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Sunday, September 7, 2014

STAMPTEMBER


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!

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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.
I wanted to do something fun that I hadn't played with in a while.  I am going to walk you through the steps and then I will show you a few different projects and pieces I created in my crafty session.

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.

Start by stamping your image using Versamark Watermark Ink and then coat with clear embossing powder and heat it up and create your resist.



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.
 My second background used a lighter mix of colors and a solid stamp. (A lovely Simon Exclusives set)

 This is the finished panel after I added some splatters of white over the surface. I distressed the edges.


 I wanted to show a few other samples using a background stamp:


 You can also choose to just ink up the background with a darker color and not use black.


 My finished card using the very first background I created:

I hope I have encouraged you to give this technique a try!   I love these flowers from Simon Says Stamp and they are one of my favorites!

Products: Simon Says Exclusive - Friendly Flowers, Simon Says Exclusive - SequinsMemento - 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! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz 

47 comments:

  1. WOWiiiieeee... love it all... great blogging ... so much sharing... love these techniques.. Thanks so much for sharing.. .Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. Fabulous techniques and wonderful outcomes. I love the effects you have achieved and your gorgeous finished card. Thanks for sharing the process steps.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. Lovely Technique, well reminded there are so many beautiful stamps where this will work beautifully

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  4. This is a wonderful creation :) xxx

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  5. Fabulous creation Suzz and this is one of my favourite techniques, it's always a lovely surprise to see what you get. You background is so gorgeous too and really sets the colour off. Hugs, Chris

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  6. Funny how we forget the oldies but goodies when it comes to techniques. You did a wonderful job with this one, Suzz.

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  7. Like the transformation of the stamping with the inking & heat embossing. Has a wonderful artsy look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. Wow - I love the look of that card. I have some unsuccessful backgrounds that I may be able to resurrect using this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Hi Suzz
    What a great technique!! I must try that TFS and Thanks for you lovely comment ... Have a great week!

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  10. These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creative technique!

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  11. Wonderful backgrounds, thanks so much for sharing your techniques!

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  12. wonderful card! I haven't done this technique in years. thanks for reminding me.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow Suzanne! So beautiful and creative! The end results are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Fantastic card and fun technique. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. What a different technique! I would be afraid of messing it up using black over it!!

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  16. Great demonstration of this technique!

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  17. What a fun technique. Another one to add to my 'must try this at home' list. Hugz

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  18. Ohh wow, Suzz! These are amazing! Love the technique! I have to try it too! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Sandra

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  19. Stunning creation! Love the technique you used - tfs - Thanks for the hop enjoy your day!

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  20. Beautiful backgrounds and wonderful technique. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. So original! Thanks so much for sharing your technique. Beautiful project!

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  22. Hi Suzz, I love this technique and happy to be reminded to try again. I love that you used black, so dramatic! Wonderful post and awesome results on your projects!

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  23. Thank you for reminding me of this fun technique Sue! I haven't done it in a really long time. Love all your samples and the gorgeous finished card.

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  24. Thank you for reminding me of this fun technique Sue! I haven't done it in a really long time. Love all your samples and the gorgeous finished card.

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  25. Thanks for sharing. This is a great technique. I wouldn't have thought to use black over it.

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  26. Thanks for sharing. This is a great technique. I wouldn't have thought to use black over it.

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  27. Oooh cool blending! Thanks for showing that neat tutorial :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  28. Gorgeous results Suzz, I love this technique, thanks for reminding me about it all over again, the results are stunning. I adore your makes. Tracy x

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  29. Love resist techniques and your tutorial with the pretty colours underneath the dark black is gorgeous. Your flowers are beautiful. I am thinking fall leaves would look great with this technique.
    Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  30. Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring technique :)

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  31. beautiful card, thanks for sharing your technique!

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  32. Great technique Suzz and great works! You know how much I love your double project! I can't choose, both are amazing! Barbarayaya

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  33. Great technique! This is a new one to me, and one to try for sure!

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  34. Wow... this is such a fun and great technique! Love the beautiful colors and textures on your card! :)

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  35. WOW... this is so magically cool ; what fun technique !

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  36. Suzz, this is fantastic! I had completely forgotten about this technique and haven't seen it done I ages. I LOVE the results you achieved and I can't wait to revisit this and give it a try for myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Your projects are beautiful!!

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  37. Fabulous inkyness - thank you for sharing how and for the blog hop Karen x

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  38. Another great technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. oh that is something I never would have tried. great technique.

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  40. This technique reminds me a little of making your own scratchboard. The main difference is that you add the images as the resist before you put on the black, rather than scratching the black away to reveal the images afterwards. Your technique is so cool! I was a bit doubtful about the black, but am glad you pointed out that you can use any dark color for the background. Good to know. Tfs!

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  41. Beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial ... I will for sure, try this technique out :)

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  42. Great card and so many great techniques to try!

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  43. So beautiful, Suzz! The backgrounds are amazing and the finished card is just beautiful ~ I love it! :)

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  44. I am such a chicken with using black, but you nailed it! What a great technique and I appreciate how you showed it to us in more than one application. It was fun to compare how your different flowers turned out. Thanks, as usual, for the inspiration!

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