More “Mandy’s Flowers” & Giveaway – Simon Says Stamp August 2018 Kit

Hello and hope you’re having a great day!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about the Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit and showed you five cards I created for the kit (click here for previous post).  Well this kit had such great stamp set and papers that I could not stop myself! 🙂  I created 14 cards out of this kit!

I have been a bit hesitant about coloring images and was under the impression that I needed to own the biggest most expensive markers in order to color like the pros, those amazing Copic markers. The problem is they’re not thin my crafting budget 😦 So I tried some watercolor markers and they do well for a watercolor effect but I was having issues blending, here comes my next idea, coloring pencils.

Thanks to both Gina K Designs and Jennifer McGuire who have videos on coloring with pencils and Gamsol, I’m able to expand my coloring abilities and until I can afford those glorious Copic markers I think I’m not doing to shabby.

I have listed all the links for the supplies used at the end of this post.  The kit might not be available but you can purchase the supplies separately.

Card 6: I used Prisma color pencils to color the stamped image and white heat embossed the outline.  I love the way the kraft color card stock looks with the colors.

Card 7: The paper by Tonic called Powder Blue Lace Luxury embossed paper was beautiful it made a great back drop for this layout. One of the things I discovered while doing this card was the use of Sakura Glaze pen over the colored flowers.  It gave the image a shine and a glass look.


Card 8: When making a simple card I feel that an interesting angle gives the card a little special something 🙂


Card 9: Here is another card using the Neenah Desert Storm card stock to enhance the pencil coloring.  I used the Nuvo drop included in the kit to add some embellishment to the card.


Card 10:  For this card the wreath stamp was all this card needed for a nice focal point.


Card 11: I drew inspiration from Sara Moerman, who stamped the image on pattern paper and colored it.  I really love her card and thought I give a try. Click here for a look at her blog post to see her beautiful cards.


Card 12: This kit had such lovely papers by BoBunny “Early Bird” that I had to try to use every scrap I could.


Card 13: This card was one of the simplest to make.  I love when a card can still be pretty yet be simple.

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Card 14:  For my last card I did what I love to do and use strips of scrap pattern papers to create my own pattern background.

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This was a great kit and I was really inspired!  Here all I had left 🙂

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The great ladies at Simon Says Stamp had given me a kit to play with so since I’m a subscriber I happen to have an extra kit to give away!  All you have to do is:

  • Be one of my Instagram followers
  • Tag a friend at my Instagram post
  • For extra entries like this post, leave a “kind” comment and or follow this blog 🙂

I will announce a winner on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.  Good Luck!

Hope you find some inspiration and have a great day!


Wondering Mindfield


Links for supplies used:

August 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

Simon Says Clear Stamps MANDY’S FLOWERS

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp MODERN ROSE BLOOMS Background

BoBunny 6 x 6 EARLY BIRD Paper Pad

Tonic POWDER BLUE LACE Luxury Embossed

Doodlebug TINY HEARTS Shape Sprinkles Enamel Shapes

Tonic BUBBLEGUM BLUSH GLOSS Nuvo Crystal Drops

May Arts NATURAL Twine String 

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# COTTON CANDY

Recollections 110lb card stock adhesive

Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack

Mini Misti Stamping Tool

3M Scotch 1/2-Inch by 36-Yard Double-Sided Foam Tape 

Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine Embossing Powder 

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 72-Count

GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark

Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Glaze Pens 2/Pkg


9 thoughts on “More “Mandy’s Flowers” & Giveaway – Simon Says Stamp August 2018 Kit

  1. Your cards are so fantastic! I think my favorite is the last one with all the strips. I love making background patterns, too. ❤️


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