Hello and welcome back!
Last October kit was all about the paper and this one is all about the coloring. The November SSS Card kit came out a couple of weeks ago and as of today it is still available. I must confess that even though I like the kit and did have a little bit of a creator’s block. I’m just not confident in my coloring skills and when I see so many things to color I get anxiety. What give you anxiety in your creative process???
After some experimenting and ruining a couple of coloring cards here are the cards I created with this kit!
Card 1: For this card I colored the critter with my Copic markers and the rest is pattern paper from the kit, a simple layout with a touch of whimsy.
Card 2: The stamp set in this kit has some very adorable critters and this bunny just said baby to me. I wanted the card to be for either a girl or a boy so the green tones where perfect of this purpose.
Card 3: One of my favorite techniques is to color on kraft cardstock with my Polychromos color pencils and in this card I wanted the white to feel a little ghostly, if that makes any sense, lol.
Card 4: Next card was created using the “Suzy’s Winter Thanks” watercolor cards that came in the kit. The background was colored with Kuretake Zig watercolor brush markers; the snowmen were done using Copic markers and the “thank you” with white color pencil. Is hard to see in the picture but I also added some sparkle to the pom poms on the winter hats and the snowflakes with Nuvo shimmer pen.
Card 5: This next card was actually the first one I colored and I was going for a soft color and an almost aged look to it. I wish it would have been more vibrant but it is what it is, lol!
Card 6, 7, 8: With the watercolor cards I was able to use different mediums such as watercolor, alcohol markers and color pencils. More practicing for my coloring skills!
One word of advise when using alcohol markers on watercolor car stock is to be careful how much pressure you put because the cardstock absorbs a lot of ink that spreads quickly. I ruined a couple of cards until I got the hang of it.
Card 10: The next card is my favorite one. Lately I’ve been looking at all my color card stock and thinking of ways to use them in different ways. Usually I use Kraft cardstock but thought I expand my horizon and try blue grey card stock by Strathmore.
I white heat embossed the images and used my Polychromos pencils to color them. One tool I recently discovered is a “blender” colorless pencil by Prismacolor. This pencil is used to help with smoothing the colors and achieving a more blended effect. Is a great alternative to gamsol.
Bonus! I still had some of the images left so I decided to create some tags. I love to stitch on paper and always have some extra stitched backgrounds ready for when inspiration strikes. This stitching tag die my My Favorite Things is a must have if you like to stitch on paper and they have a good resource library with many patterns designs to get you started.
This last tag was a happy accident! I created the background for a card and it got messed up with some other inks. So I cut it down and created this tag by down scaling the elements I had for the card.
Quite a bit so I thank you for visiting and FYI as of today this kit still available! The stamp set is great for all winter long and beyond if you just want to get the stamp set is available individually. Links to the products I used are at the end of this blog and remember to use the affiliated links at no extra cost to you!
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- Simon Says Stamp November 2019 Card Kit
- Woodland Whimsy Stamp Set
- Ho Ho Deer Circle SSS Wafer Die
- ModaScrap Forever Green 6×6 paper pad
- ThermoWeb Masking Magic masking sheet
- Neenah Desert Storm 80lb cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches
- Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches
- Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches
- Simon Says Stamp Ivory cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches
- Scallop Cross-Stitch Die – from: My Favorite Things
- Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED PENCILS 24 Piece Set in Tin 110024 – $64.49
from: Simon Says Stamp
- Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils – from Amazon 120 ct
- Canson Watercolor – from: Jerry’s Artarama
- Copic Markers – I used assorted colors to match the Christmas Theme
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens (Set Of 24 Colours) – Amazon
- Prismacolor Premier Color Pencils – 72ct from Amazon
- Versafine Onyx Black ink
- Tonic GLOSS SIMPLY WHITE Nuvo Crystal Drops
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology SMALL TALK Stickers
- Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Adhesive
Accent Opaque Thick Cardstock Paper – 120lb – 150ct
Double Sided Foam Tape in white
- Double Sided Adhesive Tape