Watercolor w Distress Spray Stains | AmyR 2023 Holiday Card Series #5

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Hey friends! Simon Says Stamp’s November All The Joy release went live yesterday! You can check out all the fabulous new products HERE <——click! and keep reading as I’m part of a blog hop today for the release and have a code and giveaway and links to all the other fabulous maker’s inspiration lower down in the post!

You can shop the SSS All the Joy release HERE <——click! and you can get the SSS Holy Stars Stencil for FREE with the code STAR with any purchase! There is also the code COZY that will get you $5 off orders of $5 or more (codes can’t be combined – only one code per purchase. Doesn’t apply to previous purchases, card kits or card kit subscriptions).

Lower down in my post I’ll have links to all the other stops on the hop as well as GIVEAWAY info at the end!

I have another couple of holiday cards to share with y’all as part of my 2023 Holiday Card Series. I’ll be adding to the AmyR’s 2023 Holiday Card Series Playlist on YouTube <——-click! as I make them to keep everything in one place.


To see how these cards came together check out my video below:

Next stop on the hop is Debby’s blog HERE <——click!

And if you missed any of the other makers you can find them all at the links below:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Caly Person

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Emily Midgett

Keisha Charles

Bibi Cameron

Emma Wiliams

Heather Hoffman

Heather Ruwe

Alberto Gava

Daniel West

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop (thanks Heidi!!) from each blog’s comment section (so leaving comments on all the blog posts of the hop increases your chances of winning!). Simon will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday the 8th of November (11/08). All the winners can email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize.

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck! ❤️❤️❤️

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  1. I fell in love with this stamp when I saw it! I love that you combined a watercolor technique and used the inks to do that! I didn’t realize until a year ago I could watercolor with my inks! I had owned almost all the distress inks for years and seeing them used as watercolors blew my mind! Now, I use them often when painting! I also really don’t like gold, but it looks so beautiful when you splattered it! Just Beautiful!

  2. Love the gorgeous colors, gold and shine on your beautiful card and tags. Perfect for the holidays! 🌟

  3. Another beautiful floral. I so enjoy watching you paint. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, Amy.

  4. I get the impression this floral will be like the Beautiful one you use again and again!! (I love that!!). Gorgeous card!

  5. I love everything about these cards from the colors to the floral stamps! Just so festive and classy!

  6. Hmmm, you said you didn’t have any tips for us while you were watercoloring, but you really did! I’ve never thought of dropping the Distress Stains onto a pallet and using a watercolor brush to color with. I haven’t had a lot of luck spraying them so maybe I’ll try this technique instead! I love your cards and was watching the video here, but decided to finish it over on YouTube so I could give it a THUMBS UP! Great job!

  7. I love that you show so many ways to use Distress Spray Stains. You make the Distress lines come to life in your cards and projects. I love watching what you create. Thank you for the videos and pictures.

  8. Beautiful cards! I enjoyed watching your video and how you made them. I’ll have to remember to lightly stamp an image inside like you did. Thanks for sharing!

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