Simon Says Stamp Believe in You Blog Hop - Day 1

July 26, 2019


Happy Friday, crafty friends! It's always a happy day when we are celebrating a brand new release from Simon Says stamp, right?! Their latest collection is called Believe in You, and it is full of lovely products!
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 Simon is doing a free Tim Holtz mini distress resist spray as a FREE gift with purchase promotion - there is no code, you just have to purchase a Tim Holtz product to take advantage while supplies last! The code will expire on Sunday, 07/31 at 11:59 pm ET.
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This is day 1 of the Believe in You 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? Today I have focused on the Scallop Waves 6x6 cling stamp, along with the Clean Line Everyday stamp set, designed by Cathy Z.

I started by stamping & heat embossing the Scallop Waves to A2 blocks of Strathmore Bristol cardstock in my go to embossing powders: Brutus Monroe Gilded and Wow! Opaque Bright White Superfine. I use the Wow! ultra slow drying embossing ink, which I LOVE for embossing. It never fails me!

Next I taped them down to my WaffleFlower water media mat, and painted the rainbow gradients to the front with my Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors and a 1-inch flat brush. Once dry I sprayed them down with shimmer spray, and once that was dry I flicked titanium white paint splatters to the front.

Next I stamped & heat embossed the sentiments from Clean Line Everyday to Bazzill vellum using the same embossing powders. I recently got the Wow! dual heat gun, and I am super impressed with how well it heat sets embossing powder! 

At this point it was time to start putting the cards together! I wrapped the sentiments around each rainbow layer, then mounted them to the front of A2 card bases made from Neenah 110 LB solar white cardstock with foam adhesive. 

I finished by accenting the cards with adhesive backed iridescent jewels. I have been using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials: Jewels so much lately, but I decided to grab my old go to gems for this card set.
That is what I have for you today! 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 and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

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!

·         Simon Says Stamp Blog 
·         Cathy Zielske
·         Nina-Marie Trapani
·         Jessica Frost-Ballas
·         Amy Rysavy
·         Suzy Plantamura
·         Lisa Addesa
·         Heather Ruwe
·         Gayatri Murali
·         Barb Engler
·         Marge Yoon
·         Lea Lawson
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 Believe in You Collection Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations too!

It looks like I am the end of the hop, but I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media before you move on with your day. I would love to be crafty friends online!


Alright friends! Happy hopping, and happy Friday!

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!}

133 comments

  1. I love your rainbow backgrounds!

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  2. Love this background stamp and your rainbow colors!

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  3. Beautiful rainbow colored cards!! Love the background stamp :)

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  4. These are beautiful. Love the blend of color and the clean sentiments. Nice work!

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  6. Love the rainbowitis back grounds!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the rainbow background.

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  8. Wow, I love your cards, so summer vibe colors!!

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  9. Lea, these are stunning! You've inspired me to practice some embossing on vellum and rainbow inking, and I think I'm going to need to get that scallop stamp!

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  10. Great cards!The vellum sentiment is inspired!

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  11. Lea, I am new to card making and am in awe at what can be done. Your work is beautiful. Can't wait to learn all the different techniques.

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  12. As always, Lea, I love your work. I especially like the juxtaposition you did with the embossing powders on the two cards.

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  13. Your cards are always beautiful. I love the way the sentiments look on the vellum and all the beautiful Pinkfresh colors!

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  14. Beautiful cards because of those beautifully created backgrounds. A fitting end to a great blog hop today, I think!

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  15. The Scallop Waves is my favorite! Your card is so pretty!

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  16. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the white embossed one!

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  17. I've been debating on buying liquid watercolors since I own about a dozen pallettes but after seeing this card and amazing background stamp, I NEED THEM NOW! The card is gorgeous and paired with the simplictiy of CZ Design stamps, amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Such beautiful cards! Love the new release.

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  19. love the beautiful blended background.

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  20. I am always drawn to this pattern. The colors are fabulous.

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  21. Gorgeous rainbow cards!!! I love the gold one!!!

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  22. Love the backgrounds! Such gorgeous cards - thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. lovely cards - the vellum really gives them an elegant touch

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  24. gorgeous coloring on those backgrounds!

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  25. These are beautiful! Love that you watercolored stripes.

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  26. Oh Lea, these are SO pretty, your backgrounds are gorgeous and Cathy's sentiment set is perfect for your cards, you have managed to showcase both (the background AND sentiment) in their best light. Beautiful work!

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  27. I just love how you did your cards. So soft and pretty.

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  28. Loving these cards. I have to sit down and try to create something similar. Thanks

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  29. Very pretty. Love the new products.

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  30. The scallop waves stamp is just beautiful especially the use of color and that gold accent was the icing on the card for me.

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  31. Very pretty, soft cards. Love that the background technique you shared could be used on cards for any occasion by just adding an appropriate sentiment.

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  32. Thanks for sharing the background technique. Your cards are terrific.

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  33. Your rainbow looks fab with both gold and white embossing. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  34. Lovely cards, love those great background stencils!What a great release from SSS!

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  35. Love the colors you use, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the Scallop Waves stamp and your colors (and coloring) are beautiful.

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  37. Lea, your rainbow wash scalloped backgrounds are so beautiful! Embossing the sentiments on vellum and adding jewel embellishments finished off the cards beautifully!

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  38. Beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love how you used the watercolors over embossing. Such happy cards.

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  40. I've never used liquid watercolors before. It looks really great!

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  41. Beautiful cards! I love the rainbow backgrounds.

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  42. The gold stands out nicely against all of the colors. Nice job.

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  43. These are STUNNING! I Love the sentiments on vellum and the sparkle!

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  44. Gorgeous cards! The sentiments on vellum just accent the beautiful colors.

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  45. The vellum was brilliant touch.

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  46. Nice cards. Loving the rainbow colors. So cheerful.

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  47. Card is pretty. Love the bright rainbow colors and the background stamp. Thank you

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  48. The simplicity of your sentiments is a perfect addition to the detailed backgrounds!

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  49. Love the waves as rainbows - two for the price of one - gotta love it.

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  50. Beautiful rainbow inspired cards, Lea.

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  51. Love that background! So versatile, too.

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  52. Gorgeous way to use a background stamp! I need to case these!

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  53. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Heat embossing and water colors never go wtong you have used rainbow colors..a receipe foe perfect cards !! Both the cards are Awesome.

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  55. Lovely cards!! I love the watercolors you used!! Beautiful!!!

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  56. Rainbow colors are gorgeous and love the use of that background die - great inspiration and creativity!

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  57. Great cards! So bright and colorful!!!!

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  58. Your cards are so pretty. Love your soft color palette using the scallop wave stamp, it is stunning yet subtle allowing the sentiment to be the main focus... as it should be!

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  59. Love the Scallop Waves design! Beautiful cards!

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  60. Such lovely cards! The rainbow washes highlight the fabulous background stamp so perfectly.

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  61. I love stencils, these are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Love those cards - I really love the look of a beautiful background with a simple vellum sentiment strip, so elegant!

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  63. Colorful and beautifully designed cards that are sure to make anyone happy!!!

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  64. So pretty! Love your colorful designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. I DO LOVE the Scallop Waves Stamp! It has caught my eye throughout this hop! LOVE the water color rainbows you've created & then adding the embossed vellum over-top is SO ELEGANT!!! A SUPER JOB on your cards, Lea!!! ;)<3

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  66. Beautiful Cards! I love the rainbow colors and that stamp design! Didn't think I needed that stamp, but now...it's a got to get!

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  67. Love your gorgeous rainbow backgrounds! That background stamps is becoming one of my favorites in the new Simon release.

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  68. Love how you rainbowed-up the background stamp and the vellum is a nice touch as well as the sequins. Pretty cards.

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  69. Love this background stamp and the colors you used.

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  70. Love your Rainbow and Embossed Scallop Waves background stamp! Love the vellum with your sentiments! Fantastic!

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  71. Gorgeous background - absolutely am going to have to get that scalloped waves stamp for myself!!!

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  72. Love the gorgeous rainbow background The wave stamp is so cool!

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  73. Fantastic. Love the layering
    of the colors. thanks for sharing
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  74. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Scalloped waves make a stunning card when you use it.

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  75. Love all of your cards and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  76. Such pretty cards! I love the rainbow and the white and gold embossing give such different looks!

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  77. Gotta get that rainbow! Great ideas!

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  78. So pretty! That background stamp was absolutely screaming for rainbow :)

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  79. Gorgeous! Beautiful! Stunning!! love the gold embossed detail!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  80. Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the backgrounds.

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  81. great bases for those sentiments!

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  82. I really didn't think I needed that background stamp but the more I see it used the more I love it! That gold embossed one is my favorite but they are both gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. So so pretty!!!! Just love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is just stunning!

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  84. Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds.

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  85. Wow you did a fabulous job with these backgrounds.

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  86. I love rainbows and I LOVE your cards!!

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  87. Great cards! Love the colors you chose and both the white and gold embossing of the background stamp. They're both lovely!

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  88. Lea, I'm so in love with this scalloped background, and you totally rocked it!! I loved your cards today. Thanks so much for such great inspiration! :)
    Angie
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  89. Lovely cheery cards. Like the blends on your backgrounds.

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  90. I love your gorgeous rainbow colours on your scallop waves background stamp! So pretty, Lea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  91. Love the rainbow stamp and the colors you used!

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  92. Tricia Podmore here, your rainbow backgrounds are exquisite. You are so talented and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  93. So pretty, so fun, loving the vellum band, so elegant xxx

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  94. Beautiful watercoloring and lovely colors you chose. Vellum always makes cards elegant and these certainly are.

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  95. These backgrounds are stunning!!! This stamp scalloped waves is my favorite from this new release!!!

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  96. Beautiful cards! Great rainbows on the scallop waves.

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  97. Love your rainbow background, how could one not smile seeing it. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  98. Love the rainbow of colors!

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  99. I love your rainbow background!

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  100. Beautiful rainbow washes and great techniques.

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  101. Love what you have created Lea … gorgeous!

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  102. Lovely cards, Lea! Rainbow colours are always a win in my eyes!

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  103. Beautiful cards! I love the blended backgrounds with that lovely stamp. So pretty.

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  104. Thank you for showing the side by side of a similar card with 2 different embossing patterns. I love both looks. Also, those watercolors are vibrant and work nicely with that stamp!

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  105. Gorgeous creations! I especially love this background stamp!

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  106. Both very pretty!! Love the gold sentiments on the vellum!

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  107. Love both of your cards!Those sentiments on the colorful background is looking awesome!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. What a great background stamp! Loving it in rainbow shades!

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  109. Who can resist a beautiful rainbow card... let alone 2! These are sure to bring a smile to any recipient's face -- love how cheerful they are.

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  110. The white embossing and the soft rainbow makes a lovely card front. Nice job.

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