I was so excited that Simon Says Stamp was able to open and begin shipping again through this pandemic cause I had been waiting awhile to receive the April card kit. It included some really cool items that I was anxious to try out and of course who doesn’t love rainbow colors?!
Well, my kit arrived last Saturday and immediately after I opened the package, I went to work! The first three cards I made I’m sharing in this post and they are also in the Shop here!
These are the pattern papers included by Whimsy Stamps, they’re double sided, colorful and really, really nice! I couldn’t make up my mind which side to use for these cards! Unfortunately the kit is sold out, but you can still purchase this paper pack here!
For the cards I decided to use the girl holding the umbrella stamp for my center point. I white heat embossed her with the powder which also came in the kit directly on top of the pattern papers.
After I stamped her, I decided to use my Zig Clean Color Markers to watercolor her dress and to make her a a brown girl like me! I used Turquoise Green for her dress and Ocre for her skin color. Wine Red was used for her shoes.
I colored her skirt in Wine Red and Ocre for her skin color, Green for her shoes
I colored the skirt in Green and for her skin color, a mix of Ocre and Brown. The shoes I used Wine red
I cut down my panels to 4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered them to the colored card stock included in the kit. It was so easy to match them up! I stamped the sentiments onto cardstock and finally colored the “Friend” with my Pentel markers and then with my Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen for a shiny, glittery effect.
I matched up my envelopes and these cards were done! I typically like to add gems or jewels but decided not to this time. I wanted the papers to stand out along with the message. These took almost no time to finish and I loved that! Can’t wait to make more cards with this kit!
Here’s all the products that came in the kit:
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Clear 6″ x 4″ Stamp Set “Follow the Rainbows”
- Whimsy Stamps Rainbow 6″ x 6″ Papers
- Set of 4 Ink Pad Cubes*
- Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stencil Clouds for Days
- 4 Exclusive Suzy Plantamura Watercolor Cards
- 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″
- 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″
- 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″
- 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″
- Simon Says Stamp Island Blue A2 Envelope
- Simon Says Stamp White A2 Envelope
*Simon sometimes will substitute products in the kit and so in mine, the SSS ink cubes were replaced and I received Distress Mini Ink colors: Fired Brick, Pine Needles, Weathered Wood and Dusty Concord
List of Supplies:
Below are links to the products I used and some of them are affiliate links meaning if you purchase through them, I’ll earn a small commission and it is no extra cost to you. Your purchasing helps support our small business and we appreciate that so much! – Kim
- Simon Says Stamp April 2020 “Follow the Rainbows” Card Kit – SOLD OUT – https://bit.ly/35datzb
- Zig Clean Color Markers (60-set) – https://amzn.to/2KGUBvI
- Versamark Embossing Ink – https://amzn.to/2y4bkWZ
- Anti-static powder bag – https://amzn.to/2Yasr47
- Wagner Heat Gun – https://amzn.to/2SdpU5w
- Pentel Color Markers (24 colors) – https://amzn.to/2VFnI8K
- Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – https://amzn.to/359iMfw
- Hero Arts Black Misti – https://shrsl.com/286gs
- Distress Inks: Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Weathered Wood and Dusty Concord – https://amzn.to/2yMoWWQ
- Gina K. Designs Black Obsidian Amalgam Ink – https://shrsl.com/286hq or https://bit.ly/2xBksCe
- Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2yxWEfs
- Teflon bone folder – https://amzn.to/2VcfC8
- Martha Stewart Scoring Board (not available on Amazon) – EK Tools has a similar one – https://amzn.to/2jJeEj8
- Simon Says Stamp Crafty Tacky Glue – https://bit.ly/2RGokZq
- Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer – Simon Says Stamp – https://bit.ly/2Jb0L7V
- Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat – https://amzn.to/2lawwDO
- Assorted Color Envelopes – https://amzn.to/2OLImiR