SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop- Part 2

Hi, friends. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop. THIS release is full of awesome product, but THIS is my favorite. The images are adorable and I used all of the critters to create these cards…

For all the cards, I used a partial embossing technique to create a focal point on each card. I haven’t reached for my embossing folders in awhile, so I broke them out and dry embossed two sides of each card, leaving the center flat to create a focal point.

I stamped each coordinating sentiments multiple times to draw attention to the images and give them a place to “sit”. Here’s a closer look at each card…

I used a portion of THIS scalloped die to add some interest to the bottom of this card….

I did the same with this card, but used a portion of THIS die along the bottom…

THIS embossing folder is my favorite. It gives an awesome 3-D effect (which is hard to photograph but it so cool in real life)…

I hope you give this partial embossing a try. It gives great dimension without the bulk.

KEEP HOPPING
There’s much more inspiration using the new products. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit my friend, Shari Carroll. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE and HERE to see cards I shared earlier this week using the new release products. Also, there was another blog hop with this release yesterday. Click HERE to see that.

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon each stop on the hop, so make sure to comment along the way. The winners will be posted on the Simon Blog on Tuesday.

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED: 
 NOTE:Some of the embossing folders I used are no longer available. I linked to similar ones below…

328 Comments

  1. Barbara Rokke
    October 8, 2017

    I love all of them!

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  2. Denise Gutshall
    August 9, 2017

    What a wonderful set of clean and simple cards! The repeat stamping and partial embossing are two great ideas that I will have to try. Those critters are so darn cute . . .

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  3. Love them all!

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  4. dianasdragon
    August 8, 2017

    Adorable card!

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  5. Purple Princess
    August 8, 2017

    Great design!!

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  6. Jennifer Lee
    August 8, 2017

    What an awesome way to use embossing folders! I get so stuck using products in only the way they were originally made to be used but by following all you amazing designers I have truly learned so many ways to use my products in new and exciting ways. I havent reached for my embossing folders in quite some time but I am going to dust them off(lol) and try your creative idea! As well I just love your use of the sentiments to ground the cute critters, yet another great idea Ill be stealing lol! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. bonnie
    August 8, 2017

    I haven't tried embossing before. I love how it looks!

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  8. Sheila
    August 8, 2017

    I liked the partially embossed backgrounds…something different!

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  9. KT Fit Kitty
    August 8, 2017

    Cuteness overload! These are my favourite stamps in this release – those punny sentiments make me smile! Your cards are all adorable! That kitty cracks me up every time I see him!

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  10. D.Ann C
    August 8, 2017

    The repetition of the Encouraging Words under these cute critters is irresistible!

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  11. Janeen
    August 8, 2017

    what a great little set. the toucan is so fun!!!

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  12. karenelr
    August 8, 2017

    I love how you used the words repeatedly to create such a visual technique! Well done!

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  13. Crystal G
    August 8, 2017

    Love the cat card!

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