Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit & Trinity Stamp Slimline Dies

Hey Procraftinators! Today, I am sharing a fun slimline card that I made with Simon Says Stamp's July Card kit. I'm a bit late-ish getting this video up. My card kit came kinda late this month, not showing up until the 1st or 2nd of July. I filmed this video fairly quickly after getting the kit. However, I have been in a bit of a slump since then and haven't really been in the mood to edit or do much on my channel that wasn't absolutely required of me, such as design team stuff and whatnot. Anyways, I am getting it up now. When I saw this kit, I knew immediately that I wanted to pair it with the new dies that I picked up by Trinity Stamps from their Slimline Series, the Wonky Stitched Wilderness set. I just knew those houses and the mountains and whatnot that came in the set would be perfect together and you will have to let me know what you think, but I think I was right.

I started by stamping out all my images and coloring them with Copics. I did really simple coloring. Nothing fancy at all. These are pretty small images. I wasn't very good at keeping track of all the copic combos I used for this coloring session for some reason. So, sorry about that. I did get some of the combos for you though. They will be listed in my supply section. I cut my images out on my Brother Scan N Cut. The trick to cutting the sun out, since the rays are separate from the sun is to attach the sun rays with pencil lines to trick the machine into thinking it is all one image.

After coloring, I ink blended my background onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock that I had cut using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from Trinity stamps. I wanted a sunset scene, but I wanted to use some colors that weren't really the norm for sunsets. I chose Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Speckled Egg (included in the kit), Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire. I think they blended quite nicely together and made an interesting sunset. I did find the Speckled Egg had an interesting reaction with the Carved Pumpkin. You can see it in my video. It almost pushed the color away. Kind of like using a really light alcohol marker color next to a really dark one will do or even how the colorless blender on a dark color will do. It was kind of weird. I've never seen Distress Inks do that. I was able to make them blend by going back over the Speckled Egg with the Carved Pumpkin. I just found it odd how it did that though.

Once done with my background, I did ink blend some Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone on the tops of my mountains to give them a bit of color variation and dimension. The mountains came from the Trinity Stamps die set. The die is a set of 3 mountains together and I just kept lining the die up and cutting a long piece of paper until it was longer than the length of a slimline card. Then, I lined it up in the Wonky Rectangle die and cut it with that die. This was so that not only would it match the size of my rectangle, but it would also have the wonky stitches continuing on from the rectangle panel and not cover them up when I layered the mountains over the panel. Each of the mountains also have a matching snow cap. I used the Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Polish (included in the kit) to cover each of the snow caps and then adhered each snow cap to it's matching mountain top.

The die set also included some individual mountains as well. I attached those to the back of my cityscape, in a couple areas where I felt that I needed something extra to fill in some gaps. Then, I attached foam tape to the back of my cityscape/mountains. I glued the large mountains straight down to the ink blended panel and popped up the cityscape/single mountain scene. Next, I filled in the sky area with some clouds, a sun setting behind my mountains and a plain.

To finish off the card, I stamped the inside with a sentiment & a heart, included in the stamp set in the kit that said "No matter how far apart, you're always in my heart." I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and the heart I stamped in Distress Oxide in Festive Berries.

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Supply List

  • Home Sweet Home Stamp Set (SSS20287)
  • Trinity Stamps Slimline Series Wonky Stitched Wilderness (TMD-021)
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Distress Inks
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Pumice Stone
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Speckled Egg
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Chipped Sapphire
  • Distress Oxide
    • Festive Berries
  • VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
  • Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Polish
  • Copics
    • All Roof & Trim: E35 If the roof had room for shading, then E35 & E37
    • Clock Tower: E37, E09, E35 & Glaze over with E07
    • Building to the left of the clock tower: E29 & E39.
    • Blue House: B26, B24, B21
    • Gray House: C5 & C3
    • Yellow House YR24, Y26
    • Trees YG17 & YG13 OR YG17 & YG67