I was lucky enough to receive an August Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp to play with and is it ever a fun one! It's called Summer Dreams. There's a stamp set included in the kit called, Ice Cream Dream which is so adorable! There is also some patterned papers, cardstock, fun little paper embellies and two Distress Markers - Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers! I've created three cards using products from the kit.
My next card has a few layers, using more papers from the kit.
It's difficult to see in the photo but I added some dimension by popping up the frame, popsicle and hearts. This time I colored the image with the Distress Markers that came in the kit. I had fun layering some of the cardstock, stripey frame and circle smile. I also stamped those hearts and used a tiny circle punch to cut them out. See that dotty green strip? That's one of the stamps from the kit and I stamped it using Green Apple Ink from SSS to get a tone-on tone effect with the Green Apple Cardstock. Then I used a white gel pen on a few of the dots. The sentiment was (very carefully) cut apart to fit my design.
And one more card.
Here, I used all three ice cream images from the stamp set. Again, the papers are from the kit, the yummy treats were colored with Copics and the Distress Markers from the kit. I white embossed the dots to frame out the center panel. I added colorful sprinkles to the ice cream scoop and I couldn't resist adding the cute smiley face (included in the stamp set) to the ice cream bar! Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella. (Can't stop using it on everything!)
Another adorable sentiment too!
If you're trying to decide whether to buy this kit, all I can say is, I KNOW you'll love it! It's so happy and fun and just perfect for summer cards!
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