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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 Pennie March 8, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Beautiful card! I love the colors!

  • Reply Jill W. March 8, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Really cool card! Like the mod feel!

  • Reply Karthikha Uday March 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Ooh this is super cool and beautiful! :)

  • Reply Connie March 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Reply Shari Czerwinski March 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Thank background is gorgeous!! Had to Pin it for inspiration!

    • Reply Shari Czerwinski March 8, 2019 at 6:44 am

      *That (oops autocorrect!)

  • Reply Teresa Doyle March 8, 2019 at 6:50 am

    WOW! This is SO BEAUTIFUL! Your ideas and inspiration are endless! Beautifully done as always Kristina!

  • Reply GrammyP March 8, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Amber P March 8, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Cool technique!!

  • Reply Jeannie Boudet March 8, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Love your card and this release by SSS!

  • Reply DJ Doss March 8, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Gorgeous die. What a fun technique. It’s completely new to me and I love it. TFS!

  • Reply Sally Sherfield March 8, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Wow fabulous card, love the colours you have used. Would make a great masculine card.

  • Reply Brenda Abbott March 8, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Gorgeous cards and a great technique!

  • Reply Lila W March 8, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I Love this card and your blog!

  • Reply Lynne Dillard March 8, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Love this card!! Heck…I love all your cards. LOL

  • Reply Tami B March 8, 2019 at 7:21 am

    I really like the look of this and am going to try this technique.

  • Reply Beth Puckett March 8, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Thank you for you inspiration. Love then always!

  • Reply Jane McGill March 8, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Interesting technique. Lovely card.

  • Reply Allison Waibel March 8, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I love the intense watercolor shades. So nice to see this rich color!

  • Reply Susan Carlson March 8, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Love these techniques & the pairing of the soft look of the vellum with the shine of the sentiment & angles of the die! Giving me some new ideas! Thanks!

  • Reply kre8tivekate March 8, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Gorgeous! I love the paint technique!

  • Reply Eva N March 8, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Lovely card! I never know how to incorporate geometric dies into my cards, so your idea is very helpful. Thanks.

  • Reply Teri S. March 8, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Whoa Kristina! I absolutely love the depth of colour you achieved on the bottom of this card!! It looks like you could dive right into it. I missed last years video on this technique, so thanks for repeating the process. Geometric dies are such fun to work with & your card is fabulous.

  • Reply Monica Linerode March 8, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Yes, SSS release is so beautiful and your card design is so inspiring.

  • Reply Eugene Bellion March 8, 2019 at 7:45 am

    So perfect for Spring. Thank you.

  • Reply BECCA YAHRLING March 8, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Very cool design.

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