Sunday, September 2, 2018

It's STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!

Hello! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® celebration! What is STAMPtember® you may ask? Well, STAMPtember® is defined by Simon Says Stamp as an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers.  Simon Says Stamp has released exclusive products for STAMPtember which you can find HERE. And they will also have special surprises all month long, including exclusive collaboration stamp sets with your favorite companies (psst, you won't want to miss the Lawn Fawn set, it's super fun!) But we will save Lawn Fawn for another day.  Today I have cards to share with one of the new stamp sets from Simon Say Stamp called Birthday borders.


Both have a rainbow theme but very different techniques.  For the card on the left, I used mini ink cubes and my MISTI stamping tool to ink up portions of the candles and sentiment to get a gradient effect.  I would stamp each color then make sure I overlapped the next color when inking up the stamp.  For the background, I took the same inks, smooshed me onto a craft mat, added water and flicked the ink onto white woodgrain cardstock.  I also added yellow stickles to the flames for added interest.


The card on the right uses an emboss resist technique.  I stamped the sentiment and candles with embossing ink and used clear embossing powder.  Once melted this embossing will resist the ink so only the white paper shows where the image is.  I used a rainbow of distress ink colors to create the rainbow gradient and finished it off with some flecks of white gold metallic watercolor.  I love how bright and happy both of these turned out.

Be sure to stop by the Simon Says Stamp blog today to see all the blogs that are part of today's STAMPtember party.  Each blog has a special surprise, and they are all different!  My special gift is the exclusive Coffee Hour stamp set, free with any purchase! Just use the code below. :) This offer is good until 11:59pm EDT on September 4th

Thanks for stopping by today and please if you have not already, go join the party at


Nox said...[Reply to comment]

Fantastic cards - especially that gorgeously coloured, bright rainbow card - that one makes me smile the most!

Kelsey Thomas said...[Reply to comment]

These are cute! :)

Judy said...[Reply to comment]

How pretty!

Peggy M said...[Reply to comment]

Cute & colorful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Joyce McIntosh said...[Reply to comment]

Love your cards especially the rainbow colored card.

Leslie L. said...[Reply to comment]

Love your cards. I had already decided this set and die were coming home to just to go shop.

Patty said...[Reply to comment]

Love your cards! I have so, so many birthday stamps already...but I really like that set!!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Great cards! Thanks for sharing some new birthday inspiration ideas!

Heidi Rees said...[Reply to comment]

Such bright happy cards!

Teresa Doyle said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness Chari, if the STAMPtember release is not always amazing enough, the cards and ideas are equally as important! The ideas and colour combos used with each new set is worth the look, for sure.
Your cards are so awesome..."EEEEK!

Demae said...[Reply to comment]

funny cards

marzee said...[Reply to comment]

Love your cards!

StarSpry said...[Reply to comment]

Both of your cards are so fun! I love the rainbow theme :)

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful and bright cards!!!

Maureen Reiss said...[Reply to comment]

Super cute cards!!!

Cathy Jones Jordison said...[Reply to comment]

Chair, your cards are so cool! Love the rainbow colors. I'll have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Karen R said...[Reply to comment]

Such fun, colorful cards!! Great job!!

Brenda Kuder said...[Reply to comment]

I love your rainbow colors. Very pretty!

Ilda Dias said...[Reply to comment]

Super cute cards! Love the bright colors!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...[Reply to comment]

Like the bright vibrant colors.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dar said...[Reply to comment]

Gotta love rainbows and especially when you get a double rainbow. :)

papercrafts by Cindyellen said...[Reply to comment]

we used to live in the mountains of western NC. now we live in the mountains of central FL. i miss the Blue Ridge

Jodi Warren said...[Reply to comment]

Love the rainbows and different looks you did with them.

Karen Z. Bull said...[Reply to comment]

This is such a sassy stamp set - love what you did with the candles!

Dawn J said...[Reply to comment]

These are so beautiful. I first thought they were Hanakah cards, but realized they were birthday cards. Another card for the holidays! said...[Reply to comment]

Rainbow birthday cards are a must!!! LOVE these new images to play with!!

Sandy M said...[Reply to comment]

Really cute birthday cards. I love your chosen colors.

Sandra W. said...[Reply to comment]

Fun cards.

Chari Moss said...[Reply to comment]

Oh well you could totally use these candles for Hanukkah!

Gayle Bartholomew said...[Reply to comment]

These make such fun cards. Who wouldn't love to receive one of these.

Katie said...[Reply to comment]

Such a clever idea! Two for one!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Vibrant, fun cards. Thank you for sharing.

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