Distress Ink Watercoloring + Whimsy Stamps Reveal #2

Well hello everyone and welcome back to day two of the Whimsy Stamps April release! Today we are showcasing my newest stamp set, Mom’s Layered Flowers. I’m using it in a distress ink watercolor technique to create a pretty Mother’s Day card.

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When I was designing the Mom’s Layered Flowers set, I wanted to make sure it could be used year round for a variety of mom-themed cards. You can mix and match the sentiments to create custom greetings, and the florals can be stamped in a variety of ways to create pretty bouquets!

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For this card I heat embossed the outline floral images onto watercolor paper; I love how the white outlines of the heat embossing make these flowers feel like the are painted in the no-line watercolor style.

Heat embossing your images rather then simple stamping is also a great way for new watercolorists to practice their coloring skills!  You don’t have worry about color bleeding into other areas because the heat embossed lines contain the watercolor into the areas inside the lines.

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After watercoloring three flowers and a few leaves and stems, I fussy cut them each out using some precision tip Cutter Bee scissors; these are my favorite scissors for detail cutting.

I created the background by pouncing Evergreen Bough distress ink onto my watercolor paper and adding some water droplets for texture. I die cut the panel using a Whimsy Stamps Handstitched Rectangle die.

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Using the sentiments from Mom’s Layered Flowers, “Mother” is gold heat embossed onto vellum and fussy cut out; I built the rest of the sentiment using Hero Arts Soft Granite shadow ink and a small white banner. I tucked the banner behind the flowers, which are popped up off the panel using foam tape.

To finish off my card, I matted the watercolor panel using gold foil paper and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins around as well.



If you enjoyed this post, here are some more cards I’ve created that you might be interested in featuring stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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7 Responses

  1. Wow! I love this new Mom’s Layered Flowers stamp set and your card is simply gorgeus!!!!

  2. Your watercoloring is just gorgeous!

  3. hobbitnoll says:

    This is stunning!! I LOVE the blooms!!

  4. Katrina says:

    Nice card! I like how you colored the flowers.

  5. Laura Jane says:

    HAPPY Blooms NINA!!

  6. lisa808 says:

    Gorgeous card!!!

  7. Teresa Doyle says:

    Oh my goodness Nina, this is gorgeous! Just stunning!

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