Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release as well as THIS previous release.

I’m sharing a card set featuring an easy way to add color to flower images…

I started by ink blending through one of THESE stencil masks to create a rectangle of color. I used three different shades of Distress ink on each panel. I sprayed a few water drops on top to create some interest and texture. After it was completely dry, I stamped the images from THIS new stamp set on top with THIS ink. I added some clear embossing powder on top with some heat for some extra shine. Since these are simple, one layer cards, the heat embossing makes a big difference and makes them pop. I did the same process for the sentiment from THIS stamp set.

Here’s a closer look at each card as well as what Distress Oxide Ink combo I used…

Distress Oxide Ink Combo starting from top: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries

Distress Oxide Ink Combo starting from top: Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin

Distress Oxide Ink Combo starting from top: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers

Distress Oxide Ink Combo starting from top: Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

Another thing to note…the 6×8 stamp set I used included four floral images. I encourage you to look through your stamp sets and find ones that have multiple images that are different but similar in style. They make great card sets!

There is much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Caly Person

Yana Smakula

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Sidnie Des Jardins

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Jo Nevill

Looking for even more inspiration using this release? I shared a project HERE

and HERE

I also have a few more projects that I will share soon. Until then, here are some sneak peeks…

This first card features THIS new stamp set along with THIS stencil…

This card features THIS die along with THESE printed sentiment strips…

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on 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. Good luck!

Wait, there’s more…

Use the code HUGS4U2 to receive a FREE Faraway Hugs 6×8 stamp set with purchases of $100 or more. Valid while supplies last or until 1/18 at 11:59 EST.

I’ve linked to the entire Love You, Too Release below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I appreciate your support so very much.




  1. Miriam Prantner
    January 18, 2021

    Wonderful ink blended backgrounds! Gorgeous card set!

  2. Sandra Baggarly
    January 18, 2021

    So many cute ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Barbara-Jean
    January 18, 2021

    Delightful assortment of cards!

  4. Sheri Kempke
    January 18, 2021

    Wow, so many gorgeous projects made with this latest Simon release! Awesome!

  5. Christine Craig
    January 18, 2021

    Gorgeous blending technique.
    Thanks for sharing

    hugs Christine x

  6. Kandice J
    January 18, 2021

    I am loving the Boho circle die! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  7. Kelly Keenan
    January 18, 2021

    Such stunning cards!

  8. Kristine S
    January 18, 2021

    Love your cards!

  9. Scraporcraft
    January 17, 2021

    Great idea for the backgrounds. I like the bag toppers.

  10. Golda Peterson
    January 17, 2021

    What fun ways to use so much of the release!

  11. Beverly Jordan
    January 17, 2021

    So many beautiful cards and ideas with this new release

  12. Lee Miner
    January 17, 2021

    Love them all but particularly the blended backgrounds with simple black silhouette use of the stamps. Stunning and the ideas flow — the backgrounds could be alcohol inks or ink smooshing or watercolor or — great idea for what are really fairly simple cards. TY!

  13. Shar Zar
    January 17, 2021

    So many great ideas. Love the black florals.

  14. Lisa Achilles
    January 17, 2021

    Your cards are so pretty. The floral ones are just gorgeous.

  15. Linda Hyden
    January 17, 2021

    I was wowed by your cards,the backgrounds are just stunning. I’m going to try your technique as they are definitely a work of art.


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