Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers – Distress Ink Watercolor Background
I admit, I watch a lot of YouTube videos now. I never did that before back when I was a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! Instead, I lived in a stampin’ bubble. Demos tend to stick to their own products and don’t often venture outside of them (with notable exceptions). So once I left my stampin’ bubble, I had to catch up on what the rest of the papercrafting world was doing. Now I watch videos from a number of different crafters and companies, and I’m having a ton of fun trying a bunch of different things.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that achieving clean and simple cards is a struggle. As I’ve left my bubble, I have stopped using a ton of layers for the most part, stopped using ribbon almost entirely (in fact, I’m getting rid of most of it), and now use far fewer embellishments.
When I saw this great video from Wplus9 Design with Kelly Latveola, I thought it would be a fun technique to try with a set I had bought from Simon Says Stamp. And boy, it was a great idea.
GOJUS! Sunflower pictures are just everywhere over social media right now, and since I had made this card last month and managed to sit on it that long, it seems the perfect time to show it!
I did some righteous masking to do this card, and my MISTI was an absolute must. Unlike Kelly, I used watercolor paper for my background.
I used this beautiful set from Simon called Thoughtful Messages to add a greeting. I cut out the entire background with my favorite MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles die and popped in on top of a white card base with fun foam.
And it really did not need anything else. No sequins, no Nuvo drops, no baker’s twine. NOTHING. I love it!
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