Happy Friday everyone! Today I have two videos to share with you, both featuring the new Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit, Together!
The first video features a walk through of the new kit, which has some fabulous products included in it! The You + Me stamp set has many great sentiments that work for a variety of occasions, as well as a few fun border stamps.
Also included in the kit is a Cracked Pistachio Distress OXIDE ink pad! Everyone has been really excited about the Distress Oxide inks; have you seen the 12 new colors that just came out?? If you haven’t gotten a chance to try the Oxides out yet, this is a perfect opportunity to do so!
Because Oxide ink are a dye and pigment fusion, their unique make up allows them to be used on darker colors of cardstock. This is from the pigment ink that helps make up the Oxides. Pigment ink sits on the surface of the paper whereas dye literally dyes and absorbs the color into the fibers of the paper.
Another fun quality of Oxide inks is that the inks oxidize when they come in contact with water; hence the name! The surface of the ink takes on a chalk-like appearance and looks really cool! I made the inks oxidize by using Shimmer Spritz instead of water to give my cards a shimmery appearance. Check out the effect:
I hope you will be checking out the videos below to see both the new card kit and the Distress Oxide Ink technique in action!
WATCH THE CARD KIT WALK-THROUGH VIDEO
WATCH THE DISTRESS OXIDE VIDEO
SIMON SAYS STAMP MONTHLY CARD KITS
Do you subscribe to Simon’s Monthly card kits? If you don’t, I highly would recommend that you do! Each month Simon hand-picks the contents of each kit and lovingly puts them together for YOU to enjoy! Plus, as a subscriber you have the added bonus of getting the kits at a discounted rate. Its definitely worth the purchase because you get lots of crafty fun out of each and every box (plus new and exciting products)!
You can find more info about the Card Kit subscriptions HERE or by clicking the image below: