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These Simon Says Stamps kits are so much fun and I’m enjoying the creative process. So lets start with part 1 of April’s Simon Says Stamp kit. I made thirteen cards and 6 ATCs cards with this kit! There was so much color and the stamp set designed by Kristina Werner is fantastic.
Card 1: Butterflies are full of rich and vibrant colors so on this card I wanted everything to be bright and full of color. I used Zig clean color real brush for all the coloring.
Card 2: Love the red card stock that came in the kit, it really gave this card a great background pop of color. I normally leave the inside blank but I love the message and size of the sentiments in this stamp set.
Card 3: Kristina Werner designed this stamp set and the handwritten sentiments were just so beautiful and versatile they make beautiful focal points on cards.
Card 4: This kit included a sheet of Gina K Design Therm-o-web Sparkling Silver Foil and this was my first time using the foil. My laminator is big and bulky and I didn’t want to drag it out so I’ve seen this technique of using double sided adhesive tape to apply the foil and decided to give it a try. I really like the effect of the foil with all the colorful rainbow paper.
To use the tape with the foil; add a strip of double sided tape as wide as you would like to the card stock, place the foil’s pretty side up of top and rub in place. Carefully peel away the foil and it should stick to the adhesive. I would suggest to do a test strip to make sure the adhesive is sticking well to the foil. Some adhesives are not as strong and when peeling the foil the adhesive can come off the paper and cause damage to your paper.
Card 5: I liked the foil so much I used it again on this card. I like the way it highlights the beautiful paper as a thin border.
Card 6: The orange card stock did not come in the kit, I had a piece on my stash and it looked great with the rainbow paper. I have no idea what company it belongs to, my apologies!
For the inside I use the sentiment on the stamp set. I find that once in a while is nice to just decorate the front of the card and put the sentiment on the inside. Let the receiver take a moment before reading all the wonderful things you have to say.
Hope you got some inspiration and come back in a couple of days to see cards 6 to 13 on next. This kit is sold out but luckily Simon Says still sells many of the products included in the kit separately. I’ve included the links below to all the products I used.
Have a great week and keep nourishing your creative soul!
Links to products in the kit:
- Beautiful Day stamp set
- Black, white, lipstick red,
Therm O Web Gina K Designs SPARKLING SILVER Fancy Foils Deco Foil
Simon Says Stamp Stencil BUTTERFLIES
- Oxide inks: squeezed lemonade and mermaid lagoon
- Card stock:
Other goodies I used:
- Zig Clean Brush Watercolor markers
- Elizabeth double sided adhesive tape
- Simon says craft tacky glue
- enamel dots
- Nuvo crystal drops: dandelion yellow