Hello, crafty friends!

I'm absolutely thrilled to be taking part in Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop! Be sure to follow along on today’s hop for tons of inspiration as well as a chance to win a giveaway!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I created using the brand new XOXO Background Cling StampI had so much fun making this card! It’s bold, vibrant, and is sure to grab your Valentine’s attention. The best part: it’s super easy to recreate! Let’s dive right in!


To begin, I die cut a piece of white cardstock down to a traditional A2-sized base and placed it onto the Misti stamping tool, prepping it with anti-static powder. Next, I stamped it with the XOXO Background Cling Stamp inked with Versamark, then covered it with black embossing powder and heat set it. Note: although it can be more difficult to work with, I prefer the look of black embossing powder on clear ink compared to using clear embossing powder on black ink. 

Once the embossing powder was completely set and cooled, I used a large blender brush to ink blend the embossed panel with Pinkfresh Studio Raspberry Bliss ink (prior to beginning, I made sure to re-ink the pad to ensure a vibrant and saturated outcome). When ink blending, I used a heavier hand at the bottom and lightened it toward the top in order to achieve a gradient effect. Once the ink was dry, I die cut the panel using the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles frame die.


For the center sentiment, I used the CZ Design Chunky Love You die (outline only) and die cut it once in light green cardstock and twice in white cardstock, to stack under it for dimension. Finally, to add a little extra fun, I die cut two small hearts out of holographic cardstock and adhered them to the center of the O’s using foam tape. To complete the card, I adhered the panel to an A2-sized top folding card base with liquid glue.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s fun Valentine card! To see even more inspiration, and to share all of your own creations, check out the Simon Says Stamp Love You and Love You, Too release galleries! 

You can find the entire blog hop line up below. Don’t forget, SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop! If you haven't already, be sure to check out yesterdays Day 1 blog hop here!

♡ Dee

GIVEAWAY & PROMO
Use code HUGS4U2 to get the Faraway Hugs 6×8 stamp set with a $100 purchase. Ends 1/18 at 11:59 pm EST.

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January.

BLOG HOP LINE-UP
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  1. Wow! Gorgeous projects! I especially like that last one in mostly white! So clean and classy!

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  2. Love these!! You’ve given me such inspiration in this dark time! Love the lime green sentiment you used!

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  3. Wow! What a smashing card. Love it.

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  4. That XOXO background is my favorite thing from this release! I love your ink blending and how you used the outline from the chunky love you. Such a fun pop of lime!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's one of my personal favorites, too!

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  5. These are GORGEOUS Dee!!!!!! I love them!!!!!!!

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  6. These are GORGEOUS Dee!!!!!! I love them!!!!!!!

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  7. These are awesome!! Especially love the one using the alcohol inks!

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  8. Wonderful cards and so cheerful!!

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  9. Wonderful cards, the backgrounds are fabulous!!!

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  10. Loving the XO background. It's so versatile! It can almost look like graffiti in black, but then it looks so elegant when heat embossed!

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    1. Thank you so much! So versatile and so fun!

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  11. Your cards are delightful. That pink and green together is so vibrant. Love all your cards, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Nice creative arrangements & backgrounds.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  13. Such gorgeous inspiration with these new goodies! Really love the last one.

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  14. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The bold colors are wonderful!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Great ideas!

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  16. Hi, Dilay - Goodness! You've offered us viewers a visual feast, for cryin' out loud!! Your work is beautiful - and plentiful! I love the purple-magenta-blue background of the one Thank You for Being a Friend card. It's a stunner! I also love the Hearts and Streamers (heart layer) to make not one but two beautiful cards (love the iridescent one and the pink gradient one both!). Finally, to that XOXO background stamp: I did not originally order that but after I saw it used by talented ones such as you, it went right into my cart!
    Health and happiness to you in '21!!
    Lori S in PA

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    1. Thank you so so much, Lori!!! I'm so happy you liked my creations! I appreciate your kind words and support on my blog! Wishing you the best in 2021!

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the bright colors on your first card!

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  18. such pretty cards..love the colors- so cheery :-)

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  19. barbara lassiter1/17/21, 12:25 PM

    Beautiful cards! That XOXOXO background from this release is still one of my favorites!

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    1. Thank you so much! One of my favorites, too!

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  20. Love the neon green sentiment
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    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Gorgeous cards. I'm loving the alcohol inked background with the simple vine and die sentiment.

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  22. Wow! This is so funky! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

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  23. THat's it! I officially need that XOXO cling stamp. Your card using it is so fun and reminds me of the 80s (not that I remember much lol). It gives a very nostalgic feel. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you so much, Glendalys! Definitely channelled my inner Lisa Frank for that one!

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  24. Thanks for sharing with us. I like the stacked cutouts on the beautiful ink blended backgrounds

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  25. All of your cards are fantastic! I especially like the second one which is XO background is embossed with gold. So pretty!

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  26. Great cards. The XOXO is a great background with the bold Love You it makes a perfect Valentine or any occasion to give your sweetie.

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    1. I agree! Thank you so much, Judy!

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  27. Great presentation of the Love you too release.

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  28. Great cards I like them all.

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  29. Lovely use of the xoxo backgrounder and really like your ink blending!

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  30. Love the bold use of color!

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  31. I love all your gorgeous card! Great job!

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  32. I think I've been convinced now that I need that XOXO background! LOVE the colors you chose for the first card.

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    1. You're going to love it! So fun and versatile! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  33. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Every day can be Valentine's day with these cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Wow!!!! Absolutely Fabulous cards!!! Love the drippy card!!!

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  36. The background of the "thank you for being a friend" card is so beautiful!

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  37. Love all your cards & after seeing your creations I'm glad I bought the XOXO stamp!

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    1. Thanks so much! Such a fun and versatile stamp!

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  38. Dee, very lovely cards and using so many different approaches!

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  39. Love the way you used the xoxo background stamp!

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  40. Dynamic colors! Creative compositions! I’m blown away by your creative ingenuity! Thanks for sharing & inspiring me in new ways!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Susan! I'm so happy you liked my cards!

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  41. Wonderful cards. I love the XO background stamp.

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  42. The gold with the pastels looks so cute together. Nice job.

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  43. So many awesome cards! I love the 80’s feel of your first card! So cool!

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  44. Awesome cards - love them all! My fave is the dangling pink & silver hearts.

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  45. Wow that love you just pops off that card with the xoxo. I am loving all your cards. Great job!

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  46. Gorgeous cards! Love both the bright bold colors and softer colors on your cards.

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  47. I love how you used the die cuts.

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  48. What a wonderful collection of creativity! The cards are certainly heartwarming!

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  49. lots of ways to use the large background stamp. Anyone would love to receive these cards. so cheerful.

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  50. I absolutely love the pink and green combination on the xoxxooxo card!

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  51. Awesome cards! Love the color combos you used! The XOXO background stamp is fabulous!

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  52. So many amazing cards ❤️ You have rock this release 😍

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  53. I love the XOXO background stamp but my favorite card is the Will you be my valentine streamer card. It's got this wispy quality and just the right amount of sparkle. Just perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much! So happy you like it!

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  54. Fabulous mix of card designs!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I appreciate you stopping by! xo

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  55. Marisela Delgado said: Such gorgeous cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  56. I love the boldness of your card.

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  57. Great backgrounds and a fun variety too

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  58. Great cards, Dilay. Loved the alcohol ink card! Thank you for sharing.

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  59. Great cards! I love how different they all are.

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  60. So bright and vibrant! Thay make mr happy!

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  61. Fabulous BRIGHT COLORS! I love the LOVE YOU one!

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  62. I love all of your creative, beautiful cards Dilay. Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️

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  63. Wow! Brilliant use of colour, Dilay, really makes your cards winners! Love your clever designs! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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    1. Thank yo so much, Helen! I appreciate you kind words!

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  64. Great showing of backgrounds. I like the alcohol share.

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  65. Thanks for all of the ideas! The third card's colors are just stunning!

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  66. Stunning card designs, love the fabulous colors!

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  67. Bright fun and so cheerful! This release has so many wonderful things!

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  68. so pretty - love the addition of the wonky frame!!

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  69. Your card is so bold and beautiful.

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  70. Love the main card for the hop, but all of your other creations from this release are so beautiful as well. You are one of my new go to Card Makers for inspiration. 💖

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  71. Great cards! I love the heart streamers!

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  72. All of your cards are mind blowing.

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  73. Beautiful colorful cards ;-)

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  74. Brilliant, love the explosion of colours!

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  75. Stunning! Magnificent! I love your cards! The colors are incredible.

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  76. Great cards! LOVE that bold background and that first card totally shows off the bold! I am also loving your alcohol ink background, so gorgeous!

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  77. Lovely cards. I love how the look changes depending on the colors used!

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  78. love your fun cards - thanks for sharing

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  79. Such great ideas for these products! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. Love all your cards. You have a great way with color.

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  81. Love how you used the hearts and streamer. Awesome job.

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  82. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  83. Fun cards!!! The neon yellow Love you is totally fun

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  84. so creative and beautiful!

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  85. loving these vibrant cards!!

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