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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Sherry W. said...

Cute card.

Sherrie K. said...

Omg, I love your card! The balloons are so fun and bright! I love the look of the chunky glitter!!
Awesome birthday card!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jan Scholl said...

Love the texture this has. Not fussy either. Good job.

SimplyMaggie said...

Awesome release. Can't wait to get my hands on these wonderful goodies. Thank you for the chance.

Unknown said...

ooooh! Sparkles....love it!

Yvette Williams said...

Visually cute. Draw you in. Nice card.

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Love the sparkling glitter

Martina N said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Cool idea wit hthe stencils! cute card!

Andrea's Card Design said...

Great card. A good idea to use the stenciels. Great texture.

crafter said...

Cute card! Love the colorful textured balloons!

Anonymous said...

Love the great texture you gave to your balloons with this chunky glitter. Great card - thanks for sharing !!!

Wendy said...

Great idea! Love the glitter.

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Lucy :)
LOVE the CHEERY colors, LOVE the textures, LOVE the dimension, LOVE the sparkle, LOVE IT ALL!!!
I think that combining the two stencils was such a CLEVER idea and I look forward to trying it
=> THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

jan metcalf said...

Great way to add texture and interest to stamped images!

~amy~ said...

Awesome balloons, love all the glitz!

Anonymous said...

Nice technique. And you did a good job with the colors, etc.

stampinfun71 said...

Oh how bright and cheery! The glitter is awesome!

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUl
THE balloon blew me away nice job

Katherine K :) said...

Love the glittery look! What a fun card!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Love the sparkle and texture!!!

Diana R- said...

Lovely, happy and colorful it brightened my day. Thanks for sharing.

Indy's Designs said...

Oh, I love all those glittery balloons! Great card!

Debbie Br said...


What a great idea!!!

Heather M said...

Love the glittery, striped balloons. Fun card!

Lisa Toscano said...

Love the balloons! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...how awesome...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely card!

Jan Gonzales said...

Super fun card. I like your use of glitter and stencil.

snazzyjj said...

Love the texture the chunky glitter.

Angel said...

Your chunky glitter really makes your balloons pop!

Unknown said...

Love the card and the technique! So excited to try it!

Vesna said...

So blingy, beautiful card. TFS

Bashful said...

Awesome card! I love all the glitter!

Mateja M said...

Such a fun technique. Thank you for sharing :)

jeanine said...

Love the sparkles on the balloons!

Lisa A said...

Love the balloons. Such a pretty, simple card. I am inspired to create some cards.

Dee Lee said...

Lovely card great texture.

Anonymous said...

How cute, great texture!

Simply Suzis said...

Cute card. Hadn't thought of layering stencils before. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Balloons are fun and glitzy!! Great for shiny bday card

Debbie said...

Balloons are fun and glitzy!! Great for shiny bday card

Amy C. said...

Adorable! I love the glitter balloons!

Mojamm said...

Love the way you used two stencils to create the striped balloons, and the chunky glitter ads just the right amount of bling!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous balloons, loving the sparkle!

Claire Grantham said...

Lucy, this is an awesome card. Love the technique, I have just started using embossing paste - never thought of adding glitter!! Cx

Karen Schroeder said...

Love how you added the stripes to the balloons!

Deborah R said...

Love the texture on the balloons. Very creative!

pcm said...

super fun card!

Debbie said...

love the glittered balloons
upnurse at aol dot com

Shauna said...

I really love your card--the colors, the dimension, the chunky glitter, the stitching--SO cute!! I want to try this myself :) TFS!

KellyW said...

I love your card!!...great texture and love the glitter on the embossing paste!!

Michelle Simone said...

Love the sparkle!!!

byAnnette said...

Fun Card!

Hippymom83 said...

oooohhhh! sparkly! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the glitter.

Gail A said...

Love those sparkly balloons!

Lenny said...

Love the bright and sugary colors!!! Such a playful card

Unknown said...

The balloons are adorable!

dianemdb said...

love the bling. great technique!

Unknown said...

Sparkly and creative use to decorate the balloons. Thanks for sharing! :)

TishR said...

I hadn't thought about adding glitter to paste...great tip!

Rachel K said...

Such a great card! I love all the texture, and the stitching is the perfect touch. :)

Karen said...

Very cute and happy card!

Steffi said...

Wow, your card looks so juicy.

Kris Van Allen said...

I love the layering of the glitter and paste over the ink-great texture!

Angie M said...

such a fun card! love the colors! so pretty

anja curvers said...

Another great card by your hand Lucy you are truly talented. Thanks for sharing.

starqueen said...

Love the fun chunky sparkle! Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis Beaver said...

Love your card and the very sparkly balloons! Who wouldn't love receiving a card like this? Great ideas for these new items! Thank you!

Em said...

My seven year old assistant will love making these balloons with me.

Unknown said...

Super fun! What a great idea!

Kathi said...

Great use of a stencil - thanks for the idea

rt in GA said...

Great texture! Thanks for sharing!

Dara Lynn said...

These new stencils are perfect for cards, pages, and journals!!!! What a celebration collection!

Heather said...

Love all that texture and sparkle. Perfect!!

KL said...

I LOVE this idea! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these supplies.

Chiara T. said...

Great texture and colors

Deb said...

Neat idea. I would not have thought of layering stencil designs. Thanks for sharing it with us.

dyeandpigment said...

Great way to use the glitter, etc.

cindym4378 said...

love the glitter stripes

Janie said...

So fun. Love the sparkle.

Jessica Rosenbalm said...

Love the technique you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Sooo pretty!! Love the glitter!

Katie Kinde said...

Love the dimension with that chunky glitter!

bzyPTmom said...

How fun and sparkly! Love it!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

This is so pretty, love the sparkle!!

Judy said...

Great card. Love the layering of the stencils and fragments. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Linton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and sparkle.

karenelr said...

Oh my goodness--how delicious those balloons turned out! So much detail and yet such a CAS card! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great technique & the chunky glitter was the perfect finish! Thanks so much!
Blessings,
Melitta

Steffi said...

cute

Jennifer Gayle said...

Great card!

Jan G said...

Great textures to the balloons

Anya said...

Very cool effect with all the texture and sparkle!

Karen Mackay said...

love it! happy sparkly balloons! :)

Robin B. said...

Super cute card! I love the sparkly balloons, thanks for sharing.

Merica said...

What a super fun card.

Janine said...

i like you ideas of layering stencils

akmoose said...

Love your ballons

Kris in Alaska said...

Those balloons are just plain FUN!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tammy H said...

Man who wouldn't love getting that baby for their birthday. So amazing.

SheriE. said...

The layered stencil look is so cool. Fun card.

Ying said...

Cute card! Love the balloons!

Charlotte C said...

Wow - love the dimension.

Amy L said...

Love how the balloons sparkle!

Unknown said...

Love those super sparkly balloons. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Easy cute card. Love the dimensions. Thanks Jeanne

Marianne C said...

Love these cards. So cheery and fun.

Anonymous said...

Great Balloons.

Yuki said...

Love the way you used the glitter, really adds a beautiful pop to the card!

Unknown said...

Love the texture on this card! The balloons are so adorable!

Cheryl H said...

I love your stripey balloons! They're awesomely fun :D

Sabine said...

Wow, super sparkly birthday wishes!

maryps said...

Lucy, your card is super cute! I love this stencil set. Thanks for sharing and thanks to SSS for the opportunity to win a goody bag. :)

Katie said...

Such happy birthday balloons! Great idea. Love these stencils. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Chelsea Marie said...

such a cute use of the new stencils :)

Anonymous said...

Love the sparkly balloons, and the texture.
Thanks.

Unknown said...

Love what you did with the chunky glitter!

Jennifer L. said...

Great texture and sparkle!

Tere Azua said...

Beautiful card! I love the cute balloons and the perfect stitching!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

What a Beautiful Card. That glitter really makes it pop.

Anonymous said...

Love the chunky glitter!

Maye M.L said...

Awhhh, this card is toadilly fun! Those stencils "rock" I got to try this chunky sugar coating! cheers

Unknown said...

love the card

Craftybee said...

Love those layered balloons!

Shona said...

So cute! Love the glitter!

Deeps said...

This card makes me so happy. Love the glitter on the balloons.

Efrat said...

Beautiful.

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!

maria f. said...

Those are some fancy balloons - love the idea of those smaller stencils for adding layers/texture.

KimC said...

Who wouldn't want to receive such beautiful glittered balloons! Such a bright and cheerful card. Thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

those balloons are soooo cute!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Such a neat card! I love that stencil set, but wouldn't have thought to use embossing paste with it. Tfs!

BeckyR71 said...

Gorgeous. Love the idea of embossing paste on the stripes.

obee said...

Great card! Love the layering on the balloons...

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Lovely card and great technique! Thank you for sharing!

jen p said...

Great way to use a stencil.
those balloons look good enough to eat, they're so sweet!

ScrappyKsue said...

Love the technique you used. Colors are so vibrant too.

Iris said...

Cute card. Love the sparkle and the texture and the clean look.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amy McCue said...

Those balloons are so cool. I love the glitter and colors!

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