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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.