Saturday, September 2, 2023

Simon Says Stamp - STAMPtember Blog Party

Hi my friends, the month long STAMPtember celebration of stamps, dies, stencils and more has begun over at Simon Says Stamp and you're invited to join in the fun.

Throughout STAMPtember, Simon Says Stamp will be celebrating every day, posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements and even more surprises on Simon Says Stamp Blog. To get the party started, there's a special STAMPtember BLOG PARTY today on Simon's Blog and I'm thrilled to be joining lots of my Simon Says friends to share lots of inspiration using the new products - click HERE to join the party where you can check out the list of almost 90 participants. You will also find a promotional code on each blog participating in the party to receive a free gift with any or qualifying purchase and woohoo, if you use the code below, you'll get Fancy Love, one of my all time favourite dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I made two cards using the adorable Stack O' Pumpkins die and sentiments from the Friendly Ghosts stamps and dies set on Distress Oxide ink backgrounds
I die-cut the Stack O' Pumpkins from Distress Watercolor card and coloured with Carved Pumpkin, Crackling Campfire, Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks using Simon Says Detail Round Blending Brushes.
used the die-cut card to trace the outline of the pumpkins with a pencil on to Simon Says Black cardstock, trimmed within the pencil line, fixed to the back of each pumpkin and added the stalks.
stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Friendly Ghosts stamp set on to Distress Watercolor card, inked with Simon Says Intense Black and on to Simon Says Black cardstock, inked with Versamark, heat set with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and die-cut using the matching dies. Then it was time to have some fun and make cards.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4"x 5.1/4" for the first background and coloured with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools. I started in the centre, worked my way out to create a glow effect, spritzed with water and dried.
I inked the cobweb image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Life Is A Party with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.
I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint to the background and die-cut pumpkins.
I fixed the pumpkins and sentiments to the panel using Simon Says Black Foam Squares to add dimension.
I splattered Distress Resist Spray over the background, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat set.
To finish, I used a Sakura Black Glaze Pen over the black splatters on the pumpkins, added white highlights on the eyes with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and matted the panel on to a top folding white A2 card blank.

I fixed the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Moon Mask temporarily to the second Distress Watercolor card background, coloured with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks, removed the mask, spritzed the panel with water to let the inks flow on to the moon. I then blended Mowed Lawn lightly through the matching detail mask.
I fixed Idea-ology Mummy Cloth to the background  using small dots of Distress Collage Medium under where the pumpkins would be placed. I added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the pumpkins, white highlights to the eyes with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and fixed to the background with Simon Says Black Foam Squares to add dimension.

To finish I added the sentiments popped up on Black Foam Squares and matted the panel on to a top folding A2 white card blank.
I'm off to make a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and enjoy visiting all the talented makers participating in the STAMPtember Blog Party.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. SPOOKY!!! Fabulous cards Kath! :-)

  2. OMG Those pumpkins are fabulous. I went a little crazy with the ink blends on my Halloween cards this year too - and green turned out to be one of my favourites :D

  3. It definitely has a wonderful pumkin vibe.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Great card! Love the web by Tim Holtz.

  5. I love the cobweb image one the first card and what a great moon on the second! The blended BG's are wonderful!

  6. Love your radioactive green inking! Thank you for making 2 cards at once. The dies are already out and all of the why not, right?

  7. Gosh, I absolutely LOVE your cards! Using the web background stamp was perfect for the first card, but love everything you did today for the Hop. Great job!!!!

  8. What delightful Halloween cards! Your ink blending is superb!!

  9. Love those pumpkins and the background is pretty cool too!

  10. Very Realistic looking pumpkin cards. Love the moon technique.

  11. The treats are all for us it. looks like. [Bunny]</a

  12. spooky fun! what great backgrounds, love the variation on the theme 2 for 1!

  13. I love a Halloween card with a little spookiness!

  14. l really like your pumpkin cards Kath they are stunning x

  15. Very cool & fun Halloween cards. Love!

  16. Hi, Kath -
    Your Stack o'Pumpkins is awesome but what really makes the card is that eerie and PERFECT green ink blending in the background accompanied by that awesome TH spider web! GREAT CARD!!!
    Lori S in PA

  17. Love these cards!! The colors are perfect and all the details, just wow!