Saturday, September 5, 2015

STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and the NEW Tim Holtz Stamp set.

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of the festivities for the NEW Simon Says Stamp exclusive set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. After you look around here, don't forget to check out all the inspiration over at Simon Says Stamp blog


Here's the new set! 
So many favorites...the party hat…the coffee cup and the clock…actually I love them all! 
 I think the size is ideal for card making! I fell in love with last years set and have used it all year long. I was so happy to add another set to the collection!


Love how fast these cards came together with just a few supplies. 
The New Exclusive Stamp Set by Tim Holtz, Distress Markers, Distress Stain, Waterbrush, Type Tokens, Watercolor Cardstock, Kraft-core cardstock, Jute String, Loop Pins and Postage Stamp Frame Bigz Die for the card shape. 

Create a wrinkle free distress background by applying Distress Stain directly to your Craft Sheet and swiping Watercolor cardstock through the ink and dry with a Heat Tool. Repeat as desired. 

Add a little ink through a Layering Stencil using Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

The New Distress Sprayer has a feature that I love…if you pull the trigger slowly is spits water droplets to create light spots on your background. 

Stamp the image of your choice from the the Simon Says Stamp Tim Holtz Exclusive Stamp set on to the background piece with Jet Black Archival Ink.  

Using the Distress Spritzer and Distress Markers add a little extra texture. The Distress Spritzer also fits other brands of markers. 

Stamp another image on to Watercolor Cardstock and trim out with scissors. 

Color image with Distress Marker and blend the color with a Waterbrush. 

Cut a piece of Watercolor cardstock a little larger then the background pieces for a matt. Ink with an Ink Blending tool for the perfect match. 

Score and fold a piece of Kraft-core Cardstock large enough to die cut the Postage Stamp Bigz Die with the fold just inside the the cutting blades to create the card. Sand and ink the card with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Add a little Distress Paint to the Typed Tokens, let partially dry then rub off excess paint and paint will remain in the word. 
Assemble your card by adhering the layers together, add a little stitching if desired and attach some embellishments. 






I think this one is my favorite! 
"Today is a Good Day" 

Thanks Heidi and the gang over at Simon Says Stamp for asking me to join in on the FUN! 
Thank you so much for stopping in! 
Richele

Here's all the goodies….available at Simon Says Stamp! 



62 comments:

  1. Well I love them all Richelle but I knew I would :D
    I too love the exclusive size! :D TFS

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  2. beautiful and awesome card, there are so amazing!

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  3. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY! :) Thank you for celebrating STAMPtember® with us! I love what you created with these new stamps. You rocked the iced coffee perfectly too <3

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  4. Great ideas Richele, thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love what this blog hop is doing. Showing some really original ideas. Sure enjoyed your post.

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  6. I love Stamptember.. Just amazing time!! Your cards are fabulous.Amazing project ! Thanks

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  7. Super cards Richele...love the postage stamp border! You are awesome my friend!

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  8. your cards are great. thanks for sharing

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  9. AWESOME postage stamp cards with the new TH stamps!

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  10. Awesome cards Richele! I love how you used the postage stamp die to create your card base. TFS!

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  11. Fabulous cards Richele :-) the backgrounds are fabulous and the colours are perfect! LOVE them :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Gasp amazing and such great instructions. Thank you

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  13. Gasp amazing and such great instructions. Thank you

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  14. Great looks! Thanks for sharing the wrinkle free distress!

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  15. WOW I love all your cards! Awesome use for these stamps ;)

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  16. OMG - loving these cards and thank you so much for the tutorial. I am going to have a go at the wrinkle free distress technique (you have made it look so easy, that even i am having a try. LOL). These stamps are awesome.

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  17. Richele thank you for a great tutorial on how to make these amazing cards. You make it look so easy...truly very inspirational.
    Thanks a lot.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

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  18. Love your designs using this stamp set. Your backgrounds are amazing and I love the technique you used to get that effect. TFS

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  19. Oh so cute ... oh the color combos, and the stencil play OMG ... too fun !

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  20. I love, love these postage stamp cards and the dies are a must have. I also like the tokens attached to each card. Thanks for the instructions and for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  21. These cards are beautiful Richele and I love your wonderful backgrounds.

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  22. gorgeous stuff you created there, well done

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  23. Such beautiful cards. Love the different distressed looks.

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  24. Hi, Richele, your cards are awesome! Love the beautiful colors :)

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  25. What wonderful creations with this new stamp set! love the techniques you used Richele! Julia xx

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  26. I ooohed and aahed at these cards! I really love them! LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE the postage card and backgrounds. The spinner on the clock is really cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  27. Love your cards, but I really love the blues you used on the seashell card. I also like that you popped the images up for some dimension.

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  28. The dimensional quality really sets these apart. Nicely done!

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  29. These are incredible! The color palettes are so soothing and energetic all at the same time and I am blown away by the amazing backgrounds you created. LOVE all that inky-drippy gorgeousness!

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  30. Thanks for sharing your techniques! I love the backgrounds -especially the watercolors. I agree -- the last sentiment is the best!

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  31. Great backgrounds and fabulous cards!

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  32. FABULOUS stamps and AWESOME cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!

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  33. What beautiful cards! Love all of the gorgeous detail you added to them!

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  34. more fun cards - love them all thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  35. I really liked the postage cut die you used and the color combinations.

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  36. The clock was my favorite and I liked the shaped card. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Gorgeous cards. Love the card shape, the beautiful backgrounds and all the wonderful details you've added.

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  39. Fantastic work! I first noticed how textural the backgrounds on your cards are then all the details. TFS. I’m loving these Stamptember posts but it’s making it hard to choose which sets to buy! Ugh! I want them allllllllll!!! LOL

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  40. Love these cards! Great inspiration!

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  41. Love these cards! Beautiful and it's another way to use my postage cut die.

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  42. Really like composition and colors of your cards.

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  43. Fantastic art works! I love your technique. Always learning something new :)

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  44. I think it's time for the post office to issue a fancy coffee cup stamp and this one could be it. I know it would be popular.

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  45. Simply fabulous cards with the special stamps - love the backgrounds especially for the coffee cup - gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  46. OMG!! You guys are making me crazy with all these awesome colored cards with those fabulous stamps!!

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  47. Fantastic cards Richele, love the background technique!

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  48. Great cards so glad you participated in the blog hop!

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  49. Great cards! I love the idea of using the postage stamp di as a card base, thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Amazing works Richele! I love all your cards! Thanks for your inspiration, all techniques that you've used are wonderful ! Barbarayaya

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  51. Nice cards Richele! I like all of the images and their sayings that you chose for your cards.

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  53. What a great collection of cards...each card is awesome...love the distressed look of the cards...

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  54. These are fabulous cards ... I love the new images and the techniques you show. You always give great instructions! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Wonderful Richelle, what a great stamp set and love how you you showcased them on the postage stamp die, perfect! Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo

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  56. You've got me sold on adding the new stamps to my wishlist! Love your cards!

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