I was dying to use the Rainboot Planter die from the recent Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit, and so as soon as the kit arrived I delved right in! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I thought this die was the perfect opportunity to try Arches Rough watercolour card. In terms of texture Arches watercolour card comes as:
For the rainboots, I used Perylene Green and Lunar Black in the shadows, and for the flowers, I used Quinacridone Coral, Quinacridone Gold and Alizarin Crimson. I painted starting with light layers of colour and then working to deeper tones, layer by layer until I was happy. After which, I splattered leftover paint, Perfect Pearls solution and White Gouache to give more interest.
I die cut a Wonky Rectangle die from Neenah Desert Storm 100lb card and stamped a polka dot border from the kit Hello Darling stamp set along the bottom using Versamark Ink for a tone on tone look. I then foam mounted the rain boots on the panel using the polka dot border to ground the die cut. I added a strip of Simple Stories Farmhouse pink striped paper and a trio of Simple Stories Farmhouse stickers again with foam adhesive.
I added a trio of pearls and a twine bow topped with a pearl too and then used a small heart image from the Hello Darling set on a small acrylic block and stamped a few hearts around the welly boots in clear embossing ink to finish the card.
I paired the card with the Metallic Sea Glass envelope included in the kit.
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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