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Simon Says Stamp - Hello, Gorgeous Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's Hello, Gorgeous Release Blog Hop! This is the first card that I made with just a few of the pretty things in this release that are celebrating our Moms!

The Delicate Floral Mandala Stamp's loose, lacy lines wanted to be the star of this card show and I was happy to oblige with a little help from Distress Spray Stains.

For me this is a low effort, high impact card; the background literally blooms once you hit it with the color.

As usual, below is a quick snapshot of the key supplies, the full supply list is linked for your convenience here and in the Supply Gallery at the end of this post.

When you shop for the items you want, remember to use the HBD322 code when you check out an celebrate Simon Says Stamp's 20th Birthday with the Birthday Cupcake Stamp Set FREE with ANY purchase! This promotion will expire on 3/27 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

Okay, let's go make our pretty Mandala flower with sweet Spring colors!


YOUARE BEAUTIFUL MOM CARD - Wet-Embossing, Spray-Painting, Die-cutting

A2 Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Spray-Stained Layer: 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Time to get your sprays out!

After wet embossing the Delicate Floral Mandala Stamp in white on Distress Watercolor Cardstock, spray generously with Distress Spray Stains.

When the stamped cardstock is saturated like this and little puddles of color start forming throughout the image, stop spraying.

Dry up some of the excess color with a paper towel.

Leave some of the puddles to dry naturally as this will give variations in the intensity of the color throughout the image.

Once dry the background will look like this.


Die-cut the Wreath of Love out of white cardstock and gold glitter cardstock.

Adhere together with Craft Tacky Glue slightly offset to show a peek of the gold.

Stamp in Grapefruit Ink and die-cut "You Are Beautiful, Mom"

Die-cut the Flowerful Medallion out of white cardstock and cut in half.

Adhere each half to the card base as shown.

Apply foam tape to spay-painted background.


Adhere background to card base as shown.

Tip: I used a Make Art Stay-tion to hold my card elements still while I positioned and adhered them to the card.

Position and adhere the Wreath of Love layered die-cut.

Tuck the "you" part of the sentiment under one of the leaves of the wreath diecut.

Note: I added some tiny gold die-cut flowers to further enhance the card. If you have a tiny flower punch in your stash, this would be perfect here!

Add pearls to finish, adhering with Craft Tacky Glue.

I like the unpredictability of working with Sprays as each result with be unique and perfect for your special someone.

The gold and pearls here just look jewelry on the card to me!

My mom and grandma are no longer here to receive this card, but I make them cards each year anyway, as they are very much with me in my heart.

This has me wanting to spray-ink more things!


I hope you enjoyed this stop on the hop and are leaving me inspired. I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog hop, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the AMAZING Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Speaking of inspiration, since this is Day 1 of the Blog Hop stay tuned for all the awesomeness that will be shared on Day 2

  • Check out the full supply list below for your shopping convenience

  • When you shop for the items you want, remember to use the HBD322 code when you check out so that you can get the Simon Says Stamp's 3x4 Birthday Wishes stamp set FREE with purchase! This promotion will expire on 3/27 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

  • Comment to on this post to be eligible to win a $25 coupon from Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 30th of March. Winner should email Simon Says Stamp to claim his/her prize

I'd love to hear from you in the comments about which card was your favorite.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies! Now, do go and check out what Heather Ruwe has in store for you!




I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamps Good Luck Charm Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

58 opmerkingen

So pretty, inspiring me to use my distress sprays more often.


Tina Z.
Tina Z.
30 mrt. 2022

wow, absolutely stunning.


Shar Zar
Shar Zar
30 mrt. 2022

The background is just stunning.


Love everything about this -- the sprays, the colors and especially that gorgeous mandala design! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!


Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
27 mrt. 2022

What a unique design, love it!

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