Today's "one stamp, five ways" post uses the newly released Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit called Some Bunny. Here is an image of this very springy kit:
They are selling the darling stamp set alone HERE if you only want to use that - I will be showing five ways I used it in this post. They are also selling just the floral egg stencil HERE which I used in one of my cards below. The kit also includes three containers of Tonic Mini Nuvo Mousses. After playing with them I am a big fan!
This card focuses on the stencil and mousse. I wanted to show different ways to use it in each of my cards. I started by watercoloring a stitched rectangle die with blues and greens (wet on wet and messy with splatters). Next, I placed the egg stencil on the background and held it very carefully in place (you might want to tape it down as I do have mistakes on this). I then used the palette knife in the kit and removed some of the silver and teal mousse - I used some of one, then the other and let them mix in spots. I rubbed the mousse over the stencil and then rubbed off the excess. I let it completely dry and then I replaced the stencil in another spot on the background and did the same thing. I let it dry each time before putting the stencil in a different place. Once it was almost covered, I had to use just a leaf here and there to fill in spots.
Here is the background at an angel so you can see the depth and texture of the mousse. It can be used very thick (straight out of the bottle) like I did here and it dries dimensional.
It has an incredible sheen to it. The colors easily mix together. You can leave it as thick and dimensional as you want or you can wipe as much off as you want. I can see this paste used for mixed media - paint a bunch on and then use a texture roller to make designs in it before it dries.
To finish this card, I used a Pretty Pink Posh die cut from the Stitched Banners 1 set for the banner and stamped Happy Easter using Lawn Fawn Black Licorice ink (it is very dark and opaque). I attached that to the bottom right of the card. I then added some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins in 10mm, 8mm, 6mm, and 4mm as the centers of each flower. They can all be purchased together in my favorite mix HERE. The mousse I used on this card is sold by itself at SSS - links are at the bottom of this post.
This card uses most of the images in the stamp set. I started by die-cutting two of the patterned papers into stitched rectangles. I then cut the bottom off of the dotted paper with a Scallop Stitches Die. I attached those two pieces to a card base. I tied some twine just above the border.
I stamped all of the images with MFT Natural Ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I painted them in with watercolors. I added details with my Kaiser Craft Glitter Pens and my White Uniball pen. I die-cut a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Speech Bubble out of some of the leftover patterned paper from the pink part of the card. I embossed the sentiment with Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder.
And here it is - my standard random stamped images card. Are we getting tired of these yet? I might have to stop - but they are so fun to make! I started with a stitched rectangle out of Ranger watercolor paper. I stamped all the images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I then painted in the images with watercolor paints and added details with a white uniball and glitter pens. I painted the background with the same colors blended into each other. I couldn't decide what color to use so I used them all!
I die-cut the stitched rectangle for the sentiment using the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 1 dies. I stamped the sentiment with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink. I attached that with foam behind it so it is dimensional. I then added three Pretty Pink Posh yellow sequins to finish it.
This card is a little different - I went all out on the creative side - haha! I die-cut a stitched rectangle one size smaller than a card base using MFT blueprints 13 dies. I then die-cut a full size stitched rectangle from the jade patterned paper in the kit. I used a watercolor paper for the white rectangle that has lines on it that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The texture made this technique look cooler, but any watercolor or even cardstock would work.
I rubbed all three of the mousse colors on the cardstock with my fingers! you could use the nice soft sponge that came with the kit instead, but I found my fingers to be easier! I kept it thick in some spots and used less in others. I found it was so thick I couldn't alway move it around enough, so I spritzed it with the Ranger water spritzer that also comes with the kit. Each time it got thick, I spritzed it some more so the colors blended. Here is how it looked before I made it into a card:
The mousse is water based, so you can use it as watercolor or to make a watercolor type background I could have painted it on here instead of rubbing it and spritzing it - try all these methods to see what look you get!
Once the background was done using the three mousse colors in the kit, I didn't know what to do to match them. I found this piece of sheep border paper in the kit and it matched perfectly! I cut it out and then wanted a larger sheep to place on top of it. I paper pieced it by cutting the pieces out of cardstock and placing them together. I meant to color the feet black and I forgot! I outlined each piece with a black fine tip marker.
Last, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on an MFT Rounded Rectangle die cut from white cardstock. I embossed it with Wow Embossing Powder. I added some twine and some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.
This card uses another technique with the Mousse in the kit. This time I die-cut a piece of watercolor paper (I used Fabriano which has this awesome texture to it) into a Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die. I then rubbed the pink mousse all over it with my finger until it was covered. It has a beautiful sheen to it as you can see in this image:
It creates your own shimmery cardstock. When it got too thick, I did spritz it with some water to allow the color to rub over all of it better. You could mix some of the mousse with water and put it in the spritzer bottle and then spray it on your watercolor paper to get a similar look or maybe one that is less opaque. You could also use it this way for just droplets on a card.
I attached it to a white card base. Next, I die-cut a Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Oval Die out of two of the patterned papers. I used the outside piece as the frame and the other piece as the inside. I attached both to the card base. I stamped the bunny and hearts on white cardstock with black ink and colored them in with copic markers. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink 4mm sequins. I die-cut the banner from MFT Blueprints 12 out of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment on it. I added a heart colored with copics as the sub-title.
Whew, I am worn out from typing all that. But what a kit, huh? I hope you are lucky enough to get one as they go fast. But keep in mind, many of the components are sold separately and are listed in the supplies below. I hope this post gave you some ideas on how to use the awesome Tonic Mousse! Have a great week and thanks for visiting! Suzy