3 Oxide Backgrounds + Cards with Simon’s May 2021 Card Kit!

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Dandelions are one of those plants that often don’t get appreciated for their beauty, so I was very excited that the theme of the May 2021 kit from Simon is dandelions! I’m using the kit contents, along with Distress Oxide inks to make three different cards!

This card uses Distress Oxides to ink blend a background; the colors were Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Broken China. On top of the background I adhered three die cut Dandelions, each made from Lemon Chiffon cardstock and ink blended with Wild Honey Oxide ink.

In the kit are a couple of Tim Holtz Accoutrements; I loved these so much, I didn’t want to use them on this card (I’m saving them for another project). But they inspired me to pull out my yellow button stash and glue them onto the dandelions. I also stamped a sentiment from the Dandelion Messages stamp set.

The next card I made also uses Oxide inks to ink blend a background; this time I used Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Dusty Concord.

After stamping some of the Dandelion Messages stamps onto my blended background with Dusty Concord ink, I added a layer of stenciling. The stenciling features the Large Raindrops stencil, which I added Hello Yellow Glitz Glitter Gel through it. For a greeting, I used one of the sentiments in the Dandelion Messages stamp set.

For my third card, I pulled out the Dandelion Wish 3D embossing folder – which is included in the kit! I blended Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Dusty Concord inks onto the folder before running it through my die cut machine to emboss the paper. I added this background onto a layer of Rose Gold cardstock.

On top of my background, I added a greeting from the Dandelion Messages stamp set and some clear sequins.

These cards were so refreshing to create – I LOVED the dandelion theme of this kit! If you like the kit and want to grab one, you can purchase it retail or via Simon’s subscription! I hope these cards have inspired you to make something with the kit!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Clear Stamps DANDELION…
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Simon Says Stamp DANDELION Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil LARGE…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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Sizzix Textured Impressions DANDELION…
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Creative Expressions DANDELION DREAMS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad RIPE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Therm O Web Rina K Designs HELLO…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FANCIFUL BUTTONS…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Ranger .5 oz MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MAGNETIC CRAFTER’S PLATFORM 3726e
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Papers…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes LEMON…
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Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Angela Reed says:

    Beautiful cards and ink blending. What paper did you use for the ink blending please?

  2. Avatar Suzanne says:

    Stunning cards!

  3. Avatar Marisela Delgado says:

    Girl, you never cease to amaze me. I am always in awe of you and your talent. Gorgeous cards!

  4. These cards are so stunning! Love the colors you chose and love those dandelions!

  5. Avatar Sheri Kempke says:

    Your cards are gorgeous Nina–who would have thought dandelions could look so good?
    This kit looks good!

  6. Avatar Gail Larsen says:

    Spectacular and ingenious cards. Your technique is gorgeous.

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