Today Tim Holtz teamed up with Simon Says Stamp as part of the STAMPtember with an exclusive stamp set and four stencils bundled together. I was lucky enough to get to work with all of these products before the release and was requested to mail my cards to the TIM himself. I think he might have even fondled MY CARDS on his Facebook live today announcing the new set. I need to go watch it to see if he liked them. I think in all the years I've been creating (scrapbooking first, then card making) and working in the industry with Tim and even taken classes from him, I've never created anything for him or his company. So I was quite excited to mail the King of Crafts my creations! ha
I have five cards to share with you today thus the title "one stamp, five ways". I used colored pencils to color in the images and then used Tonic Nuvo Drops to decorate them. They have such fine lines that colored pencils were the easiest method to outline everything. I stamped them all with MFT Natural Ink first, so I would have a no-line look. I thought that would best show off all the fine details in the images. Here is an image of the stamp set which is 7 x 8.5" with the four stencils that come with it:
For my first card, I stamped the ivy stamp over and over on a white cardstock rectangle using MFT Natural Ink. I colored them with colored pencils. I covered all of the berries with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Drops for shine and dimension.
I also stamped the sentiment with MFT Natural Ink and then I outlined the letters with colored pencils - they aren't perfect, but I liked the look of the penciled letters next to the penciled ivy. You could definitely stamp the sentiment with red ink instead! I used a stitched rectangle from the SSS stitched rectangle set. I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and Red Berry Nuvo Drops to finish it.
I used the Layering Stencil Shifter Stars on this card with Nuvo Moonstone Glitter Paste. I've only purchased this paste in this one color and I absolutely love using it with stencils - especially for the holidays. I attached the stencil to the bottom of the rectangle card front and rubbed the paste over it with a palette knife. It takes a little white for the paste to dry so I set it aside while I worked on the other parts of the card.
I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with red paint and lots of water. Whenever I create these washes to use as backgrounds or behind salutations, I flick paint on it while it is wet to add splotches. I die-cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and cut the top off when I attached it to the card. I embossed the sentiment with Ranger white embossing powder. I stamped the ivy with MFT Natural Ink and colored with colored pencils. I added Raspberry jewels over the berries (they fit perfectly) and some Pearl White over the salutation rectangles well as some White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to finish the card.
One of the stamps in this set was the music bar above. Anyone else play the piano? I play, so I love music bar stamps as they make me want to sit down and try to play them - haha. I stamped it multiple times on a rectangle cut from Ranger white watercolor paper and used SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I then painted over the piece with Daniel Smith Iridescent Gold paint which is very light (more sheen when you turn it sideways then you can see here), so I pooled some water spots with paint in them so some areas would be more opaque.
I stamped the beautiful image on white cardstock with MFT Natural Ink and colored it with colored pencils. I then added Tonic Nuvo Drops to make it look more sparkly and dimensional. I used Orange Soda Glitter, Golden Sunset Glitter, Sunlit Meadow Glitter, and Bottle Green over different parts of the image. It really makes it sparkle! I stamped the sentiment on a stitched banner with Red Geranium Embossing Powder. I finished the card with more of the drops around the image and then some Ivory Seashell drops over the background (my favorite color!). I used some Metallic Rose gold Jewels and Metallic Gold Jewels on the background as well.
This is my favorite card - which one is yours? I always love it when people tell me in the comments which card they like the best. It's almost always the same one as me! I started with the Layering Stencil Shifter Mint. I attached it to a white card front horizontal and then vertical. I rubbed Distress Oxide Ink over it using a Ranger Blending Tool. I used Worn Lipstick ink on the outside edges, then Candied Apple, and then Fired Brick so that the color would get darker as it went inward and met the lines going the other direction.
I stamped the image with MFT Natural Ink and colored with colored pencils again. I then added some Nuvo Drops to dress it up in Bottle Green and Orange Soda Glitter and Golden Sunset Glitter - does't that add such a nice touch to the otherwise flat images??? You all know I'm madly in love with my Nuvo Drops!!! I added some to the background as well in Bottle Green and Metallic Copper Penny. I stamped the sentiment on a small stitched rectangle and embossed with SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
For this car, I used another one of the stencils called Layering Stencil Shifter Tree. I first attached it to white cardstock and rubbed Mowed Lawn distress Oxide Ink over it with Ranger Blending Tools. I then attached it again using the trees on the stencil as a guide. This time used Texture Paste over the stencil and because I had some extra Mowed Lawn ink on the stencil still, it rubbed some of that color into the paste. I liked that happy mistake! I cut around the trees to make a white rectangle for the front of my green card.
I stamped the image on white cardstock with MFT Natural Ink and colored it in with colored pencils. I used some Bottle Green and Red Berry Gloss nuvo drops over it. There is red on the birds wing and tail. Nuvo drops can work in fine lines instead of drops too! I embossed the sentiment with Ranger white embossing powder and then added Metallic Gold jewels to the top of each tree.
It was easy to make five cards with this very traditional gorgeous stamp set and stencils! I used each of the images just one time since it comes with so many. And I didn't even get a chance to see how they would look stamped with black ink or embossed! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and thank you so much for visiting! If you want to subscribe to my blog by email, there is a button on the top left you can click on. Thanks friends! All products that I used on these cards are linked to the SSS store below. Suzy