It's A STAMPtember® Party!!

September 2, 2019


Happy Monday, crafty friends! So, yesterday the 2019 STAMPtember® release went live, and today we are having a HUGE party! Not only is it STAMPtember®, but it is the 10 year anniversary from the very first STAMPtember®!  This party has TONS of different sale promotions going on, and I happen to have one of them, which I think is a pretty great one!
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 With my promo, you can get a free Unicorn Dust glitter jar FREE with any purchase! Just use the code UNCN36 now through 9/3 at 11:59pm EST. Woot! Just click on the image above, and it will take you right to the
STAMPtember® 2019 release.

Since this is a HUGE party, to best place to get all the links that you need is the Simon Says Stamp blog. Everyone partying with shopping codes & tons of inspiration will be linked there!

I created a trio of thank you themed cards, with a really beautiful jewel toned color palette. This entire card set was inspired by one of the new STAMPtember® 2019 sequin mixes called Blue Moon. I knew I wanted to accent my cards with them, so I based my colors off what was included in the mix. Friends, this color scheme isn't typical for me, but I really do love how they turned out. But I will admit, as the cards were in progress, I was hesitant. It wasn't until towards the end that I realized that I actually really love how they turned out. 

Let's start with this card first - it is the simplest of the bunch. I used the new Tumbling Leaves stencil with Distress Oxide inks in Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers & Blueprint Sketch. I ink blended them to the front of heavyweight white cardstock, cut 1/8" inch smaller than an A2 cardbase. With the stencil still in place, I splattered gold & titanium white paint to the front. Once those splatters dried, I stamped the sentiment from the School Days Grow stamp set directly to it in onyx black Versafine ink. I mounted the ink blended panel to a purple A2 card base with a full panel of foam adhesive. Finally, I accented with the Blue Moon sequin mix to finish.

This card was a bit of a happy accident. I started by stamping & heat embossing Flora Background to Bristol cardstock in WOW! Royal Crush embossing powder. Then I proceeded to color in the flowers with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in shades of purple, blue, and turquoise. It just needed something else, and I REALLY wanted the background to be gold...so I just went for it. I painted in the entire background with Gansai Tambi Starry Colors paint, No. 903 Yellow Gold. The fact that I heat embossed the image made this relatively easy, as I had guidelines of a sort.

Once I finished painting, I set it aside to dry while I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment in white to vellum. Then I trimmed it down into a strip. At this point the panel was dry, and I added some titanium white splatters to the front. The splatter dries relatively fast, so I added a panel of foam adhesive to the back, then wrapped the vellum sentiment around the top half of the painted panel. Then adhered the entire panel to the front of an A2 card base.

 Look at all that shimmer & sheen! I did add some Midas Touch shimmer to the flora, and accented with a combination of Blue Moon sequins & clear iridescent jewels to finish.

For my final card, I stamped & heat embossed the Flora Background to Bristol cardstock in Gilded. Then I taped it down to my Waffle Flower water media mat, and dropped some Pinkfresh liquid watercolor to the front. I used Sapphire, and two upcoming new colors!! {Wink, Wink...that's all I can say for now....} Then I used a spray bottle and a size 6 watercolor brush to move the colors around and make them look how I wanted. Once it did, I set the panel aside to dry.

Once dry, I splattered it with both gold & titanium white splatters and let those dry. I stamped the sentiment to white cardstock in onyx black Versafine, then diecut it with the Sentiment Labels set. I adhered the watercolor panel to the blue A2 card base with foam adhesive. I added foam dots to the back of the sentiment strip, then layered them with a knot of gold thread to the upper right corner of the card. I finished by accenting with the Blue Moon sequin mix & the black iridescent jewels from the Pinkfresh Essentials: Jewels Mix.

Those are my three cards for today! I enjoyed every minute of creating them, and I hope they inspire you to create with these beautiful new goodies from the 2019 STAMPtember® release!
That is all I have for you today! Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!
I hope that you have a wonderful Labor Day Monday! Enjoy the STAMPtember® Party!!

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21 comments

  1. Fantastic color theme for these cards!

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  2. So many cards and all beautiful--what a great release and fun SSS party!

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  3. I have already ordered the Flora background and the tumbling leaves stencil and I love what you have done with them! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. These are all great stamp sets and your beautiful colors just take every card to the next level. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Oh Lea. I absolutely LOVE your colour choices. I am glad you pushed forward on them to see their beauty! Very nicely done.

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  6. Lea, your designs make me think of LUSCIOUS PRINTED FABRICS!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!! ;)<3

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  7. Your cards are stunning! Great job!

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  8. Oh wow! Fabulous cards!! Love the color combinations! <3

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  9. Oh, my! These cards include my favorite colors. They are so pretty.

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  10. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combo. I would have loved to see a video of your creative process.

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  11. Love your blue glittering cards--just beautiful!

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  12. Awesome creations, Happy SSS STAMPTEMBER! I especially love The Floral Background done with the loose peacock blue and seedless preserves!

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  13. All three cards are really gorgeous. I love the colors and the way you moved the colors and blended them.

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  14. Love the falling leaves cards. So pretty. The background stamp is awesome on both cards. Can't wait to find out the names of the two new colors.

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  15. Just gorgeous Lea, as always your colours are amazing!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I was so disappointed that the lead stencil was out of stock when I tried to order it. Hopefully they get more soon. Love the color of the EP on that second card and the watercoloring on that third.

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  17. These are so beautiful! I just love the blue flowers against the gold background with all of that glimmer, stunning!

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