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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 Julie Surprenant March 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    love it!

  • Reply Exxo March 9, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Stunning cards!

  • Reply Lori March 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    So very pretty!

  • Reply kathleen dumpert March 9, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Very pretty water coloring on your background!

  • Reply Pam Foy March 9, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    So pretty and looks easy to create

  • Reply Tona March 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Wonderful card! Thanks for the refresher on the dip die technique.

  • Reply Marillyn March 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Another great card Kristina. I love that faux dip technique. Intil I watched your video, I actually thought that there was an outline Die for the I adore you set. Great fussy cutting. I really like the vellum under die cut words look and effect and I love layering my dies too.

  • Reply Stacy V March 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I’m glad you did the faux dip card again. It really is stunning ;)

  • Reply Natalie Winterstein March 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Goooooooorgeous! Love that green ombre!

  • Reply Larissa Heskett March 9, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!!

  • Reply Rose Mary Smalley March 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Beautiful job Kristina…your work is always great…..this is a fun blog hop…the new release is just super!!!

  • Reply Carmela Hubler March 9, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Love that watercolor background!

  • Reply Dede March 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Once again, wow! You do inspire

  • Reply Dede March 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Once again, wow!

  • Reply Tracy Timm March 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Beautiful! I really like that triangle die :-)

  • Reply Denise Bryant March 9, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Love the Triangle Element die and the gorgeous colors!

  • Reply Loly Borda March 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I absolutely love the background you created! It really makes the Triangle element die stands out! TFS!

  • Reply Laurie Brown March 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Very pretty card-love the color!!

  • Reply Super Stick Chick March 9, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Gorgeous card and great technique! Love the fun new products by Simon.

  • Reply Jodi Warren March 9, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Love the new Simon release. Can’t wait to get my order. Love this technique. Thanks for the demo.

  • Reply Marina March 10, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it!

  • Reply Hannah Driscoll March 10, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Loving all the watercolors that you’ve done the last year. Well done. I really need to get over the fear. Since I invested in you supply list. Thanks for always sharing.

  • Reply Penny Klie March 10, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful card… as always learn a lot watching your videos. Thanks you for the tips about tearing the paper and tapping of some of the glue.

  • Reply Traci Lord March 10, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I always live your work! I try to do your technique but it never works for me Tfs! ❤

  • Reply Sheila Bacon March 10, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I so appreciate your video with the how to and the tip on how to glue duplicate die cuts together without having dripping glue. Fantastic card! I love to watercolor backgrounds so off to try your technique!

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