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As I sit in my desk looking out the small window out of my craftroom/office I see the beautiful blue sky with barely any clouds I can only hope that I can continue to appreciate its beauty through this difficult time. I hope you’re taking a breath and can appreciate the beauty around you.
I’m here today with part two using the April 2020 Simon Says Stamp Card kit, “Follow the Rainbows.” As always the supplies I used and contents of the kit are at the end of this blog and if you can hope you can support someone in the crafty industry during these hard times.
Card 6 – Pretty pattern paper can make all the difference. When I posted this card on Facebook everyone was complimenting the background and I had to own up to the fact that the the background was just pattern paper and not at all created by me, lol!
I just cut the paper and in the white space stamped and heat embossed the girl and just colored her and the umbrella in a nice blue to complement the card base and pattern paper.
Card 7 – The next card is all about using every scrap of paper! This is a very simple design that with the right paper makes an impact. This kit came with a “Cloud for Days” stencil by Simon Says Stamp that makes it easy to add a subtle background to this card of clouds. Add a few clear drops and a simple sentiment and call it done!
Card 8 – I can’t say it enough how much having good pattern papers can help in producing some pretty cards. The entire background is just the pattern paper and all I did was used a stitched rectangle die to cut the pattern paper and add a finished look, then white heat emboss the image and sentiment and done! No coloring or fancy embellishment just adhered it to a purple card base and coordinating envelope to bring all of it together.
Card 9 – Suzy Plantamura is a designer that creates the most fun pre-printed watercolor cards for Simon Says Stamp. These panels are printed on 140lb watercolor card stock and you can use color pencils, Copic markers, watercolor inks, the possibilities are all up to you.
Do be cautious when using alcohol markers on watercolor card stock since it can sometimes absorb too much and spread the color and with this card stock it very hard to fix (see the purple heart, a little to saturated). I added some glossy accents to the hearts and some little jewel stones for embellishment.
Card 10 – The next card was suppose to be a shaker card but I was having trouble with the frame and gluing foam became a tedious task I gave up on quickly. So I stamped the image and sentiment, then white heat embossed it on the colorful rainbow pattern paper. To give a window effect did add a piece of acetate on top of the paper and then added the frame.
Is difficult to see on the picture but it has a window effect. I really liked the way it turned out and I even decorated the inside.
Well that is it for now! Check out Part one if you missed it for cards 1 -5 (click here) I also post many more card creations on my Instagram @wonderingmindfield if you would like to see some more of my card adventures.
Take great care, please practice social distancing and keep creating through the hard times!
Kit Individual Contents:
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Clear 6×4 Stamp Set Follow the Rainbows
- Whimsy Stamps Rainbow 6 x 6 Papers
- Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Set of 4 Ink Pad Cubes Set Island Crush
- Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stencil Clouds for Days
- 4 Exclusive Suzy Plantamura Watercolor Cards
- Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Envelope
- Simon Says Stamp White Envelope