Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

The 14th of the month means it’s time for the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit and April’s kit is filled with a wonderful selection of inspiring products including a large Beautiful Day stamp set, 2 of the new Distress Oxide colours with a Distress Blending Brush, Lawn Fawn patterned papers, Gina K Fancy Foil … The list goes on and on! The April 2018 Card Kit can be bought directly for $34.99 per month or you can get a subscription at the reduced cost of $29.99 per month (plus P&P). I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

SIMON SAYS STAMP APRIL CARD KIT

Let’s have a quick look at what is included in this month’s kit – many of the items are available individually.

SSS April 2018 Card Kit
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SSS BEAUTIFUL DAY
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SSS BUTTERFLIES Stencil
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Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW 6×6 Paper Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress BLENDING BRUSH
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs SPARKLING…
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SSS BRILLIANT ULTRA HEAVY WHITE…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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SSS ISLAND BLUE Card
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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SSS BRIGHT YELLOW Card
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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WATERCOLOURING WITH DISTRESS OXIDES

Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

At the moment I’m busily building my collection of Distress Oxide inks and I was delighted to see that the April Card Kit has TWO of the new colours, Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade, included in the kit! I decided to experiment with watercolouring with these Distress Oxides.

Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

I started by stamping one of the leaf images and a few of the butterflies from the Beautiful Day stamp set in clear embossing ink on Hot Pressed watercolour card and white heat embossing. The smooth texture of hot pressed card means that you get the best stamped impression. I then pressed the two colours of Distress Oxide on to an acrylic block to act as my palette. Mermaid Lagoon is a beautiful rich blue and Squeezed Lemonade a bright happy yellow and combined they made a lovely mint green. I was very loose applying the colour but in general, I added the mixed mint green to the leaves, the yellow to the butterflies and the blue in the in-between areas. The white embossed lines of the stamped images resisted the Distress Oxides and the colours puddled and pooled around the raised lines. I applied a couple of layers of colour and then splattered some of the spare mixtures on top. I also splattered a good dose of Perfect Pearls solution too – can you see all that layered colour and sparkle in the photo above?

Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

Once dry I then used the Butterflies stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste and dotted sparkly butterflies overlaying the painted and embossed background.

Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Beautiful Day set in clear embossing ink on Vellum and white heat embossed before die cutting with a Stitched Oval. I adhered the vellum with tiny pieces of foam adhesive hidden behind the embossed sentiment.

Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

I mounted the panel on a white card base cut from the thick white card included in the kit. As a final embellishment, I added Nuvo drops in Apple Green and Limoncello.

SUBSCRIPTION

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 $29.99 per month (plus P&P).

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon 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 genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS April 2018 Card Kit
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SSS BEAUTIFUL DAY
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SSS BUTTERFLIES Stencil
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SSS STITCHED OVALS Dies
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide MERMAID…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide SQUEEZED…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste 953N
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Tonic APPLE GREEN GLOSS Nuvo Crystal…
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Tonic LIMONCELLO Nuvo Jewel Drops 644N
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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SSS 120lb White Card
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray…
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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MINI MISTI
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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SSS Clear Embossing Ink
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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SSS COFFEE FILTERS
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
[ AMZUK | AMZUS ]
Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Distress Oxide watercoloured emboss resist handmade card by Debby Hughes using the new April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/03/distress-oxide-watercolour-emboss-resist/

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