Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SSS STAMPtember and Honey Bee Stamps

Woohoo!  I'm very excited today to show you a card using the latest collaboration set with Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps for STAMPtember!  The set is called Tie One On and is filled with balloons, curly ties, and sentiments with an awesome font!

If you are wondering what STAMPtember is, this is from Simon's blog:

STAMPtember defined:

STAMPtember® (stmp-tmbr) is defined by Simon Says Stamp… an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers.
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an obsession for rubber stamps. However, it didn’t take long until we became a One Stop Shop. Now Simon Says Stamp and STAMPtember® is so much more than stamps! This year you’ll also see a focus on many other exciting products like dies, notecards, and some very special surprises. Our intention is to be your one stop shop in this awesome community! Rubber stamps still remain at the heart of our business, and we are celebrating by releasing exclusive products with many of the industry’s finest brands. Be sure to visit our Blog as the home base for the festivities!

I LOVE the falling (or fallen, spending on which way you stamp it) glitter stamp!  I've used some oh, so sparkly gold embossing powder to stamp the glitter inside the balloons and at the bottom of my card!  I tried my best to capture the sparkle in the photo, but it's even prettier in real life!

I first stamped the balloons onto masking paper to create masks.  I then stamped the first balloon, masked it, then stamped the next, and so on.  Before adding the confetti to the balloons, I colored them with Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.   To get the glitter only within the balloons, I used the outside portion of the masking paper that was around the balloon (I never remember if that is the positive or the negative of the cut!  Haha!)  Just place the mask around the balloon, then stamp the confetti in Versamark, add your embossing powder, and heat emboss.

Don't you totally love the font of the words in the set?!  Since my gold sparkle embossing powder is semi-transparent, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it twice.  The first layer was with Ranger gold embossing powder, then the gold sparkle embossing powder for the 2nd layer.  The balloon panel is cut to 3-¾ x 5 and mounted onto the diagonal striped paper.   Here is an angled, close-up photo to show more of the sparkle!

Be sure to go to Honey Bee Stamps blog to see some more beautiful inspiration from the design team--AND leave a comment on their blog for a chance at a wonderful prize!  Thank you SO much for stopping by to take a look!  I really do appreciate you!

Carol :)


Simon Says Stamp/Honey Bee Stamps Tie One On
MFT Stamps Dots & Stripes Neutral 6 x 6 paper pad
Scrapbook Adhesives Black 3D Foam Squares
Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder
Recollections Clear Gold Sparkle embossing powder


  1. This is gorgeous! I already ordered my set, but now I have to findsome sparkle embossing powder too!!! Love this! :-)

  2. Beautifully done. I would really like a video to see howmyou didmthe transparent balloons. Yum

  3. Wow! So very nicely done! Great job with the embossing!


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