Good morning and HAPPY STAMPTEMBER!! It’s finally time! Yay! If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember you’re in for a real treat! All month long Simon Says Stamp will be presenting new releases, exclusive limited collaborations, blog hops, giveaways, sales, and more! Plus September is my birthday month so I always feel like Stamptember is an extra special birthday present to me! 😉 The Stamptember release is live so head over and check it out! 😉
I’ll be sharing lots of cards and videos all month long and I’m kicking it off with a rainbow bright card using a background stamp and sentiment set from the Stamptember release!
You can watch the video below or at my Youtube channel!
I just loved that sentiment from Together the moment I saw it and thought it was perfect in light of everything going on in the world these days. And I love the concept of this grid stamp (and all the stamp sets that go with it) and just thought it would be fun to start off with some simple distress ink watercoloring!
I started by stamping the Grid Play Grid stamp on distress watercolor paper with versamark and heat-embossing it with white embossing powder. I only inked the corner of the stamp to add some interest to the edge of the eventual watercoloring. Then I taped it to a hard board and smooshed distress inks in picked raspberry, festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, and seedless preserves onto my craft mat and wet the watercolor paper. I used a damp paintbrush to add distress ink to my wet background to create a soft blend of colors. But I made sure to clean my paintbrush between colors to keep it nice and rainbow bright!
I added two layers of color, drying between each layer and then set it aside to dry. Once it was totally dry I added splatters of black distress ink and then let that dry while I worked on the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from Together onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a label. I added a layer of foam mounting tape to the back of the sentiment and then added a tangle of silver metallic thread. Then I put a second layer of foam mounting tape on the sentiment and adhered it to the card. I like separating the thread from the sentiment and the card panel with foam tape because it gives it a little more dimension and movement. Finally I added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins and a few dots of nuvo crystal glaze!
To celebrate my birthday I have several giveaways planned all month long on my blog, youtube channel, and instagram so make sure to subscribe to my blog and youtube channel and follow me on instagram for details! I’d like to celebrate some of the wonderful companies that I’m honored to work with and today’s giveaway is all about Simon Says Stamp! I’ll be choosing one winner to receive a Stamptember release product of your choice so leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to add to your stash! If you’ve already purchased the item by the time the giveaway closes I’ll just send you a SSS gift certificate for $15! This giveaway will close on 11:59PM ET on September 7th and the winner will be announced on September 8th!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!
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Kimberly Myers says
I love your watercolor rainbow card!
Robyn R says
I love the new dog dies! I also like the grid stamp…to be honest, I want everything!
Carla Hundley says
Lovely card, great design
and I love the Forever
Friends stamp set.
Carla from Utah
I enjoyed your video. I would choose the Good Reading or Grid Play background stamps.
Susan Kaiser says
Your blog is always fun. I really like the watercolor with the grid – I think I need the grid and the animal stamps and cutting dies. very sweet!
Susy Ramirez says
My favorite is Live Well stamp set.
Great card. I love so many things in the new release but I would put the friends set to good use
Linda Lipford says
My favorite items are the Daniel Smith watercolor dot cards!
The new Kaleidoscope background stamp is really pretty. But the new together stamp set is really nice too. It is so hard to choose. Love your card.
Mateja P says
I love the new Ornate Background stamp. It’s beautiful 🙂
Debbie Hallamek says
Lovely. I think my fav is the grid stamp. Thanks
Donna C says
I have been following your work since you came on to the stamping scene and I love all the color you use in your work. I do not have any of SSS’s gorgeous detailed stencils so that is a must-buy for Stamptember. The new stencils look gorgeous.
Happy Birthday month to you Jessica 😉 !! Loved the rainbow bg on your card,it looks awesome 🙂 I have just started hopping along and my fav from release is the text bg !
Liz mca says
Love that Christmas stencil, animal dies, under the sea, all the bkgd stamps….what did I miss? Lol
Tommie Runner says
Happy birthday! I love this card so much, it’s really a beautiful idea that would work with so many different sentiments and color combos and background stamps. But it really makes me want to get my hands on that grid stamp! 😍
Stephanie B says
Happy Birhthday! I really love the Summer Flowers stamps and dies release – I’m a sucker for florals.
Teri Wilson says
So hard to choose! I love the floral background stamp!
All the new products are awesome! I really want those cute little animal dies! Your card is so pretty too. I love the look using that water color technique. All the cards you do are so awesome! Happy Birthday!
Mary Lehett says
Thank you for the creative card technique and using Distress Inks.
Amy Cooley says
My favorite is the “You’ve Got This” stamp set. I love the encouraging sentiments! Thanks!
Maryam's craft says
Wish you all the best… I love your cards and all the new ideas you make.. I love the grid play stamp set.. looks it have lots of fun..
What a great contrast of the delicious unstructured rainbow watercolours with the crisp lines of this fabulous background stamp, Jess … a brilliant card! Hard to choose a favourite from the release … I think Let Us Rejoice, it’s lovely! Enjoy your birthday when it arrives! Anita 🙂
Sue LD says
Great sentiment and love the grid pattern and colors. Happy Birthday to you. One of my favorite things in the new release is You Got This.
Samantha Johnson says
I love this card! I love all the new stencils.
Kim Potts says
Beautiful card! Let Us Rejoice stamp is my fav! Going on my wish list