Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by to read this blog post. The Simon Says Stamp July Kit 2018 was packed with Summer Fun. I went ahead and made a few cards and experimented with different backgrounds.
For my first card, I picked the Doodle Background and Flamingo Stamp from the One Cool Pineapple Stamp Set. I stamped the background on a panel of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 lb cardstock using Sea Glass and High Dive ombre style stamping. Keeping the base dark and the top portion light. Then, I die cut the panel using wonky rectangles die. Then, on a piece of vellum, I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Watermark Ink pad and heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder and die cut the vellum using wonky rectangles die. I stamped the flamingo on a copic friendly cardstock and colored it in using copic markers, and die cut it using the flamingo die that came with the kit. I stamped some tropical leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set. From the summer cuddly critters, I stamped the ball on a piece of copic friendly cardstock and colored it in. I adhered the background stamped panel using foam tape on a top folding A2 sized card base and adhered the vellum panel on top using liquid glue. I added the flamingo, the ball and leaves and some rose colored twine to complete the card.
For my second card, I took the Make Your Mark stamp set, and stamped the boxes in a line repeatedly using Green Apple and Evergreen dye inks. I stamped the watermelon from the One Cool Pineapple stamp set repeatedly using Intense Black ink on a piece of copic friendly cardstock and colored it in using my copic markers. I die cut the outer and middle panel using wonky rectangles die and stamped the sentiment in Schoolhouse Red and Evergreen, two tone stamping to match the colors on the watermelons. I adhered the watermelons on the middle panel and trimmed off the excess. I attached the outer panel and the middle panel on a top folding A2 size card base.
For my third card, I created another patterned paper look using the Summer Tabs stamp set and a variety of dye inks which were in summer colors. I used Hollyhock, Sunshine, Green Apple, Lemon Chiffon and Spring Rain. I stamped them in a horizontal repeated pattern and die cut the panel using wonky rectangles die. I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Summer Time die and added a piece of vellum behind it and stamped the umbrella, which is from the Cuddly Summer Critters stamp set. I colored the umbrella using copic markers. I attached the background panel and the summer time die cut on an A2 sized top folding Neenah Desert Storm card base and added some twine on top for interest.
For my fourth card, I stamped the cactus using Intense Black ink and colored it in using copic markers. I stamped the background using the Gingham Print Background stamp and Goldenlocks dye ink. I die cut panel using wonky rectangles die and added a frame on top which was cut using a pair of rectangle stax dies and layered with a vellum behind it to make a vellum shaker panel window. I stamped the sentiment onto the vellum using Versamark Watermark Ink pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I stuck the cactus on top. That’s pretty much all for this card.
For my fifth and the last card, I used the patterned paper that was included in the kit. I took a piece of A2 top folding card base made from Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock and die cut a window on the front panel using a circle die. I took a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than A2 size and positioned it in the front and die cut the same window from it as well. Then I created a scalloped framed using a scalloped circle die and a regular circle die with a smaller radius. I attached it on top of the patterned paper with the window. I attached an acetate sheet, with the sentiment stamped on it using versamark watermark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder, behind it to create a sharker window and added some sequins. I took another acetate sheet and closed the shaker window with foam tape on the sides to give the sequins some space to move around. I adhered a piece of patterned paper on the inside which was visible from the front through the shaker window. The pineapple, which was stamped using intense black ink and colored using copic markers on a copic friendly cardstock was then fussy cut and stuck to the front portion of the card. That’s all for this card.
So, I made about 5 cards with the summer theme and it was a lot of fun! I hope you liked the cards I made.
Have a great day!