Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Faux Water Colored Poinsettia

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember Release

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Hi there!

Wooo Hooo!  It’s DieCember!  

For those of you thinking I made a typo: nope!  Today is the launch of Simon Says Stamp’s special die release – also known as DieCember!  I look forward to this release every year!  And guess what?  It’s not only about dies – they have other amazing products in this release too – like the stunning Holiday Floral stamp set I used to make today’s card!

If you are like me and you are not the best watercolorist, then the technique I used on this card is meant for you!  It’s super easy and creates a beautiful watercolor effect, but without the water coloring.  Here’s how to make it:

1.	Stamp your images using dye or water-based inks (permanent inks will not work)
        on watercolor paper.
2.	Use a bit of water on a brush (or a water brush) and gently go over the edges of 
        the image, one color section at a time, pulling the color out from the image onto 
        the background.  Clean your brush between color families so you don’t get a 
        muddy look.
3.	If desired, you can also go over the full image like I did on this card.  This softens 
        the entire image. 
4.	Set the panel aside to dry completely.
5.	Add some splatter!  I used gold watercolor paint (just be sure to let the panel dry 
6.	Heat emboss your sentiment.
7.	Trim the panel and pop it up with foam adhesive on your card base.
8.	Sit back and admire your work!

I hope you’ll find some time to try this technique and that you’ll check out the amazing new DieCember products over at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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