Hey everyone! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Birthday Celebration challenge last week and we hope you will all join us again this week too. This week the challenge is Let’s do the polka! I have a fun card to share with you where I watercolored my own polka dots!
We are featuring Lawn Fawn Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used! As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! YAY!
Watercolored Polka Dots
I LOVE Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Patterned Papers. I use them a ton in my creations. Instead of taking the easy route and just using some of that on a card I decided I wanted to experiment a little bit and create my own polka dots. I have been watercoloring with Distress Inks SO much over the past year and a half. (If you follow my blog you already know this 😉 ) I decided instead of using my Distress ink pads to watercolor I wanted to play around with the Distress re-inkers to get a more intense, concentrated color.
As simple as this card looks I had 3 failed attempts before I got to this. I tried using a polka dot stencil first so that my dots would be evenly spaced out. Before getting frustrated that it wasn’t coming out the way I wanted I scrapped that idea and just free handed them and eye-balled where I wanted them. No measuring. Nothing is precise. Thats how I usually create so I think it wasn’t working out because I was trying to force something.
The Distress Ink Colors I used:
- Picked Raspberry
- Spiced Marmalade
- Mustard Seed
- Mowed Lawn
- Mermaid Lagoon
- Wilted Violet
For the sentiment I simply die cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Friends out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and layered it on top.
Want to see in person how I created this card?
I shared this card and last week’s watercolored birthday cards on periscope you can watch the broadcast here
- If you are new to Periscope you can see some more information here
- You can see some of my past scopes here
Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Remember, Let’s Polka! is the theme so have fun! Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.
I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!
Supplies I used are linked below. Click on the picture and you will be taken to the product. I use affiliate links when available which means if you make a purchase I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!