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:

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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. Wow Yana, another beauty. Love how you used the crayons to make a background. Have to give that a try myself. Thank you for showing.

    1. Love your card and video, Yana. I enjoy all of your artistic endeavours. Such a beautiful heart die.

    1. So gorgeous. LOVE how you made the heart POP by water coloring the background. Very inspirational:)

    1. looks like the hugs (if you read it too quickly it says huge to me lol) is on fire, well done i love it as usual

    1. Beautiful card. I love the way you did the hugs die cut. In the picture the white in the middle, the water colored top and the yellow foam makes the die cut look like a sandwich cookie. Yum!

    1. Beautiful card. I love mixed colors in the background. The heart look very nice!

    1. Gorgeous card. I love the colors you used as the background. Years ago I took a watercolor instruction class and the best thing I learned in the class was to use Arches watercolor paper, and high quality watercolor paints and brushes. It still holds true today!

    1. What a lovely card Yana. That is a beautiful heart die and I love how you offset the word die. It def. shows up more. Great job!

    1. Great card. The background colors are bright and vibrant, along with the “hugs” word. Super job.

    1. Just ordered those Prima Pastels from SSS. Can’t wait to give them a try. Great idea to watercolour behind the dainty Heart of Roses Die. I love Arches paper. If you are doing a painting, try the Arches block. No warping of the big sheets.

    1. I learned so much from your video. I am going to spend the extra money on a better quality of water color paper. I don’t know if my craft stores sell Arches, but I know I haven’t purchased quality paper. Thank you for the tip about “orange”. I struggle with yellow. I am looking forward to more videos and will watch some of your archived work.

    1. I will have to check out those Water Soluble Oil Pastels! I’ve been thinking in that direction for awhile now. The link wouldn’t work for me a minute ago…. BUT, Your card came out BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

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