Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial)

Hello friends! Back in October I had the pleasure of creating several cards for the Die-Cutting Essentials magazine for the Cards For Men section and I made a bunch of funny, punny and hopefully clever cards for guys using Spellbinders Die D-Lites dies. I’m happy to start sharing those cards with you! First up is this Love You To The Moon & Back card.

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by creating a simple watercolor background. I’ve shared many videos on my Youtube channel showing how to make a similar background; basically you simply need to cut your watercolor paper to size (I used Arched Cold Press paper), tape it onto a board (this will help paper warp less), wet it with clean water and add watercolor using a wide brush. I used just two colors – Indigo and Sodalite Genuine from Daniel Smith (both of these are available in my Watercolor Palette from Simon Says Stamp).

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

I also added white paint splatter to mimic stars (I used just white acrylic paint, I’m looking forward to trying out some white gouache for that) and foam mounted my watercolor background onto an A2 card base.

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

Next, I die-cut Camper and camper parts out of silver foil, green, black cardstock (make sure to cut camper out of both silver foil and green, cut green in half and adhere onto silver to make the bottom part of the camper green and top part silver). Basically something very similar to what I shared in this card here – I did say I love this camper die!

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

I die-cut 3 trees out of green cardstock using an older die from Spellbinders – from the Canoeing set. To pop all of these elements up on my card I added double sided sticky sheets onto both sides of white fun foam and die-cut identical shapes out. I adhered my colored cardstock die cuts onto fun foam die cuts and adhered those onto my watercolor background.

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

Finally, I die-cut stars and moon out of silver foil cardstock and fun foam and did the same thing – used foam die cuts to foam mount stars and moon onto my card.

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

Lastly, I stamped sentiment in black ink, this one comes from Simon Says Stamp – Shine On stamp set.

STEP BY STEP

Here are step by step photo collage showing how to make this card from start to finish! Click to enlarge. Feel free to save it or pin it!

Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

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!

Spellbinders Build a Camper Dies
Spellbinders Build a Camper Dies
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Spellbinders Canoeing Die Set
Spellbinders Canoeing Die Set
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Palette
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
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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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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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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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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Shine On
Simon Says Clear Stamps Shine On
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ

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Spellbinders | Love You To The Moon & Back Watercolor Camper Card (Photo Tutorial) by Yana Smakula using Spellbinders S3-296 Die D-Lites Build a Camper Etched Dies, S3-255 Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Canoeing Etched Dies. #spellbinders #neverstopmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardsforguys #masculinevalentine #campercard

 

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4 Comments

    1. Yana,

      I do love this project, the composition is just right against the watercoloured background. The little camper van is so adorable, it is just a shame that it is nothing like what we used to have. :O)

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