Hey guys! I’m back with another post on a super awesome haul from an absolutely amazing company, Simon Says Stamp.
Please note: These items were given to me as a gift, but that does not affect my opinion of them.
First up is some awesome dye ink. I received the following colors:
- Orange Peel
- Audrey Blue
I was really impressed with how well the packaging is true to the color inside. Please note though that when you shop online, the color you see on your screen may not be exactly what you get.
Dye is ink that get absorbed into the paper. I noticed with this specific dye ink by Simon Says Stamp that the ink starts off looking not solid. Freak out moment! But over time, the image gets more solid. Score! Another thing to point out with any dye ink is that since the ink is absorbed into the paper, it will be a little lighter than originally stamped. I was happy that the colors of the Simon Says Stamp colors did not go dull though after being absorbed.
Fun Fact: The lids of these inks actually snap shut. I learned this the hard way when I tried to put them away without snapping them first and the lids popped off!
Next up were some super cute stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp. The first one is called Slumber Party, with the matching die set Girls Night Out.
The images in this stamp set will be perfect for coloring. The matching die set cuts out all of images in this stamp set and the sentiments would be perfect for a slumber party or an invite for a girls night out with friends.
The next stamp set is called Road Trip with a coordinating die set called On the Road.
Please note that this is a coordinating die set, not a matching die set. So this die will not match the images in this stamp set, but it does work with it. The die set makes a good frame for the images like the station wagon and the luggage and the bottom section of the frame would hold the sentiments perfectly!
Then we have some super cool stencils that I am ridiculously excited about. I can’t wait to play with them!
Both of the stencils I’m showing are 6×6 which means they will be very easy to use on a standard size A2 card front whether you’re making a landscape or top folding card. The first one is Tiny Spaced Hearts. These tiny hearts would be perfect for so many backgrounds. You could use regular inks and a dauber, or even some distress inks to make a well blended background with several colors.
Here’s a close up of those tiny hearts:
The next stencil is called Harlequin. This stencil has some nice big designs that would be great for some embossing paste.
Because the designs are so big, I would definitely recommend taping down all of the sides and workings from the larger parts of the stencil outwards. This will keep the the stencil from sliding on you when you are applying your ink.
Last but certainly not least is some card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I received the Daybreak pack of card stock.
If you are wanting to try card stock from a company that you are unsure about, I would definitely recommend trying a sample pack with different color choices. This pack has the following colors:
- Lemon Chiffon
- Soft Navy
- Burnt Orange
There are three great gray colors in this sample pack, which is a great way to test them out with the inks I already have before committing to one gray over another.
Another wonderful thing about this card stock is that it is 100 lb. weight. This makes it super sturdy and perfect for card bases! I can’t wait to try this card stock out.
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