No Line Watercolor Card & Envelope
Hello crafters! I have really enjoyed creating with Simon Says Stamp’s Blossoms and Butterflies collection, which includes the Comfort and Prayers stamp set. Today I am paired it with an “oldie-but-goodie” stamp set – Sketched Flowers – to create a no-line watercolored card and coordinating envelope. This is definitely a labor of love, but the end result is totally worth it!
I started off by doing all my stamping; the florals are from the Sketched Flowers stamp set, and the butterflies are of course from the Comfort and Prayers set. All of the stamping was done with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink in the color Skeleton Leaves.
Next, I broke out my Daniel Smith and Prima watercolors, using the light ink color as a guide for doing the no line watercolor technique.
After coloring, I fussy cut the butterflies out with Cutter Bee scissors, then popped them onto the floral panel. The panel is mounted onto a Peacock card base, and I added sentiments from the Comfort and Prayers stamp set onto the card as well.
I embellished everything with a few Nuvo Dream Drops (using the color Cloud 9), and that finished the card! But I wasn’t done yet… I decided I wanted to create a coordinating envelope to match the card!
Just like for the card, I stamped the Sketched Flowers stamp onto an A2 envelope using the Skeleton Leaves Amalgam Ink. The envelope is made with Canson Mixed Media paper and the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Again, I did no line watercoloring on all the florals, and then embellished the envelope with a few Dream Drops.
This card took a long time to create, but I not only enjoyed the process, but I know whomever receives this card will also enjoy receiving it too!
I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create with these stamps from Simon Says Stamp. Thanks so much for visiting me today! I will be back again soon with more to share!
absolutely gorgeous card! beautiful colors!
This is GORGEOUS!! No matter how hard I try, I am an EPIC fail at watercolor. I continue to try, though. This is amazing!
Oh Nina, your no line water colouring is always so beautiful, this is a technique I am still trying to master.
Oh, Nina, your card is beautiful!! Your labor of love was definitely worth the effort… lucky recipient!