Simon Says Stamp - Good Vibes Release Blog Hop


Happy Friday, blog friends! It's always a happy day when we are celebrating a brand new release from Simon Says stamp, right?! Their latest collection called Good Vibes went live this week...and it is such a FUN collection of products! Simon is doing a free gift of Pebbles puffy stickers with purchase promotion for the release - just use the code PUFFY upon checkout to take advantage! The code will expire on Sunday, 6/24 at 11:59pm.
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This is day 2 of the Good Vibes Release Blog Hop, and we've got quite the lineup for you! I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? It is finally officially summer, and these new products just scream summer, vacation & fun! What I love about them is they also capture my heart with missing you sentiments, as I am always missing my family all the way over in Montana. That is what I focused on with my cards today!


I used the following new release items for my cards today: Jazz Dance stencil, Vacation Time clear stamps, & Miss You Block die. I've created a simple version, and then a more messy/mixed media version as well!

 I started out by making the clean & simpler one first. To start, I cut an A2 card from pink cardstock and set aside. Then I cut a white cardstock block slightly smaller. I taped them down to a craft mat, then proceeded to ink blend in a rainbow gradient using my Distress Oxide inks in the following colors: Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon & Wilted Violet. (All supplies are linked at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience.)

Next I flicked a small amount of gold paint splatters to the front using my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors paint set. Once they were dry, I mounted the block to the pink card base using foam adhesive. Then I proceeded to diecut the Miss You Block three times from white cardstock and adhered them together with my Zig glue pen. I layered it over top of a piece of gold glittered paper, then adhered to the bottom of the card with foam dots.

Then I stamped the next part of the sentiment to white cardstock, and trimmed it into a thin strip. I added a few strips of very thinly cut foam tape to the back of it, then popped it up underneath the Miss You diecut. To finish, I accented the card with my signature jewels tucked here & there!

The second card is super similar - it uses all the same products but with a more messy feel to it. To start, I cut an A2 card from white cardstock and set aside. Then I cut a white cardstock block slightly smaller. This time, I ink blended the entire background in a rainbow gradient. Then I taped them down to a craft mat & spritzed it with a water bottle. I picked up the water with a paper towel as quickly as I could, but water still seeped under the edges a bit. This made the rings a bit more abstract, but I just went with it! Then I proceeded to spray the background down with some white shimmer spray, then flick gold & white paint splatters. You will notice that my paint splatters are messier on this background than on the first one. That is because this paper was a bit wet...so the splatters lost their roundness when they made contact with the damp background.

Once the background was dry, I mounted it to the white card base using foam adhesive. Then I proceeded to diecut the Miss You block from black cardstock three times, and layered together. This time, I adhered it to the upper right corner using mixed media ink, instead of foam dots.

I decided I wanted to add the smaller stamped sentiment to it, so I put the entire card in my MISTI (pulling out the black foam first) & then stamped it directly to the card front in onyx black Versafine. I love that the MISTI makes last minute decisions super easy because you don't have to worry that you might screw up an almost finished card. Then finally, I accented it with my signature iridescent jewels.

Those are my rainbow missing you cards for today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing these new products in use, and that you look forward to using them as well!

How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

With that being said, here is the blog hop link list. Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!

Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Good Vibes 2018 Collection Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations when you get these amazing new products in hand!

Before you move on to Stephanie's blog, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!

 
Have a wonderful rest of your day, and enjoy the blog hop!!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

Comments

  1. Love these new products and the hop as well for they inspire me to create--thank you!

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  2. stunning cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  3. Beautiful! I love the bright colors on these cards.

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  4. Great cards! All so bright and happy and showcasing the great new SSS sets! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.







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  5. Two great cards. I love how bright and cheerful they are.

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  6. Your soft pastels are just beautiful! Love the circle theme!

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  7. Very beautiful cards and very creative use of that stencil!

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  8. Great cards and fabulous colors!!

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  9. Wow! Your cards are simply stunning! Colors are amazing! <3

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  10. Love the gold shimmer added....it is a perfect touch to these beautiful cards!

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  11. Very pretty and such cool backgrounds.

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  12. Great cards, I especially love the radiant rainbow background card!

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  13. You created so many lovely cards!

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  14. beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds.

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  15. Lovely cards - I love your use of that "miss you" die.

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  16. Gorgeous cards, both of them - I especially love the second one - rainbows are my thing, too! ;-)

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  17. I love both of your cards - so cute and cheerful!

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  18. Fabulous cards! Love this release!

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  19. Very pretty cards and
    love the second one!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Beautiful cards! I love your colors!

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  21. Your cards are so cool. I love a good rainbow background.
    Glenda

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  22. Lovely cards--this is a terrific release from SSS!

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  23. Fabulous!! I love to two distinct looks with the same stencil! Love your rainbow colors, as well.

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  24. Awesome backgrounds on your cards.

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  25. Love the delicate look to these and then the added sparkle!

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  26. Love this die and your cards are SO cute!

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  27. Fabulous cards, love the background colors. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration with this new release.

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  28. Love, love love these. They are perfect from color to design.

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  29. Love all the sparkle, very pretty cards!

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  30. Both are very pretty, but I really like the color background n the second card - it sets everything off and really draws in the eye!

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  31. Beautiful cards, love the colors! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Your cards are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I really like the first card you shared with us!

    I can't wait to get my hands on parts of this release.

    XOXO, Jenn

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  33. Love the background colors...thanks for sharing

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  34. Beautiful work! Love the painting Lea! Hard to pick a favorite in this release!

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  35. Love the cards you made. Great color combo's. Love the circle background

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  36. I love the simplicity of these cards and the sentiments you chose.

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  37. Who won’t love to receive these cards! Nice design

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  38. really pretty cards - love that stencil!

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  39. Great use of colour and the sentiment. Lovely cards!

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  40. I especially like the card with that pretty colored background...thank you so much for sharing your great cards!

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  41. Your cards are lovely, I like the jewels you use.

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  42. Such pretty cards. You're so creative!!

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  43. Love both of your cards! That Jazz Dance stencil is awesome! It looks like a lot of fun to work with!

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  44. Beautiful cards as always Lea! So fun and cheery for summer.

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  45. VERY NICE Lea! I love them both! Great release n great creations

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  46. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing....

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  47. Lovely cards--this is a terrific release from Simon Say Stamp! I've got a few favorites added to my list!

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  48. Gets the juices flowing to make some more great cards. Thanks.

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  49. Jazz dance stencil makes me think of baseballs! like the coloring on both cards.
    Looks as though they are as fun to make as to receive!

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  50. I LOVE the gold glitter and the gold specks! Great colors! Both cards are amazing!

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  51. Cute cards! I like your fun and colorful backgrounds!

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  52. Amazing cards, so colorful and creative!

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  53. Lovely cards! Love the gold splatters and bright rainbow colors. Thanks

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  54. Lovely cards! Stunning backgrounds and beautiful designs. I love that you embellished simply to let the backgrounds shine.

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  55. Hi Lea. I love your cards and the colours are right up my alley. Beautiful job on them.

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  56. These are wonderful, loving the gold!

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  57. Love the pretty rainbow colors you used for your cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  58. Your cards are so pretty! Love the colors!

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  59. Cute and happy cards! Love 'em!

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  60. Love these cards, I am so ready to start creating some summer fun!

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  61. Love the colors on these -- great cards! So summery!

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  62. Love how you used the jazz dance stencil!

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  63. Your cards are the best in this hop, so beautiful and inspiring!

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  64. luv the better/best inspiraion

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  65. Lovely cards and I love the touch of sparkle with the gold!

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  66. Love the gold shimmer! Both card are really nice but I think the first one is my favorite!

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  67. Love your cards! I really love that rainbow background and also the gold sparkle I see on both of these!

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  68. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  69. The cards look great, love the colors and style.... awesome inspiration! And I adore your trademark jewels, I might have to start borrowing that one :) #SSSGoodVibes

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  70. These are Fantastic cards!!! Love the gold splatters!!

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  71. Cute--I like both versions.

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  72. Love how colorful these cards are! I feel inspired!

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  73. wow so pretty! LOVING all the inspiration!!

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  74. i really like your color pallet and the gems you use are lovely

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  75. Terrific cards. Love your color pallet and the miss you sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Love your backgrounds and that you filled in the "miss you" sentiment! Great cards!

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  77. Super beautiful cards Lea! I love them 😊

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  78. Both of those cards are so pretty!

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  79. Love the coloring.
    The stamp is a fun one - kind of reminded
    me of the stitching on a baseball.
    thanks for sharing
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  80. Two very different rainbow cards, love them both.

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  81. Wonderful cards. The background you created on the second card is gorgeous.

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  82. Oh, it certainly looks like you were having fun! These are wonderful.

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  83. Pretty cards!! I was eyeballing that Jazz stencil for a possible purchase...looks like fun!

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  84. Beautiful cards! I love the rainbow coloring on the Jazz Dance stencil. It's a fun look and really pops on the white background! I like your signature jewels that you use too!

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  85. Your cards are so happy! Thanks for sharing them and making me smile.

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  86. Lovely! Makes me want to play! TFS!

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  87. Love your cards! Love the colors you chose for a summer look! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. great inspiration here. Thanks

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  89. Really love the second card. Rainbow gradient is lovely.

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  90. Such soft and lovely colors; great cards!

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  91. Pretty cards! Love the colors you used and the gold splatters!

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  92. The backgrounds you made are so colorful and really set-off the dies you used on these cards!

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  93. Such fun backgrounds for these cute cards! Love that stencil.

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  94. What great cards, especially the gold accents! :)

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  95. These are just so pretty Lea - the colours are stunning!

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  96. Love your colorful cards! Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

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  97. What wonderful backgrounds! They really rock the new Miss You sentiment set!

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  98. Love these cards, they're so pretty! Great use of colours.

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  99. These are two great cards !!
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  100. Love both of your fun, colourful cards.

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  101. So much inspiration on this hop! Love your colorful cards!

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  102. Great backgrounds for your cards. These are great.

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  103. Awesome cards, love your backgrounds!

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  104. Like the backgrounds with geometric shapes & great colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  105. Your cards are so fun! I love those backgrounds :)

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  106. Fun cards! I like the bright colors and sparkly accents.

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  107. Love, love, love your blending!

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  108. Thanks for two fantastic cards.

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  109. Very pretty background on your second card! I love the colors.

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  110. Love the pastel blended background. So pretty.

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  111. Hi Lea! I love the way you placed the gold behind the "Miss You"! It lights up each and every card :) TFS!

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