10 Cards, 1 Kit | SSS October Card Kit 2019 |Thankful Flowers

Hello everyone! We are in the midst of a gorgeous fall here in Chicagoland. I love creating cards with all the traditional fall-time colors, and I went all-out fall with Simon Says Stamp’s October card kit. The floral images and the sentiments in the stamp set form this kit are lovely! However, its the kind of set that you can use all year round.

I created these cards using a lot of different art mediums, and a lot of different techniques. I always have a ball creating with SSS’s card kits, and this one was no exception.  You will see pictures of all the cards I created, my process video, and supply links below.

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Card #1: Note of Thanks Card

I stamped the flower image from the Thankful Blooms set onto a piece of darling pattern paper and colored it in with Faber Castell colored pencils. A small strip of metallic paper from the kit, brings this card to the next level.

Polychromos Colored Pencils: Cinnamon 189, Light Purple Pink 128, Fuchsia 123, Red-Violet 194, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Permanent Green Olive, 167, Cream 102, Venetian Red 190

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Card #2:Black & White Thanks Card with Metallic Sentiment

This black and white floral pattern paper is beautiful enough to stand on it’s own, so I just added my sentiment, a few gemstones and called it done.

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Card #3: Double Emboss on Patter Paper Card

I embossed the floral image as well as the sentiment with Penny embossing powdered onto a piece of pattern paper. I love all the browns of the embossing, the lines on the pattern paper and the dark chocolate card base. I added a pop of interest by coloring in the flowers and leaves with some Distress Oxide inks. Very fast coloring!

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Card #4: Fall Flowers Card

This card took the longest to put together, but it’s my favorite. I colored in the flowers with alcohol markers from Arteza–These flowers are the star of the show; however, I really love the cute pattern paper, and the bold thanks die cut.

Arteza Everblend Art Markers – Tuscan Sun, Sunflower Yellow, Amber Yellow, Macaron Pink, Coral, Tea Green, Olive Green

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Card #5: Diagonal Pattern Paper Cards

This card design in a two-fer. I created two cards in the same time it takes to create one card. I cut down the pattern papers into 5 1/4 by 4 inches, and then I put them together and cut them out diagonally. I added a stripe of metallic card stock and some gemstones to add some bling. I was able to stamp the sentiments right onto the pattern paper because they are bold enough to not get lost.

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Card #6: White Embossed Pattern Card

I really enjoyed working with this dark chocolate card stock from the kit. A lot of card crafters, it seems, don’t like to work with brown, but I love it! I embossed the large flower cluster several times around the dark chocolate card stock. I used the same thanks sentiment die on this card, a few iridescent bubbles, and that is all. The beauty of the  stamp speaks for itself.

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Card #7: Wood Grain Flower Card

I used my Prismacolor pencils to color in the flowers on this card. I really love the wood grain pattern paper, and I though a wood grain frame would compliment it well. I stamped my sentiment right onto the pattern paper even though the letters are very small. The pattern paper was light enough to allow me to do this.

Prismacolor Pencils: Orange Flower: Spanish Orange, Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Limepeel, Kelp Green  Pink Flower: Deco Pink, Pink, Neon Pink, Magenta Limepeel, Kelp Green

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Card #8: Masculine Thank You Card

This was the fasted card to put together. I simply stamped the flower inside the squares of this plaid pattern paper. I used a strip of metallic paper to add a pop of interest to this card. I then adhered everything down onto a black card base on which I heat embossed the sentiment.

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Card #9: Watercolor Card with Tiny Notes

I just had to watercolor in these flowers, and I enjoyed every minute of it! I used another piece of pattern paper behind the flower cluster. I stamped two tiny sentiments onto cream colored card stock and tucked them behind the flower cluster.

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Card #10: Stamped Pattern Background Card

I stamped all the small images from the stamp set onto a piece of kraft card stock. I adore the dots stamps. I’m keep though out on my desk, because I know I will use them a lot. They aren’t perfect circle dots–they’re wonky dots! I love anything wonky! I feel a bit wonky myself oftentimes. Lol!

After I was done coloring in my background with Prismacolor pencils, I felt it just needed a little something more, so I added a little bit of teal colored pencil on some of the images. It just needed a little pop of color. It didn’t need any gemstones this time; the background is busy enough. I used a piece of metallic paper to mat it. However, I wanted the metallic paper to show up a little more, so I cut slits into two of the corners and slid my panel into it. Kinda different but fun!

Prismacolor Pencils: Goldenrod 1034, Yellow Ochre 942, Limepeel 1005, Artichoke 1098, Olive Green 911, Kelp Green 1090, Light Aqua 992

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You can watch my video here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supply List:

Featured Products:

Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit 2019: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-The-Month-OCTOBER-2019-THANKFUL-FLOWERS-ck1019-ck1019

Harvest Mix Jewels: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Pretty-Pink-Posh-HARVEST-MIX-Jewels–hrmxjewpp?currency=USD

Graphite Jewel Mix – Pretty Pink Posh: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Pretty-Pink-Posh-GRAPHITE-Jewels-Mix-grfjewpp

Clear Gems – Studia Katia: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Studio-Katia-SPARKLING-CRYSTALS-MIX-SK2411-SK2411?currency=USD

Iridescent Bubbles Studio Katia: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Studio-Katia-IRIDESCENT-BUBBLES-Embellishments-sk2428-sk2428

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/JackiesCraftTable/tools/listings/726802710

Olive and Oak Styling Mats: https://www.etsy.com/listing/662738170/styling-board-linen-double-sided?ref=related-2&frs=1

Art Mediums:

Arteza Everblend Alcohol Markers 120 Set: US: https://arteza.com/collections/markers/products/everblend-art-markers-alcohol-based-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=fa1eb31d

EU: https://arteza.co.uk/products/everblend-art-markers-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=d7b0ef18

Arteza Everblend Art Markers 60 set:
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EU: https://arteza.co.uk/collections/markers/products/arteza-everblend-art-markers?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=7327b062

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Other Supplies:

Alabaster White Embossing Powerder: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Brutus-Monroe-ALABASTER-Ultra-Fine-Embossing-Powder-BRU2470-bru2470bm

Penny Embossing Powder: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Brutus-Monroe-PENNY-Ultra-Fine-Embossing-Powder-BRU2494-bru2494bm

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Faux Stich Banner Dies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-STITCHED-BANNERS-Wafer-Dies-SSSD111584-Among-The-Stars-SSSD111584?currency=USD

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