Hello crafty friends! I am back again today, sharing 2 ways to create with Distress Oxides, plus inspiration using the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® release! Did you know that Simon is celebrating 10 years of STAMPtember® this month?? It’s always so exciting to reach mega-milestones like this and to celebrate, Simon has a lot of fun surprises in store for you all throughout the month… such as a giant Blog Party!

What is the Blog Party? Simon has a list of designers (myself included) on their blog that are each sharing inspiration using the new STAMPtember® release! And as an extra-special surprise, there is an exclusive free gift offer for you:

How I Made It

My first card for the Blog Party features the gorgeous, Thank You Swirl die which I foiled with the Gemini FoilPress machine. I love foiling with dies because the raised, cut lines create a beautiful, delicate foil design. For the foil, I used the Rose Gold color; I love how it pairs so well with the Distress Oxide inks stamped with.

To stamp, I picked out Victorian Velvet, Evergreen Bough, Fossilized Amber and Dusty Concord Distress Oxides and used the outline images from the Look for the Rainbows stamp set; as I stamped, I framed the images around the greeting. I further accented the colors of the foil and ink by adding a few Rose Gold sequins and Pansy Purple jewels.

Finally, I added a sentiment from Simon’s new All the Thanks stamp set underneath the foiled greeting.

The second card I created started by using Victorian Velvet and Old Paper Distress Oxide inks to blend a soft background. Next, I took the Flora background cling and stamped those same colors over top the background, creating a tone on tone effect. With a clear glitter brush pen, I lifted a bit of the color from some of the petals in the stamping, which adds some variation – and shimmer – to the overall design.

I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the new, Healing Hugs stamp set onto the background, and popped a supporting sentiment above that from the same set. The background is also embossed along the edges with the gold embossing powder, which gives the panel an elegant look. I popped that whole panel up off a kraft card base and embellished everything with a few Blue Moon sequins, that also have Nuvo Drops inside of them.

I hope these cards inspire you to create with the new STAMPtember® release from Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to keep on reading to learn more about the blog party!

Supplies Used

Simon Says Stamp THANK YOU SWIRL…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins BLUE MOON…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI Foilpress…
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Crafter’s Companion ROSE GOLD Gemini…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad OLD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Pretty Pink Posh PANSY PURPLE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC ROSE…
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM METALLIC ROSE…
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog to participate in the party! This is not a blog hop, but rather a whole collection of inspiration from a large group of designers. Each of us has a one of 10 unique coupon codes that will allow you to receive a free gift with purchase! Since everyone has different codes, you have the opportunity to uncover some fun surprises as you check out the inspiration. If you’d love to receive the Happy Thoughts stamp set (pictured above) with your purchase of $100 or more, use the code CMFT47 at checkout!