Simon Says Stamp January 2017 Card Kits Cards & More!

Happy New Year everyone, I know that I missed a month in the hustle and bustle of X-mas but wanted to jump back in with a set of cards from the Simon Says Stamp January card kit as well as a new feature that I am going to try to do every month.IMG_8250

Due to the explosion of people making cards with the kit and consequently they sell out so I have decided to still showcase a project from the kit but with the main focus being the stamp set. I also am announcing a surprise new monthly project that will be a tag of the month from the kit for the next 12 months culminating in a pretty way to bind them up and keep them as a keepsake! The post for January’s tag is here as well as more information on sharing your tags with me, check it out!

So for this months kit I wanted to provide one background pattern design that could be stamped on different colors and types of paper but used in completely different ways to create 5 different cards. I created a layout with the stamps in the Misti to start and then stamped that pattern on Neenah Solar white, white, dessert storm, SSS Audrey Blue, from my stash and the cornflower blue cardstock from the kit.  I used Ranger Blue Yonder Dye ink and the new Simon Says Stamp Barely Blue as well as Audrey Blue on the Audrey Blue paper.

I also white heat embossed with SSS Fine detail embossing powder  (more detail on this in the video. It has some positive points for detail but there are some tips for using it as it is very fine) on distress cardstock, and the Cornflower blue and the beautiful vellums in the kit .

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I used Evergreen Bough, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China for this Distress Ink Blend.IMG_8244 (1)

 

I also used holographic embossing powder on the vellum and on a white scalloped panel, but ALL with the same pattern. This was so easy and saved so much time!

Simon Says Stamp January 2017 Card Kits Card
Simon Says Stamp January 2017 Card Kits Cards

I used the new Tonic Nuvo Jewel drops to make my own water droplets and love how they compliment the snowflakes.  I did use one extra stamp for the cute puppy that I bought before X-mas and didn’t use and I thought he was perfect for the cards, but you could add any critter you like and just color their accessories to match, Copic colors I used were C5 and C3 for the Grey in the Pup and for the Blue Scarf B93 and B95 for the Teal scarf BG23 and BG34. The ground under the Teal pup is B000.

Watch the YT video here or on YT for HD to get more tips and tricks and learn about my new monthly project!  Happy New Year.  Lee Ann