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Faux Watercoloring | SSS Lucky To Know You Blog Hop + Giveaway

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

Hello Friends today's card is a part of the two day blog hop from SSS for their Lucky To Know You Release March 2020. This is the day two of the blog hop. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented Karin Akesdotter's blog. If not I have the list of blogs at the bottom of the page for artist who are a part of this hop and you can hop along to see and be inspired by so many different talented artists. If you have missed the day one of this hop, I highly recommend you check it out HERE . Also there is an amazing giveaway by SSS , details about it at the bottom of this post. Also please check out Lucky To Know You Gallery for more inspirations and don't forget to upload you beautiful projects there as well.

Today I have a story to share, in my younger years growing up in the Middle-east there wasn't much greenery and flowers, now things have changed with technology and trade if a country like Doha where there is to be only dry lands and desert areas has become green and colorful.There were only a few flowers that I had seen in real life. Tulip was one of those flowers that I had only seen in books and always wondered how they felt, looked or even smelled and it soon became a part of my bucket list to visit a Tulip garden. Fast forward many years later I married Sujith and flew into Minnesota on a very cold January morning, where I could feel my spine going numb because of the bitter cold. Never did I experience such winter, I wore a heavy jacket when it got to be 60F on the coldest day in Doha (The City I grew up), and now in Minnesota I froze.

Sujith and I bought our first home in MN which had a very small yard with no plants or bushes just a small Maple tree in the front. Many months of winter passed by with no sign of spring and then one morning, I saw a little green shoot growing off the brown grass. Sujith said it could be a weed, but my joy to see the green amongst the brown kept me from pulling it out. A few days later the small shoot grew taller and had a bud on it and I couldn't tell what it was, but then you guessed it right to my surprise it was a beautiful red Tulip. I literally started jumping with joy to have seen a tulip in real life, Sujith was just amazed and even a bit surprised by my reaction. This is the best part of the story, the very next year when I was pregnant with our first child my loving incredible husband bought us ticket to visit Amastradam in April to see the Tulip festival and what joy that was. Bucket list, Tulip Garden Check.

This card is a reminder of that beautiful day in the Tulip garden! I did faux water-coloring using SSS Dye inks. I used SSS Layered Tulip and Just Because Word Mix 2 stamp set from the Lucky To Know You release. I have a video below showing you on how I made this card please click the image to watch the video.

Thank you for joining me for todays blog hop. Don't forget to leave a comment to win a $25 gift card from SSS. Happy hopping and see you next time with more cards and creativity to share from my little world to yours.

The banner below has a coupon for a free stamp set or a pin your pick, from SSS with purchase at their store.

Blog Hop List in the order of the hop:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Yoonsun Hur

Amanda Korotkova

Yana Smakula

Amy Rysavy

Bibi Cameron

Gayatri Murali

Vicky Papaioannou

Emma Williams

Karin Äkesdotter

Preeti Chandran (you are here)

Sidnie Des Jardins

JD Collins

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Leaving comments on all the blog hops increases your chance to win. SSS will choose the winner over the weekend, and will announce on Wednesday March 11th and post it on the SimonSaysStamp Blog. Winners can claim their Prize by emailing SSS. Have fun hopping and all the best!!!!

I am listing all the products I have used to make this card project below. You can click on any image below to directly go to the SSS store for purchasing these products.The products listed below are not an affiliate link which means I don't get paid for it. This is so that it makes it easy for you to find everything in one place.

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