No Line Watercolor Background + Blog Hop

Hello friends! I’m very excited to be bringing you more inspiration featuring the new Believe in You collection from Simon Says Stamp (did you see the post I shared yesterday?)! Today’s video showcases the new Stripe Jumble background, along with the Greetings Mix 1 stamp set.

This post is also part of the Simon Says Stamp Believe in You release blog hop. If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog! All the hop details are at the bottom of this post.

I loved the organic, layered lines in this new Stripe Jumble background. When I saw the stamp, I thought it would look gorgeous watercolored with gold metallics and a rainbow of bright colors… and I love the result! To color the background, I started by stamping the Stripe Jumble with a light colored ink and then used Finetec gold watercolors and a mix of Prima and Daniel Smith watercolors to do the painting.

The background on this card is so detailed, I really wanted to keep the design very simple. So to finish off I added a sentiment from the Greetings Mix 1 set and a few gold sequins.

I love the simplicity of this card and I hope it inspires you to create with the new Simon Says Stamp Believe in You collection! Keep on reading for the details on the blog hop. Thanks for visiting me today!


Simon Says Cling Stamp STRIPE JUMBLE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps GREETINGS MIX…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins STAY GOLD…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Daniel Smith OPERA PINK 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith GREEN GOLD 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith NAPLES YELLOW 5ML Extra…
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Gina K Designs IN THE NAVY 8.5×11…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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There is much more to see in this Believe in You release hop! Your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas! You can find the entire hop order over at the Simon blog.

Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop on the hop; just leave a comment here and at every stop along the way to increase your chances of winning. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 31st of July.

Simon is celebrating Tim Holtz as their Brand of the Month for July 2019 and part of that celebration includes this gift of a Mini Resist Spray bottle FREE with any Tim Holtz purchase. No code required!

Simon also has a special sale going on right now, with 15% off ALL Tim Holtz products! Use code THLTZ at checkout to score the savings!

202 Responses

  1. Avatar Golda says:

    I’m amazed that you watercolored each of those lines! That is mighty impressive. This is a beautiful creation.

  2. Avatar debbie d says:

    awesome card! what a great way to use that background and the colors are beautiful!

  3. Avatar Louanne Collins says:

    Awesome card! I love to watercolor – would be relaxing to sit and watercolor this background with different color combos! Love your creation!

  4. Avatar Carol Jones says:

    Divine coloring Nina! You just amaze me with your patience and talent!

  5. Avatar Anneleise Hampson says:

    A great stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Avatar Steffi H. says:

    Beautiful card. For one who can not draw a line (me) this technique is a hit !

  7. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    Your time was well spent Nina. Those colours are amazing for this background. Love it!

  8. Avatar Tamara Campbell says:

    I love how you do your watercolor. I’m not brave enough to do no-line yet. :-)

  9. Avatar Maureen Reiss says:

    Beautiful card!!! That gold is striking with all those beautiful colors!!!

  10. Avatar Carolyn Bosley says:

    Thank you for sharing this project video! Great watercolor.

  11. Avatar Michelle says:

    Absolutely stunning! And of course, the gold paint is out of stock :(

  12. This card is so awesome! Well worth all the time it must have taken you to color. Love the jewel-like tones of the watercolors against the gold background.

  13. Avatar Lindar C says:

    Gorgeous card! My hands aren’t steady enough to do this so I would probably hide my mistakes with gold embossing powder instead of gold paint.

  14. Avatar Erica Marroquin says:

    I love the simplicity of the card, yet just by looking at it, you know it was a labor of love. I was so hoping someone would color this stamp this way. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Avatar Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Beautiful water coloring!

  16. Avatar Ruth Siegel says:

    Just beautiful. Guess cleaning my house today is not happening so I can look at all the blogs.

  17. Avatar Sharon Youngblood says:

    Soo soo pretty, I love the ambra effects in the lines. Very creative and love how it turned out.

  18. Avatar Debbie Selby says:

    Don’t know if I would try this. My luck I would sneeze after colouring most of the lines and ruin the whole thing. Great looking card though.

  19. Avatar Tonya K. says:

    Beautiful background stamp! I like how you added the gold color. It gave your card a richer look. 😊

  20. Avatar Merrill P says:

    I like those pearlescent paints you’ve used.

  21. Avatar susanbcards says:

    Wow! It looks like a beautiful piece of ornate fabric. Thanks for sharing it.

  22. Avatar Deanna maxwell says:

    Very nice! Love the bright colors.

  23. Avatar Julie Dilldine says:

    Looks awesome. I especially like the background.

  24. Avatar Amanda R says:

    Beautiful technique!

    • Avatar Lynne Selleck says:

      Wow what an unusual and unique way to use a background stamp. I loved that you really used bold colours and metallic colours together. Who ever receives that card is very fortunate.

  25. Avatar Janae Pickett says:

    Fun card!! Love the way you used the background stamp.

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