Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday — a trip back in time! For each throwback, we’ll be spotlighting fantastic cards and projects using products from previous releases. The new stuff is always SO fun, but think about all of those great products you’ve collected and set aside. They are STILL AWESOME! And we want to inspire you with fantastic inspiration from our creative archives.
Spring is here, and it’s a beautiful time to celebrate the newness of the season! Hooray! Our Best Days release includes lots of wonderful products to celebrate Spring, but you might remember some pretty spectacular products from last year’s New Beginnings collection. In celebration, let’s take a look at some glorious cards created with goodies from our New Beginnings release!
First up this project from Yana Smakula:
Yana’s yummy design is a breath of fresh spring air! What a stunning bouquet she created with a gorgeous color scheme. This card incorporates the Friendship Blooms, Hope Blooms, and More Spring Flowers stamp sets. The card pictured here was colored with Copic markers, but Yana recreated the card last month using Polychromos Colored Pencils to see how they compare. Very cool! You can see the colored pencil post HERE. And you can see Yana’s Copic post HERE.
Next, let’s throw it back to this super sweet card from Amanda Korotkova:
This springy card is sure to tug at your heart! Amanda combined the Some Bunny Special and Artsy Flower Parts stamp sets to create an adorable bunny with a bouquet. The bunny was originally designed to look like she is putting a card in the mailbox, but with a little imagination, the bouquet looks like it was meant to be there! Amanda walks you through how she created this card in a video HERE, and you can see her original blog post HERE.
And let’s not forget this inspiring project from the coloring guru, Kelly Latevola:
Though Easter is over, it’s never a bad idea to get ready for next year! My jaw absolutely DROPPED the first time I saw this card that Kelly created using the calla lilies from Suzy’s In Full Bloom Paintables set! Her coloring is so #goals. I seriously made my sister watch the YouTube video with me. Visit Kelly’s original post HERE and watch her detailed how-to video HERE.
Our last throwback project is this gorgeous bouquet from Kristina Werner:
Kristina mixed custom watercolors on this magnificent card using our More Spring Flowers and Handlettered Encouragement stamp sets (which she designed!). Isn’t it gorgeous? You can find a tutorial on Kristina’s YouTube channel HERE, and you can also check out her original blog post HERE.
Did you know that we have inspiration galleries on our website showcasing project ideas for all of our releases and card kits? It’s a veritable treasure-trove of terrific ideas just waiting to inspire you, and you are invited to share your projects, too! You can find all of the Simon release galleries HERE and galleries for our monthly card kits can be found HERE. Scroll through today, and maybe you’ll find one of YOUR projects linked there!
Thanks for throwing it back with us and checking out these cool projects from four talented ladies!
Yana Smakula’s supplies
Amanda Korotkova’s supplies
Kelly Latevola’s supplies
Kristina Werner’s supplies