I wanted to show the September, 2019, Simon Says Stamp card kit that is still available….The kit is called “Look for the Rainbows,” and I made a card using the things that were provided in this kit.
The kit’s value comes from the large, Look for the Rainbows stamp set that’s normally $26.99, and the 3D Sizzix Texture Fade (embossing folder) called Kaleidoscope (link: https://tinyurl.com/y4nu4knt ) that sells between $4.99-$7.99. You also get a pad of lightweight designer paper and six pages of foil paper, plus cardstock and envelopes, enamel dots and crystal gems.
I made a 5 x 7″ card base with a white Recollections heavyweight cardstock from Michaels.
I used my Arteza watercolors set of sixty, that I had decanted from tubes into plastic snap shut containers, video attached. I used a flat brush to paint the Seaweed color on one of the designer papers that was included in the kit, to color the entire sheet green. I really didn’t need to color the whole sheet, but did. I cut this piece to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ to layer on top of the folded layer then rounded the corners. I colored the edges of the white card base with an apricot color, then set it aside to dry along with the green layer.
You can receive a 10% discount on all Arteza products by using this code by October 20, 2019, CraftingforAlmost Everyone6.
Everblend Art Markers (Set of 120): https://arteza.com/collections/markers/products/everblend-art-markers-alcohol-based-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_CraftingForAlmostEveryone&a_bid=fa1eb31d
Everblend Art Markers (Set of 120): https://arteza.co.uk/products/everblend-art-markers-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_CraftingForAlmostEveryone&a_bid=d7b0ef18
Watercolor Paint – 60 Colors (60 x 12ml/0.4 US fl oz):
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I stamped the pattern and sentiment from the Look for the Rainbows stamp set in Brutus Monroe’s Detail Black ink (Link: https://tinyurl.com/yyxklkzl) then used Ranger clear embossing powder and heat set it. This raised embossing powder will hold the alcohol markers within the lines when heat set. It’s a great way to ensure you don’t make too many mistakes while coloring.
One of my viewers found a YouTuber that was kind enough to share a project she did with the Arteza Everblend markers. Her name is Mary Polanco and her YouTube channel is Mary Polanco Designs. Here is the link to it. https://tinyurl.com/yxzc854m
Mary made charts to show which Arteza markers blend well together, so all you need to do is color in the color chart that Mary provided so that you can easily see which colors blend with which. She made a chart for both their 60 count and 120 count sets. Here is the link to Mary’s color charts..https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1–76f_AWAqwwyg4zxxpp02I6B84pxZw8?usp=sharing (If you copy and paste that link on a new tab, you’ll see that you can choose between the 60 or 120 count color charts.)
I used a variety of Arteza markers to color with, and used Mary’s color chart to help me determine which would work best together. After coloring the image, I decided I needed something more in the background, so used an old All Night Media #369J stamp that adds dots (splotches)…It’s an oldie but a goodie..I used Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn for the ink. I glued the green painted layer to the base, then added the embossed layer that was mirror cardstock from the kit and rounded it’s corners with the Kadomaru Pro corner rounder (Link to it. https://tinyurl.com/yy376389)….That layer was cut to 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and cut my top layer to 4 x 6″..I added tear tape to the back of the top layer with wet glue and added some green ribbon to the side and tied a single knot with a small strip of the same ribbon….I wrapped the length of ribbon around to the back of the top layer and cut the knot so it looks more like a bow. I added fun foam under the top layer w/ tear tape sized 3 3/4 x 5 3/4″ so it would add more dimension. I used a peg stamp bird from The Secret Garden Set link: https://tinyurl.com/y67zo3zp I added Wink of Stella to the flowers and birds for more glitter.