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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Distress Ink Squishing

Okay, I totally went to town with distress inks and the SSS Beautiful Flowers for today’s card.

I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from Canson cold press watercolor paper. Next I used Black Archival ink and stamped the main floral image as well as the sentiment – “you are so” along with the outline word “LOVED”. Archival ink is waterproof, I knew I wanted to add watercolor / distress ink with water on top, so I used this ink. For good measure, I let it sit and dry completely (for about 5-10 mins) before doing anything else.

When my panel was dry and ready, I took some packaging material and squished Festive Berries distress ink on it. I sprayed some water on top to make it liquid-y, turned it over and rubbed the liquid-y pigment on top of my watercolor, stamped panel. I tried to stay somewhere near the flowers for this color. I repeated the same thing with Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage and Mermaid Lagoon. At some places, I let the colors mix and played with it some more.

Next I mounted this rectangle panel on a black card base and added clusters of chunky glitter in different places. To do this, I squirted a layer / blob of multi medium matte glue in different areas of the design and added a pinch of glitter on top. Keeping with the same colors, I added light shading in the outlined letters – loved – using Prismacolor Premium pencils.

Loved how it turned out and it was so much fun to make too :-) Hope you do give it a try.


I am running a giveaway on Instagram this month. As some of you might know, July is my birthday month and this time I have decided to give one of my Instagram friends a gift! Do check it out for a chance to win $20 gift card to Simon Says Stamp. :-)


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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