Good morning! I’m excited to share a card using the brand new October Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Flowers! This elegant kit contains:
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Thankful Flowers 6×8 clear stamp set
- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Thanks wafer die
- My Mind’s Eye Heritage 6×6 inch paper pad
- Pebbles Foil Foam Letter Stickers
- Tim Holtz Mini Craft Snips Scissors
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock, 2x Copper and 2x Gold
- Simon Says Stamp Metallic Gold envelope
- Simon Says Stamp Walnut Woodgrain envelope
- Simon Says Stamp Mini Cream envelope
- Neenah Desert Storm 80lb
- Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock 8.5 x 11
- Simon Says Stamp Cream cardstock 8.5 x 11
- Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock 8.5 x 11
And here’s what I created! I’ll admit the colors in the patterned paper for this kit threw me for a loop at first but I really ended up enjoying playing with some new color palettes! 🙂
First of all, can we just appreciate the gorgeousness of this paper?! I loved it so much that I really didn’t want to cover it up much. So I just trimmed it down to 5.5″ by 4″ and adhered it to a kraft A2 panel. Then I die-cut the Thanks word die three times from black cardstock and layered them together. I adhered it to the card and then added the gold foam letter stickers to complete my sentiment. I finished the card with just a few gold sequins!
My next card uses more of the fun patterned paper in the kit! This time I trimmed down that woodgrain paper and adhered it to a card base. I stamped the large sentiment from the kit with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the stemmed flower from the kit onto kraft cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder before adding a little shading with grey copic markers. I fussy cut it and trimmed the stem down so it would fit on my card base a little better. I adhered the stem with liquid adhesive but popped up the flower a bit with foam mounting tape for a little dimension. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a fishtail banner and adhered it over the stem. Finally I added a few black enamel dots to finish the card!
My final card continues to take advantage of the fun papers included in the kit! I adhered that honeycomb paper to a card base. Then I stamped the flowers onto kraft cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed them with gold glitter embossing powder before fussy cutting them. I layered them onto the patterned paper and adhered them with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape. Next I die-cut the Thanks from black cardstock three times and adhered them together. I adhered them over the flowers and added a heat-embossed sentiment banner below. Again I finished the card with a few gold sequins.
I’m not sure I’ve ever created cards with such a muted neutral palette but I kinda LOVE how they turned out and I hope you do, too! 🙂
I hope this gives you some ideas for the new October kit! Remember, you can also subscribe to their no-obligation kits and receive them monthly for $29.99, or purchase them each month for $34.99 (while supplies last). I have a feeling this beautiful kit is going to be quite popular so if you’re interested I’d recommend heading over and picking up the Thankful Flowers kit as soon as possible! 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
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