Friday, April 22, 2016

SSS My Favorite Blog Hop

Hello. Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop..

Click HERE to see the entire release.

Today, we are featuring products from the new release called, "My Favorite". Speaking of my favorite, THIS die from the release is my favorite. I used it to create this card...


Instead of die-cutting with it, I lightly inked it up with black ink and used THIS embossing mat in my die-cutting machine to create a faux letterpress look. I used the impression as a guide to trace the outer edge of the letters with THESE markers. I used a paintbrush and water to pull the color into the rest of the letter, creating a watercolor look...

I used THIS die to create the speech bubble and THIS die to create the black heart. For the background, I used THIS stencil and applied some of THIS embossing paste on top. After the hearts were dry, I colored random ones with the same markers. 

KEEP HOPPING
Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop and one of my favorite artists, Jenn Shurkus. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 

GIVEAWAY
Simon is giving away a Goody Bag to one lucky winner on each stop on the hop...so make sure to leave a comment along the hop for your chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 25th. 

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474 comments:

  1. I love the die but your card is really pretty.

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  2. Love the card; so colorful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Colourful, simple and elegant! Love this!
    Hugs

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  4. Beautiful I love how bright and colorful it is. Thanks for sharing with us

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  5. Love the bright colours on the black!

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  6. Wow...lovely card. It looks so attractive.

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  7. Very nice card and great way to use your dies!

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  8. What a fun new release. Love all the color you have added with the black. Your card really pops!

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  9. Love the letterpress look. Thanks for share!!!

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  10. Love this technique! Thank you!

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  11. Really cute card! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous "rainbow" sentiment on your beautiful card!

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  13. Your colorful card is adorable.....a rainbow colors always makes me smile...well done

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  14. This is an awesome card Heather, love the sentiment die. An amazing release altogether!

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  15. Fabulous and so creative! I have never thought of doing that, but I need to try it now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Lovely! I love this card....may have to scrap lift it!

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  17. great card Heather - wonderful design!

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  18. Love the rainbow colors on this card, it's beautiful.

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  19. The colors pop out from the black card!

    Beautifull!

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  20. So cool, I love how the colour pops off the black! I would have never thought to colour on top of the white paste - will need to remember that trick! :-)

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  21. So striking! LOVE the bold sentiment and brilliant colors!

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  22. What a fun card! Definitely brilliant.

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  23. Love the twist of embossing instead of die cutting. The water coloring brings a fun touch.

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  24. Love the colored hearts on the black background - so cool!! TFS!!

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  25. Love how you did the background. Great card.

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  26. Black was a good idea- really makes the colours pop

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  27. Love the simplicity if this card. The black really POPS:)

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  28. I love how you did the greeting...

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  29. what a great idea to use the die as a letetr press, i might have tried to use it as a stencil and colour through it, but this is easier i;m sure, thanks for the inspiration

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  30. OH good, so glad someone used this die, I wanted to see it!! Great card!

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  31. Such a gorgeous card Heather. TFS

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  32. So creative. I love how you made the speech die. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

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  33. Sweet card! One of my favorite sayings!

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  34. what a pretty and cheerful card; lovely!

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  35. Great job with the color and contrast! Well done!

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  36. Colorful and Supre cute!!Wonderful release!

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  37. Great idea on inking up the die. Love the effect.

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  38. Lovely card and a clever way to use the die. Thanks for sharing the tip!

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  39. Super-cute card and new products!

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  40. Your card is so cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Beautiful. Love the colors and will have to try the faux letter press idea you've shared. Always great to learn new ways to use products. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Heather, wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and love the watercolor look.

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  43. What a cute card. Something that every Mother says to each of her children individually.

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  44. Lovely card!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  45. Your card is spectacular. Love it.

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  46. Thank you for sharing and enjoy all these different ideas and concepts.

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  47. Wonderful card, I've had that speech bubble n my cart forever, I might have to actually purchase it now :)

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  48. Absolutely amazing project--so creative!

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  49. Stinkin' Cute!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. The hearts look great on the black background. Luv it!

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  51. How cute is this ! My favorite thing to do is hop all over to see such great works of the heart. Personality always comes thru in our creations. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Love the bright coloring on your letters...very clever!

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  53. I really like your colorful card! Thank you for sharing your "letterpressing" technique!

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  54. Fun card ... bright and cheerful - another great release from SSS.

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  55. Sweet card, love the way you combined all those fun dies, and the stenciled hearts on the black add great dimension.

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  56. Love this letterpress look and the colors you choose really make it pop. Very creative!

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  57. Amazing! Love what you've done!!!

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  58. Great card, love the colour with the black. Stunning.

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  59. oH ! lOVE THIS TECHNIQUE! FABULOUS..... I hate caps locl tho! LOL

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  60. Awesome way to stretch the die! Fun, bright card.

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  61. Great card!! Thanks, Heather.

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  62. lovin' the use of the large word bubble for your sentiment; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  63. Awww! This is my favorite card on the blog hop so far!
    It makes me smile BIG.

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  64. Great variety of colors and watercolor look...love your style.

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  65. Great use of the saying die!

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  66. I never thought of using a die to stamp rather than cut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Beautiful! I love the great color and design!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  68. Unique & wonderful way to draw attention to the sentiment. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  69. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  70. Just so cute...great idea for the bubble die!!

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  71. Hearts!!! And rainbow colors with black!!! Eeep!!! This card is my favorite!!! Love every awesome detail!!! Thanks for your super amazing inspiration, Heather!!!

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  72. Super cute card. I never to remember to use black to make everything pop!!

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  73. Great card! Love the technique you used for your sentiment.

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  74. Thanks for showcasing the You are my Favorite die

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  75. great idea for stretching the use of your die cuts
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  76. Cute card! No mincing words here!

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  77. Super colorful card creation! I could send this to my son! TFS

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  78. Such a cute way to present the puppy!!

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  79. What a neat, bright and cheery card!

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  80. Love this new release! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

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  81. Love the brightness and the cool technique in this card. Really fabulous!

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  82. I like the idea of using your die as a stamp... I am going to have to try that! Thank you!

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  83. Great technique and one of the less-used pieces in the blog hop, too!

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  84. I hadn't thought of coloring embossing paste after putting it on a card - genius!

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  85. Beautiful card with all those bold bright colors and the black.

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  86. I love that word bubble ! great colors too!

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  87. Such a fun card. Love the new release

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  88. LOVE your bright and colorful card!!!

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  89. So very clever. What a terrific way to use this new die.

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  90. SO COLORFUL! AND I LOVE the new technique you've described to us with the letter die you've used! ;) THANK YOU!!! ;)

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  91. Just love the color on your card!

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  92. A beautiful card to make someone feel extra special! Heart-warming!
    ~carol

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  93. Loved the way you used the to create this card.

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  94. I like the embossing paste colored little hearts ! Thank you for sharing ! I want to try it.

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  95. Love the colors of your sentiment. Fun card

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  96. Love how you used the heart stencil and your sentiment on the speech bubble. Nice colors and coloring!

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  97. Thank you for sharing your creation!

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  98. Love that you used the die to emboss! Your card is just so colorful and fun!

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  99. Thank you for sharing your creation!

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  100. Great inspiration! Thank you so much for your ideas for using different items in this release!

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  101. Great colors in this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Great card! Your creativity is awesome! Thanks.

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  103. What a cool way to use your supplies, Heather! :)

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  104. What a striking design. This card is great.

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  105. Such a fabulous and very pretty card!!!

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  106. Cleaver way to use dies as letterpress! Perfect colors and who wouldn't want to receive this card from you!

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  107. What a beautifully expressive card. I love the encased message and further contrast of colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  108. VERY COLORFUL CARD. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE IS A FAVORITE FOR ME.THANKS

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  109. Very pretty card. Love all the color!

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  110. Pretty cards. Love the colors.

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  111. Fun, bright card. Love all the colors :)

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  112. I always appreciate a new way to use a supply!

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  113. So many great ideas on how to use these products. And yours is one of them! Thanks for the chance.

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  114. Very colorful and pretty card. Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodness

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  115. Love how you put the black and white together with little pops of coloring. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Great idea....I had never thought of using a die cut that way! Cute card! TFS with us here!

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  117. Love your card and this new release! Awesomeness!
    ~God bless~

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  118. Liked the speech bubble - simple - I like simple cards.

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  119. Fabulous ideas and beautiful results, so colourful and fun.

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  120. GENIUS idea to faux letter press with the die and then watercolor. I LOVE IT!

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  121. How fun! I love your "faux" letterpress!

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  122. Love your fun bright card Heather.

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  123. Love how that leaves a dark outlined edge!

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  124. Wow, I love this technique, thanks for sharing! Your card is awesome!

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  125. I really like color against a black background! it is just as striking as against white! you did an amazing job here!

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  126. Beautiful card! Love the die technique for a letterpress look, how clever to use as painting guide!

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  127. Great use of the die with this technique. Thank you for sharing!

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  128. Amazing and great card ! Very interesting technique ! Thanks for sharing.

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  129. How brilliant to use the die as a letterpress and colour inside it! Great contrasts of light/dark , colour/white. A vibrant modern design!

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  130. I had no idea one could do that with die cuts! Love the colors, too.

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  131. Now that is a splash of color!

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  132. Great card and a fun hop! :)

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  133. What a cute and colorful card.

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  134. Great idea with the die for the letters. Black is such a great "color" to work with as it makes these colors pop! Very cool.

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