Friday, May 13, 2022

SSS Yay You Blog Hop

 *This post contains affiliate links to Simon Says Stamp


Happy Friday! Today I'm participating in a blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp's latest Yay You release.  You should have arrived here from Emily Midgett's blog.  

As always, there are prizes.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win $25 to spend in the Simon store.  AND, if you make a purchase $25 or more between now and Sunday night, use BEAUTY and get the Beautiful die set pictured below for free! 


For my cards today, I'm channeling my inner Laura Bassen.  I really love the new Domed Arches stencils. It's a set of five stencils/masks.  The arches are designed to nest together together, but for today's cards I offset them, so they recede to the side rather than the center.


I started with the second largest arch, inking it with Lemonade.  I then lined the next arch up with the left side of the first arch, and inked with Citrine.  This process was repeated with the next two sizes of arch and Pucker and Cherry ink.  Note that i used blending brushes with a very light hand because I didn't want to overdo the contrast in my layers.


The sentiment is from the new Yay You set and was stamped with Versafine.

I wanted to show you guys that you don't have to have a massive ink collection to create this type of card.


For this green version, I used the exact same technique, but this time I used just one color of ink, Aspen.

You still get that great graphic gradiant look.  You can amp up the contrast even more by inking with a heavier hand,  but I love that this is a technique that isn't dependent on having more supplies.


The sentiment is also from the Yay You set.

OK, I'm going to send you on your way now.  You next stop is Alberto Gava, and I have the entire list below in case you need it.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way to be entered to win those $25 store credits.  Happy hopping and good luck!

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Jennifer McGuire

Amanda Korotkova

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Tarayao

Bibi Cameron

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Alberto Gava

Heather Hoffman

Vicky Papaioannou

Lea Lawson

Jennifer Kotas

Sandi MacIver

Seeka

44 comments:

  1. PERFECT CAS designs and I LOVE the sentiments!

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  2. Beautifully blended, love your cards!

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  3. OOOOOH! I LOVE these clean and simple cards with the bold sentiments and bright ink colors! Fantastic!!

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  4. The minute I saw the arch stencils I had to have them....beautiful cards for a lot of occasions.

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  5. As soon as I saw these arch stencils I knew I had to have them...(possible duplicate post, sorry)

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  6. Yes! Simple, colorful and perfect!

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  7. Love your domed arch stencil cards. So creative and a great way to showcase those large bold sentiments.

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  8. Wonderful shades look and sentiment.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Really nice ink work. Love the ombre affect.

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  10. These are really fantastic, love these designs!

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  11. These are really fantastic, love your designs! (Apologies if this is a duplicate comment, but I am not sure if my original one went through)

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  12. Very cool way to use the domed arches, Miriam. Love your cards.

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  13. I love the effect of the colours, especially the green one

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  14. I love these fun cards. When I saw the Domed Arches stencils I wasn't sure how I'd use them; you've inspired me -- so many possibilities!

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  15. Fabulous cards! I really love how you used the arches!

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  16. Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. The arch stencils are fabulous and your cards are wonderful, Miriam. Beautifully done.

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  18. Fun cards and great inspiration.

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  19. Such amazing cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wonderful cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Pretty cards! I love the stencil set you used and your color combos!

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  22. Great use of color and those arches. Quite FUN!!!

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  23. Lovely simple cards full of impact! Love the green one especially!

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  24. Fantastic shading - gives ;you the
    impression of receding spaces.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Sooooo simple yet Soooooo Beautiful!!!!

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  26. Such a fun way of using these stencils!

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  27. Great cards, I love this stencil set!

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  28. I was wondering how these stencils would look inked up and you did a great job. I especially like the green version. The sentiments are perfect.

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  29. Hi,
    Your inner Laura Bassen is alive and well! GREAT CARDS! There might be an inner Cathy Z in there, too! LOL The white space / CAS look is phenomenal!
    Lori S in PA

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  30. I ordered those stencils and now know something else to use them for. Love it!

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  31. Nice design shares. Good look at some color ideas for the arch.

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  32. My what lovely cards. Thank for taking the time to post your inspiring cards.

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  33. Thanks for taking the time to post your inspiring cards. Beautiful.

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  34. Such awesome cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  35. great card designs with the colorful arched domes.

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  36. Intriguing way to use the domed stencils.

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  37. Intriguing way to use the domed stencils.

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  38. Fast, empowering cards. Great work!

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  39. So beautiful, I love your design.

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