Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving

It's Wednesday crafty friends and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving! The design team is featuring fantastic Altenew products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!

Canadian Thanksgiving is in October so for my card this week I opted to underline the importance of Remembrance Day which, we celebrate on November 11 annually.  For those of you that may be unaware, most Commonwealth countries (and certain others) celebrate this very important day and the Poppy is the symbol for honouring those who have died in conflict. This year marks the 100th anniversary as WWI ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

There is a famous poem and incidentally my favourite poem by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae who was a Canadian physician (he served in WWI) called In Flanders Fields which is where he indicates the symbolism of the Poppy.

So I thought the Altenew Painted Poppy set would be perfect for my project today.  I stamped out my poppies with Distress Antique Linen Ink so that I could practice my no-line watercoloring with the new Altenew water-colours (LOVE these paints). I haven't practiced this in a while but I am happy with the way the poppies turned out. 

Once they were dry, I decided to use watered down Distress Paint in Picket Fence, Black Soot and Antique Bronze and flicked some paint splotches on my card panel (which is Tim Holtz watercolor paper) 

Once that was all dry, I chose this perfect sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Thanks and Leaves set (from the November Card Kit which there are a few still available I linked the gorgeous kit below and I also linked the stamp set as a stand alone) I used my magic powder bag and embossed the Thank You with bronze embossing powder and embossed the secondary sentiment with white on black cardstock.

To finish my card I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres.

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Thanks for taking the time!

Kim :)


  1. Beautiful poppies card, Kim! This set is one of my favorite from altenew and I love your take on it. Thanks for sharing your history and importance of Poppies with us, which I didn't know .

  2. Gorgeous card Kim :-) the poppies are so pretty and so beautifully coloured, the whole design of this is stunning!!

    Hope you have a lovely week :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Kim this is absolutely gorgeous! The poppies are so elegant & beautifully coloured, I love why you have used them this week xx

  4. I can't say enough about how truly amazing your coloring is! I can look at this card for hours at a stretch. xx Ankita