Welcome to the blog party for STAMPtember by Simon Says Stamp. It’s time to ~PARTY like only crafters can! ~:) Watch all month for cool Simon Says Stamp collabs with other companies, exclusive stamp sets and great inspiration along the way. To kick things off, let’s get this party started!
I have two cards featuring the following new Simon Says Stamp branded products available now as part of the STAMPtember release:
Before we look at the cards below, remember you can shop the STAMPtember release now here. Use the code shown here in the graphic to get an exclusive XL birthday greetings stamp set FREE with a purchase of $100 or more! (CODE: 9E35TYE).
Gift Package Card
For my first 5″ X 7″ card, I used this holiday stamp set for a non-holiday card. To start, the background was created by inking the bottom using the Salvaged Patina Distressed Oxide Ink on 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock for my card front. Next, I splattered teal paint on the partially ink blended front using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (48) paint.
I stamped five presents on the front of the card, some right over the blended ink. I stamped the sixth one on a separate cardstock piece, cut it out and added it to the front using Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares. I colored each package using Copics in Y28, c3, 100, BG23, RV91 and RV93, adding stripes/patterns to some of them.
I added sequins to the tops of all the presents (except for the one that was popped up with a foam square) for a little present sparkle. I also stamped, cut and added the white flower on the bottom gift. A white gel pen was used for the white accent dots.
Lastly, I added “for you” from the Thankful For You layered dies. I used only the last two words of the die this time. I die cut it in white and a metallic gold cardstock and adhered it to both sides of the present. The card front was attached to a white card base. This card is done. 🙂
Lettered Holiday Thank You Card
For my second 5″ X 7″ card, I ink blended distressed oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, and Fossilized Amber for the background. I splattered water over the top and pulled up color to make it look splotchy. I also splattered white paint on top. Once everything was dry I stamped the Lettered Holiday Background Stamp over it using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
I also stamped a gift package and added holly on the top. I used the same Copics as in card 1 (listed above) to color the gift. I die cut the “Thankful For You layered dies” in white and metallic gold and glued them together and attached to the front. The card front was attached to a white card base to complete the card. Lastly, I stamped one of the phrases from the Gift Package stamp set inside for the holidays!
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