10 Card 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit 2018 |Sea Treasure

 

Hello & Happy Friday! Here is my 10 cards, 1 kit for Simon Says Stamp September card kit called Sea Treasure–finally! Lol! Life got really busy when school started for my kids. I didn’t have much time to card craft, but I sat down at my craft table every chance I got. I loved creating cards with this kit! The mermaid stamp set is gorgeous and super fun to play with. I also love the 3 full size ink pads included in the kit.

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Card #1: One-layer Mermaid Card with Distress Oxides and Copics

I wanted to try out the new Distress Oxide inks on this first card. Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky blended together beautifully! I used these inks to indicate water behind my mermaid. I like that her hand and tail hang out from the edges of the water. The white space on this card really makes the image pop.

Copics: Skin: E53, E33, E15, R20  Hair: RV63, RV55, RV66  Tail: G20, G02, G05  Star &  Pearls in her hair: Y02, Y17

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Card #2: Prismacolor Mermaid on Kraft Card Stock

I had to try coloring the next mermaid on a piece of kraft card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils this time. I stamped bubbles behind her, and it gave the background a lot of  cute interest. The embossing powder, called Mermaid, included in this kit is gorgeous, and I used it over the sentiment.

Prismacolor Pencils: Tail: 1011 Deco Yellow, 1002 Yellowed Orange, 918 Orange, 922 Poppy Red, Skin: 997 Beige, 939 Peach, 943 Burnt Ochre, 993 Hot Pink  Hair: 993 Hot Pink, 994 Process Red, 995 Mulberry, 931 Dark Purple  Shells & Background: 904 Light Cerulean Blue, 103 Cerulean Blue  Highlights: 938 White

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Card #3: Copic Marker Beach Scene

I really enjoyed putting this card together. I used a 2 mm Molotow masking pen to protect the seashells, sun reflections and the surf so I could color in the beach, sand and water with Copic markers. It worked like a charm. If you try this, make sure you have the right eraser to rub off the masking fluid from your card panel. I tried many, but the one that really worked the best was a glue runner eraser from Ad Tech. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It wasn’t next to the art supply erasers, so make sure you ask a worker if you are trying to find it.

Copics: Beach & Sea: E53, E51, BG11, BG23  Seashells: V04, V05, V09, V12  –  YG06, Y08 – R22, R27  Sand Dots: E33, E57 & White Gel Pen

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Card #4: Mermaid Shaker Card

This card turned out so bright and pretty. I put very colorful sequins behind the shaker window, and I colored in the mermaid with bright Copic markers. This would be perfect for a girl’s birthday card.

Copics: Skin: E000, E21, E04, R20  Hair: Y11, Y13, Y15, YR23  Tail: BV00, BV02, BV13, Y08, Y02  Shells: RV04, RV02  Rock: E31, E33, E35

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Card #5: Nautical Wreath Card

I love wreath cards! I just had to create one with all the darling little stamps from the set. I wanted to frame the sentiment–Beauty Comes From Within–and the oyster stamp complimented it perfectly. I love the pearl embellishment I put over the stamped pearl. I didn’t keep track of the Prismacolor pencils I used for this. I just grabbed blue pencils from the box. I also used gray and white pencils.

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Card #6: Nautical Pattern Card

I used all the smaller images in the stamp set to create this card–they are all so gorgeous. I don’t often use navy blue card stock in my crafting, but I definitely loved it. I found this single piece in my stash–if think it’s from an MFT card stock sampler. I ended up using it to make two of my cards–this one and the Nautical Wreath card. I masked off the area where I planned on stamping my sentiment, and I stamped and ink blended around this. This really made the sentiment pop! I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide around the sentiment and around the edges of the card base.

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Card #7: Lots of Mermaids Window Card

This card took the longest, but I learned a lot about coloring skin tones with Prismacolors. I played with my Prismacolor pencils a lot to figure out which ones I needed to use to get the looks I wanted. After the coloring was done, I wasn’t sure if I should have used the Gamsol–odorless mineral spirits–over my images. I really loved the look of the colored pencils just the way they were, but I was curious to see how they would look all smoothed out.

Prismacolor Pencils:

Top Mermaid’s Green Hair: Sap Green Light – 120, Chartreuse – 989, Dark Green – 908  Top Mermaid’s Skin: Light Peach – 927, Peach – 939, Clay Rose – 1017, Jasmine – 1012 Middle Mermaid’s Red Hair: Yellowed Red – 1002, Henna – 1031, Carmine Red – 926 Middle Mermaid’s Skin: Beige – 997, Nectar – 1092, Terra Cotta – 944                         Bottom Mermaid’s Purple Hair: Parma Violet – 1008, Dioxazine Purple Hue – 132, Violet – 932                                                                                                                                             Bottom Mermaid’s Skin: Light Umber – 941, Sienna Brown – 945, Black Grape – 996, Blush – 993 (for cheeks)

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Card #8: Mermaid Tail Card

I like the look of this card–I like the white space I left on it. I stamped just the mermaid’s tail so that it would appear like she’s swimming off, and you’re just catching a glimpse of her. There are a lot of mermaid tail stamps out on the market, and in my opinion, you have to be careful using them or they’ll look like a gory, cut off mermaid’s tail. It just doesn’t look right. So I made sure to color her right up to the frame of the card–so it looks like she does continue on.

Copics: Tail: BG11, BG13, YG03, YG00  Hair: R85, R83  Treasure Chest: E53, E33, E35, E37, E31  Seaweed: G00, G03, G07

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Card #9: Sea Life in a Water Bubble

I wanted to try something very artistic with this card, and I wanted it to be a one layer card. However, it just didn’t work out that way. Lol! I watched several videos on YouTube where artists draw droplets of water–they make it look so realistic. That’s what I wanted to try. I masked off my circle and stamped my images. I then used Tumbles Glass Distress Oxide over my masked images. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide around my circle, but it just didn’t look right. To fix this problem, I cut out my circle with a faux stitched circle die, propped it up with foam tape and attached it to a black card base. I used a dark blue colored pencil around the edges of my circle as well as a white gel pen to make it look like a water bubble. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

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Card #10: Sparkly Water Mermaid Card

I absolutely had to use the glitter card stock included in this kit, and, of course, I had to  use it for the water. I die cut a wave at the top of my glitter card stock–but you could definitely cut it out by hand. I did some Copic coloring on my mermaid and attached her to the card with some foam tape. This was a fast card to create, but I love how it turned out.

Copics: Hair: YR21, YR24, YR27  Tail: YG11, YG13, YG17  Shells: RV13, RV14, RV17  Skin: E00, E11, E13  Rocks: E70, E74

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you go away with some ideas and inspiration for creating your own cards! Happy crafting, my friends!!

Here is the video I created for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!