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Faux Dip Dye with Watercolor + New Dies from Simon

Happy Friday, all! Today I’m revisiting a watercolor technique that I shared a year ago–faux dip dye. I’m also using two new dies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release (see EVERYTHING here). I used the new I Adore You die and Triangle Element die. These two dies together are awesome!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I started out with faux dip dye watercolor piece, and used Gansai Tambi watercolors. I tore the bottom edge of some Arches cold press watercolor paper and then started painting (see the video for the exact technique).

To build up the die cut, I ran the Triangle Element die through my die cutting machine four times and then adhered the die cuts together using Connect Glue. For the greeting, I used gold foil cardstock to cut out the I Adore You die, and adhered it to a piece of vellum. This helps keep the dainty words together. I cut the vellum with a slight margin around the words and then adhered the entire piece to the card.

New Release Blog Hop

Today’s post is part of a blog hop for the latest release from Simon! See the entire release HERE! There are so many new stamps, dies, and more! In fact, use the code FRBLM89 at checkout and receive a free die! Code is valid through March 10, 2019 at 11:59om ET.


Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to their store at each stop of today’s blog hop! So be sure to leave a comment on all the blog posts in the hop for your chance to win! :)

Now it’s time to get hopping! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Cathy Zielske!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp I Adore You die
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*Simon Says Stamp Triangle Element die
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, 36…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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*Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting…
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DCWV 6×6 Metallics Foil Cardstock
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Stick It Adhesive
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*Gina K Designs Connect Glue
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EK Success Tweezers
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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Bazzill Heavyweight Vellum, 40 lb.
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Avra N Williams March 10, 2019 at 10:38 am

    That die is so unique and fun! Love your card!

  • Reply Retta Lutte March 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I would never have thought I needed this die – until now! Terrific card with a unique color combination!

  • Reply Linnea Sundstrom March 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    cool looking result! I’m thinking this would be a good way to use up some non-favorite w/c paper and have a great result

  • Reply Anne March 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your process. I’m learning so much from this blog hop.

  • Reply Lisa Reber March 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Great card and very cool technique!

  • Reply Angie Cammack March 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I am so in love with this die cut!! Can’t wait to use it. Thanks for such a great video!!

  • Reply Denise Ward March 10, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Great card!! I really like the way you layered the Triangle die and I Adore You dies on top of the painted background. Very striking card!!

  • Reply KELLY HUNSAKER March 11, 2019 at 12:22 am

    The intense color on your card is wonderfuL!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V March 11, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Gorgeous background I love the Ombre dip look you created

  • Reply Janice Stein March 11, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I love how the color pops on your cards. Beautiful.

  • Reply Michelle Wilwand March 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Awaiting delivery of my new triangle die. I’m now regretting not purchasing the “I adore you”. Great card!

  • Reply Terrie D. March 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Your card looks so cool! I love how you painted the background. :)

  • Reply Marianne March 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Fun card. Love how the white layered die cut stands out against the background.

  • Reply Arlene March 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I really like the way you use that triangle die cut and the greenish background…

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