Blog Hop time! Simon Says Stamp has a new batch of products – and I’m excited to share with you projects featuring a mom stencil and a dad stencil.
For this card, I put gel medium on the backwards side of the stencil (aka the side of stencil I’d want to “stamp”), and then sprayed with dylusions mists.
Then I pressed onto cardstock – what this did was to create a textured background – love the look!
My other stencil was a dad one. For this I placed the stencil on kraft cardstock and covered with a heavy layer of white paint. Then I removed the stencil and sprayed a load of Dylusions. LOVE this technique! texture, color, and quick too.
Ready to check out the other new products? They’re all up in the Simon shop right here. Here are links to the other supplies I’ve used here:
Oh yes – and FYI Simon has a fun giveaway for this hop! We will randomly pick one winner from each stop on the hop to win 2 brand new, not-yet released ink pads and coordinating packs of cardstock from the new collection! The giveaways for the ink/cardstock will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday April 10, 2014 a complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday April 11, 2014.
Now that you know all about the give-aways, if you’d like to keep on the hop then the next stop is the always fabulous Nichol Magouirk!
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These are so cool and artsy, fun designs!!!
Great colors on these cards!
Like the color combinations for each card. They have a nice graphic design flair.
Very artsie! I love the bold colors! Great Cards!
I love the look of the second card, really masculine !! And the background, just gorgeous !!
These look great!
Really pretty. So different from what we’ve seen so far!
I love the colours and texture on your second card – thanks for sharing.
What a fun way to use the stencils!
What a cool way to use the stencil!
What a jazzy style, love it, thx
May you never cease to amaze me! You are one talented lady!
LOVE these! Super creative and fun
Your cards are so creative and full of flair. Gorgeous colors!
I love that it looks like fingerpaint! 😀
Love the cards and the colors.
Love the dad card!
Wow! Great cards, they are so different from them I have seen so far 🙂
Great color combos – dad card technique is awesome!
Unique way of using ink!
I love these techniques you used on the cards, very unique.
Great cards.. Love the colors!!!
Great techniques, thanks for showing them!
I really like the buttons. I’ve got a whole bunch of buttons that are just begging to be used, and your card is a fantastic inspiration.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Love the cards and all the colors! Beautiful!
Am totally inspired by the daddy card 🙂
Thanks, May, for your lovely inspiration!
Woah. These are fantastic cards!! Your application made these cards look so artsy and grungy. Thanks for sharing!
Love these cards a lot! I love the stitching on them…thanks for the inspiration !!!
Oh dear, very tempting with a new SSS release…..but perhaps I can find room for one or two new scrap goodies (there is ALWAYS room for more!)
Great Cards… Love the new release from SSS!! 🙂
I love the colors and the unique medium that was used!
Very different use of the die cuts. The dark heart really made the mother’s card and the dad card had a background every guy should appreciate. Thank you for the ideas.
So gorgeous, love your designs!!!
I like the techniques you did on your two cards…..I like the texture and the look of watercolor on your first card.
love all the creative ideas, great cards
Wow! Such cool techniques! Love how both of your cards turned out, May!
Great cards! Love the color schemes!
Great technique so different, I really love the look!
Fabulous cards…cool, trendy and fun!
Wow, another technique to try. Love the colors on the dad card.
Great cards using a great new release! TFS 😉
Love the colors…especially the dad card….great job!
Very cool effect. Both cards look amazing 🙂
Wow, cool cards!!! I love your techniques. 🙂
Two really interesting techniques that I’ve never tried — the results were so unusual!
Cool cards! 🙂
I love the mixed media cool factor in these cards.
Love both cards! Very colorful and unique.
How fun is this! Gotta love those stencils!!!
Very cool cards! Love the look you achieved!
I love the colours you chose for these cards!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the new stuff and the cards!
many Funny colours love it
These cards a AWESOME! Love the effects you got with both and loving those Mom and Dad full card dies! Fabulous inspiration! Thanks for the great shares!! XOXO-Shari
Love how artsy this design is! TFS!
You are so clever! Love the water color effect you got on your card.
Loving all the new products and the way you have incorporated them!!
Very unique cards. i like the way you can do so many different things with the same products. Thanks for the ideas.
Your cards are created with many materials and techniques. I love the colors and appearance of the Dad card best of all.
Wow love your technique and the layering on the mother card.
great techniques and colours!
Great cards. So glad they have both Mom and Dad stamps! Thanks for sharing!
I like the colors and the way the Dad card turned out! Pretty!
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
I’m just now becoming more aware of Dylusions’ products and these are beautiful examples of what you can do to make your cards stand out. Love the look!
Beautiful colors on your cards! Love the technique too!
Love your unique use of the stencils!
A beautiful and artistic way of using the stencils, that results in two amazing cards!
Such a fun technique. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Love the cards!
Clever twist on the techniques!!
Fantastic cards May, love the inking.
What a great technique! Fantastic colors.
Two great cards and wonderful techniques. Thanks.
Love the dad card! Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful Cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
Fabulous techniques! Thanks for sharing, May!
Must try those great techniques!
Love your cards, May! This is a fabulous release.
Great cards with a fun technique!
I love your artistic designs and beautiful color combos on your cards! Very cool!
Love these artsy cards! Great techniques!
May, your cards are always works of art. I’m hoping to try some different techniques with stencils soon. Thanks
You make using stencils look like a lot of fun.
Great techniques! I love the non-traditional use of the stencils!
What a cool way to use a stencil. The colors are unusual but very eye catching.
Your cards are lovely! The stencils look great used with the fabby Dylusions ink sprays.
Fantastic looks, love the swirly inky-ness.
love the mixed media look!
A new ink spray for me to try out….great cards using the stencils.
These cards look too fun to make. They make me feel like going to my craft table & getting messy.
Something new for me to try. Very creative cards
Beautiful – i’ve never used stencils!!
Wow, these have definitelly a very unique look, just gorgeous!
Love this technique. The card has an 80’s feel to it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
I really like the colors that you used on the card for Dad.
I love you artistic style, very fun! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, I wouldn’t have thought to use the backside of the stencil as a stamp-thanks for the tip, Great cards.
Great techniques! I especially like the Dad card on the kraft paper.
Very cool techniques with the stencils!
Was working through the blog hop and got to your site just as your e-mail popped into my inbox. LOVE the stamping with the stencil technique!
These new dies are great & I love the backgrounds you paired with them.
Love both cards!!
Great color combinations.
Lots of great inky goodness on your projects!
Fancy ideas 😉
Very cool looking cards!
I like both cards, the stenciling is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
So cute! Love your use of the stencils and the colors 🙂
what a fun technique!!!! TFS!
I love the way the colors blend with the mediums you used!
Love the cards, the Dad one is my fav. The colors are great. Thank you for sharing.
Love seeing different mediums and unusual techniques. Thanks!
Love how you used the white paint on kraft then sprayed. Great look!
Wow amazing great technique on your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Oh how beautiful!!
Very retro funky look!! Exciting.
Love the gold sequins with those colours!
Very cool technique. Thank you for the instructions. Love both of them.
Great use of the stencil, May! Looks awesome!
Very unique technique!
Great cards! Love the colors.
Love the different colors!
Your dad card is my fave – great texture and color!
I love the colours of the cards. Vibrant. Fun.
Cool techniques, love the stencils.
Lovely cards. Great use of the stencil. Artsy and colorful.
Great cards. The Father’s Day card reminds me of an old license plate.
Wow how many staff you can do with the new products. The colors and the heart die form a book page is beauiful. I realy like your the colors that you used on your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the techniques.
Both your cards are beautiful. Love the color combination on the second card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Genius! Love that technique with the stencil. Thanks for sharing these fab cards with us.
Love the Mom and Dad set — absolutely!
Awesome…love these stencils. Liking ’em more after seeing your cards.
Wonderful use of sprays. Love the pink/purple combo the best.
Beautiful use of the stencils…I LIKE the MESSY ones!!
These cards are very contemporary and fun!
Finally some mixed media Creations – love the artsy messy look 😀
Love the designs!
Totally awesome May, both cards are super. And thanks for the technique and inspiration, I could never have thought about doing that on the card.
Love the texture you created with these cards. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing items.
Fantastic Cards!! Great ideas!!! Thank you!
Just love these cards, and the techniques are fun
Really Neat Cards!
Great techniques, will have to try them. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!
These stencils are great – love your cards
What fun way to use the stencils!!
What a cool way to use your dies.
very cool dad card. i am inspired…
Both r awesome stenciling, so different and artsy. Love it!
Loving all that texture and color…so awesome!
Love the vibrancy of your cards. Love to have new word stencils.
Really artistic looking cards. Thanks for sharing.
i’m glad sss came out with a mother & fathers day collection. i love them!!!
This looks like a fun technique to play with.
Great colors May, like the cards.
As always your cards are fun, fun fun!
These are very different and so inspirational. Think I will give it a try.
Wow, what cool techniques. I especially like the Dad version.
Love both cards! Love that you explained the first card, very neat idea!! Thanks for sharing.
Great cards. Like the colors and the grung look.
Very artistic cards…so pretty!
I feel so inspired! I think I’ll just ignore my duties around the house and ‘work/play’ in my craft room all weekend! Thank you!
Really interesting effects! Thanks!
Great card! Love all the colors!
Love the colors you’ve used on both of your cards.
Very cool : )!!
great stencil techniques, May. Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for sharing your stencil techniques!
Great ideas on how to use the stencils and mists. I like how they both turned out. The Dad card looks embossed, very cool.
Whoa! For one moment, I thought you did art journaling. Very awesome looking mommy and daddy cards!
Cool technique. Love the color splash. Pretty colors too. Michelle t
Your cards prove that all kinds of techniques work well with these new releases.
Awesomeness! Loving the cards and new products…
A truly great month~ of course April always is!
Love this technique! Will investigate the how to! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the colors. The texture with the white paint on the second card and the gel medium on the first is SO COOL! Thanks for sharing with us today.
Interesting and unique techniques! Thanks for sharing them with us… Must try these!
Perfect masculine Father’s day card.
OMG I love your cards and what fabulous stencil work. Thanks for the inspiration x
I love the technique you used on the Dad card – it really softened the colours, and you got really nice variation.
Great use in using the
stencil as the stamp!
Both cards are so
Carla from Utah
Great techniques, you are so clever!
Love the dad card!
Really neat stencils out of the box kind of cards!
Trendy and beautiful cards for Mom and Dad.
Lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration!
These are some pretty cool techniques. I may have to experiment with these. Thx for the chance too.
Very cool cards! I especially love your choice of colors, so bright and vibrant!
Love the watercolor look you created stamping with the stencil and the grungy masculine card for dad.
Cool cards! Love the techniques you used.
How cool are these cards. I never would have thought to use gel medium like that. Awesome.
I love that Dad card! Great colors.
Great technique! Thank you for sharing
Fabulous cards! Great use of the stencils!
Great artsy look! Colors are fantastic!
innovative way to use the stencil!
Love the colour combinations you used on both cards.
Oooh, I love the Dad card. My dad’s favorite color is green, so that would be perfect for him! Thanks for sharing! =)
Cool technique with colors and the stencils. Need to try this. Thanks for sharing your cards.
Very fun cards! got inspired!
Two great cards using techniques that I would have NEVER thought of on my On my way! Thanks for opening the door to totally new techniques (for me).
Great cards. These are some techniques I never thought of doing. Always learnign something new. Thanks to the inspiration.
Each project looks like a mixed media artwork. Wonderful!
Great techniques! Thanks for the chance to win!
What a fun technique!! TFS!!!
Love the colors!
interesting, creative technique
Both totally fabulous cards! I’ve never seen that technique you used on the first one, but I just love it and will definitely have to try it!
Great! I love how unique your cards are!
One more fun use for stencils…and my Dylusions sprays! Can’t wait to try the techniques. Thanks, May!
what great dies! love how you used them.
Awesome cards May….love the look using mediums! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous! Love that second card~~
My favorite is the dad card. Lovr the technique and can’t wait to try it.
what neat techniques!
What amazingly fun cards. Thanks for another idea to tuck into my arsenal. Now I have one more reason to “need” these stencils. LOL
Wow! So glad I found your blog. Such fun cards.
Love them, so artsy! TFS
What a neat effect! So cute! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Nancee
Oops…not sure if I posted my comment….What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing your technique! 🙂 Nancee
Great cards May!
WOW…they just jump right out at you!!!! Good job!
Super cute cards for both Mom & Dad! Good job!
Love the bright colors you used on these…thanks so much for sharing!
How pretty are those backgrounds! The father card is just perfect for my dad, fully intend to lift it:-)
Love the cards so fun. Now I would love to win those new inks, and matching papers. TFS
Love the colors! Very creative!
the color that you use in your cards are really awesome!
Beautiful cards I luv yhe mixed media look
love your technique
Interesting cards – and interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.
Fun alternative use of the stencil on the first card!
What bright colors and fine textures! Good job!
What fun cards! Thanks for sharing!
Great cards. I love that the new products are for Mother’s day and Father’s day.
Techniques looks awesome and such good ways to use a stencil a little differently.
Beautiful use of the stencils!! Lovely cards!!
Love the rich colors!
love your cards and your style!
Neat and cool card!
Love your colour choices! Fun cards.
You have just doubled my stencil’s usefulness! Thanks for the great tip!
What a fun technique… can’t wait to give it a try!
Totally fun cards!
Love the cards and the colors you chose.
Wow, i love that textured mascular card so much! Maybe i should get out of my comfort zone and try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love both cards. Your Mother’s Day is card is simply wonderful!
Fantastic cards. What fun techniques you have used and they give such great texture.
Great cards. Thank you for sharing.
This technique turned out very pretty, I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow that first card is a new technique for me but very cool!
Just So Beautiful x
Am in complete aww of the look of your cards amazing!!
Fantastic cards, thanks for the new techniques too
I never thought of using stencils like a stamp. What a great effect!
Very nice cards! Love the layout and the colors you used!
love it….. so cute….. thanks for sharing
Great cards! I love stencils!
What fun and clever cards!
Your cards look amazing and so stylish with an artsy feel! I just love how you added text to that richly colored heart and then added glitter around the edges! Very creative use of stencils on both cards!
Oh—! I like these—such great fun!
Love, love, love the dad one! Reminds me of patina on weathered copper.
I like this technique
Love your cords. Love the colors. I especially like the Dad card! Thanks for sharing.
Great use of stencils! Thanks for sharing.
Fun cards. Thanks.
Love the watercoloring.
Everything in this release is just amazing.
Love the way you used the stencils!
Awesome – great style … so different, so unique …. gives us great ways to use these new products.
I adore the dad card. Especially the colors. I have to try out this technique.
Great cards. Love the technique.
Great techniques, didn’t see that before!
Love these stencils and your beautiful work, May!
Awesome grungy look. I love these cards!
Very cool – love the technique! I will definitely have to try this!!
WOW – what an EXCITING pair of cards May!!!
LOVE the stencils and LOVE the techniques you have shared, the colours & textures of BOTH cards are so BEAUTIFUL, especially the Dad card!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your cards and creative techniques 🙂
LOVE that background — looks awesome~
Great technique. Really like the way the dad words pop off the page.
Daddy would have gotten a kick out of his card. I’m sorry he’s not here to see what I could have made for him (guess he’s watching from above). Great cards. Very colorful and bold.
Interessting ways to use the “stencils”. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for sharing a modern twist on design! Very inspiring.
What a cool way to use your stencils! These cards are beautiful!
I love the artfulness of these cards!! Such a great idea to use the stencil as a stamp. Beautiful!!
The colors on your cards are pretty, May.
“no rules, just happy crafting”….love your mantra. All the new dies are “gotta haves”. Good use of color.
WOW your cards are so fantastic I so love the look you achieved with your most unique technique you know it reminds me of how finger painting used to turn out but sure allot less messy what a great, clever and creative idea. Love your cards you really are one super creative and talented gal!!!
Wow, this could go in an art journal, nice job–TFS!
Really like the “dad” card – white on craft with spray mist = endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Love love love both cards, Great way to use the Mother’s stencil as a stamp!
Great cards! TFS 🙂
Both cards are gorgeous! Such a different technique – very inspiring! Love the sparkle on the Mom card!
Really like the look you created using this technique! Thank you for sharing.
Very cool and different! I really like how you took things to the next level. Thanks!
Always new temptations with SSS releases.
Really great card!! Can’t wait for release day!!
Great designs–looks like some awesome new creative products.
Thanks for the creatively artsy card ideas!
This is drool worthy!! Such amazing texture!
Thanks so much for sharing the techniques you used to make these fantastic cards
Great new technique…stamping with a stencil. Who woulda’ thunk it?
Great technique. Love the colors!!
Such a cool technique……and such fun results. Especially love your Dad card!
Beautiful. Real work of art.
Very interesting! I like your designs!
Very unique card.
Fun and creative!
Awesome cards, May!
Very fun to see a new, artsy way to use these products!
I love how the “Dad” card pops at you.
Two amazing cards! Wow!
Very unique ideas. The card’s colors pop and create great interest.
very cool cards
What fun techniques to use with these!
Very cool techniques. I can’t wait to try them!
Fabulous, what a great way to use the stencils, really inspiring, thank you.
What a cool idea! I have never thought of using stencil this way and the look is fabulous.
I really need to try out the Dylusions. Looks like so much fun and the end results are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this technique with us. I really enjoy seeing how everyone puts a different spin on these cards.
I really need to try those dyelusions. Great ideas!!
Great techniques – love the colours and textures on your projects! You rocked these stencils 🙂
Amazing cards! Love the creative use of dies!
Wow, your cards are stunning! What fun techniques using stencils.
I haven’t done much with sprays yet. What a unique idea to use a folder as a pattern transfer. I need to try that out.
All these new toys are just so neat, they are all going on my wish list.
Nice details on the Mother’s Day Card. And a nice masculine take on the Father’s Day one. Thanks for sharing.
So artistic! Love them.
Really cool cards – thanks for sharing your talent!!
Thanks for sharing a new technique and as well as a new way to ink up a stencil.
Love how you used the color washes on the cards.
I always love seeing what you create and you never disappoint!
Beautiful cards! I love the colors and embellishments, thanks for sharing.
so creative. Thanks for sharing!
Great cards quickly with lots of color and texture, fabulous design!
I would love to see these cards IRL. I bet they look awesome. I need to give this a try!
Wow…that’s very creative of you! Thanks for sharing!!
Both of your cards are very interesting. The colors and textures are really great looking.
I’m finally convinced I NEED to get some gel medium and Dylusions sprays. Love the look you achieved. Also love the kraft card for dads. Everything looks better in kraft. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration.
Both cards are nice.
Wow! Two very creative techniques for stencils. I am very impressed by the ingenuity and the final effect. Thank you very much!!
I love learning new techniques, thanks for sharing these two great cards and the techniques used to make them!
Love the creative way you used your ink, what a fab effect 🙂
Gotta try using paint on my cards – the combination of dylusion sprays is stunning!
I haven’t used dysillusion yet, but I’ll remind your card when I’ll begin to use it
I love how you used the stencils! Great cards!
Wow! These are so artsy! Great work!
Love your creations, great texture
Great new ideas–thank you!
Your cards are so artsy and technique-y and wonderful! I can’t wait to see the new SSS ink colors!
love the spin on the mother’s card that it actually looks like a young child did the card
Pretty colors and details on your fun cards! I love the new dies you featured!
Love how you stretched those stencils, the Dad one is my favorite!
Love the stencils!
Love the stencil work!
hopping along! so much fun!
Love the design, great ideas!
Love what you’ve done! Great work.
Wonderful cards and great background techniques.
What a neat way to use your stencils. Fabulous cards.
AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVED these!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)
Beautiful pieces. Great techniques.
Great techniques and awesome results!
Love the idea, thanks for the inspiration
Interesting techniques with cool effects!!
Great mixed media card ideas.
Absolutely adore these cards & the techniques you’ve used have produced some fab results. I especially like the DAD card – those colours are to die for
Two nice cards, the dad-card is my fav.
Love how you created both of your cards. Very artsy looking!
Love the bold colors & a great way to use the stencil. Thanks for all of the inspiration.
what a great use of the stencils, thanks for sharing some great ideas!
Great cards especially the masculine one…. Hard to get cards for men. Love the artisan style.
great cards. Love the arty feel!
Great cards love the Dad one 🙂
I really love all the texture you achieved with the new stencils. I never would have thought to use the gel medium directly on the stencil. Can’t wait to give it a try!
Very artsy and pretty!
I LOVE what you did with the stencils! Such a neat look to your cards. My absolute favorite part of these cards, though, is the heart trimmed in glitter on the Mother’s Day card. TOO cute!!!
Very creative cards! I have never thought of trying a technique like this.
Wonderful cards! Great release.
Love the creative ways you used the stencils! Great cards!
May, the heart is so striking and I love the Dad card.
Love the white paint technique!
Thank you so much for this opportunity! Lovely art above. God bless!
Great techniques, very artsy!
love the mom card! love the way you made the background. I can’t wait to try this out! thank you for the inspiration
I like the colouring of the dad card. It’s nice to see a card for a man that isn’t brown or grey.
Wow…great way to use the stencil…love the richness of your colours too…wonderful job May !! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. off to the next stop on the blog hop…loving the new products and all the inspiration.
I am sorry but I don’t like this card. I could never do this meaning it would not look this nice if I tried to recreate it.
Really interesting & unique! Love the colors on the “mom” card – but I love the bold overall effect on the “dad” card. TFS these great ideas!
How fun! Love your colors.
Love the graphic cards
Fabulous techniques. Love the cards you made.
Very cool cards – love the colors and the buttons.
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Love your cards, I need to get those stencils!!!
Interesting technique with very interesting results!
What a great technique! Thanks for sharing!
Especially like the colors & textures on the Dad card. thanks for sharing the technique.
Love the colors!
Two very excellent samples. Very cool techniques that I will have to try. Thanks for the inspiration.
Any time I’m looking for a new and different way to use my materials, I know I can always count on you, May! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for sharing ;o) Especially love the colours on your second card!
Love your technique! The fathersday card is my favorite, just perfect!
Nice technique, very artsy! Thanks.
Fun techniques! I especially love your second card!
Very nice cards. So bold and colorful!
buttons buttons buttons, what’s not to like about that card? great creation
I love your take on using the dies! Cute cards!
Beautiful cards. Love the colors.
Great cards, very artistic!
I love the artfulness (is that a word, lol?) of both of your cards. They really have a cool vibe!
very different- artsy mixed media.
Lovely use of colors, nice cards!
I’m loving the color variation you got by “stamping” with your stencil. Some of the letters look marbled or crackled. The white paint technique is also great.
Love that green on that father’s day card. Very out of the ordinary and cool!
Love, love, love the Dad card! Thanks for some awesome ideas!
Love working with the sprays, but I must get some more colors, great work
Nice blend of colours – lovely cards!
Lovely cards, but love the technique of the Mother’s Day Card, how inspiring.
These are so fun! Reminds me of my children’s finger paint art when they were little!
I love the fathers cards…..so cool
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