Hello creative friends! Today, we are celebrating the Be Creative Release by Simon Says Stamp.  There are prizes to win, a blog hop exclusive for FREE with a purchase, and loads of inspiration on the hop. All of the talented designers are listed below. You can start at Simon Says Stamp or here, at BobbiHartDesign.com and work your way through the hop’s designers. There’s so many fun ideas using the new products. Have fun!

FREEBIE! If you decide to place an order, use the code ART4U to get an exclusive Handcrafted With Love 3″ X 4″ stamp set FREE with any purchase (See details and exclusions to the left in the graphic.)  Shop now here and use this code! This promotion expires 2/19/2023 at 11:59 pm EST.

WIN PRIZES! Leave a comment at each stop on the Blog Hop. Simon Says Stamp will pick one commenter from each stop to win a $25 coupon to use on a purchase! You have fifteen chances to win $25 to shop!!!!! How great is that?!

INSPIRATION! The Be Creative Blog Hop also offers lots of inspiration from 15 top designers in the industry including Debby Hughes, Caly Person, Suzy Plantamura, and more!

Now for some inspiration from me… I’ve made two 5″ X 7″ cards that both fit inside an A7 envelope. I’m using 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock for the card bases and Canson XL Bristol watercolor paper  (blue pad) for the card front panels. All of the watercoloring was done using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (48)  Everything is stamped using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I use Simon Says Stamp Dot Runner Tape Adhesive to attach the elements together. Here’s the details for each one…

Confetti Acetate Window Card

For my first 5″ X 7″ card, I am using the following new items from the latest release: Clear Acetate Sheets 20 pack  and Slimline Falling Confetti Hot Foil Plate. I’m also using the Be Kind stamp and die set for this card. To make this card, I created color wash on the front panel in greens and blues using watercolor paint and Canson XL Bristol watercolor paper  (blue pad). I cut out a stitched square from the watercolor panel and the card base. I like to stack them and then cut them out at the same to ensure they line up perfectly. Sandwiched between the base and front panel, I added a piece of the new acetate with an organic design. To create the fluid design on  the acetate, I used Ranger Alcohol Inks in greens and yellows. I kept some areas clear to allow the confetti and the word “friend” to show through from inside. I love this “peek-through” look.

Once the acetate was in place, I embellished the front with three stems of greenery stamped in Versamark, embossed in gold metallic and cut from the Be Kind stamp and die set. I added just a bit of color to the leaves using a Copic Sketch Marker in YG00. It’s light, but adds just a little color. Hemp twine finishes the look.

Inside the card, I added confetti and the word, “Friend,” both in metallic gold. I used Glimmer Gold Foil with the Slimline Falling Confetti Hot Foil Plate. Below the window and confetti, there’s room for a personal note or another sentiment, too!

Parallelogram Watercolor Card

For my second card, I used the Slimline Falling Confetti Hot Foil Plate (gold on white) for the Chunky HAPPY letters and the new Parallelogram stamp for the background.  I embossed the graphic design in gold metallic on a color wash of yellows and greens on watercolor paper.

The green and white  “Thankful for you” die cut was added below the “happy” sentiment. I used gold metallic Nuvo Drops on the line intersections for extra dimension and a few green-colored sequins for added sparkle.

You can shop the Be Creative release now! If you decide to place an order, please use the links in this post so that Simon Says Stamp knows what inspired you. I appreciate it very much. It helps me to continue to bring more ideas to you! Shop now!

Your next stop on the hop is the talented, Kath Stewart!

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Simon Says Stamp Blog

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Miriam Prantner

Bobbi Lemanski ** YOU ARE HERE **

Kath Stewart ** NEXT HOP ON THE STOP **

Barb Engler

Misty Elam

Jennifer Kotas

Allison Frazier