May 17, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!

Today I am excited to be participating in Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop! The release was yesterday. So all the new products I am showcasing today are available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp store.

Your are on the last stop in the blog hop. If you are hopping then you should have come from talented Anna-Karin Evaldsson‘s blog. If not, don’t worry I will provide you with the list of all the designers in the blog hop towards the end of the post.

Sending Sunshine release is gorgeous. So much fun summery products to play with colours. I love it all. For my project, I have used Deco Diamond background stamp with Flower Cluster die and Four Seasons Saying stamp set.

I love combining patterns. So here, I combined a deco pattern with floral pattern with lots of colour and contrast. I stamped and white heat embossed the Deco Diamond on Neenah Solar White panel. Then sponged distress inks in rainbow colours for an emboss resist technique. I trimmed this panel to 4″x5.25″ in size.

Then I die cut  Flower Cluster die three times using black glitter paper from Simon. I arranged and glued the die cuts on top of the panel. I love the high contrast of the black glitter against the rainbow resist background. I trimmed off the over hangs. Then I adhered this panel on white card base using foam adhesives.

The sentiment from Four Seasons Sayings stamp set is white heat embossed on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally some black sequins to tie in all the black together.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Love love how the two patterns go well with each other. What I really love to do with the Deco Diamond background stamp is to gold heat emboss on black cardstock. That will bring out the true art deco out of the stamp set. I will share that project in another post. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Now coming to details of the blog hop. There is a special promotion today! Woohoo! There is an extra special gift with you purchase between now until 20th of May 11.59pm ET. Here the code word for it: SUNSHINE. More details below.


Then there is a $25 gift coupon at every stop along the blog hop. So make sure you leave a comment on every stop in this blog hop. Winner will be chosen over the weekend and posted on Simon’s Blog on Wednesday.

Awesome giveaways as always! As promised here are the list of participant of the blog hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Amanda Korotkova

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Anna Kossakovskaya

May Park

Heather Hoffman

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Gayatri Murali

Thanks always for stopping by my blog.

Happy Hopping and shopping!


  1. beautiful work! that black glitter cardstock is one of my favs!

  2. Katherine S says

    Gorgeous card Gayatri! I love the colourful background with the contrast of that super pretty black floral die cut. Thanks for sharing this inspiration using the awesome new release!

  3. That’s really lovely, the black glitter paper looks great against the rainbow background!

  4. MelissaF says

    Beautiful card, I love the rainbow color background with the black delicate floral die cut!

  5. I love all of the new ideas!

  6. Cynthia Cole says

    Such a gorgeous card!

  7. Ina Nelson says

    Love the card with the combination of die cuts on the embossed background stamp. Very stunning.

  8. Great card. That black really stands out!

  9. Arianna Barbara says

    Wow! Beautiful card!!!

  10. Annette Gordon says

    First off thanks for sharing about the free gift! Yeah! And 2nd WOW! Those bright colours with the black! It is stunning! Such a great release by SSS, and at least for myself I generally only buy items after I have seen such an awesome card as above and want to recreate it somehow. So thanks for the links below!

  11. I love this! Those are my two favorite things from this release and I love how they look together. The glittery black flowers together with that gorgeous rainbow of color is perfection.

  12. Carolyn C says

    Another beautiful example using the flower cluster !

  13. Absolutely beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

  14. i am obsessed with that background stamp!

  15. WOW! Love this card!

  16. Becca Yahrling says

    I can’t wait to get that gorgeous Floral cluster die; it is
    my favorite! I love it in the black glitter paper. Your
    card is stunning.

  17. Holly Hunka says

    I love the rainbow background

  18. joy meadows says

    Striking card! Love the black glitter die cut against the colorful background stamp.

  19. Angela Lunn says

    Just simply gorgeous!

  20. LeAnne S says

    Very pretty card.

  21. Steffi H. says

    Great color selection, and I love how the black die makes the colors pop even more.

  22. Nana Griffin says

    Great backgrounds. Nicely done.

  23. SabineVDK says

    This is such a gorgeous card!!! I love that black glitter on the rainbow!

  24. Gretchen Wilson says

    Absolutely Awesomeness! Love all the colors and then that striking black! TFS!

  25. I LOVE this! It feels VERY summery! Great color and lots of fun too!

  26. Gorgeous card and I love the background stamp and your beautiful ink blending. It is perfect with the black die cut. Beautiful job!

  27. Erica Loscalzo says

    Background and color of the card

  28. Jen Forster says

    So pretty! Love your use of the black cardstock for the diecut!

  29. Beautiful combination of techniques and colors. Very striking.

  30. Sandhya Iyer says

    Very pretty card. Love the colorful background!

  31. Awesome! 😊

  32. cyndi morris says

    I love that Floral Cluster die in black. That’s one of my favorites from this wonderful Simon release. Beautiful cards.

  33. That card is gorgeous! Just love the way you did it. Makes me really want that background stamp and the die you used as well!

  34. Susan Hatfield says

    Gorgeous cards!

  35. Beautiful card! Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  36. Lindar C says

    Beautiful card! So many fantastic things in this release.

  37. Cassie L says

    OMG…love the rainbow & black glitter cardstock! Beautiful card!

  38. Jane McGill says

    Wow, using the geometric stamp and the beautiful flower die together is so effective.

  39. Love what you created!

  40. Deepa Lakshman says

    I always love rainbow inking. I love that you added the diecuts in black.

  41. Harshita Sachan says

    So bright and gorgeous!

  42. Jackie S says

    I’m loving the floral die more and more. Awesome card!

  43. Fabulous use of the floral die!

  44. Never in a million years would I have thought of using black glitter paper for this die. That’s why I love these blog hops!!

  45. Heather Nelson says

    Gorgeous rainbow inked background!! Love the floral die cuts!!

  46. Brenda Kuder says

    I really love your card! The beautiful background with the black flowers that pop off. Stunning!

  47. Janet M McCurry says

    I love the combination you made! Color and drama! Good job!

  48. Teresa Doyle says

    WOW Gayatri, the black glittered die cut is stunning against the rainbow coloured background and the design in this background stamp just adds to its beauty. I love this, well done!

  49. Natalie Winterstein says

    Gorgeous card!

  50. Jeanne Beam says

    Gorgeous card. Love the background.
    Thanks for sharing…

  51. Teresa D says

    The combination of that background with the black floral die cut looks amazing together! Love how it looks and what an amazing release and DT inspiration!

  52. I really like the summery background you created, this card is going to make someone very happy! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  53. Love this card and I love how you used the die cut pieces – I’ve been wanting this die and now I see how to use it – I love it.

  54. gorgeous vibrant card!

  55. Tara Prince says

    Just wonderful! i love the rainbow colors!!

  56. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says

    The rainbow background makes me so happy! I love the black glitter flowers at the top, it feels like a canopy of flowers on a bright, sunny, summer day.

  57. Lisa Says says

    Lovely combination ! And fab rainbow background ! Beautiful card 🙂

  58. Beautiful cards. I love the background stamp.

  59. Sabrina Radican says

    Very very lovely card!!!!

  60. Great looking card. Love how you combined the two patterns!

  61. Dee Earnshaw says

    stunning cards – LOVE the rainbow colors on them:0

  62. Susan G. says

    Great card. The black really pops against that pretty background. Well done.

  63. Diane Stricker says

    Fantastic card.

  64. Beautiful card! Love the solar burst stencil and the Bohemian Lace stamp in this release.

  65. Erica Marroquin says

    There is just something gorgeous about black and rainbow combo. It just looks so amazing. I was questioning if I should get this die, but after seeing the last blog hop use of it and yours, I NEED it. Thanks for sharing

  66. Cindy C. says

    Your card is so beautifully done, I love it!

  67. That is one seriously striking card; I love it!

  68. Sharon L. says

    Wonderful card, love how the black adds elegance to the design.

  69. How very pretty! Great work. I love the sparkly black on top of the bright colors.

  70. Terrific to combine the geometric pattern with the floral die cut. Looks lovely!

  71. CINDY Aguirre says

    Beautiful card!

  72. Sharon youngblood says

    So stunning! The black die cut floral over the rainbow back ground is beautiful!

  73. Pretty and lovely, sunshiny cards! Your cards are beautiful.

  74. Mary-Anne V says

    Ohh the diecuts in black look really cool against the rainbow background.

  75. Coleen Miller says

    Very beautiful and elegant!

  76. barbara lassiter says

    Wow! Love this black die cut over the beautiful background. This is stunning!

  77. Kelsey Thomas says

    I love this card! The color and dimension are fantastic!

  78. Sharon Beattie says

    The black glitter paper makes it look so dramatic!

  79. Like how striking this looks using black.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  80. My favorite die of the release is the flower cluster. So pretty.

  81. Karen Ramsey says

    I have always loved using bright color with a pop of black!! And you just nailed it perfectly!! Love this card!

  82. Cheriese H says

    Love the contrast!! The use of the black glitter card is so great!

  83. Very elegant combination – so pretty.

  84. Karen S. says

    Wowza! A beautiful combination that I never would have come up with! Thanks for the inspiration.

  85. storymusicgirl says

    Gorgeous card!

  86. Melanie Allen says

    Your use of black makes the colors really pop! Great card.

  87. BeverlyBL says

    I love that black glitter die cut. A perfect accent.

  88. So very lovely! This is a beautiful stencil & your card showcases it so well. I really like that die as well & the black was a good choice.

  89. Cathy Loveless says

    I love the combining of the two patterns. This is just beautiful. That background stamp just blows me away.

  90. Pat Gasko says

    I love that background stamp it can be used beside most anything. The black die of flowers really catches your eye. Beautiful

  91. Emily Simon says

    Oh my goodness. I love this card!

  92. Nancy R. says

    I love the black silhouette against the bright background. Very striking!

  93. Amy Cooley says

    This is a must-have die! Beautiful card!

  94. Denise Ward says

    There is nothing about this design that I don’t like. 🙂 The stamps, the die, and the colors you used all work together beautifully to create a sensational card!!! Well done!! 🙂

  95. Wow, what don’t I love about this card! The black looks so striking against the gorgeous rainbow colors. The contrast of the graphic organic floral spray against the geometric background. And, of course glitter paper and sequins. Just Fabulous!

  96. Jeannie F says

    Beautiful card. Love the background.

  97. Memoriesbymanda says

    The black die cut really pops on the colourful background.

  98. I love your cards!

  99. Carolyn S says

    So, so pretty. The black against that beautiful ink blending is just gorgeous and so impactful.

  100. Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see your golden embossing!

  101. Beautiful card nice color combo.

  102. Leslie Kiley says

    Such a great card with an amazing background!

  103. Maryam crafter says

    Wow, gorgeous card love who you ppl ever these die cited over white embossed and rainbow background . Amazing combination

  104. Cathy Lillie says

    Gorgeous! The Deco Diamond background is amazing! I love that you used the black glitter cardstock for the floral clusters. It’s stunning on the rainbow background!

  105. Your card is beautiful and I love that die cut in black.

  106. Anja curvers says

    Such a beautiful card as always you used the must haves products from this awesome release and made them shine. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  107. Charlotte Deerborn says

    Love the rainbow background teamed up with the black die cut.

  108. Wow, the black die cuts on that background make it pop so vibrant. I love it. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing.

  109. Love the flower cluster over the deco diamond BG. Very cool card!

  110. Pam Feurt says

    Love the dies – always one more thing we “need” to complete our creativity!

  111. Beautiful card, Gayatri! Love how you combined art deco and colorful with florals with black!!! Quite unusual and yet very pretty!!

  112. So beautiful, loved the black die cut, it really stands out. Beautiful.

  113. Karen Freeman says

    Stunning. Love that stamp!

  114. Your card is beautiful and I love the background!!!

  115. Gorgeous rainbow background! Your card is beautiful!

  116. Wow, great card! Gorgeous!

  117. Great card! Love the colors!

  118. Lori Rasmussen-Murray says

    That background on your card is incredibly beautiful! Love it.

  119. Theresa N says

    great card!

  120. I always love rainbow colors with black accents. Those floral clusters…oh my! I love! Your card is so beautiful.. great job! I love so many things from this release.. i want them all!

  121. Mary Holshouser says

    Love the colors in the background.
    The silhouette of the hanging flowers
    is fantastic. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing

  122. Katie C. says

    LOVE the black glitter with the stencil

  123. Fun and fabulous card with all that rainbow color peeking through the black floral die!

  124. Jennifer Petersen says

    Love this! Your background is fantastic. I also love the striking black glitter cutouts on top. Beautiful!

  125. Susan O'Halloran says

    Very beautiful! The intricate black die cuts are perfect on that colorful background!

  126. Michele W says

    I would not have thought to combine the deco diamonds with the flower cluster but I love the look. The black glitter die cuts against those rainbow colors is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!

  127. Gilda (McStamper) says

    What a beautiful and creative card. Love the great background with the dark flowers.

  128. Love your cards! awesome!

  129. Cindyellen Robinson says

    what a great idea. i can’t wait to get my hands on my supplies. yay!!!

  130. Oh very pretty! Super colorful and then a pop of black. Love that

  131. Great way to use background die cut, love the black glitter paper.

  132. Stunning! Beautiful colours and style.

  133. Isabelle says

    Your card is beautiful ! I love the contrast between the happy colors of the background and the dark die cuts.

  134. Crystal Williams says

    I’m just loving this card…the beautiful rainbow colors on the deco diamond and the flower cluster die in black. Such a great combination. I think these are the two new products I’m going to order first. SSS Sunshine release is another winner!

  135. NWFlamingo says

    Loving that Deco Diamond stamp. This has to be my favorite stand alone stamp from this release.

  136. Pam Whitehead says

    Cute Card

  137. I love this card. The black just makes it pop. The rainbow colors are awesome as well.

  138. Tracy Fletcher says

    Your card is absolutely beautiful!

  139. Love that flower cluster! Thanks for sharing your art!

  140. Oooooo….. I love that you combined the Deco Diamonds and the Flower Cluster die in one card. They are among my favorite offerings in this release and I’m pretty sure I would never have thought of using them together. But now I see that they are lovely together!! TFS your talent and inspiration.

  141. Sue Smith says

    WOW !! I love this card. Terrific rainbow colored background and I love the die you used for the flower cluster at the top. These 2 items from the release are on my ‘to die for’ list, so I loved seeing what you created with them. TFS

  142. So beautiful! Love the black glitter on the colorful background – stunning! Thank you for the inspiration ❤

  143. Wonderful combination of stamp and die cut!

  144. Bronwyn Batts says

    This card is stunning. I love it a lot. Makes me want to for sure get that die cut.

  145. Beautiful card! I love the rainbow and black color combo!

  146. OoooOOOOoooo! NICELY DONE! I LOVE the Deco Diamonds Background Stamp & that Cluster Die too!!!! They look BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER!!!! SUPER JOB for us!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU, Gayatri;)

  147. SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW RELEASE!! Your Card is BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing the AMAZING Inspiration and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  148. Meghan Kennihan says

    I LOVE the combo of the rainbow backgrounds and pop of black sentiments! GREAT JOB!

  149. Linda M. says

    So pretty!

  150. Kristen C says

    The black with brights looks so fresh. It is a nice alternative to pastel tones we usually see with floral cards. Love the look.

  151. Loraine Pike says

    I love that diamond background and what great rainbows everyone is coming up with. The black die cut is striking on it as well.

  152. Gail Anderson says

    I love the combination of geometric with floral. So striking!!

  153. Johanna Rundell says

    Wonderful combination of colour and pattern

  154. Sandra Colebank says

    Nice card. I love the new die.

  155. Kathy McCluskey says

    WOW…your card is so beautiful! That flower cluster die cut from black glitter paper really pops off that beautifully inked background stamp. You have definitely inspired me with your amazing creativity!

  156. Great card with the die cut on top of your color.

  157. Gorgeous card. I love the graphic look of the glittery black die cut flowers of the colour – stunning!

  158. Melanie A. says

    The black against that background is beautiful!

  159. Oh, WoW! I love the flower cluster over the deco diamonds in those lovely colors!

  160. Laura Casselman says

    Great idea using black instead of white! So much more pizzazz!

  161. Such a colorful and lovely card!

  162. Jackie Porter says

    Love your cards!

  163. Isabel Z says

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you!

  164. Jennifer M says

    Beautiful card! I love the black die cut against the rainbow background, absolutely stunning!

  165. Gail Alcorn says

    Love the black on the color and the juxtaposition of lacy over graphic!

  166. So pretty. Love the background and the flowers on the top.

  167. Wow what a color contrast! I love the background stamp and the way you applied color to it!

  168. Karen Walker says

    Love that flower cluster die cut with glitter paper! So much inspiration on this hop!

  169. Keely Jones says

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  170. Oh my gosh I love black and rainbows! It makes it even brighter and more vivid! Brilliant card! I love love love it!!! XD

  171. Linda Duensing says

    Very nice card and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  172. Maureen Reiss says

    Wow!!! This is sooooo Beautiful!!!!

  173. So very beautiful!

  174. Love the floral canopy over the colorful Deco Diamond background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  175. Jol elene says

    The black die on the rainbow paper looks wonderful!

  176. Monica W says

    Gorgeous! Love how the back flower cluster stands out against the bright colors an the diamond background. 😊

  177. Love the bold colors with the black!

  178. Sunitha Fernandez says

    Stunning card!! Love the black on that colorful card. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

  179. Valerie Hayden says

    Nice card, unusual color combo.

  180. Tracy Chambers says

    So beautiful. I can’t wait to get that background stamp. I love the colours you chose with the pop of black overtop.

  181. Annalisa says

    What a great idea to use the black glitter cardstock on top of the rainbow background! I love how this turned out, especially because you’ve used some of the more popular products in the bloghop, but you’ve created an entirely different look with them. Thanks for sharing!

  182. shelley c says

    would have never thought to pair these two products in the same card. Love it!

  183. Denise Mlady says

    This background stamp is one of my favorite things from the release. I really like how you paired the rainbow background with the black glitter die cuts. Just beautiful!

  184. Oh yes I agree these two patterns are epic together! The geometric lines in the background contrasting with the curves of the die cut floral….epic. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  185. Lauryne Cunningham says

    I love the black accents on this cool and colorful geometric background!

  186. Denise Bryant says

    Love that Deco Diamond design!

  187. Preeti Datta says

    Gorgeous card Gayatri 🙂 love the pretty rainbow background, the geometricals & the black die cut. It looks beautiful. Fab release! Thanks for the inspiration xoxo

  188. Love the black over rainbow! So vibrant!

  189. Love this stamp and stencil, and the colors you used are sooo pretty together.

  190. Miriam Prantner says

    This combination of dies and background is so striking! Love!!!

  191. DUMONTIER Marjorie says

    You love combining patterns and you do it so perfectly !!

  192. Lovely bright card !!

  193. Lovely card! Beautiful design and colours, thanks for the inspiration!

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