Saturday, June 5, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Rainbows Blog Hop

Hello stampers! I am very happy to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Rainbows blog hop, to celebrate the new collection. If you follow along in the hop, you should have come here from the very creative Heather Hoffman.

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The Rainbows release is full of versatile stamps, dies, embossing folders, stencils, sequins and paper products. If you use the code ENVIES you can get a pack of Holographic envelopes for free (with purchase). This promotion will expire 6/6 at 11:59 pm or while supplies last.

Simon Says Stamp Rainbows Collection


I made an art journal page and a card for the blog hop and you can find tutorials for both below.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I created a sunny and happy art journal page using the Slimline Sunburst stencil. You can easily turn this design into a card instead. I didn't originally plan to add all the sentiments along the rays, but got that idea when I had stamped the first couple of sentiments.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Start by coating a page with gesso, let it dry and then paint it with Distress Paints. Mist with water so that the paints flow and blend. I worked in the Small Creative Flip Journal.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the Slimline Sunburst over the page and apply texture paste through it with a palette knife. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the stencil back over the design and apply Sizzix 3-D adhesive with a palette knife. Leave to dry for a short while.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add foil.

Place foil over the design with the shine side up. Press down on the design or rub it with a bone folder. This transfers the foil to the 3-D adhesive

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I stamped 'sunny days ahead' from the Hello Sunshine set first, and then just continued adding sentiments all around the sun. I used stamps from Tropical Silhouettes, also from the Rainbows release, and from a bunch of previous Simon Says Stamp sets.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add some texture with the Halftone Background and High Dive ink.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This sun stencil is so fun and it looks really nice with the combination of texture paste and foil. 

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I had missed a couple of places when I applied the glue and went back later to add more glue, even though I knew there was a risk that it would get a little messy, which it also did. But I was okay with that.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also stamped the two clouds from Hello Sunshine on white paper and cut them out.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

A few circles were added with a white gel pen.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The The Best die is such a great die and very versatile since you can add lots of different words both before and after. I wrote the word 'time'.

Layers of ink - Sunshine Art Journal Page tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

If I had planned to fill the sun with words, I would have made sure they all started at about the same place, but the slightly larger sentiment stamps didn't fit as close to the sun as I needed to be.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My second card is super shiny and uses the gorgeous Vine Canopy embossing folder together with silver metallic paper for the background. It is a quick way of adding lots of interest. Delicious Monster leaves are a favorite of mine, so I was happy to find them on the Tropical Silhouettes set.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Adhere Sizzix Silver Aluminium Adhesive sheet to white cardstock to give it stability. Emboss in the Vine Canopy folder.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the flamingo and leaves from Tropical Silhouettes with various Distress Inks. Mist with water and stamp on watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment was die cut from another piece of watercolor paper which had first been colored with the two pink Distress Inks that were used for the flamingo.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment was stamped with Spring Rain ink.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

It is difficult to catch the shiny effect of the foil and all the wonderful details on this embossing folder. The leaves have gorgeous embossed veins.

Layers of ink - Metallic Tropical card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I cut the leaves and flamingo out and glued them to the background. There is a coordinating die set which would work great for this.

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 9th of June.

Your next stop on the hop is Bibi Cameron who will share wonderful inspiration with you.

Here are all the stops along the hop:






Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)











For more Rainbows inspiration, remember to check out the Rainbows gallery at Simon Says Stamp, 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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77 comments:

  1. WOW, the sun idea is so cool. I love the look of the inks in the background. And the sentiments all around the sun is so cool. Great ideas..

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  2. I love how each sun ray has a message. This is an amazing design.

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  3. Beautiful cards!! I particular love the sun with sentiments and the 3D embossed. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  4. I LOVE the way you did the words as rays! Gorgeous 3D embossing too!

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  5. Stunning journal page. Love the addition of the words!

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  6. Love the sentiments added to the sun rays.

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  7. Very unique approach. Lovely!

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  8. Both these projects are amazing!! I love that you put all the sentiments between the rays on your journal page...awesome idea! Love that silver cardstock on your flamingo card. These 3D folders that companies are coming out with are amazing!!

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  9. Such a clever idea putting sentiments between the sun rays!! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  10. Wow! all of your cards are gorgeous! I really LOVE that sun card! Beautiful!

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  11. I love your sun and how you used the sentiments. I love the foil card as well, great job

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  12. These are both stunning. The sun image is my fave of the release. It's spectacular!

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  13. I especially love the sun design with the foil. I'm not familiar with the 3D Adhesive effectz and will check it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. So very creative - I love how you used the sun!

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  15. Very cool use of the sun stencil with foil and stamping between the rays!

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  16. That sun is so amazing! WHat a wonderful vision. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  17. Gorgeous projects. I especially love the card. The embossing folders in this release are amazing.

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  18. I love your idea and design with the sun card. Cool!

    Donna de Gale-Kalloo

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  19. Incredible projects!! I love them!! So awesome!

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  20. Amazing work on the sun!!!

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  21. gorgeous cards - love how you created the yummy metallic look on the second card

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  22. LOVE your sun beams with sayings -- and each seems just right for this card. And the embossing on metallic is stunning. All good!

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  23. They are both amazing but I truly love your 2nd card.

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  24. I love your journal entry! Great use of the sun stencil!

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  25. Cool way of using the stamp!! Going to CASE this dies lol

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  26. I love the techniques that you used!! New things to investigate!

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  27. So neat to use a variety of positive sentiments for the sun rays. Love the art Journal page. Great creativity.

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  28. I am so impressed by your fabulous sun ray card! Fantastic job!

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  30. Simple and elegant and fun! All wrapped into one!

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  31. So much texture and detail in these creations! I love the art journal page with the mix of colors and foil and I love the added dot background.

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  32. This sunburst is one of my favorites! Love how you used the various sentiments in the rays.

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  33. 2 lovely projects but I especially like the Journal page! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. I wasn't a fan of the Slimline Sunburst stencil or the Shine On stamp until I saw you stamped sentiments around it. I like that idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Nice background created. I like the idea on how to use the words to fill inbetween the rays.

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  36. Love the inking techniques on the sun card!! I will have to give this a try. It looks so neat!

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  37. That art journal page is amazing ... I love all the sentiments along the rays

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  38. Wow! The art journal page is off the charts and the card is lovely. Great job!

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  39. Thanks for the tutorials! Love the art journal page!

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  40. I love both the projects! They are beautiful!

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  41. Love your sun rays card. The use of the foil really sets the card off! Spectacular.

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  42. Awesome projects! I love the journal page with the sun!

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  43. What creativity: in making an art journal page and using the space between the rays but also in combining metallic cardstock and watercolor stamping. I love the colors you chose.

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  44. I wasn’t sure if I liked the sun stamp. But what you did with it is amazing.

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  45. love the bold colors of the first card.

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  46. Loved both of your projects!

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  47. Love the sentiments among the sun's
    rays. Fantastic idea. The flamingo
    is great. thanks for sharing
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  48. Your cards are so creative!

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  49. Wowwwwww what an uplifting card design with the sun!!!! Love it

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  50. So creative!
    I LOVE the flamingo card, fantastic job on both cards!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  51. wow, your journal page is stunning!

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  52. Two beautiful pieces!! The sun was my favorite due to the gold added!! Just beautiful!
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    Beverly Jordan
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  53. That idea with the sentiments amongst the rays is simply genius!

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  54. Wow! Your projects are amazing! I love the sentiments between the sun's rays- so clever and pretty!

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  55. Gorgeous projects! I love your mixed media art journal page!

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  56. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing...

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  57. Wow, gorgeous examples used so many ways of this new release. I want to learn mixed media and this proves you can make any image any genre! Fun!

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  58. Was the gesso added for texture? I loved the page and especially the foiling in the rays, very *extra*!

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  59. I'm really enjoying looking at your beautiful cards.

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  60. Great summer cards! The first is my favorite, and i love all the colors and images. The sun is one of my favorite stamps! Reminds me of the 60's.

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  61. oooh gorgeous art journal page!!

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  62. Two amazing projects you shared. Your idea of putting sentiments around the sunburst rays is perfect for a journal page. The metallic paper worked really well with the design on the embossing folder.

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  63. Your sun journal page is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  64. Oh my gosh! That flamingo card! Stunning

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  65. Your projects are so amazing, Anna-Karin! That journal page is really awesome and your flamingo card is very creative! I love your work!

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  66. Love your happy sunshine creation!

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  67. Amazing projects! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous week! Hugs, Gloria

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  68. Wow!!! Your sun page is Amazing!!! Super cool card too!!

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  69. Thanks for sharing your art.

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  70. Love the sentiments between the rays!

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