Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am happy to take part in the blog hop to celebrate the new Hello Gorgeous release by Simon Says Stamp. If you are following along in the hop you should have arrived here from Yoonsun Hur.

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Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous Release

The Hello Gorgeous release is full of wonderful new stamps, stencils, dies, inks and other products. You can find the whole release here. It is perfect for spring-time crafting, but also for many other themes. If you use the code HBD322 you will get the 3x4 Birthday Wishes FREE with purchase! This promotion will expire 3/27 at 11:59 pm EDT.
 
Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous Release

I made an art journal page today, but you can easily turn it into a card instead.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Spring is slowly starting to make its appearance and I when I saw the Folk Art Flowers stamp I thought it would make a great background for a spring-time art journal page. I worked in my 6x6 White Journal by Dina Wakley. If you want to make a card instead, use watercolor paper or another paper which can handle water well. The pocket on the page opens to reveal another sentiment.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Smear Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet, mist with water and press the paper into the ink. This gives us a tinted background to work on. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink. Stamp with Distress Ink.

Both the flowers and the dots can be removed from the Folk Art Flowers stamp. Remove all the flowers, but leave the dots. Ink with shades of green Distress Ink and a tiny bit of brown. Mist with water and stamp on the background.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink. Watercolor stamp flowers with Distress Ink.

I stamped the flowers one by one, but you could also have added them back into the background stamp and stamped all at once. I thought it was easier to do them one by one. Ink with Wilted Violet at the top and Mermaid Lagoon at the bottom. Mist with water before stamping.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Die cut the Small Pocket Note. On the photo you see heavystock paper, but I changed my mind and die cut it from watercolor paper instead.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Die cut in the beautiful Detail Mandala Plate, which gives this lovely needle-prick pattern.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink. Die cut from vellum.


Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Stamp labels with Pearfection ink using the Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels set. Stamp sentiments from Delicate Floral Frames.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

The note card was colored with the same shades that were used for the flowers. There is a ticket label on the little note card and some sequins.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

When you open it, you will find another sentiment inside. This one comes from Beautiful Butterflies. I love interactive elements like these.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Arrange the vellum and white glitter leaves on the background and add some sequins.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

Watercolor stamping is one of my favorite techniques, partly since it gives a different result every time. The watercolor paper in the White Journal is rough, which is why you will get more texture when stamping on it it than if you use a smoother watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Folk Art Flowers Art Journal Tutorial - Layers of ink

If you don't think the watercolor effect is pronounced enough, you can mist the stamped flowers or leaves with a tiny bit of water. I did that on the flower to the left.

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 30th of March. 

This is the last stop on the hop, if you missed anything, here are all the stops:

Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)


For more Hello Gorgeous inspiration remember to check out the Hello Gorgeous 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. 

This is the first blog hop for the Hello Gorgeous release, don't miss blog hop day number 2 tomorrow.





Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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71 comments:

  1. Great job. I have to say I love the mandala plate AND the tulip background stamp. The fact that it is separable is awesome. Going to make some beautiful cards in such a variety of colors. tyfs :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your process and beautiful creation. I love it!!!

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  3. Gorgeous creations! Such wonderful colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh My! Your background is fabulous! I adore that tulip stamp! I also love how you added that little pocket note on the front--very clever!

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  5. Wonderful artsy look & variety.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. This is beautiful and a great idea for journal or card!

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  7. Anna-Karin, thank you for sharing your techniques. Lovely.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your cards and techniques, I'm always learning from these blog hops.

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  9. Your water colouring technique is so pretty, these cards are stunning!

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  10. Amazing water color technique and cards.

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  11. I think this might be my favorite. Beautiful card!

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  12. Love the watercolor technique. I’m going to try the preinking if the backgrounds before stamping.

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  13. Everything in the release is wonderful. I adore this Folkart Stamp and love your journaling page. I would like to start journaling...no time like the present!

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  14. Lovely! Wonderful watercolor look... and I love the soft vellum!

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  15. Beautiful journal page! Love all the colors you used!

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  16. Your cards are simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful projects. I love your art journal page.

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  18. Very beautiful! Love the watercolour!

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  19. I love the watercolor effect.

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  20. Fantastic collection of cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I think I am going to have to get this stamp. I've seen it so many beautiful ways, including your awesome projects. Thanks for being an inspiration!
    Lori S in PA

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  22. I'm looking forward to trying out the techniques you've shared. So pretty!

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  23. Beautiful art journal page! I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to start an art journal, it just looks like so much fun!

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  24. I've experimented with watercoloring after stamping, but now I have to try watercolor stamping. So many permutations.

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  25. Wilted Violet & Mermaid Lagoon just became one of my all time favorite combos, so thank you.

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  26. Love the background you created with ink and the vellum accents with the white for contrast. Lovely creation!

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  27. Very pretty watercolor effect! Tfs!

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  28. Beautiful card! I love the stamp design and the colors you used! So pretty with the watercolor look!

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  29. Love this! I'm just getting into water coloring and I look forward to the day when I can make something as beautiful as this.

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  30. Fantastic page! I really love the background stamping!

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  31. Wow!!!! Amazing page!!! I love the texture and the colors!!!

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  32. Love you art journal page - thank you for sharing your process.

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  33. Wow! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  34. Your water coloring is lovely!!!

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  35. Love everything about this page--the combination of elements and colors makes a very pleasing whole.

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  36. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects!

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  37. Beautiful effects with the water coloring. Truly unique.

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  38. Lovely projects! I especially love the journal page. That folk art flowers stamp is so versatile!

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  39. I am over whelmed by all the products on the market. You made it clear for me and I want to try this card. Thank you so much. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this so it is easy to follow. Sincerely thanking you LINDA.

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  40. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. These are wonderful uses for the new products.

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  41. I love the van surprising little note!

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  42. Gorgeous art journal page! I love your color combos. You used the new products very creatively.

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  43. What an amazing page! I love everything about it! Wow!

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  44. Love your choice of colors on this page.

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  45. I love, love, love the effect of faux watercolor :D. Beautiful cards!

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  46. Very nice ideas. I like that Mandela plate and think I'd like to see if it will stitch.

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  47. Fun page and beautiful colors!

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  48. omg your page is soooo dreamy!!!

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  49. Your projects are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your process and techniques.

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  50. Anna-Karin, what a pretty art journal page. So inspiring…
    I have just recently gotten back into scrapbooking and I am thinking of all the products I have accumulated for card making in the past years and how I can use some of it for my albums. This has inspired me greatly and these new products would be perfect for that as well as my cards. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  51. Gorgeous cards created with the new release--love the colors you've used!

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  52. The journal page is fabulous! I just got the 6x6 white Dina Wakely Journal and you have given me lots of inspiration.

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  53. I love all the ways you showcase how to use these new products in such creative ways! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  54. So creative. Love your journal page. So artsy. Thanks for sharing

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  55. A feast of color, technique and beauty!

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  56. Wow! What an amazing creation! I love the wonderful colours you chose to create this beautiful work! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  57. Wow, so amazing - I love the colours, and all of the details!

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  58. The Watercolor is stunning! That Folk Art Stamp is on my list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Oh! I love the purples and blues on your heavenly card.

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  60. I love your page. The colors are amazing and beautiful. Thank you for brightening my day.

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Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Happy Crafting!