The Perfect Time for Colorful and Encouraging [ Simon’s April 2020 Card Kit ]
The new April 2020 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is full of bright, happy and colorful products that I think are perfect for the current times.
I was very excited to create the stamp set in this month’s kit, Follow the Rainbows. I purposely included many encouraging sentiments in this set, which I think are perfect for making cards to send to friends and family that might need a bit of love and cheering-up.
The card itself features a lot of pattern paper, which I think is really fun to incorporate into your cards not only as a background, but also as the “coloring” to your stamped images. I show you how to do this in the video above!
I wanted to give this card a bit of interest when it came to the raindrops. Instead of coloring them with markers, I stamped on pattern paper. I then fussy cut the umbrella out of the paper and popped them up off the image I stamped onto my card panel (also made from pattern paper).
To embellish the card and enhance the raindrops from the Follow the Rainbows stamp set, I used some drop sequins – the shine and dimension really add to the rainy effect. Paired with the colorful, rainbow papers… I just love the look!
I hope this card brightens your day – working with the April 2020 Card Kit, Follow the Rainbows really brought me joy… and the best part is that I can now send this card to someone to bring THEM joy!
Who are you sending cards to this week? Let me know in the comments below!