More Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed my previous post with more kit inspiration, click HERE. I die-cut THIS die from white cardstock and stamped the image and coordinating from THIS cute set (included in the kit) using THIS ink. I clear heat embossed it so that it would create barriers keep the watercolors from spreading to areas I didn’t want.

Tasty Taco Trucks Mini Cards

Hi there. Happy Friday. Today’s project is a just for fun project that I’ve been meaning to share since summer. My sweet friend, Lydia Fiedler sent me the Tasty Trucks Stamp set from a recent Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration promotion and I created some mini cards with the adorable images… I stamped the images with THIS ink on to a piece of watercolor cardstock cut with THIS die. I used THESE markers to watercolor with. I

Quick Crafty Tip-Recycled Packaging

Hi, friends. I’m back today with another Quick Crafty Tip. If you’re new to my blog (welcome!), be sure to check out previous Quick Crafty Tips HERE and scroll down. Today’s tip is all about recycling packaging… I’ve been saving all of the packaging that my stamps and dies come in to reuse when I watercolor. It makes a great palette when mixing colors or simply adding water to ink to create watercolor. I like that

Space Background

Hi, there. Today’s card features a space background created with THIS and THIS die from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release… I started by covering a sheet of THIS watercolor cardstock with reds, oranges, and yellows from THIS watercolor set. I used another sheet of the same cardstock and die-cut THIS border die several times, rotating it each time until the background was covered. I appled THIS Distress Oxide ink directly to the paper covering it

Personalized Puppy Cards

Hello. I’m sharing cards today that is personalized for my dog loving friends and family. I started by using THESE watercolors and painting two backgrounds on to THIS cardstock. I die-cut a border along the edges once they were dry using THIS and THIS die set. I used the same watercolors to color in THIS dog house after stamping it using THIS ink on to a piece of the same watercolor cardstock. I used stamped

Camouflage Die Cutting Revisited

Hello, friends. I thought I would revisit a technique that I did awhile back HERE and create another example using a technique I like to call, “Camouflage Die Cutting”… I was inspired by THIS card that my friend, Kelly Latevola created. I love that she took a different approach to THESE Suzy Paintables. I decided to also die-cut from the panel once I painted the flowers using THESE watercolors. However, I wanted to put the

Simple Watercolor Cards

Hi. Today I’m sharing a couple of simple watercolor cards… I don’t know about you but sometimes I get stuck creatively. When I do, I just start playing and that’s how these cards were born.  I love the look of metallics with watercolor, so I die-cut THIS word several times from THIS foiled cardstock. When I adhered them on top of the background, I layered them, shifting them slightly to create a “thicker” look… For

Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello. The Little Tangles Challenge Blog just announced their latest challenge HERE, which is all about watercolor. I created two cards for the challenge showcasing easy watercolor backgrounds…. First, I stamped the images and sentiment from THIS adorable Neat and Tangled stamps set using THIS ink and clear heat embossed them. I used THESE watercolors to color in the images and used THESE and THESE dies to cut them out. For the backgrounds, I used