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. Helen F
    March 26, 2022

    A wonderful set of eye-catching cards Heather! Well done!! Love your colour choices!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  2. Ana G
    March 26, 2022

    What an awesome assortment of cards with this release! Great for the cards sets, so perfect for spring! Beautiful inspiration!

  3. karenladd
    March 26, 2022

    All of your cards are beautiful but the tulips really stand out for me. They are probably my favorite spring flower. I look forward to seeing what colors pop up in our backyard every spring.

  4. Jeanne Rice
    March 25, 2022

    Great cards. Love the tulips. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lauryne Cunningham
    March 25, 2022

    I love all your cards! Great ideas on your video! The tulips are so pretty!

  6. Joy Meadows
    March 25, 2022

    WOW! You have made some beauties with the new SSS release, Heather! So nicely done.

  7. Donna Griffin
    March 25, 2022

    You have been busy Heather! Those Easter cards are just so stunning! And all of the other cards are definitely giving me all the spring feels (so ready for the flowers to bloom!). Thanks for sharing!

  8. Amy Cooley
    March 25, 2022

    What a great way to use the sentiment strips. The reason for the Easter season…I love it!

  9. Cheriese H
    March 25, 2022

    OH your foiled sentiments card is fabulous, what a great idea!

  10. Jade
    March 25, 2022

    Lovely! So many cards to admire! They are incredible! A labor of love.

  11. Jill Rauenhorst
    March 25, 2022

    All of your cards are fabulous!

  12. Stacy V
    March 24, 2022

    Lovely Cards! The tulips are my fave…. 🙂

  13. Sue D
    March 24, 2022

    Beautiful set of Easter cards. I like the colors.

  14. Deborah Cooper
    March 24, 2022

    Your cards are beautiful! Love how you used the full sentiment sheets.

  15. Mitzi
    March 24, 2022

    I don’t do foiling but I can see that it adds a lot to cards. Your cards are lovely.


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