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. Jeannie F
    January 14, 2019

    Love your cards! The alcohol backgrounds you made are absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Heidi Rees
    January 14, 2019

    Wow what great background! I love the colors!

  3. Wendy Lambert
    January 14, 2019

    I love your beautiful backgrounds. Your cards are just awesome. I just got my first set of alcohol inks and can’t wait to try them.

  4. Larissa Heskett
    January 14, 2019

    SQUEAL!! I LOVE this NEW Products and the AMAZING Cards you Created!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  5. Becca Neeley
    January 14, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! I made 4bar cards for the first time when doing my Christmas thank you cards and really enjoyed the size. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  6. Amy Cooley
    January 13, 2019

    Wow, I just love the beautiful blend of colors on your cards!

  7. annalisa
    January 13, 2019

    LOVE your alcohol ink backgrounds!! I struggle so much with these and you did a great job.

  8. Shelly P
    January 13, 2019

    Wow! Your colors are gorgeous! So bright and colorful…and your designs just encourage me to go shopping and so I can create with all these wonderful new products by SSS! Thanks for the all inspiring card designs!

  9. Megan N
    January 13, 2019

    Gorgeous backgrounds, Heather!

  10. Linnea Sundstrom
    January 13, 2019

    I especially luv your last card. the smooth, fluid color is just lovely!

  11. Terrie D.
    January 13, 2019

    Your cards are so cool! I love all the different alcohol ink backgrounds you created. 🙂

  12. Marisela Delgado
    January 13, 2019

    AWESOME pink color!! Love it!

  13. Annette Reed
    January 13, 2019

    Your background are stunning! I haven’t used my alcohol inks in a long time. These make me want to get them back out. I especially like the first one and the one with the gold foil LOVE. Very pretty!

  14. Mira
    January 13, 2019

    All the cards are wonderful!!! But, I first noticed excellent work with alcohol inks. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kathy J in Ellicott City
    January 13, 2019

    Beautiful projects!


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