Oct 04 2017

Clean and Simple Watercolor Set – by Deb Saaranen

Deb created this beautiful watercolor card set meant to encourage. She used uplifting verses from Scripture on the card fronts with minimal, yet stunning, watercolor images on the mostly white cards. These are absolutely refreshing! Take a look:

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What a beautiful set of cards.

The fresh greens on the white are the perfect compliment to the crisp black sentiments.

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For this card Deb painted the grasses with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink.

I love the visual here, paired with this sentiment – the butterfly is fluttering away, having given all her cares and troubles to the Lord.

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There’s an equally strong visual here – the wreath encircling the sentiment, giving strength and upholding.

To create this wreath and the butterfly on the first card, Deb used the smooshing technique to apply color to her paper, then die cut the butterfly and the wreath. What a gorgeous result!

You can find Deb’s post on her blog here.

Deb used:

Stamps: Fear Not by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stamped using the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform – perfect placement & impressions every time!

Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce

(Used with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet)

VersaFine Onyx Black (sentiments)

Dies: Spellbinders Flutters Die D-Lites

Wreath by Spellbinders

A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles by JustRite

Ribbon: May Arts 1/4″ Silk – White

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Split Pea

Adhesives: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares


Fear Not by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – used today

Words of Encouragement by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – companion set

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Flutters Die D-Lites by Spellbinders lovely!

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Do you like butterflies? We have a lot of butterfly themed products here.


Spellbinders Wreath

What wonderful twiggy wreaths for year-round use – LOVE this one!

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Stitched A2 Banners Rectangles

JustRite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles

Deb used a stitched rectangle today from this super versatile and useful set.

Find all other dies in stock by JustRite here.

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

We stock all 24 colors – both releases of 12 each are in stock!

Get all 12 colors for the price of 10 when you purchase the bundle.

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Reinkers are in stock as well.

Items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


What Else is HOT Right Now?

Our Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Fall 2017 Release!NEW, JUST ARRIVED!

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform – get perfect impressions EVERY time!

Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE inks and refills are in stock – SETS #1 and #2.

(Get 12 for the price of 10 when you purchase the Bundles!)

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TONS of pretty PRIMA products were just added to our 40% OFF sale bin & SO MUCH MORE!

Lots of RIBBON is on sale, too!

Find the NEW May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon here – SUPER LOVELY!

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock – beautiful for those special projects!

Delicata Inks (to coordinate with above papers)

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One Response to “Clean and Simple Watercolor Set – by Deb Saaranen”

  1. Bernice P says:

    These cards are just lovely.. simple yet very elegant…

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