Dear Friend Release Blog Hop-Day 2

Hello again, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be joining THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release….
 To create these cards, I stamped THIS background on each card. The background stamp is a pull apart background stamp. The stamp has perforations where you can pull it apart and isolate each ray of the rainbow.

For the first card….

I stamped the rays with traditional rainbow colors…

I added a stamped sentiment from THIS stamp set as well as some of THESE stars and a few pre printed sentiment strips.

For the second card…

I stamped the rays with sunset colors on a piece of pink cardstock…

I added THIS die cut sentiment as well as THIS umbrella image. I used a corner rounder to round all four corners on each card. I finished it off with a pre printed sentiment strip as well as a sprinkling of THESE embellishments.

I love the different looks you can get with this background. I plan to do another card using blue inks on blue cardstock to resemble water.

There is much more inspiration to see…


Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Mindy Eggen

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Heather Ruwe

Alberto Gava

Miriam Prantner

Sandi MacIver

Barb Engler

Jennifer Kotas

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

…with a video on how I created them HERE

I also shared another project HERE

Here are sneak peeks of cards I haven’t blogged about yet but feature this release…

The first one features THIS stamp set…

The next card features THIS stamp set…

The last one features THIS 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!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

P.S. I’ve linked to the new Dear Friend Release below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

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  1. Leigh Alyson Norris
    May 22, 2023

    Wow! These are all spectacular! Love them!

  2. Steffi H.
    May 22, 2023

    I love your colorful cards, the rounded edges are a real eye catcher

  3. Dorothy Ayotte
    May 22, 2023

    Fantastic cards- love the “hello summer”! And then all the others that follow! Thanks for all the inspiration. Your talent is endless….

  4. Ida P. Krause
    May 22, 2023

    Both your cards were very nice. It was fun seeing how the different colors of the stamp changed the feel of each card.

  5. Drena Putz
    May 22, 2023

    I just love your cowgirl and margarita cards!! Super cute and fantastic coloring job!!

  6. Migdalia Rodriguez
    May 22, 2023

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

  7. JoAnn
    May 22, 2023

    Great cards love that rainbow stamp and it’s versatility

  8. JoAnn
    May 22, 2023

    This rainbow stamp is so versatile , thanks for the inspiration

  9. Denise C.
    May 22, 2023

    Beautiful cards!

  10. Tammy Lynne Davis
    May 22, 2023

    Your cards are absolutely amazing! So colorful!

  11. Reiko Davis
    May 22, 2023

    Loving the rainbow vibes. And yes, the flower stamp!

  12. I love the rainbow stamp and the sweet cards. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  13. Tracey
    May 22, 2023

    I love the heart quilt cards and the different color combos. It makes me want to try that set!!!

  14. Nancy Patterson
    May 22, 2023

    Thank you so much for the choosing color video, how very helpful!

  15. Alexandra Y
    May 21, 2023

    This is so lovely!


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