June 21, 2018

SSS Good Vibes Release Blog Hop!

Hello dear friends

Welcome back to my blog.

Today I am excited to be part of Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release blog hop.

Today is Day #1 of the blog hop. If you have come from Heather Hoffman‘s blog on the hop, then you are on the right track. But do not worry, I will have the list of all the participants of the blog hop towards the end of the post.

Now, my post is photo heavy because I have three cards to share today. I have used the large floral cluster stamp from Strangeness stamp set on all the three cards and used three different mediums to colour them. I used copic markers, watercolours and colour pencils. For the sentiment I used the same sentiment on all three cards. The sentiments are from Vacation Time stamp set.

Lets start with my favourite technique of ink smooshing on the background and copic colouring of the image.

This technique is my current favourite. I smooshed distress ink on the background panel. The background panel is bristol smooth cardstock. Then I used MISTI to stamp the large floral image using Simon’s Intense Black Ink. Then I coloured the image using copic markers. The shading colour depends on the background colour behind the image. Using shades of those colours, I highlighted the image by adding shading and highlighting. For highlighting I used white gelly roll pen.I added a few gold spatter on the background as well by covering the image. I stamped the sentiment from the new Vacation Time stamp set. I stamped the bold primary sentiment using MISTI to get even coverage. The secondary sentiment I stamped vertically. I love doing vertical sentiments. Makes the card a bit quirky and edgy. Then I trimmed the panel and added two strips of gold glitter cardstock on the top and left side of the panel. Adhered this panel to a black card base using foam adhesives and added a few clear droplets. Here are some closeups of the card.

The colours of distress inks I used here are Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserve, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac. I did three layers of the distress ink smooshing. A light wash on the first, a second darker shade using less water and third layer is textural using very little water give more spatter kind of look. The layers give lots of depth to the background.

For the second medium, I used Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils to colour the large floral cluster from Strangeness stamp set.

I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White panel using Simon’s Intense Black ink using MISTI. Then I coloured the image using Polychromos pencils. I did layering technique to achieve good blending, shading and depth. Each area has about five layers. Yes, five layers minimum! I started colouring the image at about 8pm. At first I thought I will do only the leaves and come back to it next day morning. But I got so involved in colouring that I kept going through the night and completed colouring the image at 2am! Its my first craft that late. I normally do not craft at night. But the flow was so good that I was afraid that if I stop half way through I will not be able to continue in the same manner next day.

Here are some closeups.

I added a few highlight dots on the image using Sakura white gelly roll pen. I also added shadows aroung the image using copic markers because I was done with colour pencil layers LOL! Everything else on the card is similar to the first card. I added the gold spatter, gold glitter strips to the panel, stamped the sentiment similar to the first card, mounted on black card base using foam adhesives and added clear droplets.

For the third card, I used watercolour as the medium, precisely Zig clean colour brush pens.

So here I gold heat embossed the same image from Strangeness stamp set on Bristol smooth panel. Then I coloured the image using Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens. I also added shading to the background using grey colour.  I added gold spatter to the background and everything else is exactly the same as the previous two cards. Here are the closeups of the card.

Getting the pink and yellow to blend was not too bad. I started with a light wash of both the colours, blended them using water brush. The added the darker shade of the same colour and  blending them into the previous layer loosely. Love how it turned out. I will list all the supplies used to make these cards below. Since the colouring mediums were the only think different in the three cards, I think its best to have all the supplies into one.


There is a special promotion going on. Use the code word: PUFFY with your purchase to receive Pebbles Flowers Puffy Stickers. The code will expire Sunday 24th June at 11:59 pm ET.

This is not all, Simon Says Stamp is giving away $25 gift certificate on every stop in the blog hop. So make sure you leave your comments on every blog in the hop. The winner will be chosen on the weekend and announced on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday.

Here are the list of all the participants on today’s blog hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amanda Korotkova

Suzy Plantamura

Kathy Racoosin

Anna Kossakovskaya

Bibi Cameron

Elena Salo

Heather Hoffman

Gayatri Murali (that’s me!)

This is day #1 of the blog hop with designers showcasing projects using products from the new Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Collection. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Happy Hopping!


  1. susie sonnier says

    Love the pink and yellow colored card. So happy feeling

  2. Dee Earnshaw says

    wow your coloring of these flowers is just stunning – thanks for sharing:)

  3. Jackie Parkins says

    WOW! Those are fabulous! Five layers of colored pencil on the second card – that’s amazing and it looks gorgeous. They are all perfect.

  4. Karen Wall says

    Love all your cards! The colors are wonderful!

  5. Trina Pham says

    All so pretty in all different colours. Great dimensions.

  6. Natalie Winterstein says

    Love your cards! The coloring is so pretty!

  7. Lovely!! The first one is just stunning (am a purple fan) 🙂

  8. Your work is stunning! The “Strangeness” stamps are really beautiful and perfect for all your mediums.

  9. Tara Prince says

    Gorgeous cards! I love all the colors!

  10. kathleen dumpert says

    loved seeing the same stamp colored different ways.

  11. Phyllis Freese says

    Beautiful coloring and it’s fun to see all the different color combinations you used.

  12. Beautiful coloring!

  13. Debbie Rumpza says

    OH MY GOSH! I love all the ways you used this set! The shimmer and shine is beautiful.. and all the colors. This is by far my favorite from this release… A must have. And your cards just confirmed that opinion!!

  14. Steffi H. says

    Wow, your coloring just looks great.

  15. That pink and yellow combo with zig brush watercolor markers is just fabulous.

  16. Lisa Wright says

    Love the cards and the colors you used.

  17. Danielle Dietz says

    Wow. I think the first card is my favorite!

  18. Jenni Byron says

    These cards are gorgeous, I love this floral stamp! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Oh my, those flowers are all just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Arianna Barbara says

    Wow! Awesome cards! Colors are amazing!!!

  21. Such vibrancy and summery, incredible colouring!

  22. All of this is just so pretty. I get so inspired by all of this!

  23. Stunning cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Teresa Doyle says

    Like I need any more reasons to L♥VE this stamp set! Gayatri, I believe you just sealed the deal for me on this one! This has been my #1 fave stamp set since seeing the first reveal and I ♥♥♥ IT!
    I love that you used 3 different mediums/colours/techniques to showcase this set. It definitely shows the versatility and helps to give me a visual on the overall look using each medium. Beautifully done!

  25. Becca Yahrling says

    Stunning and vibrant! Love all the color combos
    you did. These are just beautiful!

  26. Fabulous! So colorful!

  27. Looks like you’ve used the whole rainbow of colors!

  28. Simply gorgeous flowers!

  29. Debbie Selby says

    Beautiful cards and the colours are amazing

  30. The blue is stunning!

  31. Linda Rodgers says

    That’s a great technique on your first card. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  32. beautiful!

  33. Lovely to see your results with 3 different mdiums! Love the copics over ink smooshing!

  34. Gretchen Wilson says

    Absolutely gorgeous florals and I love the different mediums you used! TFS

  35. Very pretty. The cool color tones of the first card totally stole my heart. And that bit of gold 😉

  36. Three great cards, each look is unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  37. Gorgeous, I especially love the blue card!

  38. gorgeous–thanks for the technique idea!

  39. Michelle M Daschka says

    The flowers are so beautiful. My favorite is the first one.

  40. Connie Hinkle says

    GORGEOUS cards, BEAUTIFUL coloring 😍

  41. outstanding, glorious looking cards!

  42. joy meadows says

    Love this stamp and your cards are so beautiful!

  43. Oh wow, these are beautiful!

  44. Kari VanNoy says

    Oh your coloring is just gorgeous!! I love the ink smooshing and also the gold embossed florals. Such beautiful coloring!!

  45. Kim Huffman says

    Very excited about this release, thank you!

  46. Love your colorways!

  47. Jan Francis says


  48. Your coloring is wonderful! Love these cards!

  49. Jeanne Beam says

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love this release.
    Thanks for sharing…

  50. gloria J kratz says

    Beautiful just beautiful i wish i could color half as good as you. Love the colors you chose.

  51. Charlotte Deerborn says

    It is really great to see one stamp colored using three different mediums. It opens your eyes to the possibilities. I like all of them.

  52. These cards are so lovely! Your coloring is just beautiful 🙂

  53. Heather Nelson says

    So lovely!! Beautiful coloring!!

  54. Rita Yure says

    So beautiful, I love all the colors you picked for your flowers.

  55. Debbie Harper says

    Beautiful. Something to aspire to.

  56. You have a great eye for color combinations!

  57. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and can use these for so many occasions!

  58. Cindy K. says

    All of your cards are beautiful! The Strangeness Stamp can be colored so many different ways. I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite of the three cards because I love them all.

  59. Lindar C says

    Beautiful cards, I really like the Strangeness stamp.

  60. amy bishop says

    I’m in love with the pink & yellow of the zig colored flower!!!

  61. Laraine Randall says

    Fabulous cards! Love this release!

  62. barbara lassiter says

    Thanks for sharing these three coloring methods for this design. They are all quite beautiful and what a great end for today’s blog hop. Much inspiration and great release today!

  63. Barbara Feldmann says

    Beautiful colorful cards…my favorite was the colored pencil version.
    Thanks for sharing

  64. Kathy Burgess says

    Wow! All three cards are fabulous! Quite interesting the different techniques you used! I love all three!

  65. Arlene P. says

    I love all three of your beautiful cards Gayitri! I’m in to watercolors right now so that is my favorite.

  66. All the cards are gorgeous, but I love the one you coloured and added all the gel dots- spectacular! Also love the orange blossom embossed with gold! All stunning!

  67. Cynthia Cole says

    Such beautiful cards!

  68. cyndi morris says

    Beautiful cards; gorgeous coloring. I really love the Strangeness stamp set — so versatile.

  69. CINDY Aguirre says

    That stamp set is so pretty and I loved how you colored it!

  70. Very pretty cards!

  71. So delicately done! Beautiful 🙂

  72. So beautiful! Love it!

  73. The colors are wonderful, I love every model !!

  74. Michele W says

    Amazing cards! I can’t pick a favorite because they are all so beautiful as is your coloring!

  75. Beautiful coloring; lovely cards!

  76. Carol Henderson says

    Three beautiful cards. It is interesting how by simply changing the color of the main focal image, the cards looks different, (At least they do to me)

  77. Meghan Kennihan says

    Time to step up my coloring game! YOU ARE SOOOOO TALENTED! They are all beautiful!

  78. Deepa Lakshman says

    This is beautiful. I love the smooshed distress inks.

  79. Beautiful cards, love all the vibrant colours!

  80. Such beautiful cards, I love the colors you used and combinations. Love this release!

  81. Jane DeJesus says

    Great cards! Thank you.

  82. Maureen Reiss says

    Wow!! Stunning cards!! Amazing coloring!!

  83. I love the colouring on all three of your cards.

  84. Sharon Dolan says

    All the cards are Stunning!

  85. Angie Hall says

    Thanks for sharing 3 different ways to color the new floral image from the release. They are all beautiful.

  86. Pami Ballington says

    Lovely cards. I love how the different colors give each a unique feel.

  87. Cindy Holmes says

    AWESOME cards! I just LOVE them all! I am a major flower fanatic so seeing the cards touches my HAPPY HEART!

  88. Sylvia Gale says

    What great choices in colors you made. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  89. Stunning cards! I love your coloring!

  90. Melanie Allen says

    Beautiful cards! Just the sort of thing I would love to receive in my mailbox.

  91. Connie G says

    Gorgeous coloring!! Stunning projects

  92. Beautiful, beautiful coloring! Lovely cards.

  93. I love the colors on each of your beautiful flower cards! Your coloring is perfection!

  94. Tammy Hanson says

    Beautiful images and color combos.

  95. Cheriese H says

    WOW your colours are so pretty! Great inspiration!

  96. Angela Stovall says

    Love your smooshing… Awesome cards. Good vibes is awesome as well

  97. Hannah Driscoll says

    Last bust certainly not least. Great inspiration and colors.

  98. Becky Reeder says

    Ama6and beautiful cards

  99. Fantastic creations for this release ♥

  100. Love the Copic over Distress technique!! But I also love the colors from the Zigs. All 3 are beautiful!

  101. Sonya Moreau says

    Beautiful cards!

  102. Stunning cards, beautiful colouring with so many different techniques. Love the placement of the sentiment. Love the smooch blended background with shades of the same colours on the flowers! Love your late night/early morning pink floral masterpiece with many layers of colour! Love the pink and yellow Zig watercolour floral with golden accents and this is my favourite! Superb job!!

  103. laurie heckel says

    Absolutely beautiful….. I’m inspired!

  104. It’s amazing how different colors can change the look of the same card. Love all the different techniques you used here. Can’t wait to get my stamps and dies from this wonderful release in my happy mail. And thank you for the inspiration to use them!

  105. Barbara Walborn says

    Fantastic coloring. Your cards are fabulous.

  106. Very pretty cards!

  107. Orange and turquoise are two of my favorite colors. Who knew they would be so fabulous together on a floral.

  108. Love all the colors and techniques. I’m not familiar with droplets. Was this a special product?

    • Thanks Jo. Clear Droplets are like dew drops. Like clear enamel dots to describe it. Its clear, dome shaped on one side and flat on the other. You can use them like sequins or enamel dots.Simon has them in their store. Link to it is at the end of my post 🙂

  109. Three amazing results with different mediums. I *think* the third one is my favorite, but it’s hard to choose.

  110. Mindy Drummond says

    You had me at “quirky”, that definitely describes me LOL. All 3 cards are beautiful but I have to go with the first one because of the purples and blues…. they always get me 🙂

  111. Valerie Hayden says

    Beautiful variations with your colors, fabulous pencil work. All are so lovely.

  112. Karrie L. says

    Beautiful! Very stunning colors!!

  113. Jeannie F says

    Gorgeous! Your colors are amazing. I love how you showed three different color mediums. Thanks

  114. All three cards are gorgeous! I love all the different techniques and mediums.

  115. Amy Moore says

    I love all three of your cards. The copics and Zigs are so vibrant and the Polychromos are toned back just a bit. Great job!

  116. Wow! Love seeing the image colored in different ways. Gorgeous coloring – Stunning!

  117. Jennifer Petersen says

    So many great beautiful looks from one flower set! Fabulous!

  118. Kathy Ferguson says

    Your cards are stunning! I love the darker card because the colors pop right off of it. Thanks for inspiring me to make one of my own.

  119. Leanne S says

    Fabulous cards!

  120. Mirjam Fidder says

    Love the cards you made. The flowers really pop of the cards

  121. Dina Masitto says

    I am seriously gonna try the ink smooshing technique…wow!
    6th stop for SSS

  122. Nancy Williams says

    I can not wait to play with this set!! Fun cards and fun techniques~

  123. Hamutal Shafrir says

    How beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous with all mediums!

  124. Sabrina Radican says

    All of your cards are stunning and very beautiful!!

  125. Dawn Jones says

    I love how you used the same stamp and changed the cards with color, medium and sentiment. Very thoughtful a and allows me to rethink some of my stamps.

  126. Denise C. says

    I particularly love the flower with purples and blues. Gorgeous!

  127. Aimee LaCroix Slocum says

    Gorgeous cards! Each one has a whole different feeling with the change of colors.

  128. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing

  129. Love the cards. It is amazing the different looks you can get by changing the coloring medium.

  130. Such beautiful cards! Wow, 6 hours of colouring! The results make it look worth the bleary eyes!

  131. Isabel Z says

    Love these new products and the hop as well for they inspire me to create–thank you!

  132. Awesome cards! I especially love the blues and purple card!

  133. Wendy Lambert says

    Your coloring is just stunning. Such beautiful cards!

  134. All of your cards are gorgeous! Loving the florals in this release. I have to say that my favorite is the first one. I love the idea of coloring the flowers to match the background. It’s subtle but stunning. TFS!

  135. Kelsey Thomas says

    The coloring on these cards is gorgeous! 🙂 Great job!

  136. Gorgeous colouring. I love seeing the various takes you had on that design!

  137. Stefanie White says

    Your cards are beautiful. It’s really hard to choose a favorite.

  138. Lovely, lovely cards!

  139. Gorgeous cards, I love them i all the colour combos, but the first one is my favourite, for sure!

  140. Theresa N says

    Love all the different colors of the flowers…………..

  141. Karen Hale says

    Gorgeous cards, your flower colors are amazing and great techniques for backgrounds.

  142. Wow – the coloring is so vibrant. I love the colors and how the flowers stand out.

  143. Beautiful cards and I love that you used 3 different mediums, I love to play with lots of different mediums myself! The colors you used are gorgeous!

  144. STUNNING WORK, Gyatri!!! I am LOOOVING this new image THE MOST from the WHOLE RELEASE! It is STUNNING!!! (I ONLY WISH it were more affordable!) You have done an AMAZING JOB in featuring it! LOOOOVE ALL of the gold sparkles you’ve added to each card! Something I LOVE TO DO with my own cards! AMAZING WORK!!! THANK YOU, Gyatri!!! 😉

  145. Marcie Lovett says

    Beautiful, beautiful details. Can’t believe that’s the same stamp.

  146. I love your cards, your coloring is fantastic! So striking as well! I can’t wait to get my hands on this stamp set!

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

    XOXO, Jenn

  147. Michelle Hackett says

    I am crazy about the colors on your third card! Totally groovy!

  148. Rachel Peck says

    I am soooo in love with your first card! That color combination is amazing!

  149. Isabelle says

    Your cards are stunning ! They all have a little something special. My favorite is the third version, I love the bright orange’s.

  150. Beautiful colors! So pretty. I love this stamp. Great release.

  151. jen forster says

    So pretty! What gorgeous colors and designs

  152. Your cards are stunning! Love the vibrant colors!

  153. Thanks for showing so many options for one stamp.

  154. Jeannine says

    Beautiful cards – loved how you used it multiple ways.

  155. Brenda Kuder says

    All of your cards are really beautiful! I love them!

  156. Carol Blaisdell says

    Glorious cards!

  157. Gail Alcorn says

    Beautiful cards! Love how you colored the flowers!

  158. Beautiful colors on all your samples.

  159. Karen Walker says

    Gorgeous cards! Loved seeing the variations.

  160. Each of your cards was spectacular! They seemed to get lovelier as you went along and then the gold embossed for the last card was amazing. Thanks for sharing with us how you colored these.

  161. Janice KC says

    Beautiful cards

  162. Miriam Prantner says

    These are just stunning! Loving the different color schemes, beautiful!

  163. Beautiful variety of colors.

  164. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  165. Ellen Fayard says

    How pretty! Beautiful coloring.

  166. Kitty Tatman says

    Wowzah! You are the coloring Queen! Love the transitions of blue and purple in the first card. All of these are stunning! Can’t wait to play with some of these products and some super vibrant colors.

  167. Cathy Lillie says

    Wow! All three cards are gorgeous! I don’t know that I could pick a favorite, but I do love the pink and yellow blended flowers in the watercolor card. Really beautiful work!

  168. Kris Reeves says

    I will never get copic coloring down like that! Stunning!

  169. wow your color choices are outstanding. I love them. your cards are so creative. I love flower stamps.

  170. Denise Bryant says

    Gorgeous coloring on each of these lovely cards!

  171. Cathy K. says

    This floral stamp is beautiful and your coloring is amazing!

  172. Your cards are just breathtaking! WOW!

  173. Thank you Gayatri!

  174. Mary-Anne V says

    Love the different ways to use this gorgeous floral stamp!

  175. Lynn Violet says

    Beautiful cards, very interesting coloring, I love to color.
    I also enjoy the sentiment down the right side, brilliant!

  176. Karyn Siemering says


  177. Nicki Lundeen says

    Very pretty cards

  178. These are just beautiful! I especially love your first one & I never thought to smoosh and color on top..it looks awesome!!

  179. Wow! Each of these is just gorgeous! What wonderful work.

  180. Mary Holshouser says

    The flowers were beautiful.
    Love the different colors and
    ways the background were done.
    My favorite is the middle one.
    thanks for sharing

  181. Laura callies says

    These are gorgeous! The oranges really caught my attention!

  182. Lisa Moline says

    What gorgeous cards! I love all of them! You really outdid yourself! There is no way I could ever pick a favorite between them, they are all so different. That is my favorite stamp set too – that flower grouping is gorgeous! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  183. Like the wonderful look & variety.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  184. Carol Jones says

    Gorgeous cards! Love all the beautiful colors you used!

  185. Pat Gasko says

    Fabulous coloring with Zig, Watercolors, Pens and Pencils each one is as beautiful as the other.

  186. Susan O'Halloran says

    Wow! What a beautiful trio of cards! You did a great job showcasing the Strangeness stamp set, which really appeals to me.

  187. I love your cards. All so different, each one so lovely. Very nice work

  188. Wow your colouring is absolutely fabulous! Beautiful cards!

  189. Lisascreativeniche says

    Your coloring is incredible! They all stand out!

  190. Darlene Fellows says

    Your colouring is gorgeous! Such beautiful cards. 🙂

  191. These are so pretty. The clear droplets add the perfect finishing touch!

  192. DUMONTIER Marjorie says

    You’ve designed such an incredible set of florals !! Great work !

  193. Beautiful floral cards. Your colouring is fantastic!

  194. Really lovely cards!

  195. Beautiful cards! All are spectacular.

  196. Your floral creations are just stunning! Love them all!

  197. Linnea Sundstrom says

    thank you for the color inspiration!!

  198. Oooh, these are stunning!

  199. Wow! These are great cards. My favorite is the first one with the blues and greens.

  200. Amy Cooley says

    Beautiful use of color! I especially love the embossed card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

  201. What GORGEOUS colors!!! Each one more breathtaking than the last!

  202. Denise Mlady says

    That is a long time to color but the result is worth it. Each card is stunning!

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