SIMON SAYS: ANYTHING GOES

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes. As usual, the DT projects are gorgeous (check them out here).

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I made a clean and simple card for my submission using Altenew’s Bold Blossom stamp and die sets. I first watercoloured the blossom with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, by scribbling some N.024 Wine Red on the stamp and pulling the colour with a wet paint brush.

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I then die cut my front card panel using the coordinating die to create a window, and stamped a sentiment I created using Avery Elle’s Simply Said: You stamp set.

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This was a super simple card to put together and I love its simplicity.

Thanks for stopping by!

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CAS(E) This Sketch #229: Watercolor block background

Hi there! First off, welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by! I have been dying to try my hand at the awesome card challenges out there, and figured a blog would make that much easier for me!

The first challenge I am participating in is the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge, #229, with the following sketch:

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I love this sketch, I had so many ideas just looking at it! I went for a watercolour background using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (which I’m sure you all know are fabulous). I picked No.61 and laid a few layers of colour, nothing special and it was really quick.

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After the background dried, I  cut it into rectangles and stuck them to my card base using double sided tape. Since I wanted to keep the colour scheme clean and simple, I chose a whale from the Whale Hello set from Avery Elle to add a little focus to the card. I stamped it in Versafine Onix Black ink, then heat embossed it with WOW! Superfine Clear embossing powder.

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I then coloured it using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (No.35 Deep Blue) and added white dots on the whale’s underside using my uni-ball Signo white gel pen. After fussy cutting it, I stuck it to my panel with double sided tape, and stamped a sentiment from the same set to make a card for any occasion.

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This card was such a breeze to make, it was a welcome change from my usual! I hope you liked it and I’ll be back tomorrow for another challenge.