You are Loved Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing several cards today as part of the blog hop celebrating THIS release from Simon Says Stamp.

Recently, I was in a major creative slump. I decided to just play and create some backgrounds with alcohol ink…

Since THIS yupo paper is 5×7, I decided to cut each background in half and create some 4 bar sized cards. Here’s a closer look at each card…

For the first card…

I created the background using THIS applicator tool and THIS blending solution along with the alcohol inks. I lightly pounced the color on, turning the applicator back and forth. I die-cut a circle from the center and added the “you” from THIS die and THIS glitter paper. I stamped the rest of the sentiment using THIS stamp set on a strip of card stock. I finished it off with hearts cut with THIS die and the same glitter paper. Adding THIS on top gave them lots of dimension.

For the second card…

I created the background by just adding random drops of alcohol inks on top of one another. I also added a touch of gold with THIS fixative. I die-cut THIS tag die using THIS gold card stock. Clean and simple.

For the third card…

I created the background by swiping the color on with THIS applicator tool. I die-cut THIS die from it and two pieces of colored card stock. I stamped sentiments from THIS stamp set on the hearts to resemble candy hearts.

For the fourth card…

I created the background by layering the alcohol inks and blowing the ink around with air from THIS tool. Since there was so many layers, the piece was a bit sticky. I took advantage of that and laid a piece of THIS foil on top. the sticky parts grabbed the foil and left bits of gold here and there on the background. I die-cut the “LOVE” out of THESE toner sheets and applied the same gold foil to them using THIS machine. I finished it off with a gold heat embossed sentiment from THIS stamp set on a banner created from THIS die.

For the last card…

To create the background, I added some of THIS to the kraft mat I was working on and swiped the paper through the leftover alcohol ink for a softer look. I used a left over alcohol background piece and die-cut THIS die from it. I die-cut the shadows from white card stock three times and adhered them all together for dimension.

I used THESE 4 bar card bases for all of the cards.

Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop.  Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Cathy Zielske

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Amanda Korotkova

Vicky Papaioannou

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali

Ankita Gupta

Lea Lawson

Kristina Pokazanieva

Elena Salo

Looking for even more inspiration? I shared a card set HERE using products from this release.

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop along the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. I would love to hear which is your favorite card.

You can check out the entire You are Loved Release HERE.

A couple more things…

Use code LVE584 whith any purchase and receive a FREE Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad! How cool is that!? Expires 1/10/2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).


THESE new watercolor prints are now available!

Thanks so much for visiting.



  1. Carolee McCaslin
    January 13, 2019

    OH WOW I LOVE all of your cards!!!

  2. Annette Gordon
    January 13, 2019

    I love all the alcohol inks and the colours that used. I don’t have any yet, but you did some amazing different backgrounds from using an assortment of techniques. And I love how foil goes so well with them!

  3. Lisa Moline
    January 13, 2019

    Gorgeous cards! I love the alcohol ink backgrounds, they are so beautiful! I think I like the first background the best but then it’s hard to chose just one because they are all so different and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Terri W
    January 13, 2019

    I love those backgrounds!

  5. Super Stick Chick
    January 13, 2019

    Wonderfully creative cards. Love all the bright colors and inky fun.

  6. Asawari
    January 13, 2019

    oh my my! the backgrounds look like rose petals sprinkled all over them. so dreamy! who wouldn’t fall in love over these cards?!

  7. Cathy Lillie
    January 13, 2019

    Gorgeous backgrounds! Fabulous cards! The “Oh Happy Day” and “Peace and love” are my favorites. You’ve really got me wanting to try alcohol inks.

  8. Laura H
    January 13, 2019

    Stunning background on your cards

  9. Jennifer Petersen
    January 12, 2019

    These are so fun! Love the alcohol ink backgrounds you paired the new products with!

  10. Gayle Bartholomew
    January 12, 2019

    Stunning cards! Sometimes it’s fun just to create a bunch of backgrounds and go from there. Great job.

  11. Barbara A Heinly
    January 12, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your designs.

  12. Lauryne Cunningham
    January 12, 2019

    Love the backgrounds! I especially like the striped look on the third card.

  13. Audre G
    January 12, 2019

    Your backgrounds and color combinations are gorgeous. I liked all of your cards. Well done, you.

  14. Lynn K Brumm
    January 12, 2019

    Super beautiful!!! XXOO

  15. Susan O'Halloran
    January 12, 2019

    A beautiful set of cards! The alcohol ink backgrounds are so colorful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!


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