Well, actually, it’s 12 cards, 1 kit this month–lol! Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Simon Says Stamp’s June card kit is a beauty, and I had a blast making cards with it. It’s called Fly Me Away, and it features the gorgeous stamp set called Beautiful Flowers. The pattern papers included in this kit are full of watercolor backgrounds and hot air balloons. The kit was packed with fun products, including a new 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz and Distress Resist Spray.
For my first card I couldn’t help but start with the huge floral stamp from Beautiful Flowers. I stamped it onto a piece of the pattern paper called Monda Scrap Fly & Scrap using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink. I pulled out some Prismacolor pencils that matched the paper and started coloring. I used a stamping platform to stamp it onto the paper, and I’d wished I had left it on the door of the platform so I could have re-stamped it when I was done with my coloring to sharpen up the line–oh well, next time! I love coloring on pattern paper because it give you a base color to start off your coloring.
Prismacolors: Scarlet Lake, Pink, Deco Pink, Muted Turquoise, Limepeel, Yellow Chartreuse
I used my favorite piece of pattern paper from this kit to create this card. I loved the look of the buildings on this paper and the colors! This was a quick card–I let the pattern paper be the star of the show. I added a sentiment, some twine, some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Silver Lining, and called it done. The pop of color from the sentiment really added to this card. I used two colored pencils for that.
Prismacolors: Scarlet Lake & Deco Pink
I chose another gorgeous piece of pattern paper to create this card. I dipped the edges of this paper in some VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed it with some silver Hero Arts Embossing powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment onto strips of black card stock and used Hero Arts White Embossing powder. The card stock I used for the base of this card is Green Eyed Monster from MFT. I thought it matched well with the greenery hanging from the basket of the balloon.
Cards #4 & #5:
These cards are a 2-for-1 deal. I stamped the large flower stamp twice to create these cards. I stamped it first onto a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 piece of cornflower blue card stock with VersaMark Ink and then poured clear embossing powder over it. Then I stamped it onto white cardstock of the same size with Extreme Black Ink. I colored in the flowers on the white card stock with Copic markers, and then I cut both panel in half together so I knew they would be cut in the exact same place. I trimmed 1/4 an inch off the two bigger panels and replaced it with a sentiment strip. The sentiment I stamped with black StazOn ink onto the gold card stock from the kit. I added a few silver foil crystals to add some sparkle to my cards. I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire, and I love how these two cards turned out.
Copic Markers: YR02, YR04, YR07, YG11, YG13, YG17, G12, Y08, Y11, Y17, B21, B24, E35
This was another simple card to put together with beautiful results. I love the feathers on this piece of pattern paper. I die cut the paper with a faux stitched rectangle die. I stamped a few of the smaller sentiments from the stamp set along the feathers to add more interest to this card. The main sentiment I stamped onto a strip of cornflower blue card stock. I love that some of these sentiments are outlines so you can color them in. I used two Prismacolor pencils to color in the “loved” sentiment.
Prismacolors: Lilac & White
I was excited to use the Daniel Smith watercolors for this card. For my card base I cut down a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper to a standard A2 sized card. I stamped out a part of the floral image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, poured on some clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool. Embossing your image makes the painting go faster. These paints were very nice and pigmented. I wish I had more so I could get a better feel for them. I used a size 8 watercolor brush to flick paint spatters all over the front of my card. One layer cards are fun to create. I stamped out more flowers from the set on the inside of the card using a gray ink so it wouldn’t obscure the sentiment inside.
I really love the 3D embossing folder that came in the kit. I embossed a piece of white paper, but I left about 2 inches of it hanging out of the folder. I wanted a smooth place to stamp my sentiment. They suggest to lightly spray your paper before you run it through your die cutting machine–this helps the paper mold better to the details of the embossing folder. Also run it through your die cutting machine 3 times. I then used some Delicata Golden ink and blended it over the raised images of my embossed paper. I used more gold card stock as a card base.
The Distress Resist Spray intimidated me a little, but I wanted to try everything from this kit, so I forced myself to use it. I’m glad I did because this stuff if so much fun! Look at the gorgeous distress resist on this card. Make sure you use a cardboard box to spray it into and clean off the nozzle after you use it. I was able to create the cute stripe around my sentiment by masking it with a strip of masking paper. I blended on some Distress Oxides after the resist spray was dry. I used Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean.
Card # 10:
I used a piece of Peacock card stock for this card. It’s a new card stock that Simon Says Stamp offers, and I really like it. I love using white embossing powder on darker card stocks, so that’s what I decided to do with this card. I stamped my sentiment and flower images in a diagonal across the panel. I also cut up the striped pattern paper and glued the strips across the panel along with some strips of white card stock. I colored in the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and I added Nuvo Crystal drops in Bubblegum Blush around them.
Prismacolor Pencils: Salmon Pink, Blush Pink
I loved the soft look of this piece of pattern paper. I cut it down very carefully so I could use the excess to decorate the front on my panel. I cut out two matching flowers, matted them with cornflower blue card stock and popped them up with some foam squares for added dimension. To stamp the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue Ink, and I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush around it.
I always need more masculine birthday cards in my stash, and I thought this piece of pattern paper would do nicely. I cut it down to 5 by 3 3/4 and stamped the happy image three time. I used my Mini Misti for that so I could align them perfectly. I only colored in the middle sentiment. I matted my card panel with more gold card stock and then used the last of my Peacock card stock for the card base. I also used the rest of the pattern paper to decorate the inside of this card.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards I created with this kit! You can watch the video I created for these cards here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.
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