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.


Hero Arts Flower Garden

Welcome back everyone! I just came back from an amazing trip in Ohio at the Simon Says Stamp Create Event. I’ll share more about that in another post but this was a stamp set I picked up there and just needed some color therapy after a long day.

This stamp set is Flower Garden from Hero Arts. I have a lot of ideas for this one but decided to start with ink blending.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth card stock using clear ink. I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended (a dab) of Seedless Preserve and then Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away the excess ink to reveal the bright white embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used the new Sentiment Strips. These come in 4 sheets and have a huge variety of sentiments already preprinted on card stock. You just trim and add to you project. I popped mine up with foam strips for dimension.

For finishing touch, I added some Clear Jewels using my jewel picker and Lawn Fawn Glue.

Easy peasy and I got my color therapy in. I just couldn’t wait to play with some of the products that I picked up!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Supplies are listed below.


Fresh Bloom from Simon Says Stamp

Welcome back everyone! It’s time for the March release from Simon Says Stamp called Fresh Blooms. There are amazing new products available for purchase!

I’m using this precious word die called Bunny Kisses. As soon as I saw this I knew it would pair nicely with the Beautiful Day stamp set.

I started my card by stamping the images from the Beautiful Day stamp set around the edge of a piece of Neenah White card stock using Clear Embossing Ink. Then I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Next, I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac using a blending brush from Picket Fence Studios. I adhered this panel using foam tape to an A2 card base I made from #110 Neenah White card stock.

This beautiful word die is die cut from White Glitter card stock and also two more times from white card stock. I layered them together and added to the front of the card with Simon Says Stamp Tacky Glue.

For a finishing touch, I added some jewels around the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and be sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp to check out the entire release. It’ll knock your socks off!

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