Saturday, July 24, 2021

SSS Make Magic Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi Friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Make Magic release blog hop!

You should've arrived here from the super talented, Mindy Eggen's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. And remember, this is day 2 of the hop. To check out all the amazing inspiration from yesterday, click here to start day one's hop.


FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Make Magic release blog hop, you'll get a FREE Art Supplies die set with a purchase of $40.00 or more! Use the code ARTMAGIC at checkout. This promotion will expire on July 25th, 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, July 28th.

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, Make Magic Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS: 

I had lots of fun playing with some of the fabulous products from this amazing release! My first two cards showcase the beautiful, Sun and Moon Mandala cling stamp set. This set is so cool!

I gold embossed the sun image before adding watercolors with my Zig markers. Had to add some splatters too!

 


A little ink blending and white embossing for this one with the moon.

 

More ink blending and splatters for this next card. I used the Sunny Days Ahead die. Love this large die!


Here's a card I created using a panel from Suzy's Tropical Foliage Watercolor card pack. I really love coloring these cards! I kept this one soft, using Copic Markers. Plumeria flowers are one of my faves! The sentiment is from the, Most Valuable Player set.

 

My last two cards showcase the beautiful, Hibiscus Blooms stamp set. You all know how much I love coloring floral stamps. 

I went for a pretty pink on this one. I used Zig Markers for a watercolor look.

 

And on this one, I did a more traditional Hibiscus color, using Copic markers.

Okay, that's it for my stop on the hop! I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this fantastic release. Up next is the very talented, Norine Borys!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Emma Williams

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Tina Smith

Adelle Emery


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98 comments:

Lisa Byers said...

I love your wonderful cards. I especially love how you colored Suzy’s card, it’s so hard to color white!! Thank you for all of your beautiful inspiration!!

Scrapthat said...

Always Beautiful Barb! TFS

Anushree Vaish said...

Your elegant cards have my heart, Barb !! Wonderful take on the new release !!

I Card Everyone said...

Your talents are showing up beautifully, Barb! Just love the gradation of color in your gorgeous Sun!
=]

LBudke said...

so many cards, so much talent. Thanks, Barb!

Nandini said...

These cards are so gorgeous! The first card is my favorite.

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrsh1212 said...

I’m crazy about the sun and moon set. All are gorgeous.

Amy Shannon said...

Gorgeous and colorful cards!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the sun one and all the sentiments! GORGEOUS CARDS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! So many Gorgeous cards!!! I'm in LOVE with your Stunning sun card!!!

Tammy said...

Love this sun/moon stamp! Your cards are gorgeous!

Gayle said...

Beautifully colored cards and design. Love the Sun and Moon Mandala.

Theresa R. said...

Your cards are so bright and beautiful. Thanks Lisa for mentioned the exceptional coloring of the white flowers in your comment. I did not initially notice how beautifully the white is shaded. That sun is magnificent!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful cards.
The shading on the sun
is gorgeous. It pulses
with heat. The moon
is relaxing and beautiful.
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Jeanne Beam said...

Such a gorgeous array of cards! Thanks for sharing…

Tami B. said...

Thank you for sharing so many beautiful cards with us. They are all wonderful.

Karen S said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sun and the moon. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful artsy look on Sun & Moon creations. Pretty floral creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

ScrappyTeacher said...

Wow so many stunning cards. Love those celestial ones.

Louanne said...

So love this Sun&Moon stamp set - your cards are great!

Kelley Clarke said...

Love the way your used the Sun and Moon stamp set- so pretty!

Barbara said...

Love all these.

Susan T said...

As many others agree, the sun and the moon cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your work is so gorgeous - pure eye candy - thanks for sharing

Joni J. Seith said...

Your sun card is fantastic!

Roxy T said...

This is the first time I have seen the sun and moon mandala pieces used separately. Still love it!

Susanbcards said...

The Sun and Moon Mandala is so good, your cards look fabulous.

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE all of your cards!! You so used all this product in fun and beautiful ways. I bought the Mandala Sun/Moon stamp today. Cannot wait to get it now after seeing your cards!

Mrs. Miller said...

Wow, you've been busy! All of your cards are beautiful! If I had to choose one, it would have to be the sun and moon mandala. Love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing your creations!

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, the SUN card is awesome!!

DebbieC said...

Gorgeous! Your color blending is great. I love the copic colors used on your last hibiscus card.

Kristina "Tina" said...

Wow that rubber sun stamp is probably my favorite. So versatile.

Mrsfish02 said...

What a bevy of beauties.... love the sun and moon set and the hibiscus is gorgeous too. Nicely done!

K.E. said...

Love these cards, love the colors

SelenaB said...

Love the sun and moon cards.

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. So much to love in this fantastic release. My personal favorite is the Hibiscus Blooms set -- beautiful.

novice said...

Love the moon mandala and the sun. Beautiful!

Bunny said...

The Sun and Moon mandala are my favorite from the release. Oh, yes, there are other products that I love too. [Bunny]

Kathy M said...

Oooh, I love your sun card!! That is my favorite! Thank you!

L said...

They are all spectacular!
Thanks for sharing your talent!

Cheryl S. said...

Your cards are so creative and great!!

Sally Richardson said...

WOW - amazing technique and such gorgeous cards. thanks so much for sharing with us all

Lindar C said...

Very pretty cards. The hummingbirds are one of my favorite from the release.

Miesje Flach said...

These are Beautiful - really love how you showcased the same stamp in 2 different ways.

Bunny said...

Dang, I missed yesterday's hop and had to play catch up. I commented earlier on the Sun and Moon Mandala and I knew it when I went to look for it. It's already SOLD OUT! Wah![Bunny]

Cindy said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards! I think my favourite is the Thinking of You card with the hummingbirds and the beautiful colours.

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of your ink blends that you incorporated :)

Candy said...

The detail on the sun is freaking amazing!!

L in MN said...

I had to look up plumeria flower since I never heard of it. I was surprised to learn it is the real name of the lei. I can see why you love the flower. There isn't a wrong way to color the flowers. And it isn't only the color combinations but the patterns of the colors on the petals.
Your mandala cards are lovely. You showed the versatility of the images.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What an amazing set of cards! They’re all gorgeous! I love how you watercolored the sun!

Sue D said...

Awesome set of cards! I especially like the first two using the Sun and Moon Mandela stamp... gorgeous coloring and design. TFS!!

A Creative Muse said...

So many samples! Great job! Suzanne H

Kathy Raker said...

I love the Sun mandala stamp. Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D. said...

Wonderful cards, you outdid yourself. Especially love your sun mandela cards.

Tami said...

Absolutely amazing cards. That sun is so vibrant. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy Hanson said...

You got busy with this release. Great cards.

Patty said...

Fabulous cards! My favorites are your moon and star cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I didn't know I needed the Sun and Moon Mandala stamps til I saw your cards! :)

Judi Knecht said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! Thank you for sharing your art!

D.L. Walls said...

Gorgeous cards. There are so many wonderful items in this release, Thanks for the inspiration!

Tami R said...

Love all your cards! Just can’t decide which one I like the best.

Carol Wortman said...

I'm just learning to blend and am so impressed with it looking like you bent it into a circle. So pretty and beautiful dimension!

Kris in Alaska said...

Love that sun/moon background stamp!

Ann Apolito said...

Beautiful cards Barb. My favorites are the plumeria copic coloured card and the hibsicus zig water coloured card.

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards Barb!! I loved the Sun and Moon cards and then I saw the plumeria flower card!! Just wonderful!! Wonderful inspiration!! Stay safe! :)

Dawn T said...

What stunning cards Barb. So beautiful

Gab said...

Beautiful cards ... you always make such great use out of SSS new releases!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your sun and moon cards are SO stunning! I love the magical look and the beautiful color blends!

Debbie Harper said...

Thank you so much for these great ideas. You are very talented!

Donna Griffin said...

Such beautiful cards, Barb! I can see you have a lot of inspiration from all of your walks in nature! Enjoy the rest of your summer!!

Karen said...

Wow! Beautiful cards with such pretty colors.. Thank you

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards!

Rach83 said...

So much creativity in this post! I love the moon card so so much. Your colouring on all the projects is fantastic. Thanks for showing us even more possibilities with this release and for the chance to win.

Nancy R. said...

THis really is a fantastic release! Love your coloring of Suzy's card and the hibiscus and I am really loving the moon and sun cling stamp. How you designed your cards with them is stunning! Beautiful cards!

auntsherer said...

I’m really inspired by your sun card & your use of embellishments! Perfectly done!

Pat Bethke said...

Beautiful cards, I loved the colors on the sun and moon cards. Thanks for sharing such a variety of cards.

Shar Zar said...

Your sun and moon designs are just radiant.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Barb - You're a maniac of creativity, woman! I have always loved sun / moon cards. I love yours as well! They are beautiful. I scrolled down and lo and behold, there were more! Love your florals as well! That Suzy P one is GORGEOUS the way you colored it. Aren't her cards terrific? And then the hibiscus... both traditional coloring and less so are beautiful. You're a marvel, lady!
Lori S in PA

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. I like the colors and embossing.

Patricia said...

Such beautiful cards!! Thank you for your inspiration!

Christina Brashears said...

Your Copic coloring is so beautfil on your hibiscus flower.

Cheriese said...

lovely cards - especially love your watercolouring and embossing!

n56leiker said...

I loved your card using the Hibiscus Blooms stamp from the Make Magic release. Thank you for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us!

Mirella said...

Wow these are all so lovely, Barb, it's hard to pick a favourite!

Patti said...

All of them are Beautiful! I’m partial to hummingbirds, but can’t choose just one! Thank u for sharing!

Heike said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors on the first card using the mandala sun.

Lara Read said...

Love your sun and moon cards! Great ideas come to life and are beautiful!

Cindaku said...

I love this new release. So many cute products! All of your cards are beautiful!

JMN said...

Wow these are all so lovely!

Diane z said...

Love the color blending on that sun card. Spectacular.

Mom Full of Joy said...

My favorite is the sunny days ahead card. I love the ink blending you did on this, spotlighting the sentiment!

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely stunning!

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