Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/It’s the 14th of the month which means it is time to check out the latest July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp and this month the kit is packed with summer goodness! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

SIMON SAYS STAMP JULY CARD KIT

Large, summer icon filled One Cool Pineapple stamp set, coordinating die, cute stickers galore, fun patterned papers … yep, summer in a box if you ask me! So let’s have a quick look at what is included in the kit this month and don’t forget that these items are available individually if you want to pick and choose and put your own kit together.

 

SSS JULY 2018 Card Kit COOL SUMMER
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SSS ONE COOL PINEAPPLE
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Simon Says Stamp FLAMINGO Wafer Dies…
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Carta Bella SUMMER SPLASH 6 x 6 Paper…
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American Crafts Amy Tangerine…
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American Crafts Amy Tangerine MINI…
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SSS SUMMER GOLD Sequins
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Sizzix FOAM ADHESIVE SHEETS 4×6
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SSS White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards
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SSS DOLL PINK Envelope
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SSS LIGHT PINK GLITTER Card
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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SSS Island Blue Card
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SSS Bright Yellow Card
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SSS Green Leaf Card
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MESSY WATERCOLOURING

Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

I was drawn to the pineapple in the One Cool Pineapple stamp set. I love the look of messy watercolouring, but sometimes I struggle to let go of my neat tendencies. However, I thought the pineapple image would look fun with this style of watercolouring when stamped in a repeat pattern.

Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

I used a hot pressed watercolour card as the smooth texture ensured a clean impression. I stamped the pineapple in Versafine Onyx Black ink in a repeat pattern, turning the image 180 degrees for movement. On one card front I stamped three in a row and on a second card front, I stamped two rows of three.

Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

I loosely watercoloured the pineapples and tried really hard not to fuss with the paint too much. I concentrated on washes of colour, hard edges and painting outside the lines in areas. I then went around the stamped images with a couple of layers of blue for the background. I then liberally splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls.

Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the One Cool Pineapple set below the line of three pineapples, and for the other card front, I stamped the sentiment on another piece of a hot pressed card and trimmed out before foam mounting on the card front.

Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

I die cut the panels with a Wonky Rectangle die and mounted them on Ivory card bases before adding a few of the Summer Gold sequins included in the kit, held in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

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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 JULY 2018 Card Kit
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SSS ONE COOL PINEAPPLE
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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SSS SUMMER GOLD Sequins
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Learning to let go - messy watercoloured handmade summer card by Debby Hughes using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/06/learning-to-let-go-messy-watercolouring/

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