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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 Tracy Lustick March 9, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful effect Kristina !

    • Reply Shelley schultz March 9, 2019 at 11:23 am

      I love your designs….you are so creative I try to watch all your videos as well….Happy stamping

  • Reply Judy March 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

    That is a truly stunning card! Good work!

  • Reply Jeannine March 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Love this card and technique!

  • Reply Valerie Hayden March 9, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for some great techniques! Love the dip look.

  • Reply Lieve Stoffels March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful card ! Thank you for explaining the technique in your video.
    The effect of the sentiment on the vellum is great !

  • Reply Lynn K Brumm March 9, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Whoa!!! Love these inspiring ideas!!! Bummer that the free gift was gone so quick.

  • Reply Lauri Bacalzo March 9, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Love the dip die method!

  • Reply Sandra Merritt March 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I love the gold foil on the vellum. great idea

  • Reply Margaret R March 9, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I love your card using the dip look, and especially the gold lettering on the vellum. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  • Reply Casey mazzio March 9, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Great card as usual, love your designs

  • Reply La Rae Prentice March 9, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Loving the use of vellum. Beautiful card.

  • Reply Terry D March 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Love the geometric design

  • Reply Janet Durbin March 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Love your card!

  • Reply SoniaW March 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Love the color combo of this card !!

  • Reply Judith McGoodwin March 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Great release….decisions, decisions!

  • Reply Connie G March 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    This is just a way cool card!! WOW

  • Reply Mary Alice V. March 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Great card as always! I like when you re-visit techniques from previous videos!

  • Reply Bonnie Eng March 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Great card – love that deep colour towards the bottom – very bold, and the ragged edge is a nice touch.

  • Reply Karen Baldwin March 9, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Very striking card! Thank you!

  • Reply Brenda March 9, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I love learning new techniques to try from you and this card is terrific!

  • Reply Kathy McCluskey March 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I really love the dip dye technique! It made such a gorgeous background for your card! Thank you for making a video showing us how you made it!

  • Reply Cathy R March 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Amazing card, love the colours, the triangle dicut looks so effective on this background.

  • Reply Marisela Delgado March 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Fabulous colors, Kristina!

  • Reply Kathy R March 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I enjoy all your videos and designs. Fabulous card. Great new products.

  • Reply Annalisa March 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    What a beautiful card. You mentioned how it went to blues then black, but the whole card reads as green to me, so I think you achieved the dip dye look well. Thanks for sharing!

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