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!!

 

About jackiescrafttablehttp://jackiescrafttabledotcom.wordpress.comI'm a lover of all things crafty, especially when it involves paper. Card crafting is my newest love because it involves creating something beautiful or cute or funny and sending it to people I love.

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