Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Sunny Days Ahead release from Simon Says Stamp. The latest release is filled with spring florals, Mother’s Day and graduation. I have a card to share with you today using previously released supplies (Delicate Flowers) from the Simon Says Stamp line, in particular, a spring floral themed card with a sentiment just perfect for Mother’s Day. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Delicate Flowers stamp set
- Media – watercolours. I used Mijello Mission Gold with a touch of Daniel Smith
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- tear the edges of a piece of Fabriano watercolour card
- stamp the flower and leaf sprig from the Delicate Flowers set in Antique Linen Distress Ink, removing some of the ink beforehand to give the slightest impression
- stamp the greeting from the Delicate Flowers set in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Antique Gold embossing powder
- watercolour. I used Mijello Mission Gold paints with a few Daniel Smith. The Mission Gold colours I used were Greenish Yellow, Olive Green, Hooker’s Green, Van Dyke Green, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Yellow Deep and Rose Madder
- splatter with leftover paint, perfect pearls solution and white gouache
- cut and fold an A2 card base from Neenah Desert Storm card
- adhere the watercoloured panel with foam adhesive
- tie a twine bow and attach with a glue dot
I love a clean and simple watercoloured floral with a simple greeting and lots of white space. ‘White space’ is a design term used to describe the open space around a focal point. It doesn’t have to be white, although it is in this example!
When making a card like this, I like to do the tricky parts first so that if I make a mistake, I haven’t spent a long time on the card at that point. The tricky bits for me on this occasion were tearing the card edges and heat embossing on the textured watercolour card. So I started by tearing the card first using a ruler and pulling the card against the ruler edge. I then stamped the floral elements, so I knew where to place the sentiment and then got that sorted. I wanted to make sure I had a good impression for the embossing powder to stick to and so get a good heat emboss. I didn’t want to take the time to watercolour and then mess up on the heat embossing or tearing the edges relatively straight either!
Also, for this card, I broke open a pack of Mijello Mission Gold paints I bought the other day. I’m enjoying trying other watercolours and found these paints rewet easily and have lovely intense colour. They are brighter than my typical hues, so I’ll be looking at how to mix them to get the muted tones I love.
The Beautiful Flowers set is one of my favourites having a large bouquet arranged for you and ready to stamp. Although the sentiment is fussier, the vellum helps to keep things light and airy. You can find the original post here.
The edges of this watercoloured panel were given an aged effect with embossing powder to give a vintage feel to the butterflies from the Comfort & Prayers set. I’m looking forward to the butterflies flitting around my garden soon! You can find the original post here.
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Sunny Days Ahead release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Amanda’s blog, but if not, then a great place to start is Simon’s blog.
- Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comments. Simon will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 29th of April.
- Also, get a free Intense Black ink pad with any purchase. Use code SSSINK (offer valid until 4/26 at 11.59 pm EDT)
ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION using previous released Simon branded products.
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You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Items marked with an asterisk (*) provided by a store or the manufacturer. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
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