Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

It’s STAMPtember! | Kaleidoscope Coloring Take 2. Blog Hop + Giveaway

STAMPtember is officially here and it’s time to celebrate! I’ve said this in the past and I’ll say it over and over again – STAMPtember is my favorite time of the year in the stamping community. I love to see all the various stamp manufacturers some together and unite during the month of September at Simon Says Stamp store and blog.

This is going to be the 4th STAMPtember for me and it’s bound to be filled with loads of creative inspiration! I know one can feel overwhelmed to see so many new products so if you are not planning to do any shopping – do stick around for numerous videos, tutorials and just plain good fun!

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

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CARD DETAILS -YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET

I have two cards to share with you today using new Kaleidoscope Leaves background stamp. If you’ve seen my post from yesterday and watched the video tutorial you know I mentioned I’ll be sharing more examples featuring kaleidoscope coloring. If you haven’t, here’s a link to my yesterday’s post and I’m sharing that video below, too.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

The idea behind these two cards today is very simple – heat emboss the background, color it using one or two (or more if you prefer) colors of markers and coat some of the non-colored shapes with Nuvo Glaze (or Glossy Accents). Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing more ways to color these later during the month. 

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

I started working on this card by heat embossing Kaleidoscope Leaves background in Gold embossing powder onto white cardstock. Next, I used a single C3 Copic marker and colored in a portion of the background taking care to leave some (identical) shapes free from coloring.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 card base. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the new You Got This stamp set in same Gold embossing powder, trimmed it into a strip and foam mounted onto my background.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

Finally, I used Nuvo Glaze and coated some of the white non colored shapes to create a raised dimensional effect.

CARD DETAILS – HOPE IS STRONGER THAN FEAR

Here’s another card example using this technique. Same background stamp, but different color embossing powder – Antique Gold and 2 colors of markers this time (BG15 and BG11). Sentiment, Hope Is Stronger Than Fear, also comes from the You Got This stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

A few more detailed shots:

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017 | Kaleidoscope Leaves Copic Coloring. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sss #stamptember #kaleidoscope

Have you ever tried this look before? You don’t have to use Nuvo Glaze for this, Glossy Accents from Ranger and Dimensional Magic from Plaid also work great for this technique.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Here’s a video tutorial from yesterday showing this technique with a similar, but previously released product – Kaleidoscope Background. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube video page right under the video) and share with a crafty friend! Leave me a comment too, I love hearing from you!

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Join us for Day 1 (and come back tomorrow for Day 2) – Inspirational blog hop!

The next stop on this hop is Kay Miller. You can also start over at Simon Says Stamp Blog.

GIVEAWAY!

Simon is giving away a $50 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section – this is double what they usually do for blog hops because STAMPtember® is special! Comment below for your chance to win!

Winners will be chosen over the weekend and will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background
Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background
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Simon Says Clear Stamps You Got This
Simon Says Clear Stamps You Got This
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Copic Sketch Marker BG15 Aqua Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG15 Aqua Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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873 Comments

    1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Labor Day Weekend!! =)

    1. These cards are gorgeous! I love the gold embossing and Nuvo glaze accents.

    1. That is a very pretty pattern. Love the colors you chose for all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. I would have passed over the Kaleidoscope Leaves background stamp if I hadn’t read your post. Love the soft coloring on the first stamp. I can definitely see this stamp in my future!

    1. Great cards using lovely colors and just the right amount of additional design work.

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