Hey y'all! I'm so late getting this post up. Its been one of those days...you know, the kind where you try so incredibly hard to get everything on your list done, but instead only accomplish a fraction?? So, I have to be honest here...when I first got this kit, I didn't have a clue where to start! The papers were so bright and cheerful...the stamp set was extremely cool...the acetate images were super fun! Why was I having so much trouble getting started?? Did any of you experience something similar? To this day, I still don't know what was wrong with me. I eventually woke up one day and just decided to sit with it until "it" came to me. Then the flood gates opened... and I was groovin'! I am still thinking of things to do with this kit! Let's have a look so you can see what I mean.
Hands down, my favorite items in the kit were/are the Suzy's Doodles water color pieces! I even made a copy or two in case I wanted to do something with them later! Overall, I used pretty basic techniques for all 10 cards: cut & paste, color & piece, die cut and embellish...same ole' same ole'! The fun part was the animation. Once you figure out just how you want the images to appear on your cards, you build your little animation slider element and you're off to the races. :D
So, here are all 10 cards that I created using the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 Card Kit:
This next card, in particular, was inspired by Nina Marie Trapani's double slider card that was featured on both her YouTube channel and on her blog...such a great technique!
And a few detail shots... because if you're like me, you lean into your computer screen thinking it will make it easier to see! Ha! :D
And that's it for May! All additional products will be listed below. I hope you had fun with your kit this month, and if you haven't tried the SSS kits then I highly recommend it! They really are pretty great! :D
Additional Products used: Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks - Honeycomb; Big Chat stickers by Tim Holtz Ideology; Stitch Oval Scallop Edge Frame die by My Favorite Things (MFT from here on); Double Stitched Oval STAX by MFT; Chevron Fringe die by MFT; Succulents2Stamp by Stamps of Life; Pierced Heart STAX by MFT; Tons of Hearts clear stamps by Simon Says Stamp; Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX by MFT; Stitched Rectangles by SSS; Love & Quotes clear stamps by SSS; Heart Parade die by SSS; Stitch Round Rectangle Frames by MFT; Heart Smile die by SSS; Birthday Wishes Frame by SSS; Advent Numbers clear stamps by SSS; Terrace Butterfly die by Memory Box; Blueprints 9 by MFT; Corner Round punch; twine; Pretty Pink Posh sequins; Simon Says Stamp sequins; light pink cardstock; yellow cardstock; various inks; shaker elements; white gel pen
**Some of these cards will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday & Wednesday Challenges**