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So excited about the new Simon Says Stamp kit for August 2018 that I had to write a blog post! I’m still working on all my stashed kits so I will return with the cards I’ve created, just a little out-of-order :). Last week I was fortunate to received the August kit by Simon Says Stamp ahead of its release and I’ve been playing and creating some cards.
I must say when I first got it I was nervous because I don’t have a lot of practice or experience with coloring. I’m more of a paper and cut outs kind of girl and this kit has a beautiful stamp set I thought I would just ruin with my lack of coloring expertise, lol. The thing about crafting is that your suppose to have fun and if things don’t go right just start all over. Like my daughter says: “It’s just paper, Mom.”
I took some Tim Holtz distress markers and gave it a go with some watercolor paper. The paper in the kit is lovely so I used it as inspiration in choosing the colors. I find that if I don’t over think things and let go of control then great things happen when crafting.
To my surprise it was not as hard as I thought it was going to be and the biggest shock was seeing my l”little” card featured on the card kit reveal!!!!! (click here to see the Simon Says reveal video of the kit) So Happy!!!!! (deep breath, lol)
Well here are the first five cards I created. Links to all the products are at the end of the post but you better hurry these kits sell out quick!
Card 1: All the papers in this card are in the kit and I just added watercolor card stock to stamp all the image and colored with Tim Holtz distressed markers.
Card 2: This kit includes a pretty 6×6 background stamp that is adorable. I white heat embossed it on white card stock then decorated with the lovely papers. The sentiments are from the stamp set “Mandy’s Flowers Shed” and I love the font.
Card 3: On this next card I wanted to keep it soft and vintage looking. I aged the edges with distress ink and kept it vintage!
Card 4: I’m a believer that if you buy a kit that you should be able to create and use every bit of the supplies in it. For this card I just took some of the strips and arranged them to form by own background giving the stamp image the spotlight.
Card 5: This card is special! It’s the card that got the attention of Simon Says Stamp and is show cased on their reveal YouTube video!!! So excited! The interesting thing is that it was not the one I thought it would get picked and it was the simplest to make. Used the beautiful paper and again showcased the awesome stamp image!
I hope I’ve encourage you to try some more coloring and create many wonderful cards and more. Below are the links to the products I used and remember that these kits sell out quick! You can, however, purchase many of the supplies separately.
Happy crafting and have a great day!
Links to supplies and kit:
Simon Says Stamp: “Mandy’s Flowers” kit
Simon Says Clear Stamps MANDY’S FLOWERS
Tonic POWDER BLUE LACE Luxury Embossed
Tonic BUBBLEGUM BLUSH GLOSS Nuvo Crystal Drops
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# COTTON CANDY
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress water color card stock