Friday, February 28, 2020

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit...

Hi my friends, yesterday I took a little break from my usual style of crafting to have a little play with the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit - Stronger Together, packed to the brim as always with lots of goodies including a pack of 24 Water Color Pencils. The kit is still available at the time of posting but if you don't want to purchase the kit, individual items are available to buy separately and are listed in the links below.
Water colouring with any medium, let alone, watercolour pencils is not really my thing but hey ho, I decided to give it a go but with that wise old saying - don't run before you can walk - in mind, started off with 2 very very simple cards.
and it doesn't come much simpler than Card No 1
I die-cut one of the Moda Scrap Spring Flowers 6" x 6" papers that came in the kit with Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles die, inked the tall image from the Stronger Together stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I coloured the leaves with one of the Darice Watercolor pencils fading the colour out with a water brush.
 I die-cut the Simon Says Stamp Bold Hello also included in the kit, 9 times from Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White card and stacked to create 3 dimensional sentiments.
I stamped the Hello, Friend sentiment from the stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and trimmed, using just Friend. I fixed the Hello die cuts and stamped sentiment in place using Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue, also included in the kit and added the panel to an A2 White Card Blank.
I was feeling a little bolder on Card No 2
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than an A2 Kraft card blank, stamped the same tall image from the stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink, coloured with the Darice Watercolor pencils, faded out the colour using a waterbrush and dried. I used a dark brown water color pencil to added the stems and some shadows.
I picked up colour from the watercolor pencil I used for the leaves using with the water brush, repeating until there was enough colour to apply a wash to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card. I die-cut the Hello from a scrap of Kraft card and the coloured scrap and layered slightly offset to create dimension and a hint of a shadow. I stamped the sentiment as before using Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink, fixed both in place using Simon Says Stamp Craft Tackky Glue and matted the panel on to the card blank.
Have a great weekend everyone whatever you have planned and I'll be back tomorrow to share another two "venturing into the world of watercolor pencils" makes.
Hugs Kath xxx

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Janette said...

Morning Kath, Oh these are just beautiful they really are, so pretty and love the softness of the watercolours.xx

Sandra H said...

They are so lovely and the colouring is stunning enjoy your weekend x