The April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is just out today. I’m waiting on my kit arriving so in the meantime I thought I’d share a card using last month’s kit. The Stronger Together stamp set from the March kit is beautiful, and although I’m a little behind on sharing things around here, I didn’t want to miss out on you seeing some inspiration using the set. The kit from last month has sold out, but the stamp set is available separately and as I write this, still in stock. Hopefully, when the April kit arrives, I’ll get my act in gear and share a card with you before the month is out! I appreciate your understanding as I navigate having to take things a little slower currently. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
So here’s a look at what you are in store for if you order the April Card Kit. I’ll list the items individually too in case the kit sells out, or you come across this post later on.
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Clear 6×4 Stamp Set Follow the Rainbows
- Whimsy Stamps Rainbow 6 x 6 Papers
- Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Set of 4 Ink Pad Cubes Set Island Crush
- Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stencil Clouds for Days
- 4 Exclusive Suzy Plantamura Watercolor Cards
- Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Envelope
- Simon Says Stamp White Envelope
The lady in the rain with the umbrella from the Follow The Rainbows set – can’t wait to colour that one!
I’ve been experimenting recently with Hot-Pressed watercolour card, and I’m undecided on how I feel about it. The smooth texture of hot-pressed means I can get cleaner, sharper lines, but I miss the soft bleeds and blends you get with cold-pressed. Hey ho, I’ll let you know how I get on. So for the card, I took various of the floral and leaf images from the Stronger Together set and stamped them in a combination of Milled Lavender and Iced Spruce. I stamped them off each time to make sure I had the barest of impressions to work with. I carried on adding images to the grouping until I had a full bouquet. I then watercoloured with Daniel Smith paints. As the flowers and leaves are relatively small, I kept the watercolouring of each area simple and then added a second or sometimes third layer of paint to bring in a few details and definition. When I was happy with the painting, I splattered the piece liberally with a solution of Perfect Pearls and a little left-over paint.
I die cut a panel of Ivory card with a Stitched Oval die and added it over the watercoloured piece with foam adhesive. I then added this to a card base cut and scored from Fog card. I like all the soft colours together with the little bit of dimension from the foam adhesive and stitched details providing interest and preventing it all looking too plain.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from the Stronger Together set in Versafine Onyx Black ink on Ivory card and trimmed around it before adding it to the card with foam adhesive. Finally, I accented with a few sequins and pearls to draw the eye.
Many of the card kits sell out fast, so if you would like to guarantee a package each month, then you can sign up for a subscription at the reduced cost of $29.99 per month (plus P&P).
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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