I’m sorry not to be posting so regularly at the moment. I’m busy behind the scenes working on projects and deadlines. The good news is I will have lots to share soon. In fact I have two posts for you today! I know it’s like buses, no posts for a while and then suddenly two in one day LOL. Please call by later in the day to join me for Altenew’s Anniversary celebrations. Firstly though I have a look at the new May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp including a quick look video at the innovative animation stamp set from Uchi’s Design included in the kit. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
The Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit is available now. Lets have a quick look at what is included this month. You can purchase the kit as a one-off for $29.95 (plus P&P) or where available I’ve listed below the supplies which you can purchase individually too. Hopefully the different buying choices give a good option for everyone :D
- Simon exclusive “Animation” clear stamp set by Uchi’s Design
- Additional grid line acetate paper
- Moving gift card slider
- 12 sheets of Illustrated Faith designer papers Basics Collection
- 1 Numbers acetate sheet from Illustrated Faith
- 1 Happy Things acetate sheet from Illustrated Faith
- 2 sheets white 120lb Simon Says Stamp cardstock
- 1 sheet navy Simon Says Stamp cardstock
- 1 sheet doll pink Simon Says Stamp cardstock
- 1 sheet green Simon Says Stamp cardstock
- 1 box of 12 fine line markers by Crayola
- 2 exclusive to Simon Says Stamp watercolour cards by Suzy Plantamura
UCHI’S DESIGN ANIMATION STAMP SET
I was delighted to see the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Uchi’s Design stamp set included in the card kit. Interactive cards really have the wow factor are hugely popular at present and it’s great to see an innovative new way to have an interactive element on a card.
The animation stamps from Uchi’s Design work by moving a black striped piece of acetate. As you move the acetate the stripes align with the stamped image and different parts of the stamped design are revealed and hidden. This gives the impression that the image is moving. I’ve seen this type of animation in children’s books before but never in a stamp so it is great that the May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp has an exclusive Uchi’s Design stamp set to introduce us to them.
I used the flamingo in my card design and followed the tutorial on Uchi’s Design YouTube channel to construct my card. I paired the flamingo animation with some My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 patterned papers which had the perfect Flamingos to pair with the stamp set.
I wanted to create elements that flay across the opening for the animation so that when the card wasn’t in motion it still had decorative elements. I cut a tag from the patterned paper and set that at an angle and paired it with a Love die cut from gold card to match the gold foiling of the papers. I decorated the opening (cut with a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle) for the animation with a Stitched Dress Up Tag and tied twine through the tag so that it draped over the opening too.
Watch below or in HD at YouTube.
Well that’s the kit for this month. You can check out the May Card Kit and contents here.
Many of the card kits sell out fast, so if you would like to guarantee a kit each month then you can sign up for a subscription at the reduced cost of $24.95 per month (plus P&P).
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D