The January Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is a lovely mix of classic snowflakes and dreamy sherbet colours with lots of custom items made exclusively for this kit. I pulled out the gorgeous Frozen Fractals set with the cracking sentiment for a quick and easy classic snowflakes card. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
JANUARY CARD KIT
Before I chat about making the card lets have a quick look at what is included in the kit 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 Says Stamp Frozen Fractals stamp set
- Custom Papers from Authentique
- Custom snowflake sequins
- Custom size Tsukineko Delicata white shimmer ink cube
- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
- Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy card
- Simon Says Stamp Cornflower card (NEW!)
- Simon Says Stamp Cream card
- Parchment Paper blue
- Parchment Paper blue gray
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). A subscription would be a great Christmas gift to a yourself or a fellow crafter.
OK back to the snowflakes! I started by stamping a number of the snowflakes from the Frozen Fractals set on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor card. I used the cube of Tsukineko Delicata white shimmer ink included in the kit and then clear heat embossed. You can’t really see the shimmer of the ink once I’d embossed but seeing as you can use any pigment ink to emboss and I had the ink to hand and it worked perfectly :D The heat embossing resists the Gansai Tambi paints I used to watercolor in lots of light layers to slowly build up the intensity of color. When dry I cut the watercolored piece with a Stitched Rectangle and put to one side while I worked on the sentiment.
What a fabulous sentiment it is too! I used the Tsukineko Delicata white shimmer ink again to stamp the sentiment on vellum and then this time I white heat embossed before cutting out with a Stitched Circle. I adhered the circle to the watercolor panel with clear foam adhesive and then added a few of the clear sequins included in the custom mix sequin pack. Finally I foam mounted the finished panel to an Ivory card base.
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