Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! I have a set of two clean and simple cards I want to share with you today, featuring Simon Says Stamp products and Zig Clean Color markers!

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

If you watched my recent Zig Marker Comparision Studio Monday video for Simon Says Stamp, you may remember these fruits from that video. In the video I demonstrated the Zig Felt and Real Brush markers, covering their differences and what techniques I liked best for each. Both markers are great for water coloring, which is how the fruits in these cards were colored.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out that video – and are interested in learning more about Zig Felt and Real Brush markers, I encourage you visit this post HERE.

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

These cards – like I mentioned above – are clean and simple. While they carry the simplistic style, they also feature a few important details that make the whole design work. Let’s touch on a few of those details…

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

One of the first details I added to these cards was Woodgrain cardstock. This cardstock is white, so the texture is subtle. You could intensify the appearance by adding ink over top. But I love using this for adding subtle effects. And paired with the fruits, the woodgrain texture adds a “natural” feel to the whole design.

To further extend that natural feel, I used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock for the card bases. The soft, kraft color goes really well with the fruits as a nice neutral and lets the colors stand out.

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

Another set of details added to these cards was the dimensional dots on the fruits. Those were created with Nuvo Gloss Drops in Green Apple, Red Berry and Dandelion. The addition of the dots makes the fruits have a glossy, dimensional feel; it kind of reminds me of moisture and I think adds a lot to the look of the fruits.

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

A final, impacting detail on these cards was the way the banners got adhered. I could have attached them flat to the apple and have been done. But to make things a bit more interesting, I adhered the center of the banner with some dimensional dots from ThermoWeb; then along both sides, I used a small flat adhesive dot to make the ends flush on the card. This created a curved effect that made a difference in the overall design of the card.

Watercolor with Zig Felt and Real Brush Markers | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will check out the video below to see these cards come together and watch the Felt and Real Brush Zig markers in action! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me today… I will be back again tomorrow for a new Studio Monday video to share with you!

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