but the daisy (sunflower?) on the blue background is really a WOW! thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

You have created a wonderful set of cards, Marge! I love all your sea themed cards especially! They are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing.

Tricia A Podmore said...

What an array of gorgeous cards. It would be impossible to choose a favorite as they are all amazing. Soooooo creative and inspiring.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!What stunning and very beautiful cards!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing collection of card designs, so much fabulous inspiration on just one post. Your work is awesome, thank you for sharing all these x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow. Your sea cards are so wonderful and the sunflowers are awesome. Beautiful colors and great designs on every card.

Chandhini said...

Amazing set of cards, love the first one most.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! All of your cards are so pretty! I love the Safe Travels card!

Audrey said...

I am just WOWED right now!!!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Amazing cards.

Kathy Dippner said...

Wonderful set of cards! Love the never quit swimming set and the sunflower dies.

Aimee Phillips said...

I love all that you made using the new releases. What you made using the never quit swimming stamps that is adorable, and what you made using the sunflower is beautiful.

Sue D said...

Love the cute water scenes and the pretty flowers.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful nautical and floral cards. Love the releases from SSS.

cghundley said...

Love the sunflower
cards. The ocean
scenes are fabulous.
Carla from Utah

Heather DePasquale said...

Each card has a unique flair. Such beautiful work. And great ideas, too.

JMN said...

Fantastic collection of cards you have created from this new release, congratulations.

Mirella said...

What a stunning selection of cards, I can’t even pick a favourite! Love love love the sunflower ones, and the one with the sailboat!

DJ said...

What stunning cards. The first card with the sea critters is so sweet and I really love the sunflower card too. So well done!

Nancy R. said...

I love the rich colors in the sunflower and diamond pattern background. Such a stunning display! Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the first sea scene card using the Under the Sea Collage Die!

Patty said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! You went card crazy & they are all wonderful! The one that really caught my eye was the sunflower cards with the navy & yellow! Those color look awesome together!

Art Conquers said...

Wow! so many cards and so many inspiration! loved all your cards and your coloring is beautiful!

S Jameson said...

These are all so beautiful and creative in their own ways. What a lovely job.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: you always rock it, girl. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kelly Kennedy said...

Love these collections and the cards are spectacular!