Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree – Thank You For Being Amazing Card

Hello friends! I don’t know about you, but I am having tons of tun with Simon’s new tree background stamp (called Brushes Branches). I’ve already shared a card using this stamp with a Spring look and feel to it and today I have a night time sky friendship card to share.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by creating a background. Unlike my first card I shared using this stamp, I painted the background first and heat embossed the tree image later. I used my Daniel Smith watercolors and started with Imperial Purple to create a soft graduated wash.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

Next, I added a bit of Indigo to darken the purple and make the top part of my sky blue. I also splattered some white acrylic paint to mimic stars, but I can’t say I was happy with the result. I ended up trying to remove some of it, but without success.

Once my background was dry I stamped the tree in Versafine Onyx Black ink using my Stamp Platform tool – I stamped it several times to have a true black.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

I covered the tree with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This powder is clear but has beautiful glitter mixed in with it. I love using this embossing powder for snow in the winter, also to add sugar coated look to some images and apparently it looks fantastic on black!

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

I added a sentiment heat embossed in the same manner – Thank You For Being Amazing and foam mounted my panel onto an A2 card base. Lastly, I embellished the tree branches using purple confetti from Simon.

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 Clear Stamps Handwritten Love
Simon Says Clear Stamps Handwritten Love
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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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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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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Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder PW105
Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder PW105
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Daniel Smith Imperial Purple 5ml
Daniel Smith Imperial Purple 5ml
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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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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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 | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree

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11 Comments

    1. What a gorgeous background – will have to have a look at this at SSS. :O)

    1. I am so impressed with your card. It is just lovely. I am 85 yrs. young and I do enjoy the process of card making. It’s very challenging, but when people like you share their talent…it helps so much for people like me. TFS your God given talent to the paper crafting world.

    1. Ooooh Yana, this is beautiful, that tree is so amazing. Love the colours you chose and the sequins look great on it.

    1. You’ve made some beautiful cards using this new release, Yana. Love them all. Was particularly drawn to the tree with the purple accents. Love it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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