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:
US: https://arteza.com/collections/markers/products/everblend-art-markers-set-of-60?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=712fc9f4

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

Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils: https://amzn.to/321nolC

Prismacolor Pencils: https://amzn.to/33kJK1A

Glitter Pen: https://amzn.to/2IZX1oP

White Gel Pen: https://amzn.to/2orx4Y0

Tools

Mini Misti: https://amzn.to/2LpHJva

Original Size Misti: https://amzn.to/2A8jbjA

Magnets: https://amzn.to/2NShv60

Wagner Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/2nvUpHx

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NR4Xvw

Score Board: https://amzn.to/2NSMA9z

Cutter Bee Scissors: https://amzn.to/34EWamG

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2N6NsIj

Blending Brushes: https://amzn.to/2AYumf8

Foam Blending Tool: https://amzn.to/35naIHB

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: https://amzn.to/2N8nkN0

PenBlades: https://amzn.to/2IEUPT9

Mini Die Cut Machine: https://amzn.to/33jJcZI

Inks & Adhesives:

VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink: https://amzn.to/2nvTzuo

MFT Extreme Black Ink: https://mftstamps.com/products/extreme-black-hybrid-ink-pad?_pos=2&_sid=8a5fcad8e&_ss=r

SSS Intense Black Ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Premium-Ink-Pad-INTENSE-BLACK-ink065?currency=USD

Hero Arts Embossing Ink: https://amzn.to/2LrjPz2

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/33kGeEG

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/2VGbpHF

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/2IIO6Ic

Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/2IBU79i

Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/321y03U

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

Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2LrZppX

Score Tape: https://amzn.to/2pj0Tdy

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2LqAkvq

Kokuyo Refills: https://amzn.to/2LALkoI

Post-It Note Masking Tape: https://amzn.to/2oiw9cx

InkaDinkaDo Masking Paper: https://amzn.to/31Z9Erq

Paper:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Stonehenge Kraft: https://amzn.to/2ICOt6T

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

Embossing Bag: https://amzn.to/2LoDPlV

Mason Jar Plate: https://amzn.to/2Ln4lfw

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

Wood Frame Dies: https://amzn.to/2VBQwNJ

 

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10 Cards, 1 Kit | SSS August Card Kit 2019 | Look for the Rainbows

Hi my crafty friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful day! When I received Simon Says Stamp’s September card like last week, I dug right in. This card kit is full of pretty things. I love floral stamp sets, and I did a lot of different techniques using their stamp set called, “Look for the Rainbows.”

2019 SSS Sept Card Kit THUMB

Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper

Polychromos Pencils: Cobalt Green 156, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Light Red-Violet 135, Olive Green Yellowish 173, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Indian Red 192

I love block text pattern paper, and their is nothing prettier thank stamping and coloring in the flowers right on this paper. I used colored pencils that matches the color of the text. You don’t need to add a lot of color, and these are very fast cards to put together. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock and popped it up off the card with foam tape.

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Card #2: Rainbow Flower Card

Polychromos Pencils: Medium Flesh 131. Deep Scarlet Red 219, Magenta 133, Cadmium Yellow Lemon 205, Cadmium Orange 111, May Green 170, Permanent Green 266, Light Phthalo Green 162, Ultramarine 120, Helioblue-Reddish 151, Dark Naple Ochre 184

I colored in my flower image to match the rainbow pattern paper. I liked how this pattern paper isn’t your usual bright rainbow colors–it’s more muted. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pattern paper that I selectively die cut with an oval die.

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Card #3: No-Line Watercolor Flower

I stamped the flower onto a pieces of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. The ink melted really well into the Daniel Smith watercolors I used to paint this flower. No-line watercoloring takes time because you don’t want to paint petals that are next to each other. If you do this they will bleed together, and you won’t get any distinction between the petals. I really loved this bright green pattern paper that I used for the background. I stamped the sentiment onto the Arches paper as well, and used a watercolor pencils to color it in the same color as the flower.

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Card #4: Colored Pencils on Pattern Paper, Again 🙂

The pattern paper in this kit is fabulous, and I really love polka-dot paper. I stamped this flower cluster with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. Sometimes colored pencils can dull your lines; however, I didn’t do a lot of coloring on this panel. I wanted to allow the pattern of the paper show through.

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Card #5: Orange & Teal Fall Time Card

Unfortunately, I lost some footage when I was creating this card. I stamped the flower and stem onto a piece of kraft card stock and used polychromos colored pencils to color them in. I used mostly flicking motions to give it some bold stripes of color and texture. I used a wide range of orange pencils and even a white colored pencil to add highlights. Again, I used a lot of paper from this kit to put behind my flower.

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Card #6: 3-D Embossed Foil Card

For this card I selectively cut out a piece of the pattern paper, so the large butterfly could be my focal image. The 3-D embossing folder is fabulous!! Just look at all the detail and shine!

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Card #7: Banner & Birds Card

You can probably tell that I really love my faux stitch banner dies. I keep them out on my desk. I stamped out and colored in the birds from the stamp set. I used my Arteza Everblend Art Markers to color them in.

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Card #8: Pattern Paper Flower Bouquet Card

I again stamped the flowers onto a piece of pattern paper; however, this time I cut them out and adhered them to a piece of the Audrey Blue card stock. I used a light pink colored pencil over the petals to add detail to the flowers and bring cohesion to my bouquet.

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Card #9: Thank You Flower Frame Card

This is my least favorite card, but I wanted to include it just the same. I should include more of my cards that I chalk up to, “I tried.” Lol! I cut the flowers out of the pattern paper–I thought I was being clever, but I should have just used the whole piece of paper. I glued them around my oval frame die cut and my sentiment. I glued on this bright green frame because I felt the frame got lost behind all these flowers. I think I’d be fun if people posted their, “I Tried” cards for us all to see. 🙂

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Card #10: Repeat

Arteza Everblend Art Markers: Watermelon Pink A487 & Raspberry Red A45, Amber Yellow A9424 & Desert Sand A9421, Brandy Rose A2596 & Cocoa Brown A2499, Pumpkin Orange A9423 & Vermilion A422

I love this fall time card. It was fast and easy to put together, and I love how it turned out. It’s amazing what you can do with just one stamp sometimes. I used the leaf sprig and stamped it repeatedly over my kraft panel. I used my new Arteza Everblend Markers to color these leaves in various fall colors. The metallic paper behind it is just fabulous. I’m going to used more metallic papers in my card crafting.

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Thank you for visiting my blog! Hope you’ve been inspired!

Jackie

Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Supply Links

Tools:

Mini Misti: https://amzn.to/2LpHJva

Original Size Misti: https://amzn.to/2A8jbjA

Magnets: https://amzn.to/2NShv60

Wagner Heat Tool: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/RESERVE-Precision-Heat-Embossing-Emboss-Tool-Gun-Hero-Arts-PW200-Milwaukee-1173

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NR4Xvw

Score Board: https://amzn.to/2NSMA9z

Cutter Bee Scissors: https://amzn.to/34EWamG

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2N6NsIj

Black Velvet Watercolor Brush: https://amzn.to/2A82yoc

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: https://amzn.to/2N8nkN0

Inks & Adhesives:

Simon Says Stamp Ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Premium-Ink-Pad-INTENSE-BLACK-ink065?currency=USD

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink: https://amzn.to/2LoNt8b

Hero Arts Embossing Ink: https://amzn.to/2LrjPz2

Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/2NSgef5

Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue: https://amzn.to/2LqxDtV

Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2LrZppX

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2LqAkvq

Kokuyo Refills: https://amzn.to/2LALkoI

Paper:

Inkadinkado Masking Paper: https://amzn.to/2PZCvKI

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Stonehenge Kraft Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper: https://amzn.to/32BYmsW

Art Mediums:

Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils: https://amzn.to/34z03cA

Faber Castel Watercolor Pencils: https://amzn.to/2NSSWWD

Arteza Everblend Art Markers: 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

Memento Black Marker https://amzn.to/34DT560

Other Supplies:

Embossing Bag: https://amzn.to/2LoDPlV

Mason Jar Plate: https://amzn.to/2Ln4lfw

White Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/2A46ZjW

Tonic Crystal Gems: https://amzn.to/32AzamN

White Blizzard Stickles: https://amzn.to/2LICjdp

MFT Oval Frame Dies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/My-Favorite-Things-STITCHED-OVAL-FRAMES-DIe-Namics-MFT642-MFT642D9

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