Sunday, January 17, 2021

Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi my friends, I'm thrilled to be joining so many talented makers on Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop and I'm excited to welcome you to my stop on the hop.

If you shop during the blog hop you can use the code HUGS4U2 to get a free Faraway Hugs 6" x 8" stamp set, with purchases of $100 or more. The promotion will expire on 18 January at 11.59pm EST.
Simon Says Stamp are also giving away a $25 coupon at every stop on the blog hop from the blog comments section so be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday 20th January.
Do you know that Simon Says Stamp has card/project galleries for each of their releases and card kits and also a video gallery. There is so much inspiration to see and I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards and projects to Simon's Brand Gallery and the Love You and Love You, Too Galleries.

You should have arrived here from my sweet and very talented friend, Keisha Charles but if you got lost along the way or would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.

I made a trio of notecards using the Butterfly Kisses stamp set and Butterfly Love stencil from the Love You release.


I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create 3 panels measuring 4.1/4" x 5.1/4", slightly larger than the Butterfly Love Stencil. I spritzed the back of the stencil with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Sprays, sprayed lightly with water and laid the stencil on to the panel. I pressed the panel lightly with my fingers to spread out the ink being careful that the ink didn't seep out from the edges. I waited 30 seconds or so to let the ink soak into the watercolor card, patted with kitchen towel, removed the stencil and dried. 
I repeated on the other two panels using Spiced Marmalade/Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick/Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide sprays to create a monoprint effect.
I masked off the edges of the panels and added splatters of Ground Espresso Distress Paint.
I stamped the butterfly images from Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.
I inked the sentiments with Versamark ink, stamped on to scraps of Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock, heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, trimmed and fixed on the panels using Foam Adhesive.
I dipped my finger into Distress Collage Medium, tapped lightly on to the panels and sprinkled with Sizzix sequins in co-ordinating colours.
I matted the panels on to Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock and fixed to white card blanks using Distress Collage Medium Matte.


Now it's time for you to hop over and visit the very talented Kim Hamilton to see the magic she has created with the Love You and Love You Too releases and if you missed Day 1 of the Blog Hop, you can check out loads more inspiration HERE.

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Thank you for taking the time to pop by and I hope you're inspired to get creative with the Love You and Love You Too releases. I'm off to make myself a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and start hopping.

Hugs Kath xxx

90 comments:

  1. A lovely design and technique! Beautiful cards, Kath!

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  2. I love the bright and cheery colors you used on these beautiful butterfly cards!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  4. I love your monochromatic cards! I'm inspired to pull out my Distress Sprays!

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  5. Love the vibrant colours Kath and a lovely technique...

    Anne

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  6. These are beautiful! I love butterflies! I haven't tried any of the distress oxide sprays yet, but they look awesome!

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  7. Really like using my stencils in a variety of ways and this certainly does that! Your butterfly cards are wonderful.

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  8. Those cards are beautiful and thanks for showing how they were done.

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  9. Great ideas and beautiful cards!!

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  10. Wonderful butterfly color creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. Wonderful butterflies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. So beautifully done! All of these colors are SO pretty.

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  13. I love butterflies - your cards are soo pretty

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  14. Your cards are beautiful! I love the design and the bright colors!

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  15. Love seeing your beautiful cards!

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  16. Love to use butterflies in my
    cards. The stencil and stamping
    is wonderful. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Hi, Kath- You've succeeded on a number of levels. A) you've reminded me to get out my oxide sprays and use them! B) you've shown a layout that I could easily do and I love the juxtaposition of hearts and butterflies c) You've given viewers a look at how to use a new set of stamps. Thanks for all this!! Health and happiness to you in '21!
    Lori S in PA

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  18. Love those bright backgrounds and butterfly design.

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  19. Personally I have never used this type of technique, but it is very interesting. I want to give it a go and try to recreate. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. Wow! Very beautiful! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

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  21. Beautiful colors! I haven't tried this technique but have inspired me to try!

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  22. Very artistic creations! I might need get some sprays...!

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  23. Great presentation of the Love you too release.

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  24. These cards are so pretty and bright! Love them.

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  25. Such beautiful cards with wonderful use of color!

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  26. Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. What a great way to combine those products, and your vibrant colors are wonderful!

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  28. Your cards are beautiful. Butterflies and hearts just seem to go together!

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  29. These are really Beautiful cards!!!

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  30. Butterflies and hearts, perfect combo! Pretty cards!

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  31. Butterflies & hearts are just made for each other! Love your cards!

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  32. Kath, this is a new technique for me. I love the use of the spray ink on the stencil then taking it to paper. I'll have to give that a whirl.

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  33. I'm going to have to try the distress sprays, what a neat technique!

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  34. Impactful colors & designs! Thanks for introducing me to this technique! Appreciate your creativity!

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  35. Love the colors you used for your cards...so bright!

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  36. Beautiful cards. Those backgrounds are amazing.

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  37. I like how you used a single color for each. These are so artsy/cool

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  38. Your cards have such a lovely vintage feel! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. These cards Kath are amazing the backgrounds you create are stunning love the butterflies x

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  40. Very pretty cards, I really like the sprays with the stencils.

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  41. I love techniques like this, simple to do yet having so much depth to the look!

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  42. Love the life and the hope in your cards!

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  43. love how the cards can be used for all occasions.

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  44. Love the sentiments in Butterfly Kisses. Your backgrounds rock.

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  45. Amazing and beautiful cards ❤️

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  46. Beautiful cards! Love the technique and the colors.

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  47. These cards are so beautiful. Love the technique.

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  48. Looks good and I like that you did something different

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  49. These are great cards! Love the way you used the Oxide Spray with the stamp and stencil.

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  50. Beautiful butterfly cards, Kath. I think I may have to buy some sprays. Thank you for sharing. Awesome SSS release.

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  51. Incredible colors, backgrounds and BUTTERFLIES!

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  52. Great idea...I’m going to try this

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  53. Love your beautiful cards Kath. Thank you for sharing! ❤️

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  54. Beautiful cards, Kath, and so eye-catching! Love this way to use the stencil! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  55. REally striking and colourful. Love your design.

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  56. Nice idea for the butterfly layers.

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  57. Beautiful. Looking forward to seeing this technique.

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  58. stunning cards - what a great technique!!

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  59. These are gorgeous note cards. Lovely background.

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  60. Beautiful cards as always Kath.xx

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  61. Beautiful cards! I love the technique you used to create the backgrounds.

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  62. The butterfly stencil and stamp sets are so attractive.

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  63. Very pretty. I like the different colors! Fabulous!

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  64. Super gorgeous inspiration really must try out some new techniques. Thanks for sharing

    hugs Christine x

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  65. Love this technique and your cards are lovely!

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  66. Love the combination of the stencil and stamped images and just the right addition of sparkle!

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  67. Beautiful! Love using stamps and stencils.

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  68. love how you created these arty cards -thanks for sharing

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  69. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  70. You did such a great job, they're awesome.

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  71. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx