Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER Blog Party + Giveaway

Welcome to Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party! This is grand and so so much fun! Loads of inspiration and loads of giveaways! Make sure you visit the main blog and visit all the different blogs linked because there are so many promotional banners that are up and for you to uncover. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy while you are at it!

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Such an honor and huge amounts of gratitude to the entire team of Simon for this wonderful opportunity. For my blog party, I am setting a holiday mood for you all. September is a good time to get started on Holiday Season cards because before you know it, it will be December. I made two similar style one layer watercolored cards. I used the Festive Trees Stamp Set from this release.

To start, I took two panels of cold pressed Arches Watercolor paper and trimmed them down to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches masked off the edges using some masking tape. For one panel I stamped the hearts christmas tree using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I used Molotow pen and put down small dots so that they look like falling snow. I watercolored the hearts and background using my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.

For the second panel, I stamped the triangular christmas tree in the same manner and watercolored the background red with snowflakes stamped in Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.

I stamped the sentiments on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed using Silver and Gold Embossing Powder. I trimmed them down and added pieces of gold and silver glitter cardstock to give it some definition. I die cut two tiny tags using Fog cardstock and stamped the word love and peace using Versamark Watermark Ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.

I attached the tags using some natural twine and trimmed the watercolored panels to 4 inches by 5.25 inches and attached them onto A2 sized top folding card bases made from Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock.

I added some clear and gold sequins, Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops, glossy accents and a star sequin on top of each tree to finish it off!

I hope you liked the cards I made!

Have a lovely day!