It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil.
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Here is my video showing you how I created this card project:
Now for more inspiration! Here is today’s list of bloggers sharing creative card projects today:
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
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Debbie McDaniel says
Beautiful card. Seems easy but yet looks so professional!
Donna Oates says
Thanks for sharing this technique. I’m going to give it a try. Lovely elegant card!
Patricia Wilson says
Pretty card and love your ink blending. Seems it’s much easier with the blending brushes. I have to use mine more. Thanks for all you do for us!
Andrea Shell says
Love those soft and pretty flowers paired with the modern font. Fab card!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Very elegant and beautiful. Love the gorgeous colors.
Gwen Mangano says
Absolutely beautiful! Definitely gotta try this…..love the colors!
Susie Sonnier says
Such a Happy card!
Sharon Gullikson says
What a beautiful background.
Kimberly O. says
I love this technique! Before watching the video, I was trying to guess what you were going to show us. I was wrong, by the way. 🙂 I was thinking you stamped and embossed and then blended. 🙂
Elydrith Aguilar says
Okay Cathy! You’ve done it again!! This is Gorgeous!!!
BECCA YAHRLING says
Love all the rainbows going on in your cards. The cross card is my favorite; it’s just so beautiful and looks like stained glass.
Cheryl Stauffer says
Another awesome card and I’m anxious to try this stencil + technique!!
Sandra Haines says
Love your card and all the pretty colors used in it. Never thought to stencil the way you did and the finished look was beautiful.
Sandra Haines says
Love your card! Never thought to use the stencil the way you did, it came out so beautiful too!
Cindi Flass says
Beautiful card! I love the colors.
Angie D Cammack says
Simply amazing! I love this technique and must give it a try! 🙂
Angela Lunn says
The blending is gorgeous!
Claudia K Anderson says
What a beautiful spring card! I’m on a stencil kick lately, so so happy to see fun stencils in this release!
Dena J says
Love this technique, and your card is just perfect. Thank you for yours designs and videos.
Robin Mayfield says
Beautiful card, love the colors!
Denise Mlady says
Beautiful card, love the colors you chose. This is a great technique and I really like the die you designed.
Jackie Parkins says
Jana Millen says
Connie Johanns says
Love what you did with the stencil. thanks for sharing.
Jan Mancini says
Love what you did! I already ordered the HB die but I guess now I need to go get the stencil!
I love this! Now I have to order this stencil also – and the happy birthday! Time for a second order from this release!
Linda K Ellington says
Loved the card and the new stencil is wonderful.
Holly Paplow says
Beautiful card! I love the colors!
I really like the stencil and ‘Happy Birthday’! These 2 are definitely on my ‘get’ list. Your card is great!
Yvonne Boucher says
Love this card. The stencil is so cool and I love your layering!
Rose Johnson says
Love your style and that blending is awesome!!
Barbara Staradumsky says
I adore your card! So far I want the tulips, daffodil, Gnomes and Bunny! I am sure as I go thru the blog hop there will be items added to my “to get” list..lol Your design team always show me ways to use something that I didn’t think of. I love items that are versatile….But I’m also a huge fan of die cutes such as the Happy Birthday! I could take a tulip and make it a Birthday Card, A get well card, A Happy Spring card and personalize with a die cut.
barbara lassiter says
I loved the peony stencil from a former SSS release and after seeing this beautiful card, I think I better have the daisy one, too! The technique is simple but so effective and I love the blender brushes more and more as I use them!
Definitely a doable technique with great results! Thank you.
Karen Walker says
What a wonderful springtime card! Your color blending is so gorgeous!
KIM KERN says
Thanks for a chance to win!! I love to enter drawings. 🙂
Joanne Travis says
Love the softly blended colors. This stencil is so sweet, I ordered it yesterday!
Holly Mahoney says
I love your card! The happy birthday sentiment really pops against the colorful background. Love the punchy colors.
Anne Sturgeon says
Love those soft colors… I think this kind of background would be beautiful for loads of different occasions. Thanks for sharing this.
Carol R says
Beautiful blending of these yummy colors… makes me feel like spring has arrived! I am a big fan of the dies you design with the shadow. I have already ordered this new happy birthday die. Thank you!
Cathy B says
This release is the best – I want it all! Thanks for some great tips on using the blending brushes.
Lieve St says
Beautiful card; great colour blending.
I love the birthday-die that you designed !
Candace Oliarny says
Debbi S says
Just the die I have been waiting for, I snapped it up as soon as
it hit the website! I love the soft colors of the card and can’t
wait to it!
Linda Hott says
Love your card! I have never tried this technique, but it is so beautiful. Guess I certainly will now. TFS
Gayle Chrvala says
Love the card and your new designs.
Nancy Dempsey says
So pretty, fresh and colorful. I really like the blending/stencil technique.
Bonnie McClure says
Rainbow made using daisy stencil, all good things.
Anne Kubik says
You ha Inspired me
Kathy P says
Such a bright, fun card, Cathy, and I liked watching your video process on how to layer with the stencil. Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl Svendsen says
Such fun creations Cathy!! This release has so many fun things to choose from.
I love the colors on this card. So pretty.
Donna Kay says
Great idea, i have a lot of stencils, thanks
Sheri Kempke says
Love the stamps and sentiments you’ve designed for this latest Simon release. Your Birthday card is simple yet beautiful and for all the naysayers of your work–they are crazy and need to find a better use of their time!
Mel Eisenhut says
Great coloring! Perfect for a spring or even summer birthday-card
Great coloring! Perfect for a spring or even summer birthday-card
Tried the technique and love it! Thank you
Heike Carlson says
You had me with the daisies and the soft colors.
sharon brand says
Great card! Love the background and the sentiment die!
Perfect for Spring!
Beautiful colors and I love using stencils. The happy birthday die is on my must get list now. Thanks for the video and tips!
Anushree Vaish says
Lovely card…your blending is so neat,Thanks for the inspiration!!
Debbie P says
Judy Rutherford says
I really enjoy the way you used the stencil. It is truly beautiful – soft & simple, yet beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration! Judy
Judy Rutherford says
I really enjoy the way you used the stencil. It is soft & simple, yet beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration! Judy
I’ve learned a few things from this video. You have very careful techniques, can’t wait to try some of them. Beautiful work!
Betty Bywater says
After 25+ years I’ve finally become a fan of stencils- thanks to blending inks and better tools! I love all your simple designed sentiments, just my style.
Dee Earnshaw says
beautiful card – love the video – very inspiring
Betty Bywater says
I’ve avoided buying stencils for 25+ years but now there are such great designs…and so many more techniques!! My collection is growing.
I love the simple design of your sentiments.
Jan Gyore says
Loved the way you used the oxide inks and the stencils. Lovely cards….
Pam Weiss says
Very cute card, love the background technique. I am starting to use more stencils so thanks for the idea.
Cari Cummings says
Always have lived your designs since the clean and simple days!
Beautiful card ! this stencil will be part of my collection.
Julie Schoonover says
Thanks for sharing this technique! Love the colors!!
Beth Fralix says
I absolutely love your cards especially the one with the rainbow colours & flower background! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you!!
Cynthia Leslie says
Your card is so beautiful.
D. Morgan says
Your card is SO bright and cheery! The recipient will certainly get the message of a HAPPY birthday just through the coloring.
La Rae Prentice says
What a lovely background for this birthday card.
Delia Wilkes says
Gorgeous card. Love the simplicity.
A very gorgeous card Cathy. I love how you coloured your background with the stencil and than added that stunning sentiment on top.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and video tutorial and have a wonderful weekend.
I love this happy birthday die! I already ordered it! 🙂
Cyndi Morris says
That card is absolutely beautiful. I love the gorgeous background.
Your card is so colorful and cheery!
nancy f says
Love the cards!
I love the blended colors and how you added the sequin details to make it special!
Julie Wexler says
Cathy- so easy to see how this goes together, and yet such a clean sophisticated look! Your rainbow colors scream Spring and make my heart happy. Thanks as always for sharing your talents- both in product design and on the hop!
Carol DuRee says
You make it look so easy! Beautiful card!
Judy Price says
It’s SO FUN to see your designs – you are so talented! Thanks again for sharing with us.
Sunshine HoneyBee says
Like the rainbow of colors.
Emma Sleppy says
So beautiful and love the rainbow subdues colors. You are a great talent!
Jeannie Boudet says
Wow what a beautiful card!!!
Nancy R. says
Fresh lovely spring birthday card. Happy Birthday Cathy 😉
Rema DeLeeuw says
So pretty. Love the colors.
Vicky C says
Such a pretty and colourful card! Loving the new release!
Lisa Achilles says
Love the card and your designs for this release. You are becoming quite the expert ink blender.
Melissa Leftrick says
Beautiful card, but I love everything you create!! LOVE the Happy Birthday die. I have been searching for one for such a long time and this one is perfect!!! I love the font you use!
Lindar C says
I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up putting one of your kids through college, I love everything you design, lol. Lovely card and fantastic release.
Meghan Kennihan says
Awesome colors and ink blending! I LOVE the sentiment font! Just beautiful!
Judy Inukai says
Beautiful. I really like the tone on tone look with the stencil. Thanks for the great video. I love your designs in this release.
I love this card, and through your tutorial, I think I could try to make it. Thanks!
Oh Cathy – I love the tone on tone color blending! I’ve already added your new products to my wish list!
Patt H. says
Love this quick technique & the awesome results!! Beautiful!
Tiffany Halsell says
I LOVE rainbows! Love this card!
Mary E Froehlich says
I love this look and so much easier then it looks. I’m going to have to play tonight
I love the bright colors matched with the subtle texture. Great job!
Mary Holshouser says
Pretty colors. Blend together so well.
Great card. Thanks for sharing
Nancee Purdum says
What a great card! Thanks for sharing!
Sue D says
Love how you created this colorful background.
Cheriese H says
gorgeous ink blending – I need those Happy Birthday dies!
Love the way you added color to the stencil. Very pretty card.
Wendy Falk says
Wonderful!! I LOVE layering dies. Thanks for showing how you accomplished this beauty!!
Love your card. I really like the modern touch
Anytime you are a part of a new release I end up buying your designs. Love what you have done!
Brandi R says
Beautiful color choices for that background. Love this card ♥
Jean Marmo says
A darling card!
Deepa Lakshman says
This is very pretty. Love the soft colors.
Teresa I. says
Very pretty card! Love the soft colors! tjigo
Helen M says
I absolutely love your card! The colors are bright and beautiful.
Holly Lau says
Beautiful card!! Love the blending.
Valerie Hayden says
Beautiful spring card. Love the color combinations.
Carol Jones says
I love every product you design Cathy, but even more than that I adore your clean and simple cards! This technique is a winner and makes the card so elegant!
Violet Gilkes says
Loved your card and that fantastic daisy stencil. The distress inks looked wonderful with the technique you used.
I also want to thank you for the info on the tiddle ( I just thought it was the dot over the i)
Only thing is I keep losing my riddles and end up leaving the”i” without It’s little head!
Take care, Violet
Great how to video. The blending looks so easy with the brushes.
Beautiful, inspiring work!
Linda Hyde says
Wow, you really used that stencil in such a gorgeous way; thanks for sharing
Colleen J Howell says
Very pretty, love stencils
Terri W. says
Beautiful card!! Love those colors❤️
Sabrina Radican says
Stunning card! Now I know I need to order some stencils!
Evelyn Burton says
Love the tone on tone coloring. I’ll try that on my next card. Thanks for a lovely card.
Jeanne Ragan says
Love the card! You’ve used my two faves from this release! Thanks!
JANET SANT says
I’m new and this looks like a card I can try to make 🙂 Thanks!
JANET SANT says
I’m new and this looks like a card I can try to make 🙂 Thankyou 🙂
Linda BL says
What a great stenciled card. Love the soft ink colors you used.
Linda BL says
What a great stenciled card. Love the soft ink colors you used for the stenciling.
Beautiful card! Thank you for the technique!!
Beautiful card!!! Thank you for the tutorial!
Love the pastel colors. You make it look so easy. Cant wait to make one.
Tita claire says
Love this release. TFS
Love card! Fabulous release!
Michelle Hackett says
Beautiful card Cathy. I am in love with all things daisy and tulips (my two fav flowers). I am loving this release.
Merrill P says
That rainbow effect is super pretty.
Patty A Eifert says
Such a beautiful card ! Easy enough to create with awesome results!
Bev Chapman says
Sweet as usual !
Denise Ward says
What a fun design!! I love the background you created with the pastel inks and stenciling! Your new “happy birthday” die is the perfect bold greeting that crafters will love having in their craft stash!
Mart C says
Love this idea – great tips. Put the video aside and will try to use what products I have. Thank you.
Heather Jacobs says
Such a great card! Love the rainbow effect!
Andre M. says
Gorgeous background on this card. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.
Bri Kay says
What an amazing Card!
Renee Butchart says
Lovely card….thanks for sharing!
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
Wonderful cards, I love the background!
Every you do is amazing! Love the sentiment die, love the background!
Christy Malone says
Your card is beautiful. I love the soft colors.
GORGEOUS! Great release! I love your stenciled background!
I like this cheerful card!
Maureen Reiss says
Beautiful card!!! I love the background!!!
Such a pretty card, and I love the new HB die.
Anne McColley says
I’m sure I’ve said it and I’m sure I’ll say it again – your videos are my favorite! Beautiful card!
colleen moore says
love the cheery colours
Debbie Cornish says
So pretty. Love the tone on tone background. The happy birthday die is a nice size.
Janet Durbin says
Love this technique, thanks for sharing!
Karen Hale says
Beautiful card. Rediscovering my stencils and all the ways you can create with them. Love the tone-on-tone look and the Happy Birthday die is super nice. Thanks, Cathy for the video and inspiration.
Love how you blended the colors with this stencil! Thank you for the video and sharing your tips.
Shauna B says
Mirella ROGAN says
Beautiful, I need that happy birthday die in my life 😉
Karen B says
Terrie D. says
What a fun card! I love the look of this ink blending/stencil technique! I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂
Shawn Wenrich says
Cathy I love this so much and it’s super simple! You are the queen of simple and beautiful cards!
Great card, Cathy! Love that tone on tone!
Donna Rinckel says
What a gorgeous card! I love the flowers and the sentiment. Fabulous ideas. Thanks so much for sharing the video!
Heather Mills says
This is so beautiful! Love that rainbow background; it’s so happy!
Love the flowers and your choice of ink Rocked this card!!!
Melanie Barrett says
Simple elegance! Beautiful color choices!
Dorothy A says
Beautiful card using that lovely stencil. Thank you for the great video demo.
Nikki Anderberg says
Such a pretty card! I love it.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful colors and flowers! Love the sentiment!
Christine A says
Lovely ink colour choices. Also another fantastic word die to go on the list. I love the clean font.
Beautiful card! OMG! I am just in LOVE with your new Happy Birthday die! ???? It’s gorgeous! ? PLEASE continue to make more … LOTS more!
Kathy Ferguson says
Cathy, your background technique is beautiful. I’ll be trying this sometime in the near future. I loved your sentiment die. The bling you added was just the needed touch to complete your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent!
Julia Barr says
A beautiful spring birthday card. The colors along with the stencil are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work.
Love the rainbow look
Jeanne Beam says
Thanks so much for sharing…
Love the background technique. This is beautiful.
Lisa Achilles says
Love your card. You are becoming quite the ink blender.
Larissa Heskett says
SWOON!! I LOVE this, such a SWEET Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
Cindy C. says
Oh this is so pretty!!
Sheila Bacon says
What a rich looking and eye-catching card. I so appreciate how you incorporate several different materials that I, and probably many others, have so that there’s always a way to utilize that which we have vs leaving them on the shelf. Thank you for inspiring me!
Love this card. The colors are so bright.
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the colors on your card- the grey sentiment really pops!
Jackie Waxler says
Great projects. Love the products.
This card is very eye catching! I love your choice of colors too! Thank you for showing us how to do it!
Elisa M Gray says
There are too many things I love about that card to name them all!
Lori G says
So beautiful! Thanks for the ideas!!
Marisela Delgado says
Gorgeous card and colors.
Lisa Byers says
How colorful and cheerful!!! Plus so easy!!
Diana Johnson says
Love your card and also your stamps & dies!
Melanie H says
Now I am wanting to try stenciling
Linda Maria Montgomery says
Thank you, Cathy! I always love & appreciate your clean & simple style.
Love the colorful card, beautiful choice of colours.
Daniela P. says
I love this soft rainbow.
Subhashini S says
Just love the beautiful stenciling
June Swart says
Amazing card! Loving the new release bursting with spring!
Hi Cathy 🙂 Your card breathes Spring!!! Fresh and beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
I always love your cards so much!!! Watching your videos is super relaxing, lovely.
Karen Michael says
Beautiful card. Love the bright colors and you’re great color blending!