Simon Says Stamp | DieCember! Sending You Hugs & Kisses. Video

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember! Sending You Hugs & Kisses. Video

Hello all! Its December and for Simon Says Stamp fans December this means DieCember! The month-long celebration of all dies and die cutting! Yay!

I have a watercolor Valentine’s Day card and video tutorial to share in this blog post. I’ll also be sharing another card and video tomorrow, so stay tuned (and I also have a card and a video featuring new Limited Edition Holiday Card Kit from Simon).

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember! Sending You Hugs & Kisses. Video

I started working on my card by creating a heart-shaped watercolor background using Prima’s Water Soluble Oil Pastels. I used these for the first time and I’m very happy with the quality and the “easiness” of use. I used 3 colors – yellow-orange, red and magenta and first just drew a heart outline on my Arched Cold Press Watercolor paper. Next I filled the heart shape in using the same colors and added water. Finally, I die cut it the panel using Simon’s Stitched Rectangle die.

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember! Sending You Hugs & Kisses. Video

I created a similar background in terms of colors on another, smaller piece of watercolor paper and used that to die cut a Hugs word out. I also die cut one more Hugs out of white cardstock and one more out of yellow craft foam. I added adhesive sheets to both front and back of the craft foam prior to cutting it to make the die cut sticky. I adhered white Hugs onto yellow craft foam Hugs and adhered the watercolor Hugs on top of that, but I offset it slightly (to create an illusion of white shadow).

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember! Sending You Hugs & Kisses. Video

I also die cut a gorgeous heart using Heart of Roses die out of white cardstock and foam mounted it onto my watercolor background. Added the Hugs die cuts on top, stamped additional “Sending you lots of” sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and adhered that on top of the hugs. I also stamped “& Kisses” and a few hearts and foam mounted my panel onto an A2 top folding card base.

I created a video tutorial to show you how I made this card, you can watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

 Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up and share with crafty friends. Thank you!

Supplies

Simon Says Stamp HEART OF ROSES Wafer Die SSSD111542 DieCember
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Simon Says Stamp PAINTED HUGS Wafer Die SSSD111545 DieCember
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
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Arches COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAD 9x12 inches 012852
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Prima Flowers ARTIST QUALITY OIL PASTEL CRAYONS 814328
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
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Scrapbook Adhesives 4 x 6 INCH ADHESIVE SHEETS Permanent 16800
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM Squares Adhesive
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BEST HUGS sss101552 STAMPtember
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD PANEL
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives - Quick and Easy - Permanent Glue Pen Dual Tip
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Simon Says Stamp White A2 TOP Fold Scored Cards 120# 10 Pack a2top10 STAMPtember
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts PW200 Wagner
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Spellbinders TOOL 'N ONE T-001
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90 Comments

    1. Very cool card. Love how you tied the die cut and the background together. Well done.

    1. Very pretty card but the hugs is lost on it. I had to look really hard to see it because it blends in so good.

    1. Such a lovely card. Love the watercolors behind the heart and the thanks that matches it.

    1. Awesome background love that die makes such a beautiful card with lots of options.

    1. There’s our Yana……as always, beautiful and there is nothing like some warm and bright colors on white cardstock that is paired with an intricate die – “winner”!!! TFS Yana

    1. Gorgeous card! I just love this detailed heart die! Such a lovely card too with your fabulous colors!

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