Friday, April 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Mothers, Fathers, and Flowers" Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends!
I am delighted and honored to be part of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop today!

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If you come from the uber talented Amanda Korotkova's blog, you are in the right place! If not, come on and join the fun hop. You can find all the details in Simon Says Stamp Blog.
This release has so many creative and practical stamps sets and dies. 
When I received the new stamps a few days ago, I thought: "Wow, I could use this! Wow, why didn't someone come up with sets like this sooner....?". Well, they are HERE now.
Anyways, it's enough of me talking...let's get right to it!

First, it's about mothers...
Flower Medallion is so intricate that I decided to divided it in to a few sections.
I stamped the entire image on a piece of thin white card stock. I then cut off the part of (yellow) flower and created a mask. With the positive and negative images, I proceeded to do the Emboss Resist.  My masking is very ghetto--->a piece of thin copy paper will do.

love you

 I really enjoyed the Emboss Resist technique with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. Once the the mask was in place, I could add any colors/shades to my heart's content.

love you. Happy mother's day

 I used mini sponges (without the handle) and inked up the little hearts and thought this makes the design pop even more. All inks (see here) and sequins (Crystal Reflections) are from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment from  Mom and Dad Icons was white-embossed on a piece of black card stock. 
love you (2)

Next, it's about Fathers...
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 Mom and Dad Icons

DAD

All the Dads (hubby included) in my family circle love cameras! So, what could be more perfect than having a camera in my design? I used Distress Crayons to color the sentiment after white embossing. I pierced two small holes in order to add the strings around the letter A. I simply had to create this CAS design once I came up with the idea!💡 😀

Lastly, I am sharing my take with this glorious background cling stamp.

Floral Background 
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I decided to make a "congratulations" card since I recently got a large order of summer wedding cards from my daughter and her friends. After placing the large stamp securely in MISTI,
I applied Versamark twice to ensure the proper coverage.

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I love the ease of ink-blending with Simon Says Stamp inks (Hollyhock, Teeny Bikini, Pale Blush, 
Clementine Lemon Zing, Melon). It doesn't have to be perfect as the gradient of colors speak volumes. I personally think it looks soft and romantic...my kind of wedding card. 💕

congratulations

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine and then clear-embossed on vellum. I think it is quite effective with a detailed stamp such as Floral Background. I love how this turned out.

I hope you are inspired and get some ideas about this FABULOUS new release from Simon Says Stamp (see here).
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In my next post, I will share my take with Sending Flowers Stamp Set.
 ( a sneak peek)

Last but certainly not the least, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. The winners list will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on April 11th, Tuesday.

Today's Blog Hop List:
😊--->Virginia Lu<---😊 
(YAY, you made it to the last stop!!)

Please feel free to leave me a comment...I would love to have your feedback!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Vivian Foo said...

Lovely cards with beautiful blending.

Robyn Smith said...

These cards are so creative and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Rachelle Crain said...

I love this release!!!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I just adore your first one! Everything just POPS! WOW!

Toni said...

Those envelopes are just gorgeous! I'd be happy to get one in the mail!

Jackie Wheelock said...

Loved your cards. Can't wait to see your post on the envelope set.

Irene said...

Stunning examples of this fabulous new release!!! The camera suspended with string is so clever!!

Dora said...

Beautiful cards have you made with these materials. Fantastic to see.

bev p said...

Cracking up about the camera dangling! I almost wish I knew someone who was camera crazy, just so I could copy that! Yours is the first post to show the flowers on the envelope set. They stamp up really pretty, don't they! Thanks so much for making my smiles last all the way through the hop!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards! I love those background stamps.

Cheryl said...

The all the cards!! I really love the colour combination on the congratulations card and the envelope are really pretty too!!

Maxine M. said...

I think you were the only one to do a DAD card and I just love the way you did it. Clever use of the camera!

Karen Gerek said...

I love the variety of designs you did. You're the only person in the hop that did a DAD card - kudos to you! I especially loved your third card: CONGRATULATIONS.....I personally think that these backgrounds lend themselves to so many uses and one is for weddings. Thanks!

Mama said...

Beautiful colors. So springy!

Christy Designs said...

Great cards Virginia! Love the idea on Dad card hanging camera.

Jeanne Beam said...

Great cards! I have such a hard time making masculine cards. Yours is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Streetscrapper said...

WOW! I was unsure of which stamp to buy first. You've helped me decide. Your cards are simply amazing!

Christy Borfitz said...

Fantastic cards! This release is wonderful!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Awesome cards. Unlike any of the others on the hop. Great job!

Jennifer Lewis said...

I really love that sweet CAS Father's Day card!

Lyn C. said...

You cards are gorgeous!

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous cards, dear Virginia!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

Virginia:
I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous new SSS line, and your creations are STUNNING!
Sierra W.

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards! The very first one is outstanding!

Elizabeth N said...

I love your creativity! Thanks for sharing these!

Patty said...

WOW!! Your first & third card are just beautiful...love the colors!! And the hubby card is so fun..love how you hung the camera..so cute!!

K Honeycutt said...

Your dad card is super-creative! I love the camera element. Thanks so much for sharing this inspiration.

Kim said...

They are just gorgeous! I love the hanging camera too, so cute! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care, Kim :)

Anne Henderson said...

The Dad card is super cute! ♥ And I'd love to receive such a beautiful envelope in the mail. :-)

Mirella said...

How beautiful are these! I am absolutely in love with those background stamps from the release, and you showcased them fantastically! Love your gorgeous colours.

Melissa Craig said...

Your cards are nice!

Debbie Scassera said...

Wonderful cards! You can see the work you put into them.

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the sneak peek of the envelopes too! I just ordered the Sending Flowers set.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Anyone receiving them will
be so excited - you don't get
beautiful cards like this
very often.
thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the heat embossing. I love cameras and so the camera card is a fav of mine.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kelley Teabo said...

Your Dad card is terriffic. Especially if you dad is a camera buff like mine was.

Heike said...

Great work on these cards, they are so nice.

Anne Lyons said...

AWESOME! So many great ideas. LAST BUT NOT LEAST!! Y
our cards are beautiful. Especially liked the flower medallion that you used as well as the Camera on the Father's Day card. The watercolor video with the MISTI was excellent and all the ideas/tips for the finishing touches and envelopes are super great. Talk about saving the best for last.... Virginia, you talent is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Kimberly Cervantes said...

Love your art work my favorite is the address creating on the envelopes. Love seeing different ways or creativity.

Cheryl Robertson said...

Such a great release! First Father's Day card I've seen in the blog. It's so cute!

sisipi said...

Beutifull card.
Thanks for the chance to win

Jana said...

Gorgeous! And that camera hanging off of the word is very cute.

Sandy Small said...

Lovely cards, the new background stamps are beautiful!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Stunning. The first card is gorgeous (love the pop of colour on the hearts), the second card is super clever, and the third card is just perfect for a wedding card - so elegant and romantic!

Nandini said...

The cards are gorgeous and the whole release is wonderful. Especially love the Dad card. It is just amazing!

Sandy M said...

Awesome cards. Especially love the look with the camera on the Dad card. And the Sending flowers stamp set is one I must have.

Sweet Sarah said...

Very nice! You do such good work!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I love the Flower Medallion! Great card with the camera, and a beautiful background design for the congratulations card!

Sweet Sarah said...

Super fun cards. Great use of the stamps!

Kati Caprara said...

Your first card is pretty enough to hang on the wall as a beautiful painting! Love the colors!

Love the DAD card with the camera -- perfect for dads who like to take pictures!

The third card is really beautiful with such sunny colors!

Francine D said...

Lovely cards.. I love that you remembered the masculinity for Dad :)

Linda Anderson said...

Last on the hop, but definitely not least! Loved your cards, especially the Dad card. Usually the ones we "put together" to make them personal, are the best!

Karen Baughman said...

I love the masking tip in the first card. The camera on the father's day card is too cute.

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. Brilliant on the dad card and the camera hanging off the A... love that idea. Love the colors and the inspiration on the new release.

Janeen said...

such a gorgeous tropical flower. and KEEEEYOUUUTTTTE Fathers day card.

Heather said...

These are all fabulous! But I LOVE that "congratulations" card; it is stunning!!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Such lovely designs. You are so inspiring and this release is wonderful.

Jean said...

So pretty

Ashley Wells said...

The DAD card is clever. Love seeing your work

christie anderson said...

Beautifully done.

mimi said...

Beautiful cards, they might be simple to make but they look absolutely fabulous!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love your cards especially how it looks like you hung the camera on the A in DAD

Bernice James said...

These are super cute and wonderful.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous! I love the DAD one, very cute and very clever! that was definitely a flashbulb moment! ;-)

luv
Lols x x x

Elia Rogers said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Those background stamps are so fun.

Erika V said...

Lovely designs and use of colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity and for inspiring me!!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning cards Virginia. Simply beautiful emboss resist on them. The colours are so pretty

hilhashi said...

Lovely cards. The dad card is AWESOME! What a great idea with the little camera swinging off the A.

Nana said...

I love these background stamps and the colors are beautiful.

Dawn Jones said...

These are beautiful and fun cards. Thanks for sharing one for the men in our lives.

D.Ann C said...

The coloring on all of these is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE that hanging camera!

Jennifer D said...

They are all Awesome well done. Enjoy your Weekend.

Robin Platt said...

Love your cards. My favorite is the wedding card. I really like the color blending you did.

Tracy Springer said...

Great cards...love the Dad one.

Carrie R. said...

I love all your projects today. The new background stamps are amazing and I love the projects you made with them. The camera card is fabulous. You can never have too many ideas for masculine cards!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love how you faded out the color on the background of the second card! And the decorated envelopes sold me on the stamp set -- they are just wonderful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The background stamps in this release are so fantastic

Becca4296 said...

Love the envelopes

Deb said...

Lovely cards! These background stamps are so versatile!

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Virginia, and the emboss resist technique looks fabulous used here, and I love the colours you have used whch are lovely and Springlike. The Father's Day card is a great design with the camera hung from the 'A', and then the third looks great with a circle of inking and the perfect sentiment. Great for an anniversary or a wedding card. x

Jenniferk said...

All 3 of your cards are beautiful and I love what you did with the envelopes as well, so pretty! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Barb Schmidt said...

Love the bright colors!
use email tandlsmom@msn.com

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you showcased those fabulous background stamps and I love the CAS Dad card too. It's perfect.

Migdalia said...

Wonderful set of cards!!Lovely work!!

Kym Maxwell said...

Very unique cards. The colors you used for the mom card are beautiful together. Thank you for sharing.

laurissa said...

How lovely! Your ink blending is beautiful and I love the colors you used!

Linda said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Melodie's Kreations said...

Wow! Awesome cards. I really am liking your Dad card the most. TFS!

Jodi Merritt said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, and I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Day said...

Love your DAD card and how the colours bleed out of the letters. Very cool!

Amy C. said...

Fabulous cards! They really hit it out of the park with these new products!

CreaCora said...

Your color combinations are great!

M DelValle said...

Very creative designs!! Love the colors!

mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are spectacular. The emboss resist technique gives wonderful results. I like to use it too. The background stamps in this release are perfect for it. Thanks.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Such BEAUTIFUL Inspiration too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Debstamps said...

Love how you've put your own stamp on this new Simon Says Stamp release Virginia! That dad card is absolutely adorable and your mothers and florals are terrific too!

Denise said...

I love your cards and I really love the DAD card, super cute.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

I am in love with these large background stamps and you DAD card is so simple and so sweet. Just lovely.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love that you've done the envelopes too! Beautiful cards and colors!

Helen Budz said...

These are wonderful cards--there's something about each one that I love. The coloring in the first and third is stunning. These background stamps are a must have. As for the Father's Day card. . .it's so my father who documented everything on film. Thans for sharing these.

Tanya Lochridge said...

The dad card is perfect -- for a lot of dads in my circle. All of whom have a camera in hand at any given moment! I also like the "ease" of the ink blending on your last card. It just looks flow not too controlled and I like that "vibe" -- would be perfect for a wedding card! Thanks for sharing your talent in this hop. It has been a fun one with so many options.

cassie said...

These are fantastic! I'm happy to see a DAD card on the hop, too. The hanging camera is really cute!

Cherri said...

Very nice. Get colors.

Leana Hodge said...

Great cards! The Dad one is super cute ❤

Betty Neville said...

Really beautiful cards! Your wedding card is amazing!

Andrea1702 said...

Fabulous projects! That Floral Background stamp may just be my favorite stamp of this release. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Marie said...

Your dad's card is so cute! And your sneak peak is definitely a teaser ;)

Rebecca said...

Thanks all the inspiration and to SSS for the giveaway!! Loved the personalization of the camera on the Dad card - the distress crayon gave it such great texture too!

Beth H. said...

Awesome inspiration! Love the camera on the dad card!

Hollyk said...

very nice cards, thanks for sharing

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful cards! Love the background stamp!

Alaska .Kris said...

That DAD card is perfect!

Cindy Reynoso said...

Love all your cards, but the Flower Medallion card really caught my eye! The yellow flower really pops! And the camera hanging on the Dad card is so cute!

KOScraps4u said...

Wow in love with your congratulations card, it is beyond stunning WOW.

Scraplea 1 said...

I always enjoy seeing what you create! Your backgrounds are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! I especially like the one with the camera hanging from the words DAD. Very clever! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy H said...

Man did you rock this release. Awesome artwork.

Tricia Ann said...

As usual, very nice work. I especially like the first one.

Hsin-Yi said...

Simply stunning on every card! Thank you for sharing!

Mom and wife. said...

Love these cards. The dad one is so cute.

Joanne Herbert said...

Wow these are so incredibly gorgeous, i love the soft sponging on your first card and the cut hanging camera on the dad card. Such perfection and inspirational. Hugs Jo

Engineered Baker said...

beautiful!!!!

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