Monday, September 2, 2019

STAMPtember Blog Party + Free Gift Code!

Hey guys!

It's the most wonderful time of year! STAMPtember is here and I'm so excited! 


I always love this month because over at Simon Says Stamp, they celebrate card makers and crafters all month long with new, awesome products, tons of inspiration, amazing projects, collaboration stamp sets with our favorite companies, giveaways, surprises and so much more! And it's the 10th anniversary of STAMPtember this year, so it's even more exciting!


It's a month filled with the love of stamping and it brings so many of us together, making this hobby even better! ♥♥♥

There are a lot of designers posting today and each one of us has a different coupon code for you to use to get free products - yay! Think of it as a scavenger hunt for some fun, free stuff! It all starts on Simon's blog where you'll find a list of everyone who is participating in the party.

I've got a special code for you today, for a free bottle of Tonic Studios Mini Nuvo drops in the beautiful, Bohemian Teal color! Just use the code in the graphic below with ANY purchase.

And did you see this?! Such an amazing giveaway! Take a look and read below! It is so generous of Simon Says Stamp!

Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries. And here's a link to the STAMPtember Gallery.

Okay, so I was generously sent some new products to play with and I'm excited to share my cards with you.

Have you ever ordered Suzy's Watercolor Card sets? Oh, my gosh, I love them! I love to color most of all, so they're perfect for me. But they are also so awesome for practicing your coloring. They come in a pack of like 10-15 and are pre-printed on watercolor paper but you don't have to watercolor with them. You can use markers or pencils too! I loved this pack created for STAMPtember and I've created 3 cards so far.

This first one comes without a sentiment so I added one from an older set called, "Choose Happy." I used Copic markers to color the cute scene.

This one was just so fun to color! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers this time for a watercolor look.

The reason this one is cut into a square is because one of my red Copic markers blobbed all over but it turned out so cute, I couldn't bear to throw it away! There is always a way to fix those mistakes. The sentiment was added from the "30 Days of Thankful" set, which was designed by Cathy Zielske for STAMPtember.

For my next card I used the beautiful Tumbling Leaves stencil. I love how this turned out too! So sparkly!
It was so easy to create the pretty sparkle on this card. All I did was use a couple of soft Distress Oxide Ink colors to blend through the stencil, then I spread some clear embossing paste right over the colors, again through the stencil. Simon has a gorgeous glitter that I used to sprinkle over the embossing paste before it dried and the ink colors still show through. I hope you'll give this fun technique a try! And the sentiment is again from the "30 Days of Thankful" set.

My next two cards were created using the gorgeous, "Poinsettia Background" cling stamp. I LOVE this stamp!

I have always loved pink poinsettias so I just had to color the flowers in a soft pink shade! I used my Zig markers again to do some water coloring. The sentiment is from an older set called, "Christmas Essentials."

Last but not least is this beauty. The traditional red poinsettias, colored with Copic markers.
I thought the sentiment from last year's, "Stained Glass Greetings" set was perfect but I didn't like how busy it looked against an already busy background, so I just colored in the open areas of the stamp with a black marker and liked it much better! 

That's it for me. I really hope I've inspired you to give some of these products a try! 

HAPPY STAMPtember!!!

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