Friday, June 29, 2018

One Cool Pineapple | Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit July 2018

Hello Everyone! I thought I would try getting the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card kits again. I was subscribe about a year ago or so and stopped purchasing them because they weren't my style. But lately this kits have been fantastic and so here we are.

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In the video I show you a quick glimpse of the entire kit, though I didn't use all of the supplies. I will have videos featuring more of these items through out July.

I started the card by smooshing Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink on to my glass mat and dipping some watercolor paper into it. It gives a watercolor kind of look. I let that dry and then die cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I also cut a smaller piece of white cardstock with a rectangle die so that I could use a stencil to create the yellow and green rays. I did this by ink blending Distress Inks over the top of the stencil with a sponge ink blender tool.

Then I stamped the pineapple and glasses on to another piece of cardstock with my stamp platform. I used copics to color those ink. Keeping the pineapple to shades of yellow and green and the sunglasses got a quick color of light blue. Since this kit doesn't come with dies for all of the stamps I fussy cut the images out, leaving a white border around them. I used glossy accents on the sun glasses. On the pineapple I added white details with a Prismacolor pencil and a Signo white gel pen.

To stamp the sentiment I used Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also die cut a stitched circle that fit almost perfectly in the center of the stencil ink blend. I adhered all the panels together and then added the pineapple and sunglasses. Then I scattered sequins over the card keeping the lighter color ones towards the top and the darker towards the bottom like a gradation. I used Glossy Accents for the centers of each sequin so that they were securely adhered to the card.

The last step is the inside. I kept it simple of course and did a quick "on stamp ink blend". I took the yellow and green distress ink and added them both to the pineapple image then stamped it. Over the top of that I stamped the sunglasses in Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink.

Definitely a summer card!

This card has been linked to the following:
The Color Throwdown Challenge <-------- click
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge <-------- click
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge <-------- click
CropStop June Link Party <-------- click

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Cool Summer July Kit

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2018 SUBSCRIPTION JULY START DATE Simon Says Clear Stamps ONE COOL PINEAPPLE sss101827 RESERVE Simon Says Stamp SUMMER GOLD Sequins sgsp18 Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# ISLAND BLUE IB12Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# GREEN LEAF GL11 Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BRIGHT YELLOW BY34 Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL PINK DP17 Simon Says Stamp Envelopes DOLL PINK ssse11 Simon Says Stamp Cardstock HOT PINK GLITTER 6x6 sss311 Diecember Simon Says Stamp FLAMINGO Wafer Dies sssd111858 American Crafts Amy Tangerine SUNSHINE AND GOOD TIMES STICKER BOOK 345720 American Crafts Amy Tangerine MINI ICONS Puffy Stickers Sunshine and Good Times 345712 Simon Says Stamp White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards 120# 10 Pack a2side10 Carta Bella SUMMER SPLASH 6 x 6 Paper Pad cbspl83023 Sizzix FOAM ADHESIVE SHEETS 4x6 663042

All Other Products Used

My Favorite Things RADIATING RAYS Mixable Stencil MFT ST98 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger TDO56171 Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK Ink065 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE Ranger TDP40200 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TDP47322 Lawn Fawn LARGE DOTTED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies LF1283 Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies SSSD111455 In Stitches Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies SSSD111456 In Stitches Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27 Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad 726259 Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40 Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP PLATFORM 1711e Hero Arts EMBOSS CLEAR  EMBOSSING POWDER PW104 Sakura STARDUST 6 Clear Glitter Pens 57906 Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Adhesive .5oz GAC27898 9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711 Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two Applicators 62191 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER .25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425 Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts Wagner RESERVE Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414 EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick Scissors 54-00049 Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 160E Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE Bright Yellow-Green Copic Sketch MARKER G14 APPLE GREEN Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN Copic Sketch Marker Y00 BARIUM YELLOW Light Soft Pastel Subtle Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW Sunshine Cheery Bright Copic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOW Copic Sketch Marker Y18 LIGHTNING YELLOW Bright Bold Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker Blending Dual Tips Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen 206n EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip 54-04000


  1. What a super cool card! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

    1. Thank you Esther and thank you for introducing me to the Cropstop link party!

    2. Fun design- love that pineapple with a bit of sunshine! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  2. Fabulous design, the starburst background is amazing and the pineapple is so fun. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. This is such a fun stamp set. I just adore it. I love the stitching. Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes! Good Luck.

    ♥ Mindy