Friday Focus – Die Cutting #2 (Simon Mothers & Fathers Release Blog Hop)

Happy Friday, all!

Today I am not only continuing my Friday Focus Die Cutting video miniseries, but I’m also taking part in the Simon Says Stamp Mothers & Fathers Release Blog Hop! Lots of fun new stamps, dies, and stencils to play with for you Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards!

For the release, I designed two stamp sets: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day…

I also wanted to share a couple of my favorite dies from this release. :) …

As for my card for today, I got to play with the Star Parade die and the Father’s Day stamp set. To make the card masculine, I used Dark Chocolate cardstock and gold embossing.

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Simon is releasing new cardstock and ink colors later this month! Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post (and all the others in the hop) for multiple chances to win two ink pads of the new colors, plus the coordinating cardstock! There will be one winner from each stop on the hop! The giveaway closes at 6pm EST on Thursday April 10, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday April 11, 2014.

Get Hopping!

Your next stop in the hop is the fantastic Shari Carroll! If you encounter a broken link along the hop, you can go back to the Simon blog. :)

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Watercoloring & Art Impressions Little Behind – Color Wednesday #37

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to use the Little Behind stamp set from Art Impressions. This is one of their “Shake Your Booty” stamp sets where one of the images is meant to be on the inside of the card…


LOL! So funny and cute!

I used a Sakura Koi Watercolor Set to paint both the cat and the front of the card. And then I used the greeting from the stamp set + another greeting from Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Messages stamp set on the inside of the card.

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Watercoloring with Re-inkers – Make a Card Monday #246

Happy Monday!

Today I created a watercolor card with Distress Ink reinkers–Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers, to be exact. I’m getting ready to teach a watercolor class at Online Card Classes, and was looking into some new watercolors when I came across concentrated liquid watercolor pigments. They looked exactly like reinkers! So I decided to try out some watercoloring with Distress Ink reinkers. Lots of cardmakers and stampers have been watercoloring with Distress Ink for years, but I’ve yet to try it until today. :)

The greeting on the card is from the Blessed stamp set from Simon, and I heat embossed it before painting so that it would resist the watercolor. Super easy!

I finished off the card by die cutting two small hearts from the Mini Hearts dies, and then adhered three white die cut hearts.

Before I head into the video, be sure to check out the giveaway below. I’m giving away free spots in the watercolor class! :)

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Newton’s Nook Stamp Set Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Birthday Bash is Jeanna Cata! Congrats, Jeanna! I’ve emailed you about claiming your prize. :)

New Class!

We have a brand new class at Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Card Makers!

With Online Card Classes’ Watercolor for Card Makers, you’ll learn card-making expert tips and tricks for creating popular watercolor looks on your cards—using both watercolor paints and supplies you may already have!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Jennifer Rzasa as they explore the many different ways you can achieve beautiful (and simple!) watercolor effects.

Ready? Register HERE! Class starts May 5, 2014. :)

I’m also giving away three spots in class. Just leave a comment below telling me about your experience with watercoloring. Are you brand new to it, or have you been painting for years? Three random winners will be drawn. If you’ve already signed up for class, your class fees will be refunded. Good luck! Comments will be open until Friday, April 4 at 6:30am MT.

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