Saturday, August 8, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Let's Connect Release Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!

I am so excited today to be part of the Simon Says Stamp   Let's Connect release blog hop. It is such an Amazing and fun release - and so perfect for so many different occasions!  If you want to view the full release click HERE

First out I have a very summery card. I started by die cutting a bunch of the WONDERFUL DETAIL-MEDALLION which I inked using distress ink. to color. I spattered the center using DS IRIDESCENT-GOLD watercolor. then I used the  DETAIL-PETAL-PLATE-Wafer cover die to cut my lovely textured panel (this die is just a must have - I will use it again and again (-: It gives your bg the beautiful pattern and texture you want wthout taking focus from your main decoration.

The happy letters are from LARGE-OUTLINE-HAPPY and the embossed HB sentiment is from UNICORN-LOVE

 






Using the same products I created a card with a totally different look:






    I LOVED the result of the card above and thought the black HAPPY outline leftovers from my first card looked striking on the bright bg so I made another similar design: 






      Last but not least I wanted to share a card that I had so much fun making (I think coloring is my favorite part of cardmaking) These Unicorns from  UNICORN-LOVE  are just the SWEETEST!!!  and masking never cease to amaze me: 





      Not only does the  UNICORN-LOVE set have sweet unicorn images - but the large Happy Birthday sentiment will be one of my go to stamps in the future!


      REMEMBER -SSS is generously giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from each designer's blog comment section (Mine too (-: ) . They will choose my winner over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 12th of August so don't forget to check that out! If you are the lucky winner you should e-mail SSS to claim your prize :)


      - And should you wish for even more inspiration - make sure you didn't miss Friday's hop which you can start here: Simon Says Stamp Blog -   AND don't forget to visit the Let’s Connect gallery on the SSS blog - it is continously updated with more inspiration and lovely projects (please share your Let's Connect creations there too!) . 

      I am last on the list - you should have come here from my dear friend - SUPER TALENTED Anna-Karin Evaldsson 
      but if you just happened to stop by on my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning - here's the full list of participants:

      HOP ORDER:

      Simon Says Stamp Blog   

      Laura Bassen

      Debby Hughes

      Amanda Korotkova

      Caly Person

      Heather Hoffman

      Yoonsun Hur

      Laurie Willison

      Bobbi Lemanski

      Betty Wright

      Lin Brandyberry

      Preeti Chandran

      Dana Joy

      Daniel West

      Anna-Karin Evaldsson

      Karin Åkesdotter


        Supply list:

        Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)Jet 
        Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)

        I also share my cards here:  My Instagram 


        FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM !

        And my WATERCOLORS HERE


         #SSSLetsConnect  #SimonSaysStamp, #SSSendACard,   #SSSUnitedWeCraft

        121 comments:

        Bernadette said...

        Such wonderful colors on the medallion cards. Love them!

        NickiB said...

        Beautiful colors and cards

        Irishtiger06 said...

        Amazing cards! I especially love the contrast of the first two 😁

        Giselle said...

        All of your cards are beautiful but that sky on the unicorn card is fabulous.I also love the gold outline on the first card too. Now I want that alphabet set! Lol!

        Sra. Spitzer said...

        Dear Karin,
        You do LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL work. Now I think I know who Peppermint Patty is in the sidebar chats of other crafters! Nice to have a name to put with such gorgeous imagery.

        Joy Meadows said...

        Love these cards!! Your coloring is just fantastic.

        Queen Mary said...

        These are really cute unicorns I have to say, and I am not a fan of cartoon-y unicorns (I prefer realistic looking unicorns -- lol). Your card is beautiful. I also love what you did with the medallion die! I saw a snowflake! Now it's a year round piece and much more useful!!

        PixelsCraftyCreations said...

        OMG that unicorn card is precious. I LOVE their new dies too!

        MelissaKlepser said...

        Your ink blending is beautiful!

        Barbara said...

        These are all beautifully created! The design of the cards and the colors are awesome!

        Scrapthat said...

        Lovely and inky Karin! TFS

        Dee Lee said...

        You inspire me!

        Mary Holshouser said...

        Fantastic cards. Love the
        HAPPY in outline only.
        Gorgeous. thanks for
        sharing
        txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

        C Aguirre said...

        Beautiful cards! Especially love that first card of flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

        Sue Bushman said...

        Love the color combo on the pink flowered card.

        Sue Bushman said...

        Love the color combo on the pink flowered card.

        Sue Bushman said...

        Love the colors of the cards.

        Candy said...

        Love the unicorns!

        Jeanne Beam said...

        Such wonderful cards! Love the colors ...
        Thanks for sharing.

        Trina P. said...

        Great collection, but the unicorns stole my heart. Unicorn Live is my favourite set from this release.

        Mirella said...

        So pretty, I love the vivid happy colours!

        Donna3d said...

        I love the happy colors on your cards!

        Sunshine HoneyBee said...

        Floral beauties and cute critters.
        Melissa
        "Sunshine HoneyBee"

        Rachel Vass said...

        Oh I absolutely love these cards!

        Christine said...

        I love the medallions as florals. So beautiful!

        Lisa Elton said...

        Oh wow Karin, each one is a knock out! Your unicorn card is as cute as it can be!

        NancyR said...

        Great cards! Love to see how the medallion die can be made into different flowers. Thanks for sharing.

        digeomea said...

        so cute and bright colors

        Louanne said...

        Wonderful card designs! Colors are beautiful.

        Maureen Reiss said...

        Really Fabulous cards!!! I love how the black and gold POP off the bright colors!!!

        Nandini said...

        These cards are so beautiful! The unicorn card is my favorite. It is just too cute!

        Barbara said...

        Love the vibrant colors!

        maspag said...

        Wow, just wow. Gorgeous texture and color!

        trishh said...

        I might have to get those detail dies. I love what you did with them esp. the first birthday card

        Susan said...

        So much die cut goodness - and then the blending. Fabulous :D

        Unknown said...

        Your cards are absolutely amazing!! Love them all. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

        kathytarullo said...

        I love the first card. The medallion die cut is amazing! I need obne of these!

        Janet D. said...

        These are amazing, I love your choice of colors!

        Cyndi said...

        Beautiful cards, beautiful colors and coloring. Love this fantastic release -- something for everyone.

        Autumn Bell said...

        Those unicorns look like the happiest magical critters in the whole world. The blending is TOO. FAB. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards. Have a lovely weekend.

        Melodie Freund said...

        Beautiful cards! I love them all!

        sharon g said...

        Oh, I NEED this die set. The elegant sort of flower looks amazing!!!

        Bunny Dobbie said...

        Your cards are all so cheerful. Love the pink. That winking unicorn had me giggling.

        The Firth Five said...

        The unicorn card is so adorable, and the ink blending is beautiful!

        CandyraeT said...

        All of the colors are so great. The background on the unicorns is unique looking. Makes the unicorns stand out.

        Sheri L. Waddell said...

        Your medallion cards are beautiful!! The unicorns are very cute.

        Jo-Anne Tedford said...

        Love what you did with the medallions!

        Julie S said...

        Karin, these are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, bright and cheerful. Thank you so much.

        Fonda said...

        All of your cards are so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

        DorothyA said...

        Your cards are just beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiration!

        Becca Yahrling said...

        An awesome and gorgeous array of cards. tfs!

        Patricia said...

        Adorable unicorn card and I love the Detail Medallion cards!!

        Susang said...

        Cutest unicorns! I love the colors of the flowers too

        MadeByMeghanK said...

        Gorgeous work with these dies! I love the unicorn card!

        ScrappyTeacher said...

        That summery card is absolutely stunning! So eye catching! Great color choice.

        Ruby said...

        Beautiful cards.

        Ruby said...

        Beautiful cards.

        Lois said...

        Amazing cards. Thanks for sharing

        Unknown said...

        Love the unicorns

        azjoyace said...

        Love your cards and color combinations. Thank you so much for sharing.

        Karen said...

        Love your bright, cheerful cards! Your cloud background for the unicorns is terrific!

        Jade said...

        Amazing cards! I love all of them. The unicorns are so cute. And I like the bright colors. Fabulous!

        ummekulsumhk said...

        They are both beautiful cards. Love them. Thanks for sharing

        Laurie said...

        I love your bright and cheerful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

        SueB said...

        Awesome cards & colors used.

        Dee Earnshaw said...

        such wonderful works of art - thanks for the inspiration

        Tracy Chambers said...

        Oh the unicorns.... love them

        KathyMcc said...

        Your cards are really beautiful, Karin! Your work shows off your talent and creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

        Mary Kay Ross said...

        Beautiful cards! And..... the unicorns are precious!!!!

        Lisaa728 said...

        Those unicorns! Omg, adorable!

        Kailash said...

        Beautiful card designs!

        Eve N said...

        Beautiful! Love how the wafer medallion picks up the design in the background die.

        Carol Wortman said...

        These colors are so pretty and can't believe how beautiful the two patterns play so well together... I would have thought they would fight each other. Really pretty! The unions are cute... the clouds really caught my eye. Interesting how much of an impact the outline/border alphabet made... love that so very much!

        Sheila R said...

        Love these projects

        V. K. said...

        Bright, beautiful, and creative.

        Holly's Handmade Card said...

        These cards are so pretty!! Love the unicorn one, so cute!!

        Denise Bryant said...

        Awesome designs and colors! Love the floral cards with the pierced details... it adds a great look and texture! And the unicorns are just adorable!

        Chandhini said...

        Such adorable unicorns, who wouldn't love them. Great job masking them.
        Love the three cards using the same dies.

        Judy Inukai said...

        Great cards. The medallion paired with the background die give a wonderful quilted look to the cards. Your unicorns are really cute.

        SabineV said...

        Gorgeous cards!!!!! Those unicorns are top of my list but i am loving the colors you used on all of the cards!

        I Card Everyone said...

        Karin your cards are fabulous … as always! My favorite cover plates have pierced details so I'm loving the piercing on those medallions, too!
        =]

        Tami B. said...

        The blue background of the 2nd card just makes the color of the flowers "sing" and the unicorn card is really cute.

        Missy s said...

        Your unicorn card has me all heart eyed!

        Julie W said...

        Oh my, Karin- you got busy! I love your blended color combos- perfect backdrops to the beautiful die cuts and images. Pulling all the unicorn pals together for one card-- the sweetest (one can never have too many unicorns!) Thanks so much- be well.

        Kit A said...

        What pretty cards. The unicorns are so cute!

        Patty said...

        Wow!! Your two flower cards are stunning! The colors you used are so vibrant ! And your unicorn card is so cute and beautiful at the same time. LOVE those beautiful inked clouds!!

        Lauryne Cunningham said...

        Gorgeous! I love the texture on your floral cards!

        Maria W said...

        Gorgeous cards!

        Lisa Byers said...

        Beautiful flowers!! Gorgeous colors!!!

        Denise G. said...

        Oh my, your cards are so beautiful! They look simple but they really aren’t with all the color and depth you added! Thanks so much for sharing.

        LBudke said...

        I love the gold detail around the word happy. Great colors!

        eniecreates said...

        Pretty cards!

        Teri S. said...

        I love your first three cards so much with the colours & the small detail of the background die. I've just added the large Happy word to my wishlist.

        Andre M. said...

        The medallion is so pretty and you've shared some beautiful palettes on your cards.

        My Side of Oz said...

        Gorgeous colors! I love the masked clouds with the darling unicorns! The die cuts are stunning in all of your cards!

        Barbara-Jean said...

        The floral die cards are beautiful, but I burst into a big smile when I saw the unicorn birthday stamp!

        Tammy Hanson said...

        Very lovely cards.

        bzyPTmom said...

        Gorgeous cards--love this new release from sSS!

        meme said...

        Love love love your cards. So sweet. Thanks for sharing

        Tiesha McKinney said...

        Nice cards! Love the color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

        Jill said...

        I absolutely love the different ways that you used the medallion die, with all the beautiful colors, and that unicorn card is just too cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

        Ms. Tamp said...

        Great layers. Nice color show. Good shares.

        Miesje Flach said...

        I really like these! I think I need to place another order!

        Laurie2cats said...

        I love the way you turned the medallion into a flower.

        Amy Marie Orozco said...

        Thinking I might adapt to a mermaid stamp. Thank you.

        Karen Hoskins said...

        I love your brightly colored cards. Thank you for sharing them.

        Monika/Buzsy said...

        Such pretty cards! I love the rich colors! The unicorns are so sweet! Thank you for the inspiration. Be safe and God bless!

        blaze said...

        Beautiful cards! I always enjoy your artwork!

        Larissa Heskett said...

        SWOON!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE them ALL, but that Unicorn Card is my FAVORITE!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

        Cheriese said...

        pretty!! I looove the piercing details of these dies wow!

        Pennee Hundley Beckwith said...

        These cards are just so full of color, fun, and happiness!!! I just adore how the Detail Petal Plate Wafer die goes so fabulous with the Detail Medallion Die. They make such a dazzling card with the bright, strong colors you have used. The HAPPY die is also another must have! It just stands out and demands all attention!!! It’s so HAPPY!!! Thank you for the super ideas and wonderful inspiration!!!

        Brenda Aplin said...

        These cards are fantastic!! I so enjoyed them!!

        Tina Z. said...

        wow, absolutely stunning!

        Carol McCready said...

        Your cards are amazing! I love the design and colors you used.

        Brenda M said...

        I am in love with your unicorn card!!!

        L said...

        Gorgeous cards!
        The unicorns are so cute!

        Debby Green said...

        Amazing cards! Cute unicorns!

        donnabd said...

        Your Unicorns are so playful and the colors of your flowers are so stunning. TX

        Connie said...

        Hi Karin :) Your cards are delightful!!! Love'm all! Thanks for inspiring me :)

        Natasha V said...

        I love these!!!!!! Truly beautiful cards!

        Gab said...

        Really pretty cards!