Hello everyone! After Winter we’re thinking #Beautiful Days! Bring ’em on! Simon Says Stamp sent me this stamp set to play with and I’ve made two cards with it. A super cute set, Garden Fresh!
Out came my Distress Reinkers and paint brushes to watercolor. I stamped the images on Strathmore Best Watercolor paper with Ranger Black Archival Ink in the MISTI.
The first one I made is pretty rustic…I wasn’t sure it was post worthy but I was encouraged by cardmaker friends on Instagram to go for it! So here it is! A not so rustic one follows!
There’s something about watering cans that just draws me in. I have a really old one I like to sit out for Summer porch decor.
I stamped and watercolored this regular like, then decided after I’d spattered to go over it with my Gathered Twigs mini blending tool! All the while telling myself it was only a card! lol
It’s A2 size and I die cut the frame from Simon Says Stamp Frames die set, inked it with Gathered Twigs regular Distress ink and glued it on.
I added some think twine and a button and called it good. The sentiment is from the set also.
Here’s my next card…not brown card! lol
Jars are so fun for flowers too! The images in this set are so easy to color in!
The water looks dark in my pictures… I’m gonna have to go back and take some water and lighten it up! Funny what you notice after you’ve taken photos and are writing a blog post!
I’m thinking this card could be used for any kind of shower and also for get well! A very versatile set.
There’s one more floral image in the set that would be perfectly delightful stamped inside! I love the birthday sentiment too!
Happy Saturday to you! It’s looking like our weekend will be on the chill side so I might get some more cardmaking in! A good day to shop the Beautiful Days NEW Release!
Links to see what I used to make these cards…
9 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Days Release…”
Thank you so much, Pam, for always including the product details in your posts as well as your process. When I see a card I simply adore, your attention to detail makes it easy to give it a try. I like the “brown” card a lot — it’s different and earthy. I love the mottled affect in the background of the splatters and the blending and the frame was perfect.
Those are so lovely.
Love the rustic card. You do such a great job of making it look rustic.
Love the vintage feel to the first one and great job on the water in the second card’s vases!
Please don’t make me choose a favorite! These are so pretty, and SO different, each one. Thanks for sharing – I’m trying to will my mojo to return! I’m finally home again, maybe soon! Hugs…
Rustic or not, both cards are perfect!
Umm, well, Pam… I LOVE the rustic look! It is neglected in card making these days and I would love to see it come out more often. On the other hand I do love the clean white look, too. I didn’t realize this watering can was so big. It does a nice job of filling the card. Great sentiments in the set, too. The jars are pretty! Yes, I know how it is when you take a photo, grrr. I wouldn’t have given it a thought without the mention. There’s a lot to be said for artistic license.
I love both of them Pam!! I have a very old watering can as well. I think it’s up in the attic in the garage. Hate to send the old guy with two knee replacements up to look for it. I will have to remember the next time one of the younger people stop by!! I also love the flower filled jars! I have made a few of those too. Spring will come!!
Beautiful cards! I love both of them. You do such a great job no matter what medium or style you choose! Thanks for sharing!