Hello everyone! I’m popping in with quite a few little things for you that I’m excited to share! First up, have you seen the brand new, Mother’s Day Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp? This special, limited edition kit is only available while supplies last (though many of the contents are able to be purchased individually). All of the gorgeous pinks, greens and golds are so pretty; if you love making Mother’s Day cards – or even a simple “just because” mom card, you’ll want to check this out!
When this set was in the beginning stages of its creation process, I knew we wanted florals as the theme. There are so many beautiful flower stamp sets, that I wanted to make sure I illustrated something that was a bit “unique”. One type of floral I don’t see often is the Clematis; a gorgeous, delicate bloom that comes in so many colors, but especially pinks and purples. I was also particularly struck by the detail on the edges of the petals, which was quite fun to illustrate into the flower. So, this is how the Clematis found its way onto this set! The sentiments I wrote myself as well; I included detailed, thoughtful and meaningful words within these sentiments. This allows you to choose what words you want to convey to your own mother; you can even mix and match some of them to create additional content on your card.
Speaking of card kits, this card is something I created a while back using the Showers & Flowers stamp set that I had designed for a previous Simon card kit. This stamp set is available (the kit is sold out), which you can find HERE. You can also get coordinating dies with this stamp set.
I had stamped the duck with his galoshes onto Strathmore watercolor paper with Simon Intense Black ink; then I watercolored him using Daniel Smith watercolors. I also watercolored a freehand scene of some grass and clouds to bring everything to life.
With the rainy day theme, I kept thinking of the “every cloud has a silver lining” saying, so I painted on a bit of the Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer pen onto the stormy clouds to capture that effect. And I LOVE how it worked! This shimmer pen has become my hands-down favorite pen for adding a bit of sparkle!
Finally, I have a sneak peek for you! Have you heard that Simon has a brand new release coming April 11th??? YES! And I have a TON of inspiration that I created with it, which I will be sharing over the next couple days! Be sure to stay tuned to my blog and YouTube channel for video tutorials, plus a 2-day blog hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me today; I will be back very soon!