Hey-O! It’s September the Oneth and that can only mean one thing! Well, two. It’s my youngest son’s birthday (Happy Birthday Ben!) and it’s the kickoff of the biggest STAMPY month of the year, with Simon Says Stamp releasing an exclusive variety of stamps, dies and more, plus collabs with other companies in the industry and just a whole lot of inspiration and amazing paper crafting projects!
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I will be sharing several projects through out the month, but today I have a couple of cards to show you that feature the Printmaking Florals Background cling stamp.
This cool, primitive-sampler design is like other sets Simon has been recently releasing – with the ability to tear sections apart – in this case, each row from the rest – making it easier to pull out the one line in order to stamp it a different color than the other rows.
I stamped onto a sheet of pale “greige” cardstock I found in my stash, using all the rows of graphic images and stamping all but the one row with Altenew Cloudy Sky from the Tranquility color family and then using Grapevine Crisp Dye ink from the Red Cosmos set of inks.
After stamping the background I stamped the sentiments with the Clean Line Gratitude stamp set with Versamark ink and heat set with silver embossing powder. Then I wrapped the card front with silver thread from Altenew and adhered it to a color-coordinated solid cardstock mat. The red enamel hearts are also from Altenew’s enamel dots sets.
The second card is done much the same as the first, except that I stamped each row singly.
I wanted an “ombre” look, so I used all four colors in the Tranquility Crisp Dye ink color set to accomplish that. I stamped rows 1 and 3 with Misty Morning, the lightest of the four shades and removing the 2nd stamp row.
Next, I die cut three layers of heavy-weight cardstock using the lowercase word die from the Welcome Dies set, and glued them together stacked up.
I stamped a completion sentiment from the CZDesigns Welcoming stamp set and heat embossed once more with silver embossing powder.
Then I added a die cut leaf of coordinating solid cardstock, with a die from the Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves dies set, and complete the card with a small blue enamel heart sticker.
Be sure and check out allllll the other sets being released fresh today and check back tomorrow for the STAMPtember blog party, with tons of blogs and projects to excite and inspire you!