I’m back today with a look at more of the products in the Friendly Frolic release from Simon Says Stamp. I’ve always been a fan of tags and tabs, and so I was delighted to see the new Tabbed Sentiments set along with the Simple Tabs dies from Cathy Zielske. I combined these with the Big Happy dies to create greetings for simple watercoloured backgrounds using PinkFresh Liquid Watercolours and the Folk Dance Background set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Starting with the backgrounds, I recently got the PinkFresh liquid watercolours, and I will write an in-depth review soon, but in the meantime, I am simply enjoying experimenting with these clean, translucent and vibrant watercolours. I wet two panels of Arches Hot Pressed watercolour card and then used a soft brush to bring in the watercolours. For the blue-green panel, I used Sky Blue, Key Lime and Aquamarine and for the yellow-orange panel, I used Sunshine and Clementine.
When dry, I stamped the Folk Dance Background in clear embossing ink and white heat embossed to create a lovely elegant pattern over the swirls of watercolour. I trimmed the panels down to fit on a card base just slightly smaller than an A2 card. I decreased the size of the card base so that when the tabbed greeting was added on the side, the card would still fit in a standard envelope.
For the greeting, I cut the Big Happy die from a toning orange card from my stash and the shadow from Ivory card (matches the heat embossing better than pure white). I added one over the other with adhesive and foam mounted on the watercolour panel before coating the word in Crystal Glaze for added shine on this clean and simple card. I die cut one of the smaller Simple Tabs dies, and white heat embossed the Hello sentiment from the Tabbed Sentiments set. I then adhered this to the underside of the watercolour panel.
I repeated the steps for the greeting for the blue-green card but this time using Audrey Blue card to tone.
MORE FRIENDLY FROLIC INSPIRATION
Back to school time is around the corner and I used the new School Bus Messages set combined with the previously released bear from Encouraging Animals and the bird from Cuddly Critters Accessories sets. You can check out the full post here.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D