Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

Simon Says stamp | Big Fall Watercolor Hugs

Hi everyone! I have a few super simple Fall cards to share today! Both are using new STAMPtember(R) products from Simon Says Stamp. Watercolor seems to be making a comeback and it works beautifully for warm autumn cards.

Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

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I added yellow, orange, green and brown colors from the Van Gogh 12 Pan Watercolor Pocket Box onto a sheet of watercolor paper to create a soft watercolor background. I find it much easier to create one large background and cut it into smaller pieces rather than watercoloring a bunch of smaller individual elements.

Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

I die cut several leaves out using the Stitched Maple Trio dies. I love how the stitching is added in place of the leaf vines, it makes those elements truly unique.

To finish this card I also die cut a Hugs word from the Scripty Big Hugs set out of white cardstock and orange fun foam and adhered those together for a fun dimensional die cut. I stamped a simple “& Kisses” in black and added a few enamel dots.

Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

For my next project I used the remainder of the my watercolored sheet and die cut more leaves. I used those to fill an entire background of my card. This time I adhered the leaves completely and did not add any dimension as I did on my above card.

Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

I used the Alphabet Block dies and die cut Fall out of gold mirror cardstock. To complete the sentiment for this card I die cut Scripty Big Hugs out of the same cardstock and also used the same orange fun foam for some dimension.

Yana Smakula SSS: Big Fall Watercolor Hugs Cards

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!

Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, 70899-5
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, 70899-5
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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DoCrafts Gold & Silver A4 Mirror Board Pack
DoCrafts Gold & Silver A4 Mirror Board Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
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Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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Crate Paper - Wonder Collection - Enamel Dots - Sequins
Crate Paper – Wonder Collection – Enamel Dots – Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards 120# 10 Pack STAMPtember
Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards 120# 10 Pack STAMPtember
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Maple Trip Die S317
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Maple Trip Die S317
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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Big Hugs Die SSSD111491
Simon Says Stamp Scripty Big Hugs Die SSSD111491
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Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs Stamp Set SSS101552
Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs Stamp Set SSS101552
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Simon Says Stamp Alphabet Blocks Dies SSSD111472
Simon Says Stamp Alphabet Blocks Dies SSSD111472
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Arches Cold Press WAatercolor Pad 9x12
Arches Cold Press WAatercolor Pad 9×12″
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Creative Hands BASIC Multi Color Foam Sheets 1510259E
Creative Hands BASIC Multi Color Foam Sheets 1510259E
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This post was updated on June 17th 2016.

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11 Comments

    1. Beautiful cards. Love the idea to use colored fun foam underneath your die cut word. I will use that idea of yours. Just wanna add…..isn’t God a great artist to give us those autumnal colors to view each year?

    1. Your cards are just beautiful Yana! I love how you did the word “hugs” with the dark colour stacked and the light on the top. Very pretty.

    1. I love fall! The smells, the cool crisp air, the changing of the leaves and the pretty color palette… everything about fall makes me happy! And your cards are just perfect! I LOVE that you used an entire bunch of leaves to cover the front of your card with. I really like that! It’s like a homemade patterned paper with texture! I also like how it looks like you used the negative from the word “Fall” for your title and comparing it with the die and foam. AND on that first card, I really love the softness it gives. It almost feels like tranquility just by looking at it and appreciating the beauty of it. You did a really good job keeping this card simple and yet so beautiful. Great job!
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Hugs,
      Jo
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