Thursday, April 29, 2021

SSS Born To Sparkle Release Blog Hop Day 1

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Born to Sparkle release blog hop! I'm so excited to share my cards with you!

You should've arrived here from the wonderfully talented, Cheiron Brandon. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here.

FREE GIFT: 


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Born to Sparkle release blog hop, you'll get a FREE Island Crush ink cube set, with a purchase of $25 or more! Use the code CRUSH428 at checkout. This promotion will expire on 5/2 at 11:59 pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, May 5th. 

SIMON GALLERIES:

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Born to Sparkle gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS: 

On my first two cards, I used the gorgeous, Floral Centerpiece embossing folder, with a little Distress Ink blending on both. This first one also shows a sentiment from the Organic Fruits stamp set, and I used a sentiment from the, Family Headline stamp set on the second card.




I did some Alcohol Inking on my next card, with some muted, more masculine colors to showcase the fun, Papa die set.

 

The next two cards are completely different from each other but use the same stamp set. It's called, Organic Fruits. I love how this set was created for some fun, offset stamping, shown in this next card!

 

But as you can see, there are open fruit designs, along with some solid stamps, so I took the pear stamp and decided I wanted to do some water coloring with it too. Love a stamp set that gives you options! Both sentiments are included in the set.


Okay, so my last card has to be my fave because . . . .well . . . .  flowers! Need I say more? It's the beautiful, Magnolia Background cling stamp and I had so much fun water coloring the images! And that sentiment is awesome, don't ya think? It's from the, You Shine die set and I love it!


That's a wrap from me! I hope I've given you some ideas on how to use some of the products from this fantastic release! Remember, this is day 1 of a 2-day blog hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for tons more inspiration!

Next up on the hop is the very talented, Sandi MacIver.

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Suzy Plantamura

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Sandi MacIver

Natasha Vacca

Seeka

Thank so much for the visit! Enjoy the rest of the hop!




LINKS OF NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: (affiliate links used at no cost to you)

78 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! These cards are gorgeous!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I especially love that first one -- the colors and embossing are so gorgeous!

Susie Sonnier said...

Beautiful cards

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the fruit one! These are all beautiful!

vickie said...

Oh my! Love the versatility of your cards! Great work!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous, colorful cards! Great release...
Thanks so much for sharing.

greggers said...

Wow, such a variety of card designs and techniques. They are all beautiful! TFS

Andre M. said...

Lovely showcase of the release, I can understand why the last card is your fave, it's a beauty!

Christine said...

Love looking at these different cards and techniques used.

Mary Holshouser said...

The backgrounds on the first three
cards are fantastic. The fruit on
the next cards are wonderful.
thanks for sharing
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Barbara said...

These are an awesome array of cards. Thanks for sharing such inspiring ideas!

Christy Malone said...

What gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Amazing cards!!!

Deb Selby said...

Oh wow, there is something for everyone. Love the fruit cards.........hmmm!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Love your cards.

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Kailash said...

Stunning colors on those embossed card designs, love all your beautiful cards!

Megan said...

You always go all out, Barb! I love the first one with the embossing folder. My favorite color :)

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! All of your cards are so beautiful!

Amelia Fleck said...

The combo of embossing and color blending is so pleasing. I like the coloring on the pears and magnolia too. Thank you.

Gayle said...

Amazing embossing folder card and color techniques.

donna mikasa said...

Fantastic projects, Barb! Love your embossing folder cards and painted fruits!

anni said...

Beautiful cards! Love the offset of the organic fruits idea!

Reiko Flanigan said...

I love all the texture on these cards.

Andrea Murdock said...

what gorgeous cards!!!!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards, Barb. I especially love the last.

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Love the fruit cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

lunnacreates said...

gorgeous!

Dayna said...

love the embossing and inking! such pretty cards!

Melissa Leftrick said...

These are absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous backgrounds!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. My favorite is the first one. I love the gorgeous 3D embossing folders in this fantastic release and that card is stunning.

Peggysue said...

So many lovely cards for inspiration!

Roxy T said...

I love that first monochromatic card. I wish you listed your colors though; is that peacock feathers or the new patina? It is just beautiful.

Diana Johnson said...

Pretty cards!

Linda BL said...

Beautiful cards. Especially love ithe magnolia!

Jessica Vasher said...

Barb, those water colored pears are to DIE FOR! All your cards are fabulous!

DebbieC said...

Very nice cards. Your magnolia card is my. favourite

Amanda Steele said...

Have to 100% agree with Jessica Vasher. The watercoloured pears card is my favourite but indeed all your cards are absolutely lovely.

Lara Read said...

So great! So many different looks and ideas. Thank you!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, creative cards!

sharon g said...

The big pink flowers are very pretty. I like..

D.L. Walls said...

Lovely cards! I've ordered the Organic Fruits stamp set so I was especially excited to see your card, thanks for the inspiration.

Janet D. said...

Whoa, these are fantastic! Love the fruit cards!

Amy C. said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing your talents. Great new releases from SSS.

RNguyen said...

Very nice! My favorite was the floral stamp card too.

Stacy Martin said...

Fantastic cards!

@claudanzer said...

So beautiful your colour combo with the pears!
Great ideas and looks!

Cheriese said...

super pretty cards - especially love your watercolouring!!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love them all, Barb!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the embossing folder design, and your card with the magnolia blooms is just gorgeous!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great folder and color shares.

Dawn T said...

Fantastic cards Barb. Love them all.

Unknown said...

Hard to believe that the two fruit cards are made with the same stamp set, fabulous watercoloring! All the cards are awesome!

Becca Yahrling said...

Your coloring is always amazing, of course. Love those pretty pears! The embossing folders are so pretty and you've showcased the one perfectly.

Katherine said...

I just love the effect of the floral centerpiece embossing with the vibrant ink fading to the middle. Absolutely stunning!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards. Well done!

Betty McDougal said...

Nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! My favorite are the first fruit one, love the modern feel, and the last card, the watercoloring looks amazing!

Anneleise Hampson said...

So many great cards!! Lovely

Nandini said...

Very beautiful and elegant cards. The last card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

OMG!! I just kept scrolling down on your post loving one card after the other!! Your last magnolia card is a real stunner!!

Carol Wortman said...

You are amazing! I cannot believe the fruit cards were made with the same stamp! Your creativity and switching things up was so neat in every card! Great release and you made it even more versatile. Well done!

ellepaulette said...

You have been busy!! Great cards and they are all so inspiring!

Helen said...

Wonderful cards Barb!! I love these beautiful creations!Thanks for the super inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Gail Spresser said...

Your cards really shine! Thank you for sharing.

Jan said...

Fantastic cards! That last one is simply stunning!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG what gorgeous pieces of art - thanks for the inspiration

Judi Knecht said...

The last to cards are my favorite. I just love the water coloring you did. Thank you for sharing your art.

Erika said...

These cards are just amazing!

Lyn H. said...

Beautiful cards and all so different. Love the overstamping technique. If you make a mistake, nobody knows1 Well done!

Greta said...

Love your embossing folder cards, Barb--gorgeous! The first fruit card is just so neat--love the look!

Heather Jacobs said...

Gorgeous cards Barb!! Great way to show off the new release!

Paula H. said...

Lovely cards! You're watercolor is wonderful.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Barb - Your work is exceptional and there is so much of it on display, lady!!! Six cards!?! Wow!! You make me feel like a total slacker!! Your cards are just beautiful! Love how you used Bailey's new set with the offset solid stamps as well as with watercolors (that one is gorgeous). I love all the cards you shared and admire your skill!
Lori S in PA

Mirella said...

What a beautiful collection, Barb! I especially love the first card, and the last two, but wow there's lots of gorgeous inspiration here! :-)

Tammy Millette said...

Barb, your cards are so beautiful, thank you for the lovely inspiration💕

Christine J said...

So so beautiful - I'm inspired to pull out my Zig watercolor markers!

Tina Z. said...

So beautiful and elegant!