Monday, April 22, 2013

Simon's April Card Kit

I finally have the fantastic April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp in my hands and I jumped right in to play with it, making 2 cards.

I've been seeing more and more "bumble bee" colors lately, so that's the direction I went first.  The only thing not from the kit are the black pearls on the corners of my shield.

There are some gorgeous floral papers included, but I couldn't quite cut into them yet........I want to gaze at them a bit more :)).  so I used a little flower and a heart that are tiny pieces of the Happy Every Day stamp set included in the kit to make my own floral design paper.   I used 3 of the 4 colors in this Hero Arts ink cube set - they are a perfect match to the design papers!   I framed it with a yellow solid and a striped grey from the Fancy Pants Park Bench papers in the kit, and then mounted it on the aqua cardstock from the kit.  Next I ran my layered panel through a cuttlebug embossing folder, then attached it to my card before adding the MME enamel dots and the little banner with my sentiment (part of the stamp set).

I LOVE these colors and the kits and the stamps included just keep getting better and better each month!  


Brenda said...

Hi Lin! You're so lucky you received yours already, I have to wait so long for it to get to South Africa. Love what you did with the set, the white heat embossing on black is so striking and I love the soft colours and flowers in your second card.

Barb said...

I can't believe that isn't actual patterned paper! I love it, Lin! Beautiful stamping! I love these colors too! I won this kit and am waiting for it to arrive - thanks for the inspiration - love both cards! :)