Friday, September 1, 2017

It's STAMPtember!

Hi everyone!


Today marks the beginning of Simon Says Stamp's month long celebration of STAMPtember! They have lots of fun planned for the entire month, starting with a fabulous new product release (including stamps, dies, stencils, watercolor palettes, sequins, cardstock, and envelopes) which can be found HERE. There's also a great TWO DAY blog hop which starts at noon today. Check it out HERE.

Here are my absolute favourites from the new release. The first two items you'll see me use over the next two days and the rest of them I just ordered.

SSS Ornate Background Stamp
SSS Ornate Background Stamp
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SSS Kitty Cat Die
SSS Kitty Cat Die
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SSS Laura's Grids Stamps and Stencils
SSS Laura's Grids Stamps and Stencils
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SSS Grid Play Alpha Stamps
SSS Grid Play Alpha Stamps
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SSS Let Us Rejoice Stamps
SSS Let Us Rejoice Stamps
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SSS You Got This Stamps
SSS You Got This Stamps
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SSS Live Well Stamps
SSS Live Well Stamps
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SSS Picture Book Labrador Die
SSS Picture Book Labrador Die
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SSS Picture Book Sweet Cat Die
SSS Picture Book Sweet Cat Die
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SSS Flip Over Hello Dies
SSS Flip Over Hello Dies
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SSS Shari's Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette
SSS Shari's Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette
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SSS Debby's Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette
SSS Debby's Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette
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My favourite product from this release is the gorgeous Ornate Background Stamp. *Swoon!* I used it to make the following card (as well as a card I'll be sharing tomorrow as part of Day 2 of Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember Blog Hop...so be sure to come back then)!




I first stamped the Ornate Background Stamp onto Simon's Green Apple Cardstock with the matching Green Apple Dye Ink for a tone on tone effect. I then stamped the same image onto Neenah 110 LB Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and fussy cut around part of the image. I coloured it with Copic Markers and used a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker along all the cut edges to hide the white. I lined up the coloured image with the tone on tone stamped piece and adhered it in place. The sentiment is from Simon's Thoughtful Messages Stamp Set and was stamped with Verafine Onyx Black Ink.

My second card for today was quick and easy to put together thanks to Simon's new Amazing Messages Stamp Set which, while not ornate, still packs a punch. I'm looking forward to using this stamp set to create lots of birthday and encouragement cards for kids (amd again will share another card using this set during tomorrow's blog hop).


Once the sentiment pieces were stamped on cardstock cut with one of Simon's Wonky Rectangle Dies, I coloured in the 'AWESOME' and star with Copic Markers. I added some Wink of Stella Clear Marker to the star and covered the 'AWESOME' with Glossy Acccents. I finished things off with some beautiful Lucy Abram's Rainbow Sparkle Jewel Mix. Using Foam Tape, I adhered the stamped panel to a die cut piece of Doodlebug Fairytales 6x6 Patterened Paper I had left over from Simon's September Card Kit.


Before I go, I wanted to share the Ornate Background stamped piece my 10 year old daughter coloured. She actually broke open this stamp as soon as we got home from the post office before I go a chance to, lol. I was literally waiting in line to use it! Ha! Anyways, I think she did an amazing job on this and I love the colour combo she came up with.


Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow!
Sarah

Supplies, with compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. * indicates products from STAMPtember.


SSS Amazing Messages Stamps
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SSS Thoughtful Messages Stamps
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SSS Ornate Background Stamp
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SSS Wonky Rectangles Dies
SSS Wonky Rectangles Dies
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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SSS Green Apple Dye Ink
SSS Green Apple Dye Ink
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker
Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
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Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik Tool
Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik Tool
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Fiskars Titanium Micro Tip Scissors
Fiskars Titanium Micro Tip Scissors
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Fiskars Amplified Scissors
Fiskars Amplified Scissors
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Lucy Abrams Rainbow Sparkle Jewel Mix
Lucy Abrams Rainbow Sparkle Jewel Mix
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SSS Green Apple Cardstock
SSS Green Apple Cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 110 LB Cardstock 25 Sheets
Neenah Solar White 110 LB Cardstock 25 Sheets
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Doodlebug Fairytales 6x6 Papers
Doodlebug Fairytales 6x6 Papers
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Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Mini Glossy Accents
Mini Glossy Accents
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Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles
Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles
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Kokuyo Long Dot Adhesive Runner
Kokuyo Long Dot Adhesive Runner
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3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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117 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning cards, Jo x

Deborah Kaye said...

That background stamp is incredible and the first card you did with it is just WOW! I love it! Your daughter did a lovely job coloring it as well.

Mindy Eggen Design said...

wow those backgrounds! totally blow me away! beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful of amazing and unique cards. Good ideas.

Marianne said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Peggy Bonovа said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Wow your cards are super cool.

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Love this stamp! I'm always looking for ornate images to color.

Jennifer K said...

Wow! These make a statement. Lovely!

Norine said...

Love the rich colors so pretty

O Livro e a História said...

Fantastic, I love the colorful cards!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

A triple grand slam of gorgeous, colorful cards!

Crazy Lady said...

I'm in love with that background stamp!

Dawn said...

These backgrounds are so pretty, really love the green card!

Kate Parrish said...

Love the use of the background stamp for such a colorful and beautiful outcome! Just stunning!

Distracted said...

Love the background stamp and using it on colored card Stock!

SusieQ said...

Just gorgeous! OMG gorgeous!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Oh, wow--your cards are so amazing! The coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

Marsha Freer said...

Fabulous, colorful backgrounds.

TLady said...

I LOOOOVE your cards, Sarah!!! I am ESPECIALLY DRAWN to the Ornate Background ones! I LOOOOOVE THAT STAMP! SUCH GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!! I also LOVE how you did the first one, coloring only part of the stamp.... & stamping the other half of the card.... GENIUS! ;)

Barb Palmer said...

Such vibrant, beautiful cards. I love how you colored them, thanks for sharing.

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous cards-and the first one is especially eye catching-wow!!

Tammy J said...

The two background colored cards are awesome. Beautiful coloring.

Littlefeet's Card's said...

Lovely coloring on that background stamp. You put in a lot of time..no wonder it looks great!

Kelly said...

it seems to me that you must be raising another amazing cardmaker! your cards are both lovely and your dear daughter's colouring is stunning!

Dawn Gross said...

Love how colorful these cards are!

Anonymous said...

Cards are beautiful, i will have to put this stamp on my list. Thanks for sharing
Jennifer
jennyrg73@yahoo.com

Gayle Milbourne said...

These are wonderful cards...love the colors and techniques. Thank you for sharing these.

Sophia Blair said...

I love the second card using the amazing messages stamp set. I have so much patterned paper and didn't really know how to use it, thanks for the tip!

naomi stratton said...

wow those colors are awesome

Lisa said...

your daughter did an awesome job on that background stamp. Love how you colored just part of it and left the rest tone on tone. so pretty!

Karla said...

Love the colors

Goofball Adventures said...

Oh wow! Amazing work!

LucieGCards said...

Wow! Your colouring is amazing - doing those backgrounds much have taken ages, but totally worth it! Fabulous!

Debby Winters said...

Love that background stamp! It has been added to my wish list!

Tommie said...

Love theses, and your daughter did beautifully!

Createdbysteph said...

Love all of these cards! Such different looks but so nice. That green background really adds to the ornate background. Love the story about your daughter!!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... the piecing with the background really takes it to another level

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all of these! Amazing!

Laura Buehler said...

Your cards are awesome.

Anikais said...

Great cards, I really like how you've used the ornate background stamp.

Kristine said...

I absolutely love your card.. it's just so beautiful and amazing! Your daughters coloring is also beautiful. She must be very talented too!

Tink said...

Love your cards! The colors are just fantastic!!

Cathy Homan said...

Love the bold colors you used! Makes the images just pop!

Riisa2008 said...

Lovely cards!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Gosh! That ornate background is unbelievable! Just gorgeous

Sharon Frees said...

I am in love with your daughters version. I want to make one just like it. TFS

Barbara Mann said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. These cards are truly works of art. Thank you so much for sharing.

Toronto, Ontario said...

What a beautiful design on that first card!

MJ said...

OMG LOVE your card. I saw where someone cut part out and I loved it. Then to see your where you only color part, genius. No fussy cutting :)

Anonymous said...

Your card using the ornate background is stunning. THANKS for the inspiration.

Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald said...

That ornate background is gorgeous! And your daughter did a fantastic job! Kudos to her!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Stunning works of art with all those beautiful, bold colors. And a rainbow of color always touches my heart.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Well, your ornate background card is stunning. I love how you showcased just part of it with color. Your second card is fun and would be great for adults too. But I have to say, your daughter is amazingly artistic! Her rendition of the ornate background is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Beverly Johnson said...

I really love your card. I have seen many examples already of what to do with this stamp. I must get this stamp ASAP. It beckons me. Thanks for the great ideas.

mtscrapgal said...

I like your version of the ornate background stamp. I also like your daughters version. Great coloring from both of you. The encouragement card is neat too.

Teri Smith said...

I can't believe how much bright beautiful colouring you've done! Wow! Stunning cards!

Nicole B said...

I love the amazing messages card. That patterned paper is a really cute pairing.

Karen R said...

Just WOW! You did an amazing job of coloring, and your daughter....she is well on her way to becoming an incredible artist!!

KyleneMildon said...

Love, love, love

Lisa Stewart said...

As soon as I clicked the link and arrived at your blog and saw the first card, I said WOW. That card is impressive. I just love the way you combined the Ornate background stamp as both the background and focal piece in that card. Your daughters coloring using the same stamp is also just gorgeous. Thanks so much Sarah, for the inspiration and sharing with us!!

kerry myers said...

I LOVE your ornate background stamped card!!! Your daughter also did a gorgeous job! I am going to have to have that stamp!

tycodmom said...

Your daughter is a chip off the old block. Wow, her coloring is beautiful. I wish I was a good fussy cutter because your cad would be so fun to try to recreate. I am swooning over it.

Lynnie said...

Love your coloring!!!!

Megan said...

You both did amazing things with the ornate background!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the brilliant colors you and your daughter have used.

Barb said...

Love the vibrant colors on the cards! Very boho!

Jackie said...

Oh So beautiful, if I win I am going to apply my 50.00 to buying a whole set of copics and then I will color that background stamp too!!!

Susan Shrader said...

Oh my goodness...what an amazing stamp...and what you did with it is even more amazing. So stunning. Beautiful.

Rosy Newlun said...

Ok, now I'm madly in love with the ornate background stamp lol! And tell your daughter she rocked the coloring!!! Thanks for so much inspiration and beauty! ♥

Robin said...

Beautiful coloring on the great background stamp, your cards are very inspiring!

Wendi said...

I love the background and the way you colored them, just gorgeous!

Lubomira Sieradzka said...

I was so excited to see these cards. I love the ornate background and the amazing messages set.

Rebecca Yoder said...

Your Ornate Bakground cards are absolutely stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

You've made the Ornate Background
sing. Beautiful colors and combinations.
thanks for sharing.

Ashley Wells said...

Love the coloring! Very colorful!

Sherron Robinson said...

One word;WOW. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

VNARN said...

Such vibrant colors. I love these cards.

Nana Griffin said...

Looks like alot of coloring but they are all beautiful.

theinkingarden said...

i love the tone on tone and the addition of the colored piece. better be careful, your daughter might take over your blog next. :-) great coloring.

Ana Paula Rodrigues said...

Hello Sarah, i love your colorful cards, great ideas. Thank you.

Julie Bodenheimer said...

These cards are amazing and your daughter has some mad coloring skills!

Stef Perry said...

Obviously the talent runs in the family, your daughter's card is stunning along with yours. Love your different ways of using the ornate background stamp!

Pennie Glasser said...

Nice cards!

Diane said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Love the ornate beackground stamp and you showcased it amazingly. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Metty Fredricks said...

Your use of such beautiful colors just blows me away.

Carol Cel said...

absolutely gorgeous! I want this stamp -- but will you color it for me?

Kelly Monaghan said...

Goodness gracious! Your daughter has an amazing eye for color! Love the designs that both of you shared

Ashlyn Jaggernath said...

Your card with the ornate background stamp is simply breathtaking!

Irit Shalom said...

What a perfect collection of perfect cards! Thanks for the great inspiration and for fantastic giveaway!

Charlene Baer said...

Gorgeous cards, Sarah! I really like the idea of tone-on-tone stamping on the green cardstock and then stamping it again on white cardstock and touching the edges with black ink to hide any white edges. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

blaze said...

Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

So pretty and colorful, better watch out or your daughter will be stock piling all your stamps---she did a great job! Donna Sicafuse

Kelly Martin said...

Love these bold and colorful cards!!

Connie G said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Farley said...

Wow the apple doesn't fall from the tree! Tell your 10 year old artist I think her coloring is outstanding!

Linda T. said...

Wow! These cards are completely stunning! I love them!

Alice T said...

I love that you had to wait for your daughter to finish before you could begin.
You are both terrific at coloring.

Angela-Johnathon McArthur said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Your white ink/coloured pencil background is AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Tracye Friedman said...

WOW another awesome card with the ornate background stamp. I can't wait for mine to arrive!

Teresa McKiearnan said...

I had to have that background stamp also. You're card is stunning

Debi Vintinner said...

Beautiful cards, love the vibrant colors!!

Naama said...

The ornate background stamp is just... no words, so pretty! And the card you made with it is beyond gorgeous! Love your daughter's work too, clearly she has your sense for colors :)

Connie Hinkle said...

Love them all!!!

Julianne F said...

Wow wow wow that ornate background stamp is incredible... can't wait to use it and try these different colouring techniques!

Amy McCue said...

Your daughter did a gorgeous job and so did you!!

tani said...

I can't decide which card I like best. You have a talented daughter. Love her color choices also n

Cheryl S. said...

The background stamp is very versatile and one I need!! Your cards are great and so colorful.

Shannon said...

That background stamp is amazing - so versatile! Stunning creations!

Rufus said...

Wow, tell your daughter that she did an awesome job! Like her color combo. She's obviously a chip off the 'ole block in terms of artistic talent!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful cards , you and your daughters, thank you for sharing
Dianna

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love the coloring!
Wendy

Roxanne Rawls said...

I am loving your cards!!! It is stunning!!!!

Karen Baughman said...

Beautiful work!

Cassie said...

Love these cards! I think the green one is my favorite of the release so far

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the first card!

paddy said...

Absolutely stunning!