Helllllllo! I'm back in like two days so you should be impressed with me! (((I'm impressed anyway))). Today I am showing you the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit which is being revealed tomorrow. Here is an image of it in all it's glory!
This kit includes a wide variety of hand selected coordinating supplies, enough to keep you creating for hours! Included in the box is an inspiration sheet with 6 ideas using the kit. You'll also receive inspiration via email newsletter with even more project ideas and video links using the kit.
Included in this kit:
Simon exclusive Animation clear stamp set by Uchi’s Design
Additional grid line acetate paper
Moving gift card slider
12 Sheets of Illustrated Faith designer papers Basics Collection
1 Numbers acetate sheet by Illustrated Faith
1 Happy Things acetate sheet by Illustrated Faith
2 sheets White 120# Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
1 sheet Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
1 Sheet Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
1 Sheet Simon Says Stamp Green Cardstock
1 box of 12 fine line markers by Crayola
2 exclusive to Simon Says Stamp Watercolor Cards by Suzy Plantamura
I wanted to show the contents because they say MY NAME - WOOOHOOO. I designed two watercolor cards for this month's kit which I have painted and made into cards.
This one is called Hello Love as you can see! I drew the flamingo and realized I didn't have room for his LONG legs, so I put him in a puddle of water. My very artistic daughter said the puddle doesn't look right and I might have to agree, but let's pretend it does! Now for the fun part of the kit I get to tell you about!
The kit comes with a FULL BOX of Crayola markers. Now I have to say, when I saw these in my kit, I wondered if I would ever use them. I'm a bit of a marker/watercolor/art snob to put it lightly. I only use expensive watercolors that I have been collecting for years - artist brand Daniel Smith, Holbein, Windsor Newton, and a few others. But I figured if they included them in the kit, the purpose was to use them on the two cards I designed, so I had to figure out a way to use them.
I'm not sure how to break it to the other art supply snobs out there, but Crayola's aren't just for kids! I LOVE THEM! I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I love them. I love them so much I'm not going to let my kids use them! What I didn't realize is that they are actually watercolor markers. Whether or not they were meant to be, I don't know - but you can use them for watercoloring OR for fine lines and details. I just scribbled some in the area I wanted color and then used water over it (a water brush would work nice for this as I used a lot of water to dilute the colors). The lines would completely disappear where with some watercolor markers, they don't. So just scribble away and then wet the color to move it around! then you can add details or shadows behind letters or ??? with the fine tips to finish your cards. I may never go back to my expensive watercolors!
Here is the second card also painted with these markers:
I used the same technique on this card, but with a little less water. I used the gray marker to add shadows behind the letters. I really love how you can use the markers with or without water for different looks! Hmmm, I wonder if they come in more colors!
Some of the other items I used from the kit are the cardstock colors (green and fuchsia) for the card bases. Then I used the backside of two of the patterned papers for the black shadow paper behind the flamingo and the yellow on the top of this card. I cut the heart out on the first card from the Illustrated Faith transparencies.
So there you go - Crayola Girl is off to do some more painting with my new markers - haha. This kit has a really cool stamp set in it to that I haven't played with yet - so I'll try that out next! I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for visiting! Suzy