STAMPtember 2017 Blog Hop

Hello. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

STAMPtember is here and I’m part of a fun blog hop today sharing some inspiration using THIS new stamp set.

It’s one of my top favorites from the release because of it’s playful design and style of font. I stamped a couple sentiments on white cardstock cut with THIS die. I colored in the images by adding water to Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolor. (Click HERE to see a Quick Crafty Tip about this.)

I mounted the pieces on to a piece of black cardstock cut with THIS same stitched die set. I splattered the rest of the watercolor on to the black cardstock using a paintbrush. I LOVE that Distress Oxide inks have pigment ink properties so that it shows up on dark cardstock.

The great thing about the sentiments is that the words around the image are open. I decided to color one of them in using a black sharpie and the other using the Distress Oxide watercolor. I added THIS on top of each letter on both cards for some shine. I also stamped and colored the sentiments on another piece of cardstock so I could cut out the shaped portion and mount it with foam tape to add dimension.

Here’s a closer look….

It’s a simple technique that adds a lot to the card.  I finished up the card with a sprinkling of sequins.

There’s much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Anna Kossakovskaya . Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…
Simon Says Stamp Blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Kay Miller
Yoonsun Hur
Kathy Racoosin
Amy Rysavy
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kelly Latevola
Heather Ruwe   (YOU ARE HERE)
Annna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron

Let’s keep this party going with a big giveaway! Simon Says Stamp is so generous. They are giving away a $50 gift code at each stop along the hop, so make sure to leave a comment. Simon will announce the winners on their blog on Tuesday. Thanks Simon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy Stamptember!

Oh, and I shared a card HERE, if you’re interested in even more STAMPtember inspiration.

*I’ve linked to the entire STAMPtember release as well as supplies used on the cards I share today below…




  1. MakeYourLifeColourful
    September 8, 2017

    Wow, I love that stunning black background! Great hop, thanks!

  2. Verity Biddlecombe
    September 6, 2017

    Great cards, those would cheer anybody's day up!

  3. Dana M
    September 6, 2017

    Fun and happy cards! I love the black background, it really lets the focal points shine!

  4. KT Fit Kitty
    September 5, 2017

    Very cute cards! I love the design! This is a fun and very inspirational blog hop! Love me some STAMPtember!

  5. Diane Napolitano
    September 5, 2017

    Besides using this set for everyday cards, these stamp sets would be perfect for me to use to make cards for my great-nieces,great-nephews and grandchildren! Love the wording.

  6. Elena V.
    September 5, 2017

    A very colorful and happy cards. I love it!

  7. teresa currie
    September 5, 2017

    Terrific cards, Heather!!

  8. Teresa Godines #6857
    September 5, 2017

    Fun cards. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

  9. Michelle Peacey
    September 4, 2017

    Vey cute cards.

  10. Jacqueline
    September 4, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I love how you created a soft, almost pastel look with the Distress Oxides!

  11. Janice
    September 4, 2017

    Fun cards! Great technique! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Diane
    September 4, 2017

    So Cute! My granddaughter will love this stamp set!

  13. Diana MtHens
    September 4, 2017

    These would make a great juvenile card.


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