Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through – Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card

Hello, friends! I love to use quotes and meaningful sentiments as messages on my handmade cards. Yes, I have lots of Happy Birthdays and Miss Yous and so on, but meaningful sentiments like this one today is what I personally like best. That’s why the You Got This stamp set from Simon, I think, is one of my all time favorite sets.

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this simple encouraging card by heat embossing the stunning tree in Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder (I feel like there’s no other embossing powder for me these days! I’m half way through my second jar!) onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper.

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

Next, I taped my heat embossed panel onto a hard board (to minimise warping), wet it with clean (well, my water had a bit of blue in it) water and started coloring. I used my Yana’s Daniel Smith watercolor palette and colored it in yellow and pink using Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Rose colors. The yellow and pink combo always looks great together and it reminds me of Spring!

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

I let my background dry, next trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4″, foam mounted onto an A2 card base. For my sentiment I picked one that reads “You Grow Through What You Go Through“. I think it’s so fitting! Heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock, trimmed into skinny strips and foam mounted with the help of black foam adhesive.

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

Lastly, I embellished my card using pink confetti in several sizes.

Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard

I have another card created using this tree stamp, I’ll be sharing it soon, stay tuned!

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 Cling Rubber Stamp Brushed Branches Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Brushed Branches Background
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Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
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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 Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
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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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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold 5ml
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose 5ml
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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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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11 Comments

    1. This is so pretty! I have a similar tree stamp from Hero Arts I got years ago and this card has given me some new ideas on how to use it! Thank you for sharing ^__^

    1. Yana,

      What a lovely tree stamp, beautiful colours used and the sentiment – well what can I say that is stunning and so right for this card. You are inspiring Yana. Thank you . :O)

    1. This sentiment is so impactful! Love love love this card. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you!

    1. Love this! The sentiment is so strong. the colors light and airy! Simply fabulous all around

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