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!

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Whimsy Stamps RAINBOW 6 x 6 Paper…
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL…
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK Cream
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Tonic BONNIE BLUE Nuvo Vintage Drops…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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12 Responses

  1. Avatar MBFairySky says:

    Stunning colors Nina! It’s a very wonderful card!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Avatar Cathy Loveless says:

    Where are the raindrop crystals from? I love this card, especially during this time

    • ninamarie ninamarie says:

      Hey Cathy! They are from Tonic Studios. I couldn’t find them on Simon Says Stamp’s store (that’s where I originally got them), so they may not be around any longer.

  3. Avatar Debbie P says:

    Fantastic card. Thank you for the great tips. Wishing you and your family to stay healthy and safe.

  4. Avatar Judy says:

    This is wonderful in so many ways, thank you. On your rainbow umbrella card it says thinking of you and after the storm comes the rainbows, but what sentiment would you put on the inside?

  5. Avatar Carol Wells says:

    Adorable! This really did brighten my day, and I thank you! :)

  6. Avatar Barbara-Jean says:

    I enjoyed the video, too. I ordered the stamp set, but not the whole kit and was curious about how you colored everything. Now I know! Guess I’ll have to do my own coloring! Do like the idea of the raised umbrella and skirt! Thanks!

  7. Avatar Jeanne Sarna says:

    This is a wonderful card, and one of the best uses of patterned paper I have seen. I didn’t see the gems in your list, are they still available?

    • ninamarie ninamarie says:

      The gems are from Tonic Studios. I had gotten them from Simon Says Stamp’s store but I cannot find them anymore so I believe they are no longer available. I’m sorry!

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