Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background + Holidays Release. Video

Hello friends! Are you ready for the Holiday Season? Today marks the release of brand-new Holiday products from Simon Says Stamp and that means we better get working on those Holiday cards! I’ve been making mine since about mid June of this year so I already have quite a few, but since I love cardmaking so much I never mind creating a few extras!

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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EXCLUSIVE YANA SMAKULA DANIEL SMITH WATERCOLOR PALETTE

I’m very excited to introduce a special Daniel Smith Palette that includes 18 of my most favorite colors to paint with. This palette is available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp.com. Learn about this palette here or on Youtube:

CARD DETAILS

The card I am sharing today uses 3 new products from Simon – Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background stamp, Stained Glass Greetings stamp & die set and my very own Daniel Smith Yana Smakula Palette featuring 18 of my favorite watercolor colors. I am thrilled to have had the chance to put my favorite watercolor colors into one handy palette! Thank you, Simon!

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

I started working on this card by heat embossing the Kaleidoscope Center Cut background stamp (I took out the central part of the stamp) in Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

Next, I used colors from my palette and started coloring (I used: Indigo, Lunar Blue, Duochrome Oceanic, Cascade Green and Sodalite Genuine). I wet the background first and did a wet on wet coloring allowing the water to move the pigments on my background. I waited for the background to dry and added a second layer of colors; this time I didn’t pre-wet my paper and painted onto a dry surface.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

Once I was happy with my background I once again let it dry. I used my Finetec watercolors and added pearlescent droplets to make this background look a bit messy. Next, I trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 card base.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment for this card I used the Stained Glass Greetings stamps and coordinating dies and heat embossed “May Your Christmas Be Filled With Love”. Lastly, I embellished this card using gold confetti from the Rainbow Confetti Mix.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go 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 so much for your support

Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stained Glass Greetings
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Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Duochrome Oceanic
Daniel Smith Duochrome Oceanic
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Daniel Smith Cascade Green
Daniel Smith Cascade Green
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Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
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Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

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25 Comments

    1. Gorgeous card!! Your colouring is amazing and your card designs are just always so unique. Almost every time I read your blog post or watch a video of yours I’m inspired greatly. Thanks for thinking outside the box and pushing the creativity limits and inspiring us to do that too!!

    1. You always make it look so easy. LOL (I am sure for you it is.) However, this is one gorgeous background and the sentiment looks amazing on it!

    1. I love this card so much!!! The background is brilliant and beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing with us Yana!!!

    1. This background is stunning. My hubby just bought me the 238 dot chart, which includes the colors you mention in the video. I can hardly wait to try it out!

    1. I absolutely love this stained glass card and what a great way to try out watercolors. Thank you!

    1. This is Amazing! I looked at the Poinsettia first and loved it but this one is so appealing to me! I adore the contrast between the light in the gold accents and the deep blue hues in the painted area. Stunning…again…

    1. Wow – love the watercolor results, and I’ve always loved stained glass.

    1. What a beautiful background! And I love the idea of a background stamp with room for a sentiment!

    1. This is just gorgeous, Yana. It’s nice to see the cards you’ve been teasing on instagram so long!

    1. Absolutely beautiful, Yana! The colors are wonderful & the design is stunning. Love this one!

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