Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

Hello friends! Today I have the pleasure of showcasing the newly revealed Simon Says Stamp Masterpieces Collection!

This collection is a truly special one from Simon and has been a labor of love for Heidi and the entire Simon family for almost a year. I’m so excited for the release of this special collection, and to personally be a part of this wonderful family!

Let me tell you a bit about this awesome collection! The Masterpieces box is a collection of new stamps, dies and inks from some of your favorite brands, including: Altenew, Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Memory Box, Reverse Confetti, Tim Holtz, WPlus9… and of course, Simon Says Stamp!  The box is available at limited quantities and once it is sold out, they won’t be restocking… so get yours quick!!!

Also, one of the stamp sets included in the Masterpieces collection is the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs set. For those of you who already preordered this set from Simon Says Stamp, you can cancel the preorder if you purchase the Masterpieces box.

So let’s check out some inspiration using the new goodies, shall we???

FLORAL CARD FEATURING HAPPY DAY

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

My first card features the beautiful Happy Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I love the beautiful outline floral images included in this set, perfect for coloring with markers, watercolors and more! I decided to do some stamping and Copic coloring to create an almost one-layer card.

I started by stamping the florals and leaves onto an A2 card base using a few Simon Says Stamp dye ink colors. Simon inks are permanent, so they will not bleed when used with alcohol markers like Copics; they can also be used with watercolors.

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

The outline images I colored completely with Copics; for the solid-stamped images, I added shading only, since they already had a “base coat” of color applied from the stamping. I used the following Copic combinations to color these images:

  • pink flowers: R11, R21, R22, E31, E35, E29

  • yellow flowers: Y11, Y08, Y18, E53, E31, E35

  • dark green leaves: G94, G99

  • light green leaves: YG23, G07

  • coral berry clusters: R02, R11

  • purple clusters: BV08

  • random berries: R11, R21, BG01, BG53

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

For the sentiment, I used Simon’s Cobblestone ink and fussy cut it from white cardstock before adhering it to the card with foam tape. For a bit of final embellishing, I used Spectrum Noir’s clear overlay sparkle pen to add some glitter.

FLORAL CARD FEATURING FLORAL FRAMES

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

This next card features the Altenew Floral Frame stamp set. I love the rose image that is included in the set and I wanted to do some watercoloring with this to create a pretty all-occasion card. I also wanted to give this card a bit more of an elegant feel to match the style of the images, so I paired Ranger Perfect Pearl powders with Zig Clean Color brush markers and I LOVE the results!

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

I started by heat embossing a sentiment in platinum embossing powder; next, I stamped all the images around the sentiment in Simon’s Clear embossing ink. This gave me a sticky impression to apply my Perfect Pearl powder onto. I used one of the brushes that are designed to be used with Perfect Pearls and applied the powder over the clear stamped images. The result was a stunning outline design of florals and leaves…. ready to be colored!

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

I colored the images with the following Zig marker combinations for those of you interested:

  • roses: Purple 082

  • large leaf sprigs: Mid Green 046, Olive Green 043

  • small leaves: Pale Green 045, Light Green 041

  • yellow flowers: Bright Yellow 052

  • berry clusters: Violet 080, Olive Green 043

  • splatters: Beige 072

  • background: Light Blue 036, Pale Green 045

I finished off the card using a bit of natural hemp from Hemptique. I really love how the card has such a etherial feel to it; makes me think of a secret garden!

FALL SCENE CARD FEATURING JUMP FOR JOY

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

My final card features the adorable Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp and die set! These little cuties are SO stinkin’ cute, I just had to make a fun fall scene for them! I colored them with my Zig Clean Color brush markers and I’ll be walking you through how I created this entire card in the video below.

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

For those of you interested in the color combinations used on this card, I have them listed below and in the video.

  • fox: Orange 070, Light Brown 061

  • hedgehog: Flesh Colour 071, Dark Brown 062, Dark Oatmeal 066, Beige 072, Oatmeal 064

  • owl: Dark Brown 062, Light Brown 061

  • rake: Beige 072, Dark Oatmeal 066, Olive Green 043

  • leaves: Orange 070, Brown 060, Yellow 050, Wine Red 024, Olive Green 043

  • grass border:  Mid Green 046

  • forest border: Olive Green 043, Mid Green 046, Deep Green 044

Watercolor Scene with Zig Markers + Simon’s Masterpieces Collection Reveal | Nina-Marie Design

Be sure to watch the video below to check out how I made this Lawn Fawn scene card, and also to get a closer look at the stamp sets used to create the other cards I am sharing today! If you enjoy, please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more weekly inspiration!

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21 Responses

  1. Avatar Laura Jane says:

    NINA, I just wanted to tell you how remarkable your flower cards are in this post. I return often just to gaze at them:)) Thank you for sharing your talent is such a BEAUTIFUL way that is so uniquely YOU!

  2. Avatar Lisaerica says:

    Oh Nina, they’re stunning! I love both the new floral stamps, and you did such an amzing job showing them off. How darn cute is this new Jump for Joy set. I love the scene you built and the bright colors. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  3. Avatar Renee Collier says:

    I’m having a hard time choosing a favorite! Thanks for the color tips too!

  4. Avatar Randa says:

    OMG! Love your cards. The way you use the Zig markers is AMAZING.

  5. Avatar Patti G says:

    What gorgeous cards!! Thank you for the videos

  6. Avatar Rowen M. says:

    Beautiful cards

  7. Avatar Susan says:

    I love the beautiful floral cards. The colors are awesome. I love the Lawn Fawn critters with the fall scenery; so whimsical. All of your cards are so inspiring.

  8. Avatar Sue says:

    Nina Marie, your cards are fantastic. I love them all. 😉

  9. Avatar Denise Freeman says:

    Keep smiling girl cause I’m smiling at your lovely cards! Thank you! Denise

  10. Avatar Jennifer B says:

    Incredible cards. Love the colors!

  11. Avatar Sharie Wilson says:

    Those lawn fawn critters are too cute.. love those markers thought!!!

  12. Avatar Abby says:

    Beautiful colors!

  13. Avatar Wendy says:

    Really like the fussy cut sentiment in the first card – that’s my favorite! The critters in the lawn fawn set are so adorable when all together ^_^

  14. Avatar Tina Dorrington says:

    So pretty

  15. Avatar conil says:

    Extraordinary use of these products. Each of your gorgeous cards are perfectly done and very different, which proves you’re talented in so many ways.

  16. Avatar Barbara Green says:

    Love the variety used of flowers used on your card with beautiful coloring. Also love the Lawn Fawn card very cute.

  17. Avatar elmello says:

    I, too, like that you post the color combos. The cards are beautiful!

  18. Super cute Nina! Say…what paper did you use for the Jump for joy images in the beginning?

  19. Avatar Amanda says:

    All three cards are stunning. Thanks for listing the color combos
    So helpful to me. Thanks for so much inspiration

  20. Avatar Ellen h says:

    Omg Nina… you did it again; making me crazy about your works hihi

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