Card kits are great for everyone. I normally do not get card kits. That is because I really don’t work with pattern papers very much. I have loads and loads of pattern papers and it is not used at all. If any of you in Perth want pattern paper, please email me and we can arrange a time for you to come in and take them. In this kit though, the pattern papers attracted me so much. Apart from that I LOVE the stamp set and alcohol pearl inks. So ta da, the Simon Says Stamp April card kit came home to me in my mail.
Hello and welcome to blog. Hope you day is as beautiful as you. I have a set of four cards to share using Simon’s April card kit. I really enjoyed making these. They turned out pretty.
I love floral cards. So making these cards were really enjoyable. I started with stamping and colouring a few of the images from the stamp set in the kit. Then I fuzzy cut them all out. No dies at the moment. Hoping May release will have dies for this set. I added some white highlight details on the flowers using white gel pen.
Then I trimmed all the pattern papers to 4.25″x5.50″ in size. The card front size is more realistic to work with because the patterns on a bigger size generally overwhelm me. I learned this trick from Yana Smakula. Thank you Yana.
I drew few sketches on a paper and picked out four out of them I liked to use. Now using the sketches as guide, I assembled all the cards. For the sentiment, my plan was to stamp them directly on the pattern papers on the card front. I did that for one of the cards. But then I found, stamping on strips of pattern paper, trimming and adhering was easy and I didn’t have to worry about messing stamping directly on the card front even if I have to use MISTI. A few Nuvo white drops to finish off the cards.
A bit of warning: Below is the individual photos of all the four cards and their closeups. So it is photo heavy. Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.
Hope you like them? So pretty right? I am normally a bright and geometric pattern kind of girl. But these delicate pretty florals and soft colours also catch my eye. There are more pattern papers and glitter paper and alcohol pearls and of course the stamp set left in the kit to use. I can still make another set of four cards using the pattern paper and stamp set like this one. Use the stamp set and alcohol pearls to make another set of cards. Then glitter paper and alcohol pearls to create backgrounds for another set of cards. So this kit is great value for money. I really really love this kit. You can buy card kits at Simon Says Stamp store one off (you got to be early because they sell out super fast) or subscribe to the card kit and you will receive them every month at a discounted price or if you like just the stamp set or the pattern paper or any of the individual items in the card kit, you can buy them at the store too.
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