Apr 21, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles Watercolor Cards

Can I get a "Woot woot!  It's the weekend!"?  Ahhh, sometimes it feels like Friday will never come.  This week has been filled with stress and pain.  My little has been poked and prodded all week with allergy testing and blood work for his recurring fevers.  Pray pray pray that the upper sinus infection they found in the CT scan is the source of this problem and the antibiotics and allergy immunotherapy treatment will resolve it!

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."  Philippians 4:6 NASB

Meanwhile I found out through my lovely friend Greta's recent blog post that there is a Simon Says Stamp challenge on Flickr.  YAY!  This challenge is to highlight the SSS brand products.  I am so blessed to have won a few, including the Abstract Triangles background stamp - LOVE!  I made a couple of CAS cards for the challenge.

Both cards were made with my favorite medium, watercolor.  I used the Verve Stamps Kindness stamps and dies for my focal elements, along with some sequins and beads.

There is something so calming I find in making watercolor backgrounds.  Do you agree?

I colored a scrap with the same blues and cut out my sentiment, then clear embossed for an enamel effect.  I layered over glitterstock and was quite happy with the result.  What a great stamp set, here's the inside of my card.

Here is my Flick page.  And the SSS Challenge Group Page.  Read the details on the sticky post at the top of the group when you join for details.  Two $25 SSS shopping sprees are given every two weeks - yip yip!  Have a great weekend.  <3


  1. These have got a very hip and modern feel to them! LOVE all the way!

  2. Woot! Woot! Not only for it being Friday, but for your incredibly colorful, BEAUTIFUL cards! I never thought of using a background stamp and watercolors like that, Autumn - thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm looking at my background stamps differently today. Sorry to hear about your little one, and hope he is feeling much better soon. hugs, de

  3. Love the purples! yummy!! Both cards are so cool autumn. Love that you used watercolors- I am a fan myself!
    Praying for your little on~
    Happy weekend

  4. Awesome cards! They're both so bright and cheery! I love watercolor look on anything! Get well wishes to your little one!

  5. Striking and on trend with the graphic stamp and those yummy watercolours. Best wishes for your little one.

  6. Firstly, I hope your little one gets better soon and that the infection is the source of the problem.....
    Woot, woot for the weekend from me too, although when you are retired, every day is the weekend.....
    Both cards are gorgeous, I love that triangle background stamp and your watercolour choices are beautiful! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs xxx

  7. Lovely cards! I love both versions!

    Hope your little one is well soon. Allergies can be so tiresome.

  8. These are fabulous Autumn, love the design and gorgeous backgrounds.
    Linda xxx

  9. Sure hope your little one is feeling better soon. Your cards are beautiful with the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I am praying for your little one, Autumn. I hope the sinus infection is the source of the problem. I feel his pain at being poked and prodded...I went through all of that when I was little. I ended up having to have allergy shots once a week. Not fun!!

    Your cards are so artistic and gorgeous!! I love the colors and those awesome triangles!! Fabulous as always, my friend!! Woot Woot!! It's the weekend!! Have a great one!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Prayers for your little one from Dobrich, Bulgaria!
    Love the cards!
    hugs xxx

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your little guy~will say prayers that you find the source of the infection and he is back to feeling better very quickly~
    Your cards are just gorgeous! I love the water colored background. I have yet to get a background that I like when it comes to water coloring..hehe, need some practice! I just love the designs~you nailed it Autumn.
    Have a great day and hugs to the little one!
    Sherrie K

  13. Oh, Autumn, I have prayed that your little one will find relief from the sinus issues. That's so hard to see them suffer so. But you sure made some gorgeous cards with this new triangles image. I LOVE the colors, and what a great sentiment. And the Scripture verse is one of the group that I have been truly working on memorizing so I can hide God's Word in my heart when there are tough times...that we all come up against. Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  14. I hope your little boy's problems are now resolved and that you can all move on from the poking and prodding stage and that allergy meds will do the trick for him.
    Your watercolour cards are beautiful Autumn, so wonderfully bright and vibrant and yes yay for the weekend as I see all my family who gather at our house for dinner every Sunday. Enjoy your weekend too xxx

  15. So sorry to hear that your little one is not well and that you had a stressful week, Autumn!!! Praying that he will be better soon!!!!
    I love your triangle cards - the colourful bgs are so beautiful!!!

  16. What a gorgeous card design, and the colours are wonderful. Contrary to my usual habits, it's the first combination which has stolen my heart.
    Alison x

  17. Firstly I am praying for your little one x
    I am so new to water colouring I don't always feel as relaxed as I might be! Eye catching and artsy cards today. Love the resist effect of the white embossing and how the gorgeous colours gather around them. Thank you so much for sharing these beauties x

  18. Hi Autumn, I am praying for your little guy...I'm hoping he's feeling better, sweetie. I do love your CAS cards! Your backgrounds are awesome, as always - love the colors!! Hugs :-)

  19. Super pretty cards Autumn...love the gorgeous colours! Water colouring is a favorite of mine too! Wishing your son is better soon. x

  20. Fabulous cards love the white embossing and beautiful water coloured backgrounds-hope your son is feeling better
    Carol x

  21. What an awesome background! I love the effect of watercolor, it is so unpredictable and so beautiful! Fabulous cards!

  22. Oh, I do hope that is all that was wrong and that the meds are doing their thing. Thank God he gives wisdom and healing!!! Your cards are beautiful!!!

  23. Oh, these are so fabulous, Autumn! Love the colors and the little nest of thread.


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