Hey card making friends welcome back. Today’s share is Metallic Rainbows and New Card Kit.
NEW SIMON SAYS STAMP CARD KIT Rolls Out today – Info at the end of this post.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog challenge for this week is “Metallic”. Visit the blog and download your card to play along, there is even a chance to win a $25. gift certificate from those fine folks over at Simon Says Stamp.
So I dug out all my blingy Stuff and had a go. I ended up with a couple of cards, so I have a new one for you Tuesday.
I went a little masking crazy creating this one….the stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp “Look for the Rainbows” and I gold heat embossed the images onto black watercolor paper (I’ll talk about that in a minute). My Bling of choice for this one, Gansai Tambi Gem Colors and pearl White. They are STUNNING on this black watercolor paper. (and crazy stupid to try and take a photo of).
Both sets are watercolor paints. the Gem Colors are all pearlized and look FAB on black card. I used the Yellow Gold and Gem Green. The 36 color set on the right, has three pearlized colors at the bottom, and I used the white from there for the flowers.
This paint just takes a small amount of water to activate and its creamy and smooth to paint with. I laid the gold into the white while it was still went so it would blend a little and used a very fine brush so as to not cover my gold embossing
I ordered the middle pad. This Black watercolor paper is real black. suitable for watercolor, Gouache, metallics and acrylics. It weighs in at 140 lbs and there are 15 sheets per pad. It’s also 100% cotton, which I love in w/c paper
In real life, this card just sparkles. I used my Misti to stamp all the pieces whilst Masking, it took a few minutes but it was so worth it. Once I had all the painting done, I added a bit of gold splatter.
I matted the art piece to white card to help make the flowers pop and then to a Simon Says Stamp Leaf Green card base to set off the leaves.
The flower centers have little dobs of gold paint to add a bit of dimension, but I let a lot of black show for contrast.
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Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit – HOME SWEET HOME
The July 2020 Card Kit Home Sweet Home is full of welcoming, hometown cheer!
In the kit are some fantastic Simon exclusive products – the delightful Home Sweet Home 6 x 8 stamp set
and Postage Dies from CZ Designs.
You’ll also find a mini Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Distress Ink pad (so cute and not yet available for sale individually!), as well as a mini jar of Cosmic Shimmer.
There are a variety of cheerful Waffle flower Patterned papers
7 Simon brand envelopes
3 sheets of Simon Brand cardstock and
1 sheet of Neenah Solar White too.
The Housing Strip stamp is perfect for slim line cards – check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog for some great card ideas from their Design Family
Shari Carroll created this slim line card and she stamped the houses twice, coloring them and adding with foam tape to add dimension to the card.
and check out the clever use of the Postage Dies for this second card created by Shari Carroll.
My kit is stuck in the mail, but I’ll be sharing card ideas for you as soon as it arrives.
Meanwhile, here is a video showing you what’s in the kit, and watch to the end for more card inspiration
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