Slimline No-Line Watercolor + Embossing with a Stencil + Hop!

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Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques, and I couldn’t wait to color the new Floral Garden stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s All the Feels collection! This is a set I actually illustrated for the release, along with many others. On the slimline card that I made with the Floral Garden set, I also added a bit of dry embossing with the new Chevron Pattern stencil.

I stamped the flowers with Antique Linen Distress Ink – my favorite ink for no-line watercoloring. This ink is water-based and fades away into your coloring, creating that perfect no-line effect. Prima Watercolor Confections were used for coloring the florals, and I added some splattering with Prima Metallic Accents and Finetec Gold Watercolors.

Behind the Floral Garden blooms, I have a panel that is dry embossed with the new Large Chevron Pattern stencil. Overtop of the embossing is some dry brush watercolor for the “sky”. I added a sentiment from the new XL Greetings 2 stamp and die set, as well as Moonshine Confetti sequins from Simon.

I plan on mailing this slimline card in a Teal Slimline envelope from Simon. It perfectly matches the colors of my florals and the Peacock cardstock that my sentiment is stamped on.

I hope you are inspired by this project! Be sure to check out this mini slimline card project that I shared recently using a similar idea – you can get 2 cards out of one! This Floral Garden stamp set would work perfect with that technique, too!


Simon Says Clear Stamps FLORAL GARDEN…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil LARGE…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies XL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps XL GREETINGS…
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Simon Says Stamp XL GREETINGS 2 Wafer…
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Prima Marketing CURRENTS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing TERRAIN Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing METALLIC ACCENTS Semi…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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W-023 Spellbinders WIZARD TAN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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146 Responses

  1. Mary Espeland says:

    Lovely card. It feels like spring!

  2. Mary Espeland says:

    Lovely card. It feels like s po ring!

  3. Adriana says:

    Loved the card and stamp

  4. Suzie Q. says:

    Gorgeous card! I LOVE the flower stamp set!

  5. Judi Knecht says:

    Thank you for sharing your art. The use of the Chevron Pattern is lovely.

  6. Sue D says:

    Beautiful slimline. Love the colors.

  7. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Love that gorgeous slimline watercolor card!

  8. tina z says:

    wow, So beautiful.

  9. Giselaine Ellison says:

    Loved watching the video to follow your process of water colouring your creation, Nina Marie. Beautiful card.

  10. Linda Conway says:

    Beautiful water coloring!

  11. Gorgeous card. The coloring is just amazing.

  12. Dorothy A says:

    Fun video! Was enjoyable to see your painting and dry embossing. Dry brush water coloring was new to me and It created such a cool background. Great stencil and stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Ruby says:

    Pretty! It makes me want to try watercoloring.

  14. Scraporcraft says:

    Great use of the longer card to create the scene. I like the background.

  15. Elizabeth J Kuntz says:

    Nina, I love your cards! I wish I could take some lessons from you on color. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Ashley Martin says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m just tipping my toes into watercoloring. So this is great inspiration

  17. Misty Obarr says:

    I really like the versatility of the tall florals. Plus, they look totally hand drawn which I find to be very artistic! Beautiful artwork.

  18. Beautiful card, love the overall design!

  19. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colours!

  20. Megan N says:

    Your watercoloring is beautiful!

  21. Vicki Fedor says:

    Very inspiring! I love the use of peacock color on the leaves. I need to step out of the “leaves have to be leaf green” box!

  22. SabineVDK says:

    Such a pretty card!

  23. Barb Martin says:

    Nina, this stamp set you designed is my favorite! Your watercoloring is always wonderful! Thank you!

  24. Lara Read says:

    Just amazing! Thank you and thank you for the video it helps so much!

  25. Linda Wood says:

    Your card is beautiful and bright and so Spring-like. I need to try some water coloring, I think it looks great on cards.

  26. Dawn Tooley says:

    Beautiful Card! You do such a wonderful job at painting! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Deanna S. says:

    Very cute! Love your card!

  28. Lois K says:

    Such a beautiful card. Love the online water coloring. Thanks for sharing your inspiration

  29. Phyllis Wendt says:

    I love this card, It is so beautiful, You make it look easy

  30. Carol Wortman says:

    Such a lovely lovely watercoloring. To divide it into 2 is perfect for this beautiful garden! With beauty like the Floral Garden Stamp it needs to be shared. Wouldnt it be sweet to give 1/2 to each Mom and mom in law. For Mothers day.

  31. Pamag says:

    I like your artistic flair. It was fun to watch you watercolor your own design.

  32. Lee Miner says:

    Love your new design. I saw Amanda (Little Crafty Pill) version and loved that clean and simple version too. Great stamp!

  33. Jacqueline Korevaar says:

    Lovely job. I am thinking of starting to use water colours and this has inspired me!

  34. Sheila Bacon says:

    I truly love the card that you created with the no line water coloring technique – so colorful and “airy”. I watched your video which was informative and have also bookmarked it for future viewings. Thank you for inspiring me.

  35. Jade says:

    I love your floral garden card! Your watercoloring is incredible and exquisite!

  36. Rebecca Hood says:

    You did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty & joy of your wildflowers in your illustration. Then your watercoloring on top of that? Wowza! Just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

  37. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    Goodness, Nina, this is simply stunning!!!

  38. Luci says:

    Thank you, so beautiful and inspiring.

  39. Denise Ward says:

    Wow! Love the floral stamp set you illustrated! The flowers really do look like the ones in your yard, especially with the way you painted them in today’s card! I also really like the Thinking of You sentiment you chose. It is bold, beautiful and perfectly helps someone feel special.

  40. Alyson Cordio says:

    I can’t wait to try all the techniques you shared. Thank you!

  41. Cindy C. says:

    So pretty and bright!

  42. Diana says:

    Very pretty card – the colors are beautiful.

  43. Hanh says:

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the pretty colors! Thank you for sharing this amazing inspiration!

  44. Cindy says:

    So bright and pretty. Your card is lovely.

  45. Kit A says:

    Great card! The no line water coloring is beautiful. I have tried it before with not such good results. I am inspired to try again.

  46. I just love these ideas on how to make my projects. Thank you for your inspiration.

  47. Melvin Nieves says:

    Your card is awesome

  48. Mirthe says:

    Very colorful and pretty!

  49. Mayumi O says:

    So beautiful! All the colors are matching well, perfect for the spring!

  50. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Oh my gosh, I am so jealous of your creativity…you created my favorite stamp of all time, the Floral Garden set! I love your painting, card and you! Thanks for creating and being an inspiration for all of us!

  51. Gabriele says:

    love this stamp and explaining what sparked the idea made it even more special! Thank you for the no line water coloring idea. That is such a fun way to use this stamp.

  52. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Very beautiful card, Nina!

  53. Anna Thomas says:

    Stunning! I’m excited to try no-line water coloring! Gorgeous stamp set for this purpose!

  54. Jules says:

    So beautiful! I’ve been trying to improve my no-line water coloring so great inspiration.

  55. Karen Tarolli says:

    Oh, Nina you are a spectacular water colorist! Can’t wait to get my hands on this…

  56. Gwen Burbage says:

    Such a beautiful card!!

  57. Debbie Doctorian says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Angela Reed says:

    I love this stamp set! Your coloring is beautiful.

  59. Cheryl Moilanen says:

    Looks like fun. Can’t wait to try my own no line watercoloring.

  60. Cheeryl Moilanen says:

    Looks like fun. Can’t wait to try my own no line watercoloring.

  61. Gab says:

    This is so pretty

  62. Renee VanEpps says:

    Beautiful stamp set and I love the way you watercolored the floral design!!!

  63. Yuliya M says:

    Beautiful card. I love it. I wish I could watercolor like you!

  64. Debbie says:

    Before I even saw the video I was wondering how the blue streaks were made. Love it so beautiful.

  65. Linda BL says:

    Very pretty. This is one of my favorites sets of the whole release.

  66. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful slimline card! I love the floral design and the way you colored the image!

  67. Ana G says:

    I absolutely love this stamp set! I had to go an get it right away!. I didn’t even wait for all the videos to come out and I missed the code for the “I love your guts” die. You are so talented with you designs and your your visions are so inspiring!

  68. jean marmo says:

    An amazing kit and inspiration!

  69. Natasha Vacca says:

    This is s STUNNING!!!!!!!! Love this! A gorgeous set!!!!!

  70. Holly Lau says:

    Gorgeous!! Love it and thanks for sharing how to create it.

  71. Jane Erickson says:

    Gorgeous watercolors. I really am attracked to the slimline cards.

  72. Cheriese H says:

    stunning watercolouring!!

  73. Cheryl Estes says:

    What a beautiful card. Love the stamp and your no line coloring!

  74. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful! Lovely!

  75. Leslie Scholes says:

    Gorgeous card & love your water coloring!

  76. Shar Zar says:

    Very pretty spring floral card.

  77. Janet D. says:

    Beautiful card with lovely spring flowers!

  78. I love your card! Florals have long been my favorite! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  79. Evelyn says:

    Absolutely stunning no-line watercoloring!

  80. kathy camp says:

    Love your card. The colors you used for the flowers is lovely.

  81. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Gorgeous – your water color work is amazing and the card is just the best!

  82. Connie Lee says:

    Such a beautiful card.

  83. Jeanne Beam says:

    Gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is awesome…
    Thanks for sharing.

  84. Carolee says:

    So beautiful!!!

  85. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the riot of flowers in ;your
    garden. Happy spring card.
    thanks for sharing

  86. Annette Gordon says:

    I love your no-line watercolouring. I have tried it more than once, but can never get it right. I think you need some type of talent to know where to place the light! Beautiful card!

  87. Melvin Nieves says:

    I always love all your projects

  88. Karen B Walker says:

    One of my favorite floral stamps in the cling family. Happy to see it in a slimline design; your card is beautiful!

  89. Laura Pyle says:

    This card is gorgeous – it’s art!

  90. Debbie C says:

    A gorgeous spring card.

  91. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Gorgeous watercoloring! I LOVE the bright colors!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Taya V says:

    Lovely card! Thank you for the video.

  93. Anne Sturgeon says:

    I saw this on Instagram and had to come right over…. to say how gorgeous this is. I love this new stamp and I am crazy for the slim line style. GORGEOUS and TFS

  94. Luci says:

    Absolutely a beautifulLy designed stamp

  95. Connie Kahl says:

    Such a pretty project; enjoy how colorful it is
    Thank you for posting a video and your insights

  96. Lynn says:

    I am intrigued by the no-line watercoloring. This is a beautiful card – thanks for sharing your art!

  97. This floral stamp set is one of my favorites in this release.

  98. Lori Spitzer says:

    Great job illustrating this set! I love it!
    TFS – and for always providing a video, which is a million times better than reading a long description of how-tos.
    Lori in PA

  99. Cat says:

    Beautiful card – I LOVE this no line coloring, but have yet to master it. TFS!

  100. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love how the dry brushing looks in the background! This stamp set and your card are gorgeous!

  101. Nini Kelley says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  102. Sheri Kempke says:

    Nina, Beautiful card, love your no line water coloring! Great job!

  103. Karin Wrasman says:

    This is a beautiful card!

  104. Pat Bethke says:

    Your card is beautiful, loved your water coloring of it. I like that the stamp is large so that it can be used on many different sized cards. Thanks for designing the stamp and sharing how you water colored it.

  105. Daniel Diaz says:

    Your card is amazing and I love all the colours ????????????

  106. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your stamp set is gorgeous! I have a weakness for floral images and this set is amazing. Beautiful colors and I love the slimline style.

  107. Sheri says:

    Love the water colors! Beautiful

  108. Julie L says:

    Beautiful. This is my favorite stamp in the release.

  109. RockSeaTea says:

    Cool set for slim lines. Thank you for designing this beautiful stamp.

  110. Kailash says:

    Gorgeous, love all the bright colors!

  111. Vicci says:

    Slim line is “in” this year. I like what you did with the Floral Garden set on the slim card.

  112. Tami B says:

    I absolutely love the Floral Garden set & I love, love, love what you did with it. Beautiful!

  113. Pam white says:

    Very nice. I like the way you did the background.

  114. Susan K Lewis says:

    The flowers are beautiful. I need to do more water coloring.

  115. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Pretty card and color choices!

  116. Wow I love this new stamp and you have showcased it perfectly!

  117. Sherri Little says:

    Gorgeous! I love the vivid colors!

  118. Patty A Eifert says:

    Amazing card Nina!! So pretty!

  119. Jill Stewart says:

    What a beautiful card! Love the colors!

  120. Kelley Clarke says:

    SO PRETTY! Love all the beautiful colors – certainly gives me all the feels!

  121. Suzann Northup says:

    Your card is gorgeous!! Such beautiful work!

  122. Sara Thorne says:

    This is beautiful! I love that stamp and this card makes it a must-have!

  123. Daria Zender says:

    What a beautiful card, Nina! I really love that stamp and you showcased it so well.

  124. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Gorgeous colors! Makes me think of summer! I am ready!

  125. This stamp set is my favorite from the release and I love what you have done with it!

  126. Cindy Aguirre says:

    Beautiful card! Love the flowers!

  127. Christy Malone says:

    Very pretty! I love the no line watercoloring.

  128. Amelia Fleck says:

    No line water coloring looks great need to try it.

  129. Susan Babcock says:

    I love the delicate look of this stamp, perfect for no line watercoloring, yours is beautiful.

  130. Dayna Audirsch says:

    Beautiful design and it perfectly matches your wild flowers!

  131. Carolyn Peters says:

    I love watching your watercolouring. Your flowers are so pretty! I might have to plant some this spring.

  132. Maureen Reiss says:

    Wow!!! Really Beautiful card!!!

  133. Debbie Selby says:

    Lovely looking card. Captures the look of your flower bed well.

  134. DIANNA Durbin says:

    Beautiful colors, feels like summer!

  135. barbara lassiter says:

    Love your beautiful card and that Floral Garden stamp set.

  136. Amy Wise says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the wild flowers!

  137. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    I LOVE how you dry brushed the sky. I have never thought to do this. WOW!!!

  138. Angela Lunn says:

    This is sooo beautiful!!

  139. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow – love your cards – so colorful and inspirational

  140. Cindy Storer says:

    So beautiful, I have never tried the no line water coloring, but I am inspired!

  141. Ann Ito says:

    Beautiful card, as always! Love the colors you used!

  142. Lisa Byers says:

    Your card is beautiful!! I love your no line watercoloring. It’s stunning!! Love the sequins, such a nice touch!

  143. Donna M. says:

    Love Love your card! I do think this is my fav stamp set out of the entire great release! Thanks for sharing all the tips, wondering if you had to choose, which would you purchase: Karin brushmarkers, Tombow markers, or Distress markers? Thanks Nina, am subscribing.

  144. Robin Nelson says:

    Love the feeling of Spring in your card.

  145. Bernadette says:

    Those florals are so pretty! Love the colors you chose on this card.

  146. Beautiful work Nina! Very inspiring

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