Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! I wanted to share a video with you that I created for Simon Says Stamp. As we are SPRINGING ahead here in the United States with Daylight Savings Time, it is feeling a bit more like Spring is almost here. And with Spring comes warm weather and beautiful flowers.

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

I wanted to use the gorgeous flower cling stamps from Prima. The illustrations on these stamps are so pretty; I’ve used both the Joyful Garden and Fresh Flowers #1 stamps. They are pretty large stamps, which cover the front of a card perfectly.

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

For the watercolors, I used Prima’s Watercolor Confections; these watercolors come in 5 different palettes. On these cards I used three: the Classics, Tropicals and Decadent Pies. I enjoy using these palettes . The watercolors are quite pigmented and give beautiful results in a variety of painting styles. In today’s video I created a “messy” style of watercoloring, which is really easy to achieve; I’ll be walking you through the steps I took to create the messy look effortlessly!

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

I love sentiments that are perfect for encouragement cards; the Be Strong stamp set from Altenew is one of my current favorites when it comes to uplifting sentiments! I stamped two of the greetings from that set with clear ink and heat embossed them with white powder.

The watercolor panels are trimmed down with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies and I also tied a bit of Hemptique bamboo cord around the top.

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

Finally, I wanted to make a couple of matching envelopes for these cards… a card is made even more special when the envelope is decorated too! I used the We R Memory Envelope Punch Board to make the envelope from Mixed Media paper and then watercolored a soft, layered background. The background was created with a few watercolors that matched the card but were greatly diluted.

After watercoloring, I stamped a second generation of the flowers onto each of the envelopes using a gray ink from Altenew. Because I wanted the image on the envelope to be softer, the second generation creates more of a “ghosted” look and is not distracting.

Emboss Resist + Messy Watercolor Florals | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you enjoyed these cards and will be checking out the video to see how these cards came together! I really like how the heat embossed flowers resist the watercolor and create more subtle outlines. And paired with the messy watercolor effect, I think it makes for a very beautiful design!  Thanks for visiting me today… I will see you again tomorrow for a new Studio Monday video!

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