Happy Monday! Today is a special day because all this month Simon Says Stamp is celebrating Stamptember! That means that there are special guests, tutorials, and new Simon Exclusive Releases! The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge design Team is hopping today sharing all kinds of cool projects! The challenge this week is to use a Simon Exclusive product on your project!
If you arrived here from the extremely talented Sandra you are in the right place! If you missed out all the fun go to the wonderfully creative Andrea Ockey Parr to start the hop!
Why Stamptember? Here is a little info on why Simon Says Stamp celebrates stamping in September. Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.
For my project I decided to share a technique called Joseph's Coat of many colors.
First up you get to create inky backgrounds. you can choose to use what every you want to ink it up. I used a mix of mists and color sprays to create my backgrounds.
The great part is you can keep your leftover inks mopped up on white cardstock and save for a rainy day where you can try this out. The backgrounds need to be completely dry before you move onto the next step.
The next step is to pick your stamp that you want to use. This works better with solid images. I started with a line stamp but you can decide when you see the different results.
Next up the magic starts to happen. You pull out a black dye ink and an applicator to sponge on the black dye ink. I also sometimes will directly apply the ink pad onto the paper to get a complete coverage.
You can start to see the resist peeking through.
I continued to cover the entire image and all around it with the black ink highlighting the resist areas.
To clean it up at the end you need to buff off the excess ink with a paper towel, kleenex or clean applicator.
Here is the finished piece before I trimmed it out.
I wanted to show a few other samples using a background stamp:
My finished card using the very first background I created:
flowers from Simon Says Stamp and they are one of my favorites!
Products: Simon Says Exclusive - Friendly Flowers, Simon Says Exclusive - Sequins, Memento - Black Dye Ink, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Words, Dylusions - Inks, Ranger Archive Ink -Black, Stampers Anonymous - Dream, White Acrylic Paint, Ranger Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, , Paper Artsy - JOFY - Keep of the Grass , Versamark Watermark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Darkroom Door - Floral
If you missed the hop go back to the beginning with the fantastic Andrea Ockey Parr!
Don't forget to come join in on the fun and use your Simon Says Stamp Exclusive product!