Simon Says Stamp - Love You and Love You, Too Release Blog Hop

Updated: Jan 18

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop presented by Simon Says Stamp! I am thrilled to share a 4 projects with you today using a variety of stamps dies and stencils from both of the adorable releases dies.

It would not be a Blog Hop if we did not have a free gift for you. Simon has a 6" x 8" stamp set with a bunch of sweet images for you to color. This will offered through 1/18/21 at 11:59PM ET, while supplies last with each $100 or more purchase. Products links are shared below for your shopping convenience. :-)

Also, don't forget to comment below to be eligible to win one of the $25 coupons available at every stop along this hop!

All of today's cards were SUPER simple but I hope they will inspire you to make something pretty!! I am featuring the following

Card 1 - My Love Grows

The Heart Garden is a background-sized stamp and the absolute star of the show here! Since I have been "pinking" it up lately with many of my cards so things took a very deliberate citrusy turn with my Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

After embossing the Heart Garden in white, I took a wet paintbrush, and "lifted color" out of the hearts and leaves by dabbing with the wet paintbrush and wiping off the ink that I "lifted" onto a paper towel.

The effect is subtle but pretty. If you want a more dramatic effect, choose darker Distress Oxide colors and you should get more contrast.

Cards 2 and 3 - "Dude" and "Friend"

I have a special place in my heart for stencils, so my eyes lit up when I saw these sweet heart and star stencils. Stencils present you with so many options but ultimately, the Stickles Glitter Glue that I have been hoarding for years started calling my name...

I paired each stencil background with layered word dies and All Things Happy Sentiment Strips and "voila"!

Cards 4 - "Thank You For Being A Friend"

I don't think this one need much explanation, I wasn't kidding when I said I kept things simple Lovelies. The "Thank You for Being a Friend" Die made me quite nostalgic and somehow that translated into a rainbow of 80s colors and me humming the Golden Girls theme song!!!