Friday, 16 May 2014

Simon Says Stamp 'Pure Sunshine' Blog Hop


Hello, and welcome to Simon Says Stamp's Pure Sunshine Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Kathy Racoosin's gorgeous blog, I bet you have just been stunned by something AMAZING. (BTW, Kathy is not only unbelievably talented, but also one of the kindest, sweetest and most generous people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting).
If you have stumbled upon this hop, I recommend starting from the beginning HERE. :)

So… today sees the release of Simon Says Stamp's newest products. And they sent me some to play with. The adorable Balloons and Patterns Stencil Set contains 4 cute 3 x 3 stencils which can be layered over each other for some fun results!! For my card, I first inked the balloons with Hero Arts shadow Inks (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda and Lemon Yellow). Then I adhered the stripe stencil on top of the balloon stencil, and smeared over white embossing paste. Once I'd removed the stencils, I sprinkled the balloons with chunky Doodlebug glitter.
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Here you can see the stripes a bit mote clearly. Layerimng stencils is FUN!!!
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Look HERE to see the release in full. It's another good one!!

-------------------GIVEAWAY------------------
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every stop of the hop. Make sure you leave a comment here (and on all the stops) by 6pm EST on Thursday May 22nd to be in with the chance of winning. :)

Next up on the hop is one of my card making idols:
Enjoy!!!!
Supplies

541 comments:

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Sharon said...

OMG This is gorgeous! Super cool techniqu

Unknown said...

Love the glittery balloons! What a fun card for a child)

Life Full of Sunflowers said...

Lucy, this is so adorable and just makes for a great colorful birthday

NanW said...

Bright and fun!

Patt H. said...

What a cute card! I love the sparkly balloons!!

cghundley said...

I like your
simple but
so colorful
card. Great
use of the
stencils.
Carla from Utah

Tracy said...

Love the balloons and the fun stripes such a cute card!

Unknown said...

Love the double layer technique!

Pam said...

One word - FABULOUS!!!

Brenda in IN said...

So sparkly and pretty. Love those balloons.

staceylovespaper said...

i love balloon cards and yours is awesome.

sotama14 said...

Great release from SSS

Cindi said...

Great card!

Unknown said...

What a great idea for glitter!

greggers said...

The balloons on your card are gorgeous. Your card will surely make some one very happy!

Kathie B said...

What a spectacular use of the stencils. They are so bright and cheerful and I love the way they jump off the page. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cat Craig said...

great balloon textures.

mikeslittlesis said...

Fun texture!

adele holcomb said...

What a cute and happy card this made!

Sue D said...

Great technique to make these sparkly balloons.

StampinLouie said...

I love the balloon set with the stencils.

Ragnhild said...

Love the texture and the glitter on the balloons.

Chris O said...

What a great card, good for anyone! TFS

Connie G said...

what a great card for a b-day! Sparkly balloons! Perfect!!

Robin said...

Very cute card. I need to get out my glitter. Never know what to with it. Now I do.

Samanthak said...

Those balloons are sooooo cool. Thank you for sharing!

sandie said...

amazing effect achieved here

Kathy JH said...

Oh - love these balloons! The texture is great!

Unknown said...

Love the balloon stencils and using the chunky glitter for texture, thumbs up!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

The colors are great

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely Awesome!

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous balloons - brillant sparkle and texture :)

Sheila H said...

Those are the coolest gallons ever!

Michelle said...

Such a pretty card! Very creative!

Janet's Joy said...

Sure love all the texture on those balloons!

Janet said...

WooHoo! Lov’in all the projects and new items they all rock! With Sunshine of course!
~God bless~

SHartl said...

Loving the fun sparkly balloons!

Dawn Gross said...

That glitter is perfect for the balloons! How much fun!

Barbara said...

The sparkle and the bright colors of these balloons make for a very happy looking card, one that is perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. Great idea!

Unknown said...

Sparkly goodness! So vibrant and pretty. Thanks!

Karenladd said...

So fun and glittery. Loving the fun texture!

donna mikasa said...

Simply dazzling, Lucy!

Diane said...

Your card is so cute, love the texture effect on the balloons. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

love all the glitter and the stitching!

Annywz said...

This is so CUTE i love it, but hate using glitter i am afraid to get it all over the place HA

Unknown said...

I love the new products from Simon, and I love the way you used them, So Pretty!

Liliana said...

Love the glittery look! Such cute ballons!

Unknown said...

Darling card. Great use of those small stencils - I think I have to have them!

Unknown said...

The balloons look awesome!

xxxhrmxxx said...

Everything is better with glitter, as you just proved, fantastic!

Lysa said...

So fun! I love the sparkle on the balloons! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow love that hunky glitter on these!

Kathleen said...

Lovely card. I've not really got into texture paste but love this double stencil layer technuque.
Kathleen Mc xx

Unknown said...

Like the texture and sparkle!

Ashlyn said...

Those are the happiest birthday balloons if have ever seen!! Love this!!

Louise H. said...

What a fabulous technique! Your card is so pretty ans attractive.

Parker said...

So shimmery and bright just like a sunshiny day. I love cards with texture like you've done. Good job.

Anonymous said...

Love the sparkle! Annette P.

Dixie Cochran said...

That chunky glitter is fabulous. Love your card!

Wanda said...

Very cool card, love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Wow, so sparkly.. Love the card.

Cynthia M. said...

I am always looking for ways to add texture to cards. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Odie said...

Cute enough to EAT!!!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Those balloons look like they're made of sugar. What an interesting texture!!

Anja said...

That glittery texture on the balloons looks so yummy ;o)
I never thought of combining two stencils - really clever!

C said...

fun and cute

Connie R said...

Love the sparkle of your balloons! Great job!

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, love the sparkly texture, thanks for sharing this technique, Cathy x

scrapgirl said...

Cute card - I love those balloons!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Nothing says happy birthday like glitter!!!

Andrene said...

Love all the texture and sparkle - adorable!

norine said...

Super cute card with such great texture and glitter!! Thanks for the chance to win!

A Crafty Person said...

These balloons are so bright and happy!

Unknown said...

Love the color, sparkle and texture of this card!

Carol McCready said...

What a fun card. Love the texture on those balloons.

Brenda said...

What a celebration; lots of glitter and glam. Thanks for the chance.

linf54 said...

Balloons with sparkle and texture-way cool!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a fun effect you have with those balloons. TFS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!

Margaret R said...

Fabulous idea! The balloons look amazing.

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the bright sparkly balloons!

Erum Tasneem said...

oooooooooohh the glittery texture!!!
love it!
xx
Erum

Anonymous said...

When I first saw these little stencils, I couldn't think of a way I'd use them, but your card has changed my mind. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Those balloons are so cute! Thanks do much.

Unknown said...

Love love love it!!!!

Colleen said...

I love balloon cards and yours are so special! Love all the glitter!

DebbyH said...

Always love to see your work, Lucy!

KERRY P said...

So in love with the textures and chunky glitter! The Pure Sunshine release has me ooh-ing & aah-ing!

Cheryl C. said...

I love the texture and colours of your card!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, I love your sparkly balloons :)

byulgzr said...

Love the dimension of this card! And, of course, all of the glitter! :)

Goga said...

Stunning balloons and patterns stencils from Simon!!!
Cool and simple card! <3
Love it!!!!

Anne B said...

Just love your sparkly balloons!

Unknown said...

The card is beautiful, I love that it is CAS as well as it has the pop of color. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy said...

Oh wow!!! So lovely :)

maureen said...

COOL!

Sandie said...

wow ... such cool new products. thanks for sharing :)

Megan McDonald said...

Love the sparkle on the ballons

Anonymous said...

Such a fun card! I love all the sparkle!

Cheryl B. said...

Those stencils seem pretty handy. Love your card

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. Cant believehe balloons, they are so perfect. The texture and the glitter, clever you.

Doris said...

Love all that chunky glitter!

sueincanada said...

What a bright happy card.

Sarah G said...

Love the glitter and texture on your balloons, Lucy! Such a fun card :)

Rufred said...

Tthe texture looks great.

Madeline Rains said...

So much fun! Makes me want to try embossing paste.

Carol L said...

These sparkly balloons just make me feel warm inside! I love the glitter, and great stitching too!

francesca said...

cute card!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the layering technique. I'll be trying this for sure.
Thanks for sharing!
Angela Laverie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous sparkling balloons!

Cindy said...

So bright and cheery - who wouldn't want to get this card in the mail?!?!?

Tam said...

The card is awesome and I love the stripes and the glitter. Did the glitter fall off after it dried.

Lisa H. said...

way cool! great texture and sparkle!

Unknown said...

layering stencils... such a great idea :)

Dorothy C. said...

What a great technique! Your card is so pretty and sparkly.

Unknown said...

Love these glittery balloons with all their dimension! So fun!

Carole said...

So many wonderful new products...terrific ideas

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love this super cute and colorful card!

Aida said...

Wow great technique, love the card!!

TLady said...

I DEFINATELY "NEED" some stencils & paste! LOL Especially with these all the rage right now! SUPER JOB & FESTIVE! :)

Unknown said...

Amazing how much dimension this has. I really like it.

Unknown said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Cheri said...

I was so hoping to see what someone would do with these stencils and you rocked them.

DoofyJEss2 said...

LOVE the balloons!! These stencils look so fun to layer!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the idea on making the stripes on the balloons. they really stand out. Great card.

Letty Abad said...

Wow I want a lot of things, thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

The balloons are so bright, cheerful and sparkly. Lovely.

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I love these little stencils, they're perfect for card making, and you proved it!

Sacy said...

Simply an amazing card and technique! Love it ;o}!

Maria V. said...

Happy, happy card, love those balloons.
Maria

Simply AJ said...

Fun and adorable card! The chunky glitter brings these balloons to life. Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

Renee V said...

Love the glitter~!~!

Kristin said...

I love the texture you created on the card.

slbt17 said...

what a great card!
Love the glitter!
Sandra ltb

Chookarooni said...

Great stamps, stencils and dies!

Morag said...

Simple but oh so effective! Love the colours and textures you've managed!

Linda said...

Love this card and the texture. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Karen said...

Glittery perfection!

mary said...

Love the blog hop! I'm getting so many great ideas. Thanks!

Ohana in Bend said...

that is a beautiful technique! i am going to attempt this technique until i get it right. thank you!

Michelle said...

excited about the new releases!!!!

dianem said...

Cute cards! I would never have thought to layer stencils.

Valerie said...

What a fabulously sparkly card!! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Bright, cheerful, interesting to the eye. <3 it!

Ann K said...

Balloons are just HAPPY - and so versatile. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Lee said...

This card would make anyone smile! Thanks for sharing!

helenbrendan said...

Love the glitz!!!

Unknown said...

Super cool balloons! Love that sentiment.

Andrea said...

What a luscious effect

bkazoo said...

pretty bling!

Nunt said...

Ooh, sparkly goodiness!

George said...

love the layering

Unknown said...

Love the colors and glitz of those balloons, so pretty indeed

mzjluv said...

Love the bling on the balloons.

Unknown said...

Cute card, I love the texture

gardener said...

sweet balloons and great technique. Thanks

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very clever idea! I really love the texture and dimension!

Dawn S. said...

I love this card. So bright and cheery. Thanks for tip about layering stencils!

Anonymous said...

The glittery balloons are so pretty. Love the little stencils --they are cute.
Laurie B

Billie A said...

Wow love the choice of colors, texture and glitter. Awesome card.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this card. It's lovely!

Cascadian Blooms said...

Who doesn't love balloons? Your cards are so bright and cheerful...

Carrie R. said...

I love the sparkle on your card. The embossing paste looks fabulous with the glitter!

Lindsay said...

The balloons look fabulous, great card!

Loly Borda said...

I love your balloons TFS

Rita said...

Love this card! The chunky glitter is great.

Shannon said...

Fabulous sparkly balloons! Such a happy card!

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, how sweet is this card?! I just love those pretty, glittery balloons!

Unknown said...

Glittery goodness is all I can say!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very fun card.

Kelly said...

love the embossing. the glitter looks like rock candy! what a fun card!

Unknown said...

How fun!!!

mariangel said...

love your cards you are so talented and these balloons are so cute and happy and shiny love it

Waverunner said...

Always happy to see glitter!! :)

Lynne said...

Really super cute card!

Amrita said...

what a fun card!

Unknown said...

Such a cute card!

Torrie said...

I really like the balloons and this is such a fun way to use a stencil.

Jeanie said...

Gotta love glitter ! ! Love the glittery balloons.

Elle said...

Such a fun card! Love the colors & how you used the stencil on the ballons:)

Tracy said...

Love this new release and love all of the cards!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

NPurdum56 said...

Oh how cute! What a fun card! Thanks for sharing! :) Nancee

Doreen said...

Lots of texture!

Carol said...

Just love the way the chunky glitter makes this card pop, Lucy. Such a cheerful colour combo.

liz said...

Some day I have to try the embossing paste

Avril Tanner said...

I love the techniques you used on the ballons - the glitter and embossing paste add a great amount of texture!

Denise G. said...

Love a card with bling!

Unknown said...

Love your card. It's bright and sparkly!

Amanda said...

I love the way you layered the stencils to create patterned balloons!

Linda E said...

What a fun card! I love the bright colors!

KatyK said...

Super cute! They remind me of sugar cookies! So, of course, they make me happy to look at! Thanks!

Angel said...

So super cute and sparkly! What a fun card!

Kylie said...

Love the glitter and bright colors.

Denisse said...

Love the glittery texture! So pretty!

Nic said...

Love the balloons! Very cute card!

Unknown said...

Very cute card!!!

mimi said...

Gorgeous card - love the bling balloons!

Anonymous said...

Super cute card. The balloons really pop!

Suzie Bertrand said...

Can't wait to try this masking technique. Not sure about the chunky glitter, but I can always use Glitter Ritz. The technique is cool no matter what!

Wendy said...

Love the glittery balloons and the new SSS release!

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