Watercolor Leaves for Spring!

Hello everyone! How is your week going?! I am still in a watercolor mood and I have a card to share today that I made using more great products from the latest Simon Says Stamp collection – Reason to Smile. I am still making projects with all the great stuff! I inked up the Spring Flowers Stamp Set with pretty white heat embossing. Then I watercolored in shades of greens and teals. Don’t you love that technique? That never gets old!

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To start with, I took the leaves image from the stamp set and randomly stamped it all over a sheet of watercolor paper. I used Versamark Ink and Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the leaves. The raised lines from the embossing make it really easy to control your watercolors.

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I colored my leaves images using Distress Ink pads, water, and a paint brush. I dried the leaves with my heat tool. After the leaves were dry, I went back with more water and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and did a pretty light wash over the white background areas. I put more color next to the leaves and faded out the color.

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I love the look of a crisp white sentiment on black paper. I heat embossed the words onto Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock. I used my Embossing Magic Bag to eliminate stray bits of powder on the black.

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Lastly, I mounted my watercolor panel onto beautiful Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock and added some Clear Drops from Pretty Pink Posh.

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This card is nice and flat for easy mailing. Whenever I have gems or drops attached to a card I will put a piece of cardstock over the card when I put it into the envelope. That way it arrives all intact still!

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I’ll be back on Saturday with a really cool project made with Tim Holtz and Ranger supplies! Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Thank you for stopping by today!

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