Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes – Hero Arts – Distress Ink Blending on Watercolor Paper


Hello Friends! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Please join me in this week’s challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Hero Arts this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift Voucher for the Simon Says Stamp Store to one randomly selected winner!

Here is my card for the inspiration.

I love floral images and watercoloring. Every time I am feeling lost or my crafting mojo takes a hike, I take out my watercolors and floral images. To start off with this card, I did some ink blending and paint splattering on a piece of handmade watercolor paper by Hero Arts and Pattern Tile stencil. The ink was more vibrant on it as opposed to regular cardstock. I inked Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers ink onto the handmade watercolor paper and splattered some Gansai Tambi metallic paint onto it. I die cut the panel using wonky rectangles die.

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I stamped the images from the Nasturtium stamp set using Versamark watermark ink pad onto a piece of cold pressed watercolor paper and heat embossed using WOW Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder. I watercolored the flowers in using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and die cut them using coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Spiritual Sentiments stamp set using Versamark Watermark Ink pad and heat embossed using WOW Sunset Boulevard Glitter Embossing Powder.


I added some gold sequins and placed the entire panel onto a top folding A2 sized card made from Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock.

That finished the card. I hope you liked the card.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!

You have until Wed 8 a.m. Ohio time, 1 p.m. UK time and 2 p.m. CET to join in.

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before to start of the challenge.

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Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the cards I made.

Have a wonderful day!