Hello, crafty friends! I am excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp for their Beautiful Days Blog Hop!
As you can see in the graphic above, Simon Says Stamp is offering their Flower Garden emboss and cut folder FREE with any purchase of $30 or more! Be sure to use the code BUD at checkout. This promotion expires on 4/9 at 11:59 pm EDT.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop – woohoo! Leave me a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, April 12th.
When you’re finished hopping, and you’re looking for more inspiration, check out the Beautiful Days Gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog. There are galleries for each release, and we encourage you to share your creations there, as well!
I made two cards today using one of my favorite products from the Beautiful Days Release – the Geo Flower Building Stamp Set. For both of my cards, I played around with patterns on copy paper first, and then I used those as templates to stamp my final product. I love the mod/mid century/retro vibe of this stamp set. Although, I shared a card yesterday with a Spanish tile look to it, so it is just so versatile! I have loved seeing all of the inspiration coming from the other designers, as well.
For my first card, I used two stamps from the set to create this floral pattern. I used black pigment ink and Raspberry Bliss ink from Pinkfresh Studio for my stamping. I used a ruler and a black pen to create the stems. The sentiments come from the Reverse Well Wishes Sentiment Strips set. I added a few enamel dots to finish the card.
For my second card, I used only one stamp from the set – the half circle. In addition to the two inks that I used on the first card, I brought in Sparkling Rose and Misty Coast from Pinkfresh Studio for this card. I actually mixed the Misty Coast with Soft Granite ink from Hero Arts to get the color gray I was going for. You don’t need to have every single color of ink in your stash – try mixing colors or stamping multiple times to get darker colors! The sentiment is from the new Sisters Forever stamp set, which is also part of this release. Again, I added some enamel dots to the card. I think this is the first time in forever that I didn’t use my die cutting machine to make a card. It was fun to do something different! And I love making the patterns.
Are you ready to hop along and see inspiration from all of the other designers?
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Sidnie Des Jardins
Allison Frazier << You are here
I had a lot of fun creating my cards for today, and I hope they put a smile on your face. If you want to see the other cards that I have made with the Beautiful Days Release, you can click here to view my blog post from yesterday. And, you can see my YouTube video! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Be sure to hop along and leave some love for all of the talented designers sharing inspiration today.
Wishing you all a crafty day,
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Beautiful cards!!! I didn’t think I would like this stamp set, but what you have done is amazing!
Both cards are really pretty. Thank you for the tip about mixing colors.
So simple but stunning! I love it!
Wow striking and stunning! 🙂 love it
Wonderful samples of very fun stamp sets! I love it.
I like your designs using this stamp set. Your second card is my favourite.
I love your style!
Lovely! The colors are definitely eye catching!
I LOVE the brightness of you cards
I LOVE the brightness of you cards. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Oh my gosh, what you did with Geo Flower Building Stamp is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love your cards! I think the Geo Flower Building stamp is my favorite from this fantastic release!
OMG—sooooo mid-century! I love your cards! Thank you for sharing; I’m going to “borrow” your idea and play around with colors, too! Can’t wait. Wish I could make wallpaper like your first card
Love these graphic geo cards! Great work!!
Lori S in PA
Love the colour combos used in your cards.
Fun cards – very creative with this stamp set.
Beautiful cards – love your color combinations.
How cute! I love the simple designs, and the colors…
Amazing cards!!!! I love the bold and bright colors!!
Very cool and geometric! I like it!
Great new release and inspiration. Thank you.
Bright and fun cards, just beautiful!
I LOVE the modern look and shapes! Gorgeous colors!
I love those fantastic geo supplies, and I found your project super inspiring! Lovely work!
I love those fantastic geo supplies, and I found your project super inspiring. Lovely work.
Stunning cards! Very unique.
Love the bold, graphic quality of your cards.
You’ve opened my eyes to the possibilities inherent in this stamp set. Now I need to order again!
Such a cute card!♥️
Your cards were so wonderfully clean and graphic. The red, black and gray were perfect for these. Thanks for sharing!
Love the bold colours!
Excellent color choice. Your cards are great. The Beautiful Days Gallery was fun to view. The Geo set will sell out in a heartbeat.
Love the boldness of the images. Love your colour choice! Beautiful cards.
Wow!!! Love your colors and what you did with the new release! Bravo!
I love what you did with the stamps and especially the colors!!
Love the color combo!!
Awesome! Fantastic colors!
Very mod looking cards! Love the color combo.
Great cards! Love the second card design and colors. Thanks for sharing.
Great designs and color combos! I love these pretty cards!
Love love love the colors on the geo flowers card. Perfect for any occasion
Fun. bold. totally modern look! Love the color choices – they really add to the almost industrial look of the design.
I haven’t played with geometric shapes much, so thank you for the beautiful examples
Loved the Get Well card. It’s so bold and strong, it would absolutely make someone feel like they could be brave and deal with whatever challenges they were facing.
Wonderful cards. Love the
layout of the sisters card.
thanks for sharing.
Very retro! Not quite my style but a fun card nevertheless.
Fun card with a cool retro feel.
Love these two bold geo colored cards!! The possibilities are endless with that kind of stamp set!
Modern and chic cards! Nice to see a different style. Great new release!
I love the modern graphic look of both cards but the first one is my favorite. I’m not usually in to such graphic designs but the more I see cards like yours made with the geo flower stamp set the more I want to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the geometric patterns and colors you chose!
Very cool cards!
Great color combo. I like so much how simple but beautiful are these cards
Striking geometrics. The black & pink are awesome.
Such cute geometric cards. I am loving the ideas for this release
I love the color combinations that you selected. They go perfectly with those geometric shapes!
Love thelooksyou can create with the geo flowers. Your card I’d beautiful.
Clean graphics, I love your choices and crafting!
Beautiful! Love the colors you used!
Love these designs and colours together, these look fantastic!
Great cards! They look very retro to me. The pink and black is a great color combo.
love the striking color combos:)
Nice cards. The sharp contrast of the colors you chose on white gives a crisp and clean look. Very nice!
Lovely cards–the pink and black color combo is awesome! Happy Easter!
This is so cool!
Such beautiful cards from this month’s SSS release!!
So many options with this stamp set! I can’t wait til it’s back in stock with the dies! Love the colors you chose too!
Love, love, love…the colors, the simplicity…so much to love!
Very nice! Striking colors! Great color combination!
These geo designs are striking. Great color combos you used. TFS
Really cool graphic cards. Good idea to work out design on scratch paper first.