Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

Hello crafty friends! I’m popping in to share a video I created for the Simon Says Stamp blog in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day! I love the theme for this “fun holiday”. We could all use a bit more kindness spread among each other!

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

Today I wanted to share a video featuring how to make some bright and happy cards that are sure to brighten anyone’s day! I also am encouraging you to make a card for someone today in honor of Random Acts of Kindness day! Fill the card with something that let’s the recipient know you were thinking of them! Some ideas for including in or with your card:

  • A simple, heartfelt note written inside
  • Baked goods or other delicious treats
  • A gift card (maybe to their favorite coffee shop, digital music/app store, restaurant, or even one a Simon Gift Card for a crafty friend!)
  • A small gift
  • A handmade bookmark, jewelry, or home decor piece

There are lots of things that you could give as an unexpected gesture to someone… you never know how much a small act of kindness might impact someone’s day! To borrow a phrase from the card below: you could rock their world! :)

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

So how about some details on all these happy rainbows I’ve got here??

I LOVE to watercolor – depending on my mood, I sometimes love watercolor more than Copics (which is amazing for me to say because I adore my Copics). Watercolor was the very first medium I used in cardmaking back when I first started in 2007; it wasn’t until later on that I got Copics. So watercolor does -and always will- hold a special place in my heart.

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

In today’s cards, I used Prima’s Watercolor Confections palettes. But be sure to remember that you can use any watercolor medium you have or prefer most. If you watch the video below, you will see my palette looks different than the actual sets of Prima Watercolor Confections. This is because I combined all of my half pans from each collection I have to save space and have all the colors in rainbow order. Yes, I’m crazy that way! :) I have three of Prima’s Confections palettes: the Classics, Tropicals and Decadent Pies. There are also the Shimmering Lights and Pastel Dreams palettes which I do not have yet.

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

I also stepped up the watecoloring a bit by creating a shimmer water mix BEFORE doing any painting. In the bowl of water that I had on my desk, I mixed Perfect Pearls to make a shimmery water. By simply using the glittery water to pick up and paint with, I was able to make my backgrounds shimmery. All without having to spray the paper with a shimmer mist and risk that the water based medium might blend my watercolors together!

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

Now, I will admit that I had WAY too much fun creating these cards… so much fun in fact that I made 10 cards in a single afternoon! I played with quite a few Simon stamps and dies, creating fun layouts and combinations with my backgrounds! The Simon products I used in these cards include: Kristina’s Love stamps, You Matter (both stamps and die), Heart of Flowers die, Holiday Shapes die, Heart Smile die, Painted Kindness die and the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Prima Watercolor Confections + Rainbow Cards + Kindness Day | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will be checking out the video to see how these cards came together. I am so glad you stopped by to spend some time with me! Be sure to remember to spread some random acts of kindness today!

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Prima Watercolor Confections Rainbow Cards | Nina-Marie Design

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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.


2 Comments

  1. Jackie P. February 25, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

    So bright and cheerful!! They’re sure to brighten anyone’s day!

  2. Brandi R February 17, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    These are fantastic! Love the happy bright colors and ALWAYS a huge fan of watercolor ♥

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