Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going - Easy Watercolor Background Card. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #fractileleaves

Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going – Easy Watercolor Background Card

Hello friends! I feel like it’s been ages since I posted last (my Mom was visiting me from Ukraine and I was trying to spend as much time with her as possible). I will slowly be getting back to my regular posting schedule – I have lots of cards to share, many ideas in my head for videos to film and a few fun instagram stories to tell! I hope you’ve missed me, because I sure missed all of you!

Today I have a rather simple card to share featuring a very easy watercolor background. I actually made this card back in September and never got around to posting it.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going - Easy Watercolor Background Card. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #fractileleaves

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this project by creating a watercolor background using my Daniel Smith watercolors. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the exact colors I used. I think you should be able to get this look by using non traditional watercolors, too (like Distress inks).

To create this look I wet my paper first and added different colors onto the paper letting them mix and interact before drying them with my heat tool. This way I was able to achieve very soft edges and soft blends of colors.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going - Easy Watercolor Background Card. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #fractileleaves

Once my background was dry I trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4″ and heat embossed Fractile Leaves over it in Gold embossing powder. You can tell the leaves were embossed after the watercolor and not before since the color didn’t pool around the heat embossed lines but flowed freely under them.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going - Easy Watercolor Background Card. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #fractileleaves

I foam mounted my background onto an A2 side folding card base and added a very simple encouraging sentiment – Keep Going, Don’t Give Up, Have Faith. This sentiment came from You Got This stamp set and was heat embossed in white powder onto black cardstock. I also used black foam adhesive to foam mount these skinny strips onto my card.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep Going - Easy Watercolor Background Card. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #fractileleaves

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 You Got This Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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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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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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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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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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8 Comments

    1. I saw this on Instagram and it caught my attention immediately — it is so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Beautiful card ! I think I will try this with a christmastree stamp.
      Thank you for the inspiration.

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