Hi everyone! I am super excited to be part of a blog hop to celebrate Simon Says Stamps new Good Vibes Release! I recently created these ink smooshed backgrounds with layers of Distress Ink. I spent a long time on them, but they weren’t going to work for the particular project I was working on. I loved how they turned out, so I set them aside for another day. Well, they ended up working perfectly for some of the cards I am sharing today!
Using the new Miss You Block wafer die from Simon Says Stamp, I cut out several of them from black cardstock. I kept the negative and positives. I used a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube to adhere them into stacked sentiments, layering 4 per one.
Once the sentiments were on the card, I brushed on some Nuvo Shimmer Pen, and then topped it with some glossy accents. This really makes it look like an embellishment, and not just paper! A few sequins here are there for a little more sparkle.
I knew I wanted to use the leftover letters as well so for those I decided to do some ink blending. I LOVE ink blending with Distress Oxide inks, it makes it so easy. I had fun playing with different blends- diagonal, vertical, horizontal. I also added some water droplets to the backgrounds. I tell ya, it never gets old watching water react with Distress Inks!
Stacking the cardstock for these sentiments was a little bit more daunting, but totally worth it, I love how they turned out and the dimension it gives to the cards! As with the previous cards, I brushed on some Nuvo Shimmer Pen, and then topped it with some glossy accents.
I thought I would share a few of my other favorite items from this release, I have ordered these and CANNOT wait to play with them!
Blog Hop & Giveaway [closed]
As I mentioned, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Simon’s blog but if not then that is a good place to start.
Of course, there are prizes! Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday.
Giveaway is CLOSED, Winners are posted here
Next on the hop is the super creative…
Supplies I used are linked throughout the post. Click on the picture and you will be taken to the product. I use affiliate links when available which means if you make a purchase I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
Simon Says Stamp, Miss You
Simon Says Stamp, Good Vibes wafer die
Simon Says Stamp, Beachy Waves Cling Rubberstamp
Simon Says Stamp, Summer Cuddly Critters
Simon Says Stamp, Surfs Up
Tim Holtz Complete Mini Distress Ink Pads Set Ranger Minis1to12
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Ranger 4 Ounces
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Set of 12
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Ranger
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Tim Holtz Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT Die Cutting Machine
Ranger Glossy Accents
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun
Fiskars Microtip Scissors
Tonic, Aqua Shimmer Pen
Hi Jenn! Love your ink smooshed backgrounds with layers of Distress Ink! The “Miss You” embellishments really pop and shine with the black base card and the smooshed backgrounds in between! Love the water sprinkled distress ink backgrounds as well 🙂 TFS!
What an amazing set of cards! Every piece put to use.
Lovely colorful backgrounds. Rainbow color combos are always attracting me.
Such gorgeous cards!
Jenn, I LOVE your ink smooshing & blended backgrounds!! They are ALWAYS gorgeous & I’m sure nice to have on hand for further projects. 😉 What is you’re go-to paper + tool for ink blending? Mine always look BLAH! IDK if I’m being too heavy handed b/c I do have heavy spots that don’t blend out & I get to a point where the paper won’t take anymore ink? I use a heavy weight cardstock along with the Ranger blending tool. I have tried one of my older kabuki brushes & it works beautifully yet doesn’t allow me to get a really deep saturated color.
Have fun & safe travels while vacationing at the beach!! ❤❤ Your landlocked mermaid sister is jealous! Lol 😜😘
Love the beautiful backgrounds created, lovely cards!
You are a card making machine, girl. That’s a good hint to create several backgrounds at the same time. Also using the positive nd negative of the “Miss Youi” die cuts was clever too. Thanks.
Very colorful, bright, cards. Thanks for sharing
Very cool designs! I love the rainbow of colors!
These are so fun and bright!
Great cards! The backgrounds are fabulous!
Wonderful 2 different uses of die that give you 2 wonderful different looks.
Awesome backgrounds! I love the vivid colors!
Great release–very colorful backgrounds!
All these rainbow backgrounds are just…. magical !!
Awesome cards! Love this release!
Thanks for the great idea,Duh ! I never thought to stack my die cuts and alter them the way you did.
Gorgeous cards – love those colourful backgrouns! And that die is great.
I love your backgrounds and how the bright colors make the black sentiments pop!
Oooh! The dark sentiments are beautiful with those colorful backgrounds! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love these! Makes me want to get out my inks and make a bunch of backgrounds.
Love those colorful backgrounds! I like that you saved them for another day when they didn’t work for your first project. The bright colors are so fun.
These are just fantastic cards … love how you layered up the die cuts
Your backgrounds are lovely! 🙂
Very creative and colorful cards—I love the miss you sentiment, perfect to send to my California daughter! Thanks for the inspiration.
These backgrounds are fabulous! I love creating a bunch of them and use them for a variety of projects. Your cards are great!!
Love those backgrounds! Awesome cards!
Your backgrounds are lovely! The colors are so beautiful together. I love them!
Your backgrounds are so much fun, and the cards are wonderful!
Love the bright colors you used on the backgrounds of these cards!!!
Isn’t ink-smooshing fun?!! I love anything rainbow, and your cards are so lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent for card making!
Really loving those backgrounds!
Love those backgrounds been doing a few of my own and the results are always such fun.
Wow,! Very pretty cars, especially love the black backgrounds with those luscious colors of distress!
Beautiful backgrounds !!
Love your backgrounds for the cards! Both the smooshing and the blending! They’re so vibrant and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!
What a lovely set of cards!
Great card ideas. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.
Love your backgrounds too!
Very cool cards!! I especially love the stripey inked backgrounds!!
Such fun and colorful cards! I love the one with the vertical ink blending! The stacked sentiments look great with with the shimmer and glossy accents.
Absolutely love all of the bright colors. The Miss You sentiment really pops. Thanks for the inspiration.
Awesome water coloring!
I love that you were able to use the backgrounds you saved perfectly in this! Great job, as well as smart thinking to use what you had.
*Gasp!* I absolutely love rainbow watercolor backgrounds, and yours are amazing!!
Your backgrounds are gorgeous! Love these cards.
the background are wonderful.
Love the free form – you never know what you
are going to get ut it’s always fascinating.
Great idea to get the two-fer.
thanks for sharing
How wonderful do those beautiful backgrounds work with the new SSS release! Your cards are awesome!
Love the backgrounds!
Such bright and cheerful cards, love them all.
Awesome backgrounds and love the black on them.
I love bright colors and your vibrant cards speak to me!
Wonderful set of cards!! The backgrounds are awesome and you have used them perfectly! I love how multiple cards can be made without wasting diecuts 😊
I love this die I have to get this whole release!
Love the colors 😍
What fun! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
HOLY rainbow backgrounds! Those are fantastic! I may have to get inky today!
Love -love-love the watercolor and a thrifty tip to boot!
I’ve been waiting to see what you would do with those fabulous backgrounds! LOVE them with the black!
I have to say I agree with you about how great the Distress Oxide inks are with blending! I always end up with lots of backgrounds waiting to be used too. Lovely cards you have made!
Love the Miss You die cut. Your backgrounds on your cards are very colorful. The glossy accents on black cardstock really make the sentiment stand out. Thanks for sharing.
There’s nothing like shimmer pen on black cardstock with glossy accents to make a piece POP!
I really love the back grounds. I am always thrilled with the results of the distress inks. Just like heat embossing it is like magic. Thanks for sharing.
Love the backgrounds!!
Love your backgrounds. Great cards!
love the great use of both “miss you’s” !!
these backgrounds omg they are wonderful. wish there was a video to go with them i love love love these
Love the cards. Such beautiful colours
So bright, so cheerful! Thank you for the inspiration.
Love the colorful backgrounds!
Wow!! I love your Beautiful rainbow cards!!!
I love the colorful backgrounds!
SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
So fresh and happy. Such a fun release!
These cards came out so good Jenn. I love the backgrounds!
Great set of cards! Love that you got two cards from the one die cut and love the sparkle on the dies!
In love with those backgrounds!!
Beautiful cards! I love the “miss you” it almost looks like wood or leather, very cool!
Your distress backgrounds and so vibrant, and I love the “Miss You” sentiments that look like tiles!
You found a great use for your backgrounds. Great cards.
Love this idea. Beautiful. Can’t wait to try this.
Your cards are awesome, so stunning!!! I love the watercolor backgrounds !
Simple but so bright and fun, I can’t wait to make some just like them!! I just purchased a supply of the distress inks and now I know exactly what I want to start doing with them. Thanks for the inspiration. #SSSGoodVibes
Love the inky backgrounds, and the positive/negative die cuts are perfect for them!
Love your backgrounds! Thank you.
Your miss you cards have good vibes!
Especially like the black words on light colorful backgrounds. So bright!
Love the colorful backgrounds! Beautiful!
sent me back to the 70s!
What fun backgrounds and a great way to show off these new products from Simon Says.
It’s a great crafty lesson – never throw anything out! The positives, the negatives, the semi-finished backgrounds. They can all become something great! 🙂
Wow! Love those backgrounds!
Wow Jenn, love the bold colors you used on your cards! Thanks for sharing with us.
Jenn your backgrounds are perfect for this “Good Vibes” release. What’s anymore Retro than these smooshed backgrounds? They look amazing with this die. Good work!
Your cards are so cool! I love the backgrounds you created 🙂
I only have 6 oxide inks, but I love using them. Your backgrounds are amazing! The Beachy Waves background stamp is on my wish list, too.
Super fun backgrounds! I love that you embellished them simply to really let the background shine. Fantastic!
STUNNING! I JUST LOVE the colors and backgrounds… JUST WOW!
Amazing backgrounds! Gottta try that technique.
Thanks for sharing.
Love the backgrounds! and can just imagine the fun in watching them come to be!
Whole lotta lovely! 🙂
Your cards are fantastic ! I specially love the rainbow’s versions.
Who wouldn’t want extra money to spend on SSS’s. The release is great! Your cards, “miss you” tells it all!
Love that watercolor effect!!
Wow, fabulous colors and inking.
Such vibrant and fun cards! Nice to know there’s a great way to use the backgrounds I create while experimenting with different techniques and colors. Thanks for sharing!
These turned out so nice. I love the backgrounds.
Wonderful cards. Your backgrounds are amazing!
Thanks for sharing…
Beautiful bright cards! Love the dimension on the sentiment.
Im such a fan of rainbow and black and just rainbow colors. Oh my! Love love ur creations. Great job Jenn!
Literally left your great class an hour ago! Love the variety of coloring techniques shown! Thanks!
Your backgrounds are SO pretty!!! They are great to have on hand when you need a quick card.
You can never go wrong with such beautiful colors. Love this release from Simon Says Stamp
Such perfect bacgrounds 🙂
I love the rainbow of colors you made on your cards, they are all so beautiful! That Miss You die is so nice and it really stands out cut out with the black paper! This is an awesome release!
The watercolour backgrounds are great. I love how the stacked sentiment pops!
Wow cherry cards for sure!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them….hugs
those backgrounds are so pretty – and perfect for the black sentiment!
those are gorgeous!
love it all!
Love all the rainbow colors.
Love your backgrounds! With them you have great success with anything you need to add
Love that die! Your backgrounds are fantastic!
These backgrounds are great and perfect for a simple sentiment.
Love the cards you made. Beautiful backgrounds love the rainbow colors
I love the backgrounds you made! They are so fun and who doesn’t love rainbow colors!
beautiful CAS cards while still offering lots of color.
The background is a beautiful 😍😍
I love the colors! Cool cards.
Adorable cards. So fun. Your backgrounds are great. And I love the die. It Makes multiple cards easy.
Love the bright backgrounds! Very playful designs!
Love the backgrounds… I need to order the Miss You die….love the font
Really good use of inks on these cards.
Love your watercolor backgrounds! They are so pretty.
I love your ink smooshed backgrounds! So pretty!
I really need to try this technique!
Love those backgrounds and how you used both parts of that die.
Those smooshed backgrounds really set your cards off!
Love all the backgrounds you made, but especially the ink smooshed ones. Reminds me of impressionist art, and the mix of colors is gorgeous! Lovely cards!
Beautiful way to use those luscious backgrounds!
What a great way to use the same die twice!
Love the beautiful backgrounds and the clever and perfect use of the miss you die. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the colorful backgrounds. The colors really pop against the black card. Great use of the positive and negative die cuts, too!
These cards remind me of the 70’s with the rainbow/tie dye look!
Love the colorful watercolor backgrounds you created.
Loved all your watercolor backgrounds from the start. They worked so well on these cards. Nicely done.
Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
Happy, happy cards!
WOW!! I saw your splatter backgrounds and fell in love, then I saw your rainbows. FABULOUS!!
I love these products. The cards are so cool. Somehow my watercolor backgrounds don’t come out that cool. I need more videos!
Love the colorful backgrounds!!!
Awesome cards! The backgrounds are so beautiful and set off the diecuts beautifully!
Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds.
Love the smooched backgrounds. The colors are so brilliant and the black makes them pop!
So fun! I love the colorful backgrounds!
What great fun colors, love them all! Thank you for sharing.
Your backgrounds really showcase the sentiments so beautifully, Jenn! Love them all!
I love vibrant colours and rainbows on my own cards, too, so I was very happy to see your inspiration! Great job!
Beautiful cards – love the painterly effect. I love the glossy sentiments too!
Looks like you were in a rainbow watercolor mood. 🌈
My grandson loves rainbows
Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds!
Wonderful distressed inked backgrounds on your great cards!
I love the ink smooshing technique!
Love the backgrounds – these inspire me to get in my craft room and play!
My favorite is the second card. With those backgrounds.
Love the dimension of the sentiments and all your
Cool backgrounds, great cards!
Those backgrounds are incredible! I love the chaotic, random, bright, bold colors. If you ever decide to take the time to make more, I would love to see a video of how you do this. It is amazing! The basic black block of Miss You is perfect to tie it all together. The blending on the other cards looks perfect. Love those rainbows!!
I really like your backgrounds! 🙂 Those are my favorite kind of backgrounds to make – lots of mess! 🙂
Wow! Your cards are totally stunning! Colors are simply breathless!!!
Gorgeous color cmbos for your backgrounds and fabulous cards!!
I love your premade backgrounds! I like to do that, too. Great ideas for me to copy!
It’s so great that the Miss You die can be used two ways. I’ll be using that one a lot!
So colorful, perfect for Summer!
I love all the backgrounds you created… super colorful and cheering…
Fun, colorful cards!
Wonderfully bright, colourful backgrounds rally add to the fun of these great cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.
Love the rainbow backgrounds!!
These are gorgeous. I love the colorful backgrounds. I’ve learned to hang onto backgrounds I’ve created, even if I don’t love them.
oh my LOVE your bright backgrounds – they are just gorgeous:)
Super fun looking cards! TFS!
Your backgrounds are so bright ans colourful – love them and the black sentiment just POPS!!
Looks the these cards were a lot of fun to create, very bright for the summer. Thanks for the inspiration!
I love all of the backgrounds you made! So much fun.