Friday, April 24, 2020

Sunny Days Ahead Blog Hop!

I am thrilled to be joining a number of talented artists and card makers today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's newest release Sunny Days Ahead!  It is a release reminding us that there are Sunny days ahead, and celebrating those we love in our lives in the days to come, is sunshine!!  The cards that I have made for today celebrate Mothers...
 I have used the beautiful new Stylized Tulips die for both my cards today.  This die is so lovely...intricate in it's design, looks like a painting!  For the first card, I die cut and layered the die.  I used watercolor paper, and embossed it with the die, to give an imprint on the watercolor paper. I then used my watercolor paints, and painted the paper.  I adhered the layered die over the embossed and painted paper, and added Tonic Jewel drops and one of the new Reverse Mom Days sentiment strips, adhered across the tulip's base.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I used my much loved paint chips, as I wanted to give the tulip and leaves a "painted" look with paper, and the variety of colors in one paint chip allow for that... 
I used three shades of purple for the flower, and two shades of green for the leaves.  I adhered the paint chips to a bottom layer,  and added another die cut layer over the chips. I die cut the frame from the Simon A2 Thin Frames dies.   I used one of the pretty new sentiments from the Mom Word Mix 2 set of stamps, added tonic jewel drops, and popped the tulips  and leaves off the card just a bit for added dimension.  Here's a close up...
OK...my fun is above, your fun is below!  
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, April 29th, 
so make sure you check the blog on the 29th, to see if you're a winner!

   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
Two things before I go...

1.  Simon is giving a free Simon Intense Black ink pad with any purchase until supplies last or the end of the day on April 26th!!  Use the code: sssink!
2.  Don't forget that there's a second blog hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog...hope you will check back for MORE inspiration!!
Okay...have a wonderful day...please stay safe...hop on!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

122 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. Really like the tulip die...

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  2. Love the tulip cards. Thanks for sharing. Such a great release.

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  3. I love that die! I love the cards you made with them - very inspirational. I like that idea of overlaying the die cut over the painted colour - a great look!

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  4. I've already ordered the tulip die! Can't wait to try the watercolor technique!

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  5. Tulips are my FAVORITE flower. I LOVE how simple, and bright, these are!

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  6. Love this tulip die! What a fantastic look layering the die over your watercolor ❤️

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  7. Tulips are a new favorite of mine. Your cards are beautiful.

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  8. These tulips are stunning! What gorgeous designs!

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  9. Gorgeous cards and the technique you used is so much fun...tulip die is so pretty!

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  10. Those are two great techniques and the results are so beautiful. Two lovely Mother's Day cards.

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  11. Lisa! I just ordered this die, so I am especially excited to see your beautiful cards. Thank you!

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  12. I love that tulip, really I love all tulips. You really showed this one off well, I am glad I ordered it!

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  13. Simple and lovely!!!

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  14. I love tulips. Your cards are beautiful.

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  15. Love these. They are among my favorites so far.

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  16. Beautiful cards!! Love this tulip die, and love all your cards!! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  17. Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the first one where the watercolor is outside the die lines. Nice idea!

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  18. I love the white outline for the tulips! So beautiful!

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  19. These are beautiful and some of my favorite products! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love these two cards, simple but so beautiful.

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  21. Love this release! I want it all and your cards are so beautiful!

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  22. These are gorgeous!!! This release is awesome!

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  23. I love the idea to use the die to emboss the outline of the tulips so you know where to watercolour. The cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful cards. Perfect cards to honor our mothers.

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  25. Beautiful cards. I love the pretty colors. The new release is great, especially the gorgeous dies.

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  26. Stunning cards. Love the style.

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  27. Beautiful elegance and simplicity!

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  28. I always love your cards. The purple and green really look outstanding together. Great release.

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  29. Your tulip cards are gorgeous. How clever to use paint chips to get the gradient colors in the purple.

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  30. Beautiful cards, can't wait for my order to arrive so I can case your cards!!

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  31. Lovely cards! I'm usually a purple kind of girl, but the pink one is my fave today. I love the way you colored the flowers using embossing of it first & going outside the lines.

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  32. Beautiful colors and nice technique.

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  33. love how feminine and delicate these cards look:)

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  34. I love your cards!! This is a great release!

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  35. Sooooo beautiful!!! Absolutely LOVE this tulip die!!!!! It has stolen my heart!!!!! ������������������

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  36. So stunning and looks like I may be able to create this with your help.

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  37. What a beautiful die and your cards are so gorgeous, Lisa!

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  38. Gorgeous cards. I love that Stylized Tulip die!

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  39. Love the tulip card in purple! Lovely!

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  40. Very cleaver way to use paint chips as your medium for the tulips. Both cards took my breath away. I love them.

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  41. Love your tulip cards.

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  42. These tulip cards are so simply, yet absolutely beautiful!

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  43. These are sooooo Beautiful!!! I love tulips and I need this die!!!!

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  44. WOW, gorgeous cards! That tulip is so beautiful and love your paint chips!

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  45. I really like how the watercolor extends beyond the die. Loving the tulips!

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  46. These are both so pretty! I really love the purple card - and I'm not really a fan of purple.

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  47. These are lovely, they should be framed!

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  48. More beautiful cards, Lisa. I love purple tulips, so I'm partial to your second card. Thanks for inspiring us.

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  49. The new tulip die is perfect for these techniques. When we moved, I gave away all my paint chips. Now I'll need to pick up some when it's safe to get out. Thanks for inspiring me today.

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  50. Ohhhhhhh! I wondered and WHAT?? emboss..... case solved. I tried this twice before without knowing that trick..epic fail. THANKS and please be healthy!

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  51. Gorgeous cards! Love the tulip die, it is on my list of dies to get.

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  52. Beautiful! That tulip is so pretty.

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  53. I think we're all looking forward to sunny days. Beautiful cards. [Bunny]

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  54. I love both of these cards! I also really like the texture of the watercolour paper and of the purple background paper.

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  55. both beautiful cards, I love the watercolor one, so soft
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  56. Tulips are a favorite and you represented them well. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Beautiful cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  58. Love love love this tulip die! Thank you!

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  59. What creative cards. Love the delicate look of the watercoloring on the first card and the tip to imprint die for lines. Yet going out of the lines is beautiful.
    I don’t understand what you mean by paint chips though. Guess I’ve got some research to do.

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  60. Great idea with paint chips!

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  61. Love the tulip cards...

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  62. Awesome Stylized Tulips die! Love your pretty cards!

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  63. Your tulips are so beautiful, Lisa! Both ways of using those die cut flowers is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing! Stay safe! :)

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  64. Gorgeous Tulip cards, all of the so beautiful !
    Thanks for sharing

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  65. Great look at two ways to use the die.

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  66. So soft and pretty!! Loving the inspiration!

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  67. Love your tulip cards,especially first one!!

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  68. OH MY! I love purple and I love tulips - so your second card was a major hit with me. As soon as we get those "Sunny Days Ahead" I'll be heading to Home Depot for some paint chips. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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  69. Lovely cards! Beautiful clean designs and fabulous color combinations.

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  70. Lovely cards beautifully crafted.

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  71. These are so pretty!!

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  72. These are beautiful! I ordered that die already!!

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  73. Love the die cut over the
    colors. Clean and simple
    and beautiful. thanks
    for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Your card is so pretty and simple. Thank you!

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  75. So beautiful!! Love the techniques!! The colors are lovely and calming.

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  76. Paint chips! Clever clever! Beautiful tulip cards! TFS!

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  77. OHHHHHHHHH LOVE your pretty cards!!!!

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  78. Gorgeous tulip card! Such a beautiful flower.

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  79. What an awesome idea using th paint chips for the flowers and leaves. I have the chips, but never thought to use them like you did. You just made m day!!

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  80. Gorgeous cards, love the texture on the background.

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  81. Awesome Sunny Days Ahead Release! Awesome creations! I especially love the pink tulips card!

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  82. Your cards are so pretty. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers so this die is on my list.

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  83. Clever girl! Imprinting onto the paper before water coloring...now why didn't I think of that :) And I can hardly wait to use my paint chips this way; thank you for the idea!!!

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  84. Simple yet beautiful.

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  85. Love the idea of imprinting the design on the watercolor paper before painting ! Great cards - thanks for sharing!

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  86. OMG.. I love your cards!!! they both have very different ideas but they are both really beautiful. Using different shades of paper for the tulip is so creative.

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  87. I LOVE your cards!!! Two totally different ideas from one die and they are gorgeous. Now I want this die!

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  88. Lovely tulips... Just right for this time of year!

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  89. I love the way you used the tulip die to make a flower that stands out on the card. Using the die to emboss the water color paper is very ingenious! Thank you for sharing!

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  90. These cards are simply beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing them on the hop!!

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  91. Beautiful! I love the watercolors underneath the tulip!

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  92. What a beautiful tulip die cut and your cards are wonderful!

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  93. Your cards are very sweet! I really like these flower dies.

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  94. Just a cute idea to have the diecut over the colored flowers. Adorable!

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  96. Your cards are beautiful. I think that tulip die is my favorite from the new release.

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  97. Tulips are my most fav, it would be so pretty with glossy on it.

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  98. Love, love, love that tulip die! Your cards are fabulous!

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  99. Both your cards are gorgeous. Too difficult which one I like more. The watercolors are so prefect and so are the people tulips..

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  100. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

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  101. Such lovely cards. Simple and elegant!

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  102. SWOON!! These are BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the designs and the NEW Products!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  103. Such pretty cards...love this die and the watercolouring tip you gave for the first card.

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  104. What beautiful cards!!! Love the die cut, and the ways you made them each different but enchanting!

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  105. These are lovely! This is such a pretty die and what a great idea to use paint chips for die cutting. I hate to throw them out, thanks for the tip.

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  106. I like your pretty tulip cards.

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  107. Love this new tulip die. So many possibilities and your Mother's Day cards are gorgeous. TFS!

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  108. I love this die and how you used it! Great inspiration

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  109. I love that you embossed it first!

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  110. These are very pretty. I like the dimension of the second tulip.

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  111. These tulips are so beautiful! Love the cards :)

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  112. Beautiful cards! I love the first one with the watercoloring over the embossed die.

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  113. These tulip cards are so pretty. Makes me want to break out watercolors and flower dies and see what I can create...

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  114. Such pretty cards. Love the watercolour look of the first one.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa