Can you believe it’s Thursday already? This week is flying by for me! Hope you’re all having a great week too. Today I’m sharing the first half of my 10C1K for the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit, it’s called Party Like a Panda and is super cute. I had a lot of fun coming up with ideas to use with this stamp set and really liked the colorful papers that were included too. Here are my first 5 cards:
Here are some still shots for you:
The first thing I thought of when I saw this kit was a panda popping out from behind a bunch of presents and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I used my MFT Blueprints 32 die to create the slider channel and popped up the presents around it with some foam dots.
This card was a lot of work but so worth the end result.
For the inside, I continued the purple ink from the front and stamped a few of the confetti images around it.
Copics: E18, Y35, R20, BG13, RV66, YR04, B99, R27, YG25
This image is so cute with his deflated balloon and crushed box. I colored him with my copics and added that striped paper below, finishing up then by popping up the heat embossed sentiment.
Kept the inside simple with the sentiment and a few (non-crushed) presents.
copics: Y35, YG25, R27, BG13, RV66
I had so much fun with all of these images and punny sentiments. Here I added some pattern paper to my Neenah panel and then glued the balloons down and popped-up the final panda. Stamping the first panda and then gluing on the cut-out balloons is a great way to add the look of more dimension without having to double up on the pop dots.
I combined a few of the stamps for my inside sentiment and left it at that for this one.
copics: Y35, R27, YG25, YR04, BG13
This panda die cut is really cute but the deco flock was difficult for me to work with. I think it will be better to use with an actual foiling machine rather than die-cut and I’ll definitely give that a try. I don’t have a speech bubble die so I made my own by tracing the bottom of a container and then adding the little point.
I used the back of the pattern paper to add a little more purple to finish up the inside.
copics: BG13, YG25
I can’t decide which image was my favorite, but I really loved this little guy holding the cake. Here I added some pattern paper at an angle and then stamped my sentiment along the edge. I glued the balloons directly on the paper and then popped up the panda for some dimension.
For the inside, I stamped happy birthday and then a bunch of little stars around for some confetti. I really loved those stars as you’ll see in the cards to come!
copics: E18, Y32, Y35, BG13, RV66, R35, YG25
I just had so much fun with this kit – can’t wait to show you the rest tomorrow. xoxo, Sarah