2 Ocean-Inspired Cards + Simon’s Send Happiness Hop

Today’s post is part of the Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness release blog hop. If you’ve already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog.

I adore the ocean; I’ve grown up around it my entire life. I couldn’t live far away from it – the ocean is definitely “my happy place”! So whenever I get a chance, I always love creating cards – and products – inspired by the ocean.

The two cards I’m sharing today feature two of my newest products that I’ve designed for Simon’s Send Happiness release! One is Be a Mermaid stamp and die set, and the other is Tumbling Shells, which is a background stamp.

The Be a Mermaid set is used in the first card I’m sharing…

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I used the set to create a see-through window scene. My favorite part about this card is the glittery, rainbow coloring on the mermaid. Be sure to watch the video to see how I did this!

The second card I created uses the Tumbling Shells background. This was so much fun to watercolor!

I white embossed the background so that I could keep the watercolors inside the lines more easily. After watercoloring I added sentiments from the new Happy Days stamp set and a few bright, Blue Lagoon sequins!

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BLOG HOP DETAILS

There is tons more inspiration to be seen during Simon’s Send Happiness release blog hop! Your next stop is the talented, Nichol Spohr’s blog; all the hop stops can be found on the Simon blog.

Simon also has a FREE gift offer valid right now for any purchases made through 6/29; use one of the codes in the graphic above to get the corresponding pin as a gift with your purchase!

Throughout the hop you also have a chance to win a $25 gift card, which are being given away at each stop along the hop. Leave a comment at each blog to increase your chances of winning! Simon will announce the winners on their blog July 1st.

207 Responses

  1. Avatar Carole Anne M Patterson says:

    Such great cards…love them both but the mermaid is my favorite

  2. Avatar Connie Johnson says:

    Wow Nina :) I’m soooooo glad I didn’t have to pick which one is my favorite card….love them both!!! Such a fun shaker card and the watercoloring is soooooo cool! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Avatar Brenda says:

    Your cards are so cute and make me smile!

  4. Fantastic sea themed cards!! Love them both :)

  5. Avatar tina z says:

    so beautiful, I love mermaids!

  6. Avatar Sara Richardson says:

    Beautiful cards! Need some mermaid vibes…

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