Saturday, July 23, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Dream Big Blog Hop Day 2

Hello crafty friends! It's day 2 of the new Simon Says Stamp Dream Big release. Simon is having a promotion in celebration of this new release using code BIGHUGS
This release is SO amazing! So much to choose from. So many new favorites! 
I'm having fun with color in my cardmaking these days. Playing with color just makes me feel good so when I saw this beautiful fern die, I knew I wanted to make something bursting with color!
I made this card using an A2 size card base from smooth white cardstock. I then trimmed a panel of white cardstock to be a bit smaller than the card base to leave a border. I wanted to do a technique called die cut inlay. That's where the die sits inside of the cut of the paper instead of on top of the paper. It makes for an amazing effect. 

I die cut the sword fern several times and ink blended them in some various oxide inks and set aside. I then took the panel and again using several of my favorite oxide inks, just randomly blended all over the panel. I then splattered some distress inks and white ink on to the panel. When that was dry I then die cut the fern all over the panel and like a puzzle just fit the previously cut ferns in the negatives spots. To adhere the ferns easily in the negative areas I added some adhesive paper to the back of the panel. I die cut a fun sentiment in white cardstock 3 times and adhered together for thickness. I then added some clear sequins and called it a day!
I hope you got some inspiration today! There is lot's more from Day 1 of the release hop and make sure you leave a comment on this post and any post you visit on the hop, for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the Simon store. Winners will be posted on the Simon blog July 27th. Also, be sure to check out the Dream Big release gallery for tons of inspiration!!

I hope you enjoyed the card I made today and if you are interested in any of the products I used, they are listed and linked below for your convenience. All supplies can be found at the Simon Says Stamp store.

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67 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card!
    Love the bright and cheery colors you chose, thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Love what you do with color.

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  3. Those colors! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  4. Love that big bold beautiful fern die! Your colors are AHmazing! I really, really hope someone uses that die for a Christmas Tree!!!

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  5. Wow, you made this die so sunny and tropical! Love your card!!

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  6. That sword fern die is so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Love the colors in your cards...

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  8. What fun colors! Love the blended and splattered background too!

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  9. This card is really a standout. I love the inlay and all the beautiful blended colors!

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and inlayed background!

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  11. Love the colors you used on the background and the ferns....just beautiful!

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  12. Now I need a drink with an umbrella in it. Super fun and pretty Tropical theme.

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  13. Gorgeous! Your colour palette is so colourful which makes your sentiment pop!

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  14. What a clever way to do the inlay, I am going to try this. Stunning card!

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  15. Super Bright and Cheery card!!! Love it!!!!

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  16. I just love the colors. So dreamy. Thanks for the neat idea to inlay the diecuts.

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  17. What a wonderful card, Barbara - you're giving me all the tropical vibes. I love catching your makes on Instagram too. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

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  18. So tropical looking. Love it.
    thanks for sharing
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  19. Yes! Stunning! Love the use of color!! xoxo

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  20. I ordered this die and I am so glad to see other ways to use it. Great job!

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  21. I LOVE all the colors! Gorgeous background!!!

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  22. What a beautiful background. Love this card.

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  23. Hi, Barb -
    Such a beautiful card! Thank you for the reminder that repetition of an image is so pretty and has such a strong impact AND the other reminder to use my Distress sprays! Love the card!!
    Lori S in PA

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  24. How pretty your "different" colored stems are. I like the pink especially. Nice job

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  25. What wonderful and happy colours, Barbara. Marvelous cards. Beautifully done.

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  26. Love the colors, the background and your design!

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  27. Great card. Love that bold fern die. It is so versatile.

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  28. Gorgeous card! Love the colorful background and the ferns.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Beautiful colors and I like the die cut inlay with the ferns.

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  30. These colours are incredible! Love how you combined a rainbow of colours but is is still a bit different than the traditional rainbow colour schemes!

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  31. Holy Cow!! This card is stunning. The colors you have used are so bright and beautiful. Fantastic card ❤

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  32. Wow, the sherbet colors and tropical feel are like going on vacation!

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  33. I love all the colors you chose for this card!

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  34. I love the way you used all the color in this card. So summery and so creative! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  35. Very bright and cheerful, love the fern inlay technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Great colors and textures! Beautiful fern die!

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  37. A fun colorful card. Love the that you die cut & inlayed the fern leaf

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  38. Beautiful card from a great release!

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  39. LOVE the color combination, well done!

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  40. The card is awesome and the colors are amazing.

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  41. Beautiful, colorful card. Love it!

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  42. Beautiful card! I love the colors

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  43. Fantastic, I love your background, and the sentiment just pops off it!

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  44. I do really like this card. The background looks like a sort of tie dye and the fern on top is just a great element. It's in my cart.

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  45. Ooh super colorful!! Love it!

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  46. I never think about die cut inlay. Thanks for the colourful inspiration.

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  47. Love the tropical ink blending.

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  48. Your background is amazing!!!! Great colors and such a happy card!

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  49. Wow those colours just scream summer!

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  50. love how colorful this card is - thanks for sharing

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  51. So beautiful and colorful๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  52. So colorful! Love your card. Thanks for sharing

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  53. Such a bright and beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Gorgeous card! Love the tropical vibe

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  55. How wonderfully eye-catching! I love the inlay leaves with the super fun colours!! I must give it a try! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  56. Thank you Ms. Barbara. So excited to see my name as your winner. Now it's time for that drink with an umbrella for sure! Thank you.

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