Fab Friday 138 – Simon Says Stamp – Goodbye Winter Watercolor Card
I just got rid of all my Stampin’ Up! colors, including ink, card stock, ribbon, and embellishments. It all took up a tremendous amount of space, and I didn’t use it much any more. So in casting about for something to use for this challenge, I grabbed the Simon Says Stamp card kit that I just got and pulled out the watercolor card included that is designed by Suzy Plantamura. Normally, when I get these in a kit, I stash them somewhere and never touch them again because most of the design decisions have already been made and I like to make most myself, but this time, it seemed like a really great idea to use it for this challenge. I still have all my card stock swatches for SU! card stock, so I was able to pull matching colors from my collection of Zig Clean Color markers to color this card. Lookie:
GOJUS! This was very relaxing to do! I taped the card down to the back of a clipboard with some artist’s tape, spritzed it with water, and got busy painting. I kept the painting somewhat loose. I added a little purple just to punch things up a bit.
I laid in the background first, leaving some white space around the lettering and flowers.
I added some polka dots to the word “grow” with a white gel pen and highlighted the centers of the flowers and added stripes to the word “flowers” with my trusty Sakura Stardust pen.
By using my heat tool to dry the card, I was able to return it to being perfectly flat. I loved the edge created by the tape, so I decided not to cut the card down but just to mount it to the card front using some Be Creative tape. A few iridescent Darice Crystal sequins added a little bit of bling and dimension, finishing it off just perfectly!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll have to click TWICE on the links below, once to get to the LinkDeli site and again to get to the shop of your choice.
You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge: