Monday, November 12, 2018

Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...

I created a set of Thank You Cards to gift to a friend
I started off by trimming panels of Distress Watercolor card slightly smaller than an 
A2 card and applied a light wash of Antique Linen Distress Paint, leaving the edges white
I cut out a mask from copy paper to cover the edges and stamped the Planks background from TimHoltz/Stampers Anonymous Craze and Planks with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide
I inked the leaf images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous with a mix of Distress Oxide inks and a Gathered Twigs Distress Marker and spritzed the stamp lightly with water before stamping. I stamped each image on the 6 panels before moving on to the next.
I used Simon Says Stamp Script Thanks Die to die-cut the word from the panel, set it aside, placed the shadow die on the panel and die-cut. 
I matted the panel on to Kraft card, fixed the word into the shadow space with Distress Collage Medium Matte and spritzed with Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Spray

I stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words on to Kraft card with Versmark ink, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and trimmed to create sentiment strips.

I stitched around the panels and matted on to A2 white card blanks

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...
Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous set of cards Kath and what a perfect gift! I am sure your friend will absolutely love these!! beautifully done :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. These are fabulous! I do love the design and colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. ... and I am full of praise, these cards are so beautiful, full of autumn colour, I just love the leaves and the way you cut the 'thanks' into the card. Superb cards my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Beautiful! I love your choice of colors and all of the layering.

  5. Wow, what a beautiful set of cards! I love the design with the autumnal leaves and the way you added the wording using the die cuts and stamps - stunning ๐Ÿ˜. This is such a fabulous gift, I'm sure your friend will love them too! Wishing you a happy new week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  6. Gorgeous set of cards Kath, you do amaze me, thanks again for sharing your methods......xx

  7. These are so lovely! I love how you have the ability to pair rustic touches with elegance. I also got a kick of seeing how many different phrases you made wit the word "Thanks"!

  8. Truly a wonderful gift for your friend, Kath! I love your colorful leaves with that bit of glowing orange. and the gold splatters are a great touch! Happy Thanksgiving! Maura

  9. These are totally lovely, Kath! I really like how you used a traditional Autumn palette and inlaid the sentiment :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. These cards are so fabulous! Kath. Love the pretty stamping and beautiful colors. Great inspiration! :)

  11. What a wonderful set of thanks cards, Kath. Your friend is gonna love them. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Beautiful cards Kath! What a great idea to use the wood planks for a background and the leaves are gorgeous.