Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers Watercoloring

Welcome everyone! I have a ton of cards to share with you today! I am creating some easy water color backgrounds using Distress Ink Reinkers and the Daisy Square Die from Simon Says Stamp Believe in You release.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my channel.


For all of my cards today, I’m working on the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat. It has some wells on the side of it that I can add my reinkers to and makes it a great surface to work on.

I’ll be using Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet. I’ll also be adding in some Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

I start by adding a couple drops of each color into the wells. Then I’ll add a few drops of water to dilute it a little. Distress Inks are very vibrant in color and wanted to try and water it down just a tad.

My first background I came in quite strong as you can see. Very powerful rainbow!

My next cards, I used Picked Raspberry instead of Candied Apple and added a little bit more water to dilute the color a bit more.

I’m using Arches Cold Press watercolor paper which can really hold the ink and amount of water I’m using.

After a few backgrounds, I added the Liquid Pixie Dust to my ink in the wells. This will add some sparkle to the colors !

Once the backgrounds were dry, I spritzed some water on them to break up the color and add that water droplet look.

I die cut the Daisy Square from Neenah Solar white card stock 110 lb multiple times and will be using the negative and positive pieces for my cards.

I adhere the die cut with the Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue.

Most of the sentiments I’m using on the cards are from the Tiny Words Birthday stamp set. I had stamped them onto Black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the Sentiment Labels die to cut them all out.

These next cards are probably my favorite. I die cut the frame from one of my water colored panels and did a little die cut inlay.

The black sentiment strip really pops off of these cards!

I finished off the cards by adding a few jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I used Pearl White, Sea Glass and Sugar Plum Jewels to tie into the color scheme of the cards.

Also, for all of the panels, I trimmed down some craft foam and adde them to the front panel with double sided tape.

Then adde to a white A2 size card base.

Lots of inspiration and more details on them over on my Youtube channel.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out what else is new from Simon Says Stamp!

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Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release

Welcome everyone! It’s time for the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release! Summertime is peeking around the corner! Can you see it?

I’m focusing on the new stencil that is being released. This is the Nautical Stripes Stencil. The stencil can be used in so many ways and themes.

I attached my stencil to Neenah White card stock 80 lb with some Pixie Spray. Then I added In The Navy ink from Gina K Designs using a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I trimmed out the panel with the Stitched Rectangles die and added to another piece of white card stock cut from the next size bigger in the Stitched Rectangles. I mounted the panel onto a piece of Kraft card stock using the Gina K Designs tape runner.

To add a bit of a scene, I die cut the Picture Book Sky Background from White and Moonstone card stock. Before adding this to my card front I’m stamping a sentiment from the Vacation Time stamp set with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. I attached the cloud scene to my card switching out the white clouds for the Moonstone clouds.

The palm tree and seagull are from the Surfs Up stamp set. I stamped in copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then cut out with the coordinating die and added to my card front with foam tape.

I love these stripes in the dark blue! Really adds to the nautical scene.

Be sure to head over and check out the rest of the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Relax release.

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Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release!

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be sharing one of the new products from the Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp. I’m going to be featuring the beautiful Daisy Bloom Die.


I have a video introducing the Daisy Bloom die and creating a colorful card. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

I’m going to be ink blending Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with Life Changing Blending Brushes.

I will die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I will die cut my Daisy Bloom from my stitched panel.

I’m going to spray my ink blended panel with a Sheer Shimmer Spray to add some sparkle to my background. Then I can attach my die cut panel to the ink blended panel using Gina K connect glue.

I finish off the panel by adding foam tape to the back and attaching to an A2 size card panel made from Tangerine Twist card stock.

My sentiment comes from the Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set. I stamp onto Tangerine Twist card stock using Gina K Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder.

Here are a few more examples that I created using the Daisy Bloom Die. I die cut it multiple times from white card stock to reveal a rainbow background.

Don’t forget you can catch the video HERE on my Youtube channel.

Here is a list of the supplies I used for the card in my video. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.


Here is a list to the entire Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp.


Big Thanks!

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing some Thank You cards I created just in time for the end of the school year.

I am starting out my card by stamping the Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th onto Neenah White card stock 80 lb with the Glacier Caves Ink set from Altenew. Altenew inks are great for layering but they also work perfectly for Turnabout stamp sets. I didn’t have to focus on which colors looks good together because Altenew ink sets did the work for me.

I trimmed my panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and die cut the Big Thanks from it. I love the unique way the letters are arranged in the die. For one card, I added foam tape to the back of my panel and attached to a notecard I created from Moonstone card stock.

For my card below, I went ahead and die cut the Big Thanks two more times from white card stock and layered together with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.

I added my stacked piece to a note card created from Fog card stock.

My sentiment is from the amazing stamp set Good Job Mama from Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design. I stamped my sentiment in embossing ink onto Moonstone cardstock and heat embossed with White embossing powder. I used the Sentiment Labels die to cut out this perfect this strip.

I added the sentiment strip to the top of my letters using the Connect Glue.

This is just the start of all the thank you cards I’ll need for the end of the year but this Big Thanks die will sure make it easy for me!

This blue color combination is such a striking color!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Blossoms & Butterflies – Simon Says Stamp Release

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to share with you one of the products being released from the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release! It’s called Dahlia Corner Frame .This is such a beautiful die! I would quickly snatch it up because I’m sure it will sell fast!


I have a video tutorial showing how I created this card shown. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. Supplies will be linked in the video description and at the end of this post.

I’m going to start by creating the background for the frame. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Gina K Designs Layering White card stock. I’ve really been enjoying ink blending on this because it’s light weight and very smooth. I’ll use the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to apply a soft ombre look.

Next, I will apply some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the ink blended area. This will coat my area with a beautiful shimmer and still allow the ombre look to show through.

Once that panel is dry, I will trim it down to 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ which is slightly larger then the die cut frame. This will provide a nice border around the area.

Using a piece of White Glitter card stock, I line the back of it with Double Sided Stick It adhesive. This adhesive is great for dies like this. I won’t have to fuss with adding any liquid glue to all of those cut lines. Then I die cut my frame from the glitter card stock using my Gemini Jr. I’m a huge fan of the Gemini Jr and dies like this is exactly why I bought it. It cuts like a dream!

My ink blended panel is added to a white card base with foam tape. Then I peeled off the backing of the Stick It adhesive and attached my frame to the ink blended panel.

The sentiment is from the Tiny Words stamp set which is such a versatile set and jam packed with amazing sentiments. Using a piece of black card stock that I prepped with an antistatic powder tool, I stamped the sentiment in Clear Ink and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I trimmed the sentiment down with the Sentiment Labels die which is go-to of mine. The sentiment is added to the front with foam tape.

Here is another card I did with the Dahlia Corner Frame die. This time I attached it to a panel I created with Alcohol Inks.

The frame is die cut from Gold Glitter card stock for extra sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

Supply list for the card featured in my video. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.


Full Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release