Bold watercolouring with gold embossing

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Hi

I wanted to pull out my gansai tambi paints and use a different colour palate than I would normally gravitate to.  I gold heat embossed leaves from Simon Says Stamp Spring Leaves set.  The sentiment is an older one but oh so lovely, by clearly besotted, gold embossed on vellum, backed with black card and covered with clear wink of stella.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

SSSflickrchallenge 83 – thankful

Addicted to Stamps and More– make your mark

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – monochrome

Happy little stampers watercolour – optional twist gold

Rainbow clouds usig Simon Says Stamp products, card by Rachel Vass

Rainbow clouds

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Hey everyone

Todays card is to cheer you up.  It’s grey and drizzly here in N.E Scotland today (even tho its summer) and so I thought a rainbow of colours was appropriate.

I used two Simon Says Stamp Love makes a home cloud dies to create my own stencil and then used clarity brushes and distress inks to create my background.

Rainbow clouds usig Simon Says Stamp products, card by Rachel Vass

I trimmed it down and added to a minty cardbase. I stamped the SSS Happy Days kite with distress inks again in a rainbow assortment and fussy cut it out.  I then adhered everything together with some foam tape and a dash of clear wink of Stella.

Rainbow clouds usig Simon Says Stamp products, card by Rachel Vass

I just love that soft background!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

SssFlickrchallenge74  – stunning stencilling

Marker Pop challenge 123 – summer fun

Simon Monday Challenge – Stencil It.

 

Rainbow teacup card by Rachel Vass using SSS Feb 2017 kit

Spring coffee lovers blog hop – Rainbow tea cup card

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Hi everyone.  It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Scotland, it finally feels like spring is here.

One of my lovely Instagram friends Dena sent me some goodies from the SSS Feb 2017 card kit to play with for the current Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I made a super quick card for my first entry – my nearly two year old is demanding all my attention at the moment!

Rainbow teacup card by Rachel Vass using SSS Feb 2017 kit

I blended some distress inks in rainbow colours on dotted embossed card, copic coloured and fussy cut a teacup from Simon Says Stamp, added some white circles with gel pen for added interest and then adhered everything to my base.  Aren’t those iridescent rainbow sequins just gorgeous?

Rainbow teacup card by Rachel Vass using SSS Feb 2017 kit

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass

Gold watercolour wedding card using Simon Says Stamp

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Hey lovelies.

I have made lots of cards with the fabulous spring flowers set by Simon Says Stamp and I’m still not fed up of it.  Hope you are still enjoying the cards too!

Today’s card combined some of my favourite techniques – heat embossing and then watercolouring with the gold and pearlescent colours from my gansai tambi paints.  I die cut my new spellbinders nest-abilities basic hearts in gold and white paper, used my mini Misti to stamp all the sentiments and then assembled the card.  The sentiments are by Mama Elephant. (Links below)

Don’t you just love the pearlescent shimmeryness on those flowers!

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass 2

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge 63 – Favourite Technique
Simon Says Stamp January Work It Wednesday – Make something new (the heart dies are new to me)

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Flower Challenge #3 entry

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Hey everyone. Here’s the first card I’ve made in ages. Trying to get my mojo back…

By now you all know how much I love flowers so I thought I would try and make a card for the current flower challenge The theme is use an older stamp or die.

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Now as I have only been making cards with stamps and dies for about 9 months, none of my stash is really old. So I hope this still qualifies.

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Apologies for the light in the photo – it’s such a grey dark December day here in Scotland – I need to invest in a photo booth quickly.

Thhe flower stamp and the circle dies are by Simon says stamp.  The hello sentiment is by mama elephant and I used distress inks to colour the flower and add spatters.

Simon Says Stamp challenges Anything Goes and Stamp It

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It’s STAMPtember! and to celebrate Simon Says Stamp challenges this week are celebrating this.

Today’s card is for the Monday Challenge: Stamp It Up, the Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and the SSS Flickr challenge 53: Anything Goes

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