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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  • If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from the Simon Says Stamp Blog!
  • Your next stop is my amazing friend, Caly Person!
  • Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at every stop along the hop – leave a comment here for a chance to win!
  • Use code LYGT42 to get Simon’s awesome, Love Your Guts die set FREE with your purchase of $25 or more!
  • Don’t forget to tune in over at the Simon blog on Saturday, 3/27 for Day 2 of the “All the Feels” blog hop! The hop starts at 8 am ET.
  • For even more inspiration using this amazing All the Feels release, be sure to check out the Simon galleries, here.

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!

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