Friday, April 30, 2021

Simon Says Stamp - Born To Sparkle Blog Hop - Day 2

Happy Friday my friends, I'm thrilled to be joining so many talented makers on Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop to celebrate the Born To Sparkle release and am excited to welcome you to my stop on the hop. If you shop during the blog hop you can use the code CRUSH428 to get an Island Crush Ink Cube Set for FREE with a purchase of $25 or more. This promotion will expire on 2 May 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 5th May. 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 Born To Sparkle Gallery

I created a Slimline Card using the Spring Bouquets 6" x 8" stamp set coloured with Distress Re-inkers and a favourite from the release, the Solid Grid Background Cling Stamp designed by my lovely Simon Says Monday Challenge team mate Anna-Karin.


I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to 3.1/4" x 8.1/4", stamped the image from Spring Bouquets, inked with Simon Says Intense Black slightly off the edge of the panel. I stamped the image again on to Simon Says Masking Paper and fussy cut.
With the mask in place, I inked the centre area of the Solid Grid Background stamp with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink, spritzed lightly with water and pressed the stamp randomly on to the panel.
I watercoloured the image using Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Re-inkers using a Distress Detailer Brush, drying between layers to create depth of colour and shadows.
I stamped the sentiment from Spring Bouquets, inked with Simon Says Intense Black, on to the bottom of the panel.
I used a Sakura Black Glaze Pen to colour the dots in the flower centres, added splatters of Black Gesso and while the flower centres and gesso were still wet, sprinkled with Black and Gold Embossing Powders and heated until melted to create dimension.
To finish I coloured the edges of a white Slimline card with the Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink pad using the direct to paper method and fixed the panel in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte.

You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen's blog and your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys but if you get lost along the way or would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE or click on the list of makers below.
You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp by clicking on the links below
I'm off to make myself a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and check out all the amazing projects on the hop. I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are planning to do.
Hugs Kath xxx

82 comments:

  1. Really pretty colors and I love the background!

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  2. Kath, this is a masterpiece - love these lovely yellows!

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  3. Such a beautiful card, the reinkers are so vibrant and I love the grid stamp, Cathy x

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  4. Love your wonderful choice of colors on this beautiful image! The stenciled background is awesome too!

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  5. Love your card - the colors are so beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous colouring, I love love love your fab background!

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  7. Wow! Beautiful water color and I love how you did the background!

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  8. Great job! I love the coloring and the subtle background.

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  9. Thank you for showing the process in your creation of this very beautiful card. I really love this one!

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  10. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it! Love the background too!

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  11. Such a lovely card!!! Thank you for sharing it!!

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  12. Your flowers were colored so beautifully--very artistic

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  13. Such a beautiful card! Love the awesome colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful card and love that partial grid background to showcase your floral bouquet.

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  15. This is my favorite of all the cards. I love the colors and the techniques. Your card is just stunning.

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  16. Your use of the reinkers to paint this panel is exquisite. Lovely job.

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  17. Such a perfect background all over stamp! Definitely one to add to my stash!

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  18. Love this floral combined with the grid! So pretty!

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  19. Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous coloring and the amazing background.

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  20. This is stunning! Your coloring is fabulous, as is your beautiful background!

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  21. I've gone back and forth on whether the Open Grid or Solid Grid stamp would be more versatile and useful to me and I think your card has made the Solid Grid the winner!

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  22. beautiful card! I love your use of techniques and materials.

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  23. Beautiful card. I love those colors.

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  24. Love your card Kath. It really pops on the background you chose! 🧡

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose.

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  26. Beautiful Kathy! I love how you did your grid background! Love your colours!

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  27. Incredible. It always amazes me how everyone always have such unique and fun ideas!

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  28. Fantastic card, thanks for sharing!

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  29. love the grid background, gotta get me that

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  30. This is beautiful and I love the colors.

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  31. A beautiful card. Love how you did the background.

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  32. Absolutely Gorgeous card!!! Love your background!!!

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  33. Yes please! I think Vintage is quickly becoming my favorite color! This is gorgeous! The blackmaccents are exquisite, I must look into that pen. Stunning Spring bouquet card !

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  34. Stunning colors, colouring and background!

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  35. love your colouring with reinkers - i love doing that too :0

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  36. Love the background and the colors of the flowers

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  37. Lovely card and background. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Fabulous background and colors for those gorgeous florals!

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  39. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Such wonderful textures and great card

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  41. Stunning, wow Kath this is so beautiful.xx

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  42. I like the color. Great design share.

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  43. Love the pretty yellow hues. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  44. What a beautiful card! I love the warm tones and the flowers paired with that grid background!

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  45. Omg- your card is amazing! Another great stamp set SSS!

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  46. Wow! Beautiful card...love the colors!! Also love that background stamp!

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  47. LOVE this vintage look - just stunning

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  48. What a gorgeous card! I love the background and the beautiful colors!

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  49. Wow! I have to tell you how beautiful this is! I love it!!!

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  50. Oh so pretty...love these golden hue colors.

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  51. I love the warm colors on this card.

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  52. this card is so beautiful. The colours are perfect together

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  53. This flower stamp is a little casual due to the stitch marks and you elevated it to elegant. That’s takes talent! Just beautiful!

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  54. Beautiful card. It has a
    vintage look that is excellent.
    thanks for sharing
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  55. Hi, Kath - I love how you used the grid background from Anna-Karin to give your beautiful floral a more distressed feel. Your work is superb!
    Lori S in PA

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  56. Absolutely beautiful, and kudos to those sentiments in that set - beautiful fonts!

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  57. Love this card! What a great set!

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  58. That's such a pretty card, love the background too.

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  59. I can always pick your artwork out of a lineup! What a wonderful warm color palette and gorgeous distressed background! Always top notch work!

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  60. Love the use of the BG stamp to add detail "behind" the flower!

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  61. The background makes your card even more attractive.

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  62. I love the color combination. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  63. Oh - this technique is going to make my re-inkers happy - thanks for the inspiration!

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