Sunday, 2 September 2018

It's a STAMPtember blog party!

It's STAMPtember!!YAY!!!!
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/
I received the "Nature Mandala" stamp from the Stamptember release from Simon Says Stamp in the mail, and got inky straight away!
For this one, I coloured the image with Zig clean color real brush markers. I added a black sentiment strip with clear embossing, using the "Thoughtful Messages" stamp set. 
For the second card, I white embossed the image onto Bristol smooth cardstock (the image is VERY VERY VERY detailed, so I wanted a smooth cardstock instead of my usual textured watercolour cardstock). I coloured it with blue and aqua Zig markers, sprayed with water, let it dry, then repeated to get more intense colour. I finished the background with a spray of Perfect Pearls in water. The sentiment is the big thanks die with the matching stamp set.

I couldn't resist making a third card! For this one, I again white embossed onto Bristol cardstock, and then used a Distress brush to blend Distress Oxides over the embossing. I added a sentiment with the "Love" die from Simon Says Stamp, and a stamp from "Thoughtful Messages".  

 The new release is now live, and can be found HERE.  And there's a special extra something below:
 https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases-STAMPtember

Make sure you check out the other blogs in today's blog party on the Simon Says Stamp blog - there is a variety of different vouchers to be had, so see if you can check them all out!
 
Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your first card! It really shows off the many elements of the Nature Mandala! I couldn’t really discern all of the plants and feathers until I saw this card! It’s so beautiful! I like both cards, but the first one—WOW!

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  3. Super amazing cards!! Love the colors of them!! Great use of color and Zig markers. I have to get some more of the distress oxides for sure now. I will also have to blame it on you when husband asks. Sorry...?

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  4. These are all gorgeous, and truly show the versatility of this stamp! Love!

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  5. Wonderful color on these.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Really beautiful coloring on all of them!

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  7. Oh wow, each card is more stunning than the next. So beautiful. I always struggle with mendalas and how to color them or showcase them on a card. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  8. WOW - all 3 cards are stunning. You did such an amazing job on the first with all of the detailed coloring. Gorgeous!

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  9. Beautiful cards with detail and even when all the details aren’t obvious. Anyone would be thrilled to get them in the mail. Love!

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  10. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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  11. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Oh Michelle, the time you must have spent colouring! They are all stunning, but the 2nd & 3rd are my very favourites.
    Thanks for taking the time you did & sharing it with us.

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  13. Love the different looks you got with the same stamp. I love when someone shows us different views.

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  14. Oh my gosh, your cards are simply beautiful!! You did an amazing job coloring that first card. When I first saw the detail on that stamp, I was sure I could never attempt to color such a design. But you showed me how gorgeous it can be. Wonderful job!

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