Hello, Gorgeous Release Blog Hop

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have a card set to share that features pre printed sentiment strip backgrounds…
I’m a big fan of the pre printed sentiments from Simon Says Stamp. They are intended to cut apart and use the sentiments individually, but I decided to keep the panel whole and use as a background.

I’m excited to bring more video content. You can watch the video on how I created these cards HERE or click on the video below…

The sentiment strip panels are printed with toner ink which means they are compatible with foiling. The foiling that I did on these cards are not the foiling that you do with the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine. That is a different process with different foil.

I chose four different colors of Thermoweb’s DecoFoil and laid them on top of the panels (pretty side of the foil facing up) and ran them through my MINC machine inside a carrier sheet. I used my MINC machine but you can also use a laminator.

On top of the foiling, I laid the Stained Glass Cross stencil on top and applied Distress Oxide ink using an ink blending tool. The foil resists the ink. I finished off the design by adding heart embellishments cut from different specialty cardstocks using the Mini Hearts Party Die.

I used the second half of the stencil to ink blend a cross on the inside of the card too to tie everything together…

I hope this inspires you to use the sentiment strip panels as a background and do some foiling and stenciling on top.

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 Blog Hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Norine Borys

Yoonsun Hur

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Looking for even more inspiration using THIS release? I shared another project HERE

I also have a few projects that I haven’t blogged about yet. Here’s a sneak peek of those…

The first card features the Mother’s Day Tulips Stamp Set…

The second project is a card set that features the Folk Arts Flowers Background Stamp…

The last card features the Tin Tile Stencil and the Sweet Birds Stamp Set…

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 HBD322 to receive a free 3×4 Birthday Wishes Stamp Set. Valid while supplies last or until 3/27 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the entire new release below as well as products used on today’s cards.

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  1. tina Z
    March 30, 2022

    great design.

  2. Shar Zar
    March 29, 2022

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful Easter cards as well as all the other cheery cards.

  3. So many wonderful ideas! WOW!

  4. Mirella Rogan
    March 27, 2022

    Oh wow, love love love love love these! What a design!


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