Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Beautiful Mermaids | Simon's September Card kit 2018

The new Simon September card kit is here! Woot woot! After looking at all the sneak peaks and watching some videos I was suprised by the Tonic "Deep Sea Dive" Luxury Embossed paper that came with this kit. It looks good on film but it's a wow factor in person.  I really liked the darker matte color on the backside so I just had to incorporate that texture and color in to this card somehow. 

Watch the video here

I know my colored pencil technique is a work in progress.... I definitely have a heavy hand when using the Prismacolor Pencils. But that wont stop me from practicing and sharing. 

The background was easily made by using Inkadinkado masking paper and a nesting circle die set. I cut a sheet of the masking paper down to 4.5 by 5.75. Then used a 3in diameter circle to die cut the sun. I set the circle aside until later while I covered a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock with the rectangle piece. The colors I blend are first, Wild Honey then a little Spiced Marmalade around the edges. Taking off the rectangle masking paper I cover the blended orange sun with the circle masking paper piece. I used Spiced Marmalade around the outer edge of the circle then a little of Candied Red with Fired Brick. Blend in some Seedless Preserves to deepen those outer edges and called it done. 

I set that aside to dry and then stamped the mermaid image and the sentiment on Neenah 80lb cardstock (there is one sheet of this included in the kit!) I used Gina K. Design's Amalgam ink for this. Mainly because I thought I would be using Gamsol with colored pencils but I ended up just coloring the mermaid image with Prismacolor pencils. I have the color's listed below that I used for her. 

There are coordinating dies that you can purchase separately for this stamp set, which I have listed below, the dies do not come with the card kit. I chose to fussy cut her using my Fiskars spring loaded scissors. For the waves I used that fabulous luxury embossed Tonic paper and a large scalloped rectangle die from Spellbinders. I only used the die as a guide; By lining up the die on a safe cutting surface I cut out the scallops with a craft knife. This is a much faster option then me trying to hand cut it evenly. Plus a pencil wouldn't show up easily on this highly textured paper, I tried. 

I layered the textured paper waves down and flipped one of them over to get the darker more matte wave. Using the Simon's glitter paper in Aqua (comes in the kit) I trimmed a small portion down for the bottom and added the simplistic sentiment that I had stamped with the mermaid earlier. Nothing is popped up but instead I tried to create depth with the color and textures of the paper.

The inside is kept clean and simple by easily stamping the elements in Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is stamped with Seedless Preserves, the mermaid tail on the left is Spiced Marmalade, the little starfish is Fired Brick and the other tail is Stormy Sky. Stormy Sky comes with this card kit and also Tumbled Glass. How awesome to get 2 of the newest colors of Distress Oxide ink. Plus you also receive the Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink, which I'm exited to try out soon! 

Prismacolor Pencils Used

Hair                                               Rock
PC989   Chartruese                        PC1058 90% Warm Gray
PC1006 Parrot Green                     PC1052 30% Warm Gray
PC105   Cobalt Turquoise              PC1050 10% Warm Gray
PC901   Indigo Blue

Tail                                                 Top
PC995   Mulberry                           PC1018 Pink Rose
PC996   Black Grape                      PC929 Pink
PC921   Pale Vermillion
PC926   Carmine Red                     Blend
PC929   Pink                                   PC938 White
PC1002 Yellowed Orange

PC1080 Beige Sienna
PC1019 Rosy Beige
PC927 Light Peach
PC1085 Peach Beige

Go here for more information on the Hex Chart I mentioned in the video. Sandy Allnock is an amazing artist I use her hex charts almost every time I color.

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Prismacolor Pencils -Great for individual pencils
Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Sets

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2018 SUBSCRIPTION SEPTEMBER START DATE
RESERVE Simon Says Stamp BEAUTIFUL MERMAIDS Wafer Dies sssd111887
There are dies available! 
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Card Kit of the Month Questions and Answers Not for Sale
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets
Simon Says Clear Stamps BEAUTIFUL MERMAIDS sss101911 Simon Says Stamp TREASURE CHEST Sequins tcsp18 Simon Says Stamp Cardstock AQUA GLITTER 6x6 sss313 Tonic DEEP SEA DIVE Hand Crafted Embossed Cotton A4 Paper Pack 9806e Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies SSSD111455 In Stitches Memory Box CIRCLE BASICS SET Open Studio Craft Die 30087 Gina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Cube Ink Mini Pad 4020 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES Ranger TDO56195 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FIRED BRICK Ranger TDO55969 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TDO56225 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP PLATFORM 1711e Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 160E Fiskars SPRING-ASSIST SCISSORS Micro-tip 04977 Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425 Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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