Monday, September 8, 2014

Stamptember blog hop!

Hi everyone,

It's time, the annual Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge STAMPtember blog hop starts! If you came here directly, please start at the beginning of the blog hop by clicking here. Thanks!

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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.

STAMPtember is always a very big happing and the bloghop is always a fun party. For this party, I made a tag with the Bitty Butterfly stamp and die set, but also with the Diamond Circle stencil.


Since it is a celebration, I wanted to use elegant and classy colors, such as Victorian Velvet Distress Ink for the background and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls for details and effect.



The technique that I want to share with you today is to create a color on top of a black (stamped) surface. The largest butterfly of the Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set Bitty Butterfly is perfect for this technique, since there is a same shaped stamp with a pattern in it. First of stamp with Archival Jet Black Ink the solid butterfly and let it completely dry. Then stamp with Versamark the dotted butterfly. Use a brush with a bit of Perfect Pearls (don't matter which color, if desired even multiple colors) on the dots and brush the excess off. Fix it with a bit of hairspray.



With this tag I want to thank Simon Says Stamp for everything they do and I'm so glad to be part of the amazing Monday Challenge DT.



It's now time to hop to the next in line, and that is the amazing talented Suzz!


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

42 comments:

Murtuza said...

Fantastic. Very cool tag. Black with perfect pearls, I do not have any but i am sure this will even work beautifully with Gold Embossing Powder.

NGCARDS said...

This is lovely :) xxx

Suzanne C said...

The butterflies are bold and beautiful! Love the striking effect against your cool background!

joy said...

Fabulous tag!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Butterflies & the use of the stencil.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

the primitive country bug said...

A lovely tag! The patterned butterfly make this so fun and delightful.

TangledBlueRose said...

Very gorgeous and elegant. I love the technique you shared!

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic tag. Love that gold on the black. Thank you for sharing the technique.

Jackie said...

Unique Tag! I like butterflies♥

├čeulah ├čee said...

You done an amazing job combining design elements to create a vintage ala retro composition. Love the graphic quality of the butterflies and the combination of black and gold reinforces it perfectly. I also like the stitched border which wouldn't be the same without the occasional crosses. While it looks whimsical and spontaneous, you've used masterful design!

ionabunny said...

LOve the effect of the light and the perfect pearls. Shall have to have a play with these

Gail said...

Super butterflies - one item I love using on creations - nice job! TFS Thanks for the hop enjoy your day!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Very pretty tag. I like the way you did the background and those pretty butterflies.

soapHOUSEmama said...

so lovely! and great idea for the stamping!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous tag. TFS

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty, I lovethe stripes and dotrs on the butterflies. I just became your newest follower I hope you will come follow me.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
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My Paper Epiphany said...

This is a very striking tag! The light and shading is perfect and I love the big butterflies!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous! Love your stitching and every detail on this tag!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous tag Sandra and a great technique, especially combining the solid and dot stamps. Love the butterflies.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Super fun 3D tag, Sandra! The butterflies look like they could flutter away at any moment :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Auntie Em said...

Your bold and graphic design is awesome! Love the use of the perfect pearls on the wings for shimmer.

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful tag! LOVE the butterflies!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful tag, I love your coloured butterflies :)

Ceal said...

beautiful tag! love the butterflies

barbarayaya62 said...

Perfect pearl is stunning over your butterflies! Wonderful finish touch! Gorgeous tag Sandra as always! BArbarayaya

Karen said...

So much to love about your tag! I especially love the background you created.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely tag, Sandra. I love the beautiful background pattern and colors. The butterflies are gorgeous. :)

Terry said...

Such a cool tag, Sandra! Those butterflies really are so artsy and love the background you created for them! Hugs!

Rea' said...

What a fun tag... all that stencil goodness; and stitching too ... love those "flutterbies" ( my name for cool butterflies) !!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful pink inkyness which is always my favourite! Thank you for sharing and for the blog hop Karen x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love the way you did the b'fly, especially.

Dawn S. said...

Thanks for sharing this technique!

Laura said...

Wonderful tag....I should do them more often. Thanks for inspiring.

Andrea La Vigne said...

You did a wonderful job on your tag! I love that look of the Perfect Pearls against the black that you achieved. I'll have to remember that. Tfs!

Lilian YF said...

I love butterflies! Lovely tag!

Thordis said...

Beautiful tag :)

Ohhh Snap said...

Great tutorial, stunning result. Now I'm waffling as to following my plan for the day or pushing everything aside (in reality, it would require lifting and stacking more than pushing) and trying this lol. Decisions, decisions.

Doudou said...

Beautiful tag. Love the colors☺

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous tag, Sandra and a stunning result ~ it's beautiful! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Sandra! Love the artsy vibe and beautiful butterfly!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I would've never thought of this color combo, but I really love how this tag turned out! Wow! Love the metallic touches and the stitched look outlining the tag. The dimensional butterflies look fantastic, too. It's a great mix of whimsy and sophistication!

Sandy said...

Wonderful!!! You are light years ahead if me!! But I think that has always been the truth!! All these years you have been so much fun to follow an inspiring too!!!
Sandy xx