In case you didn’t know, the month of September is dubbed STAMPtember in the crafty world. It is a month long celebration of exclusive products, collaborations, contests and absolute fun! This was all masterminded by Simon Says Stamp. I have been lucky to be a part of this month long celebration for the past few years…I couldn’t be more grateful for this company and all that they do for the industry.
You can find all of Simon Says Stamp exclusives here. These are not limited and will be restocked. However, throughout the month there will be exclusive sets that are LIMITED. Once these sets sell out, they will NOT be restocked. Collaborations will be released at 12AM ET so if there is something you like DO NOT HESITATE. These will (and do) sell out quickly. There is no set schedule to which collaborations will be released (Don’t you love a good surprise?). I highly recommend signing up for emails from Simon…. you may get a clue or a date for when collaborations will come out.
Lets get to the fun stuff (my card):
I started this card by stamping the new “Large Kaleidoscope” background stamp onto some white cardstock with black pigment ink, covering the area with clear embossing powder and heat setting. I trimmed the panel down to 4 by 5 1/4 inches.
I used a very light ink to stamp the flowers from the “Sweet Friend” set with my stamping tool (Keep your images in your stamp positioner so you can easily stamp again to heat emboss). Using a light ink allowed me to use my Copic markers without running the risk of ruining them with heat embossing. I then used what I am referring as a “messy” coloring technique to color the flowers. I used the darkest color first and just put it where I thought it should go and didn’t bother to blend too much. The Copic colors were: R00, RV11, RV34, R85, G99, YG95, and Y28. After the coloring was finished, I restamped the flowers with black pigment ink to heat emboss. I didn’t have the dies so I just fussy cut the images which was quite easy.
I positioned all of my card elements on the stamped panel and secured them with either liquid glue or some foam tape for dimension. The finishing elements were some pink gems/crystals and a Happy Birthday sentiment strip. The panel was adhered to a side fold A2 white card base.
- Copic Markers
I hope you all enjoyed my card for today and stay tuned for more inspiration and fun throughout Stamptember with Simon Says Stamp!
Stay Crafty my friends