Sunday, January 17, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Love You, Too Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I am so happy to take part in the Love You and Love You, Too blog hop to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's new releases. If you are following along on the hop, you came here from the very creative Bibi Cameron.

The Love You and Love You, Too releases are full of versatile stamps, dies, stencils, sequins and paper products. If you use the code HUGS4U2 you can get the Faraway Hugs 6x8 stamp set with a $100 purchase. This promotion will expire 1/18 at 11:59 pm EST.


I will be using some products from the Love You release. I made an art journal page, a card and a bunch of tiny envelopes, let's start.


Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made an art journal page with the beautiful Cosmo Flowers stencil, using bright and happy colors. I made lots of these backgrounds in one go and you will see how below. It went into my Blue Edition Dina Wakley Journal, on one of the burlap pages.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Mist with acrylic spray.

I used the stencil as a stamp since I wanted a colored outline, rather than color around the outlines. I used Acrylic Gloss Media Spray, which won't run when you add watercolors or other media afterwords. Place on a piece of watercolor paper and mist pretty heavily. Take the stencil up, turn it around and place it on another piece of watercolor paper. I made lots of these and used the paper to the right multiple times, which is why you hardly see the flowers there at all. 

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here are some of the papers that I made. The one to the right at the bottom was misted just once, to give you an idea of how it would look with the white outlines instead. 

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with scribble sticks.

I colored the panels with Scribble Sticks and water. This would not have worked if I had used a dye ink mist instead, since the outlines would not have been permanent. With an acrylic mist, nothing will happen to the outlines when you add water to them. The paper to the left was colored only around the flowers, leaving the flowers white, while the paper to the right was colored around and inside the flowers.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Dip a Scribble Stick in water and then flick a paint brush against it to create splatters. It is an easy and fairly non-messy way of doing splatters.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with SSS Old Letter Background.

Stamp the art journal panel with the SSS Old Letter Background stamp and Khaki ink.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.  Stamp with SSS Thoughtful Flowers.

I also stamped a few butterflies with the SSS Thoughtful Flowers set and colored them with the Scribble Sticks. 

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sequins come from the SSS Holographic Rainbows Sequins set.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Cosmo Flower stencil is so pretty and you can use it in many different ways.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Don't worry about staying within the lines when coloring these flowers. We are aiming for a loose look. The sentiment comes from SSS Anna's Flowers.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also added some Design Tape to the background.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The other panel was used for a card. As you can see in the background, we have had a lot of snow lately and I liked the look of the sunshine card against all that snow. 

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Distress the edges and then stitch around them with a sewing machine. 

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used the same Holographic Sequins as on the art journal page.

Layers of ink - Misted Flowers Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment comes from another SSS Love You stamp set, namely You Have My Heart. I also found a left-over piece of circles on vellum on my desk (from this card) and used it here. I love finding little pieces on my desk and using them on new projects.

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also made four tiny envelopes and cards with the Mini Interactive Envelope die. I die cut them from inky scrap papers. We have a little gnome who moved into the wall in the living room before Christmas. He was only meant to live there during Christmas, but the boys love him so much that they want him to stay. He has a whole little set up with a door in the wall, a window, trees, animals, a post box where he leaves letters, some furniture and more. I'll share some photos here one day. I thought he could give these envelopes with little messages to the boys around Valentine's Day.

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The envelopes and cards were stamped with various small sentiment stamps. 

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This pair was die cut with one of the panels I made for this post. The heart was die cut from old book paper and I looked for a good word on the page before die cutting.

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This envelope and card comes from my Wax Paper Resist video tutorial

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Since these papers were inked on both sides, they worked extra good. You can also use double-sided patterned paper.

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This pair is die cut from inked gloss cardstock.

Layers of ink - Tiny Envelopes Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And the final pair comes from a small inky piece left-over from my Distress Ink Blocks card.

I am so happy to have designed two of the stamp sets in the Love You, Too release. Both of the sets are inspired by my walks in nature. There is a 6x4 set called All Seasons Tree, with trees and leaf clusters and sentiments. The second set is called Forest Scenery and is a 5x8 set full of pine trees, deer and sentiments. The pine trees are just around the corner and the deer were inspired by deer who come to visit our garden.

Don't miss all the inspiration along the hop. There are of course prizes to be won too, and at each stop on the hop SSS is giving away a $25 coupon, randomly drawn from those who leave a comment. The winners will be posted post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January.

Your next stop on the hop is Bobbi Lemanski and she will show you wonderful card inspiration.

Here are all the stops along the hop:

 

For more Love You and Love You, Too inspiration, remember to check out the Love You and Love You, Too galleries at SSS, and if you make something with products from the range, it is fun if you post it in the gallery too. There are galleries for all releases, and for the card kits, full of inspiration. Part one of the blog hop was yesterday, so don't miss all the inspiration there.



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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92 comments:

  1. I love all the inky layers on your flower backgrounds and those mini creations are adorable!

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  2. Just got a gel press and your techniques will take me up a notch! Thanks so much for sharing! Love your work!

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  3. Your creations are little works of art! I love seeing the way you incorporate mixed media bits into them. Those little envelopes are adorable and such a great way to use leftovers!

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  4. Lovely journal page & envelopes!

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  5. Love the color combinations. Beautiful cards

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  6. Very creative! Love the colors you chose!

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  7. All the terrific creativity produced many wonderful items!! Great thinking out of the box.

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  8. I love the little gnome idea with the little cards! Great fun with the kids! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  9. Like the wonderful artsy colors used & shared techniques.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. So creative and what an imagination!! How fun!

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  11. I love all your fun projects! The color combination on your first card is so pretty!

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  12. Beautifully done! Love the color palette.

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  13. Hi, Anna-Karin -
    You nailed it. I love flowers. I ADORE stamps with quotations or proverbs and have many. I don't have this quote from O Wilde... but I sure do love it! I also think you chose beautiful colors. Well done! Health and happiness to you in '21!
    Lori S in PA

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  14. LOVE your journal page! Those little envelopes are SO cute!

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  15. love your technique and all the beautiful colors....

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  16. Your beautiful creations show how versatile these products can be and that they work well beyond card making!

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  17. Stunning distressed looks, very unconventional for Valentine's Day but beautiful nonetheless

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  18. Just beautiful! Love the technique!

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  19. Fantastic journal page.
    thanks for the description
    so I can try to replicate
    it. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Very creative and inspiring work.

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  21. Your creations are very artistic. Thank you for showcasing your wonderful techniques!

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  22. Great presentation of the Love you too release.

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  23. Great projects. Love the little envelopes and how cute to have the family gnome leave notes for the kids.

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  24. Wow! Very beautiful! I love the cute envies. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

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  25. The story about the gnome is so cute and so are the mini cards and envelopes.

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  26. All your projects are wonderful! I especially love the yellow and aqua colors you used on the first two.

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  27. Lovely use of color. Love the tiny envelopes!

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  28. What a great idea! I love the layers of art.

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  29. Really Fabulous cards!!! Love all the techniques!!!

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  30. Very cheerful! Loving the lime and turquoise!

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  31. Acrylic mists - new idea for me with lovely results.

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  32. Love how you used the stencil. Cute little enveloped with sweet little cards. Love it all!

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  33. Great use of the stencil & mini card envelopes! New to mixed media do this was eye-opening! Thanks!

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  34. Wow the distressing is so amazing, I think I'm going to try the spray!

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  35. Oh! These are fantastic! I just got those gloss sprays and I love them! I love your color combos.

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  36. great way to start the year with a pretty journal page. Love the colors and your techniques, like the wax paper one.

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  37. Oh my - how beautiful! I love the colors.

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  38. Love that beautiful, fun journal page.

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  39. i like how you added so many elements so expertly. This is so pretty, and I like that it's useful, too.

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  40. WOWza...incredible creative inspiration

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  41. I absolutely love those mini envelopes! What great ideas you have!

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  42. Love your awesome journal page.

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  43. Awwww those baby cards are so cute!

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  44. OMG - I love ALL of these -- I went back and clicked on links, and got happily lost in your blog for quite a while

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  45. I am loving that Cosmos flower stencil! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Oh my, your work is gorgeous.

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  47. Great colors! Love the floral designs!

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  48. Love your little envelopes. Very pretty!

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  49. Love the mini envelopes and all the inspiration here ❤️❤️

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  50. Beautiful work! The mini cards and envelopes are fantastic!

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  51. These would make such fun backgrounds for a scrapbook. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. What beautiful cards and envelopes! I love that the envelopes go perfectly with the cards.

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  53. Wow!!!!!! These are gorgeous! I love the greens and yellows!!!!!

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  54. I love to decorate my envelopes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. How creative! I LOVE your backgrounds and fun colors!

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  56. Love these cards. I haven’t heard of scribble sticks.

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  57. I love the bright happy colours you've used for your wonderful backgrounds! They made the sweetest little envelopes! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  58. Thank you for showing us a journal page. The little envelopes are adorable! 💚

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  59. I love all your projects and the colors you used! The cards and matching envelops are so clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Great look at the different coloring ideas. I like the show of the different options.

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  61. Wow. Lots of nice techniques to learn & such beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Love your gorgeous projects, the mini envelopes and notes are so delightful!

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  63. I can see those little envelopes are gonna be such fun!

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  64. Gorgeous!! Love these colour combos!

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  65. These backgrounds are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

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  66. Thanks for sharing how you used the stencil. Phenomenal designs.

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  67. I love your cards and little envelopes! The colors are incredibly pretty! Fabulous! Fantastic! Amazing! Thank you.

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  68. Super gorgeous inspiration really must try out some new techniques. Thanks for sharing

    hugs Christine x

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  69. Love your journaling page! That stenciled piece is just so pretty!

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  70. I love the colors you chose and the watercolor affect.

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  71. Great projects! Love the colors on your card and love the tiny envelopes!

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  72. Such a bright and happy page! Absolutely adorable mini cards and envelopes!!

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  73. great technique - thanks for the ideas

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  74. Beautiful projects! I love your little envelopes!

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  75. Using leftover pieces is so smart. Love your use of the tiny envelopes.

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  76. Love the envelopes and cards. All the colors are so cheery!

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  77. Gorgeous projects! Love the art journal page...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Your projects look like they were so much fun to make

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  79. Beautiful creations, Anna-Karin. Thank you for sharing. Awesome SSS release.

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