SB+FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop


Today we are celebrating the release of the two new Summer Collections by FSJ: Splash Zone and Starry Night! As part of this release, Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey have organized a fun blog hop where you will find lots of inspiration created by talented crafters who have used the products from the two new collections and created with their unique styles and different techniques, many amazing projects.

Blog hops are always a blast so I was more than happy to create a couple of cards for this special occasion. My first card features a darling set called: Make Waves stamp set. This set includes mermaids and ocean creatures images along with some cute sentiments.

To create the background of this card I used the Splash Zone stencil. I used it like you normally use a stencil to create a subtle background and I also used it to emboss a cardstock panel.

I colored the mermaids using the Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils and a brush . It doesn’t really matter what technique you choose to color the images, those mermaids are so pretty that what it really matters is that you enjoy the coloring part!

Anyway, I also added some of the new sequins included in the Splash Zone sequins jar to complement the scene. I really love the combination of colors of the sequins included in the jar!

My second card features a fun set called Shark Attack. This set is so much fun. It includes different sharks and cute sentiments that are just perfect to create fun projects. I created a two tone background panel and I matted it with a fun frame called Film Frame, then I adhered them over a folded card.

For this card I opted for simply stamping the images over River Stone cardstock with  Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, and then I use my white Journey Color Burst color pencil to enhance some of the edges of the sharks and teeth. This is such a great way to add dimension with no effort!

To finish up this card, I white embossed the sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and then, I added some sequins from the Starry Night Sequins jar (which I thought matched better the colors of my card).

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Tuesday. (The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.)

Well, here you have the complete list of participant blogs, so good luck to you!

Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
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Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuillème
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!


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82 thoughts on “SB+FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop

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  3. I was not thrilled with many mermaid stamps until this collection came out and now I love these! And the sharks, oh my, great card! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love all things “mermaid” and can’t wait to get this set to add to my growing collection. Love the soft pastels you used on your card.

  6. The mermaids are just darling, love the varied use of the stencil in your background. The sharks are so much fun. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  8. I love the way the stencil was used to emboss. And the shark card is a nice idea for boys. I struggle to find stamps that work for them

  9. I love both of these cards! Your color choices are so fitting for the themes. The combo of stenciling and dry embossing on the mermaid card is genius! The bit of highlighting on the sharks is simple but adds a lot of dimension. I will definitely try some of these techniques 🙂

  10. Cute cards! I love the mermaids hair, you achieved some great shading using the FSJ watercolor pencils. I am really enjoying this blog hop and all of the inspiration for this new release!

  11. Sweet, adorable cards. I especially love the first one. My granddaughter was a mermaid in her kindergarten play and now she wants to be a mermaid when she grows up. She would love this!

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