Hi everyone! September has arrived and that means that STAMPTEMBER has arrived, as well. If you haven't heart of Stamptember I will fill you in. Stamptember is Simon Says Stamp's celebration of all things crafting. The month is filled with special collaboration releases from many of your favorite stamp companies, special edition crafty kits and so much more. Today Simon Says Stamp is kicking things off with a blog party (not a blog hop)! You can see the list of all participants on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Each participant has a special code to share. Using my code will allow you to get the Fancy Love die set for free with purchase! See the graphic below for the code:
The code is good until September 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.
Simon was so kind and sent me the super cute Happy Hauntings stamp set to create with. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, but I now have one great nephew and three great nieces and the cute little dragon images are perfect to use to create Halloween cards for all the littles in your life! Take a look at what I created.
There are four images in the stamp set and lots of fun sentiments. I stamped all the images using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink on watercolor paper and then watercolored them with my Jane Davenport watercolors. I was going to color two of the dragons purple, but loved the first two so much in the bright green that I did all four that way. How cute are these two little witch dragons? I just love the one with the balloon. I have never seen the Nightmare Before Christmas, but I'm very aware of the main character Jack Skellington and the balloon face reminds me of him!
I love pumpkins so I was happy to see two of the dragons carrying pumpkins. Once all the images were colored and dry I die cut them with a small rectangle die and then moved onto creating the backgrounds. I used the SSS Ticking background stamp from the July release and stamped it using Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink. I distressed the edges of the rectangle using Peeled Paint distress oxide ink and a very light distressing of Black Soot distress oxide ink. I layered the backgrounds on lime green cardstock. For a little more interest I stamped the spider web in the corner of each piece and then added some silver stickles (which you can't really see in the photos). I love how they turned out!