Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome everyone to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle Release Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to share some inspiration with you today. First, let’s check out a very special deal that Simon has for you!

Receive a FREE holiday zipper pouch with any purchase of $50 or more from Simon Says Stamp! Offer valid while supplies last until 11/13. I have one of these and it’s so adorable!

Now today I’m showing you how to ink blend with complementary colors. These colors together on a card are very eye appealing but don’t always blend together well. I will be showing you my little trick!


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

The products I’m featuring today are the So Many Present background stamp and Amelia Snowflake.

The background was created by stamping the background in Versamark ink and heat embossing with Sterling embossing powder.

Next I’m ink blending Fairway and Cherry ink using blending brushes.

Be sure to watch the video on my blending trick!

I die cut the Amelia Snowflake from white cardstock and Luxe glitter cardstock.

For a sentiment I’m using the Reverse Missing You At Christmas. I only wanted a small sentiment so I trimmed one of the phrases down to fit.

I finished off with a few Iridescent Clear Drops adhered with liquid glue.

Hope you give this blending trick a try!


Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to someone who comments on this post! If you leave a comment, check back at the Simon blog next week to see if you won the giveaway.



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  1. Beautiful ink blending. I love the glittery snowflake centered over these packages.

  2. Such a clever idea to separate the complementary colors. Thank you.

  3. Love the colours and your ink blending tips.

  4. love the sparkle of the glitter. Fantastic card

  5. Beautiful card! The packages are whimsical and I love how the shape of the snowflake mimics the bows. Great ink blending!

  6. So very pretty! TFS!

  7. Love your color choices. The packages are the perfect backdrop for that snowflake.

  8. Very pretty. I like the stencil background .

  9. Just a gorgeous the sparkle.

  10. Sparkly and colorful…I like it!

  11. Beautiful card. Enjoyed the YouTube tutorial. Good tips.

  12. Together but apart. Looks wonderful.

  13. Such a lovely card, love the sparkle!

  14. Pretty mix of colors. Love the
    sparkly packages. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing

  15. What a fun and fantastical card! Love the vibrant colors in contrast to the sparkly elegant Snowflake! Thanks for sharing!

  16. your card is so bright and cheerful. lovely thanks for the video. always good tips.

  17. Such a cute card! I love the background colors. It adds a nice pop for the snowflake.

  18. Red & Green always deliver great Christmas cards. I love to see all the bling and the white spritzy dots on your card.

  19. Sparkle & shine on.

  20. Fantastic card! Your ink blended background is fabulous!

  21. Fun and modern looking background. Thanks for sharing the process of color blending these two unlikely colors.

  22. Love your very Christmasy card! Thanks for the ink blending tip. It looks fabulous with the red and green. The snowflake is the perfect topper.

  23. Thanks for that tip, I’ve just started to blend and you answered many of my what-do-i-do-nowz… very pretty card!

  24. Amazing card! I’m going to need to come back and try your ink blending tip; I’ve never mastered blending. Thanks for your gorgeous inspiration!

  25. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tip about blending complimentary colors!

  26. Love the card! and thanks for the blending tip! Always trying to learn new things. (And remember them 🙂 )

  27. Thanks for sharing your lovely card–I love the sparkle!

  28. Very pretty. Love the glitter sentiment and the soft colors for the background. Very elegant.

  29. That was a great video. Thank you for the tip on ink blending complimentary colors. That glitter snowflake looks amazing on your background!

  30. Love your card! Those two colors are very pretty together!

  31. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card making techniques. I look forward to your next creation!

  32. Oooo stealing

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