It’s the 14th of the month which means it’s time to reveal the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit! I had great fun breaking out my Copic markers to colour one of the images from the Beautiful Mermaids set, but more on that later. First, let’s have a look at what is included in this month’s kit. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
- Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Mermaids stamp set
- Simon Says Stamp Treasure Chest sequins
- Simon Says Stamp Mermaid Ultra Fine embossing powder
- Simon Says Stamp clear embossing and watermark ink pad
- Tim Holtz Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink pad
- Tim Holtz Ranger Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink pad
- Simon Says Stamp Aqua Glitter paper 6×6
- Tonic Golden Waves embossed paper
- Neena Solar White 80lb card
- Simon Says Stamp Metallic Lavender envelope
- Simon Says Stamp Metallic White envelope
The large Beautiful Mermaids set is delightful with three mermaid images to colour as well as plenty of accompanying images. Oh and if you get this set, you may be interested to know there is a matching set of dies that can be purchased separately from the kit. The new Mermaid embossing powder is a delicious teal and has lots of sparkle too, just as you would hope for. And let’s not forget that the kit includes two of the new, just released Distress Oxide ink pads as well!
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF
I had great fun with this card. It’s been a while since I pulled out my Copic markers and it was refreshing to colour with different media. I stamped one of the mermaids from the Beautiful Mermaids set on the Neenah Solar White card included in the kit with Intense Black ink. I also stamped some seaweed fronds, a piece of coral and a few fish. I stamped the images again on masking paper, trimmed out and adhered over the coordinating images. I then blended Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxides inks over the panel. I kept the deeper, darker Stormy Sky towards the seabed and darkened it a touch more with Black Soot Distress Oxide. While the masks were still in place I splattered the background with a solution of Perfect Pearls and laid the Waves stencil on top and used a spatula to bring in Nuvo Glimmer Paste from the edges. I then quickly lifted the stencil and the masks before they got too soggy and difficult to remove.
With the background now complete, I coloured the mermaid, seaweed, coral and fish with Copic markers and accented with white gel pen highlights and lots of shimmer in the form of glitter pens, sparkle pen and Wink Of Stella.
Hopefully, you can see a little of the shimmer and sparkle going on in this picture. For the sentiment, I selectively stamped the top two lines from one of the greetings from the Beautiful Mermaids set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then stamped the ‘mermaid’ in the clear embossing ink from the kit which I heat embossed with the new Mermaid embossing powder.
I trimmed the sentiment to a ribbon cut banner and added over the background panel with foam adhesive. In turn, I foam mounted the panel to a white card base and then finally I accented with Crystal Reflections sequins.
Check out the new Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit 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 $29.99 per month (plus P&P).
I recently ordered all the new Distress Oxide colours and as such the Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky ink pads included in the kit are duplicated for me and so I’m giving them away! Leave a comment below by Sunday 19th August at 11.59pm EST and I will pick a winner.
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.
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