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. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! What a cool card! You did an awesome job watercoloring all of those little spaces!

  2. Brenda in IN says:

    Wow, so detailed and such lovely, bright colors.

  3. Andrea Hastilow says:

    So pretty & vibrant. A great spin on using this background stamp. Thank you for making me think out the box x

  4. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very vivid and very pretty!!

  5. MandaLJ says:

    What a beautiful card! I love the richness of the colours!

  6. Christine says:

    This is an beautiful card. The navy and gold was an inspired and elegant choice.

  7. Teri Spracklin says:

    These bold colours have an exotic feel. They remind me of the colours of spices from hot and tropical countries. Gorgeous!!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Great colors! Beautiful card!

  9. Valerie Hayden says:

    Love the card but yes very time consuming, you could gold emboss the background and then color in with water colors for a bit of time saving and ease in coloring all those thin lines. Still love your results nice card.

  10. Julia D. says:

    Love your card! The gold is stunning and I love the other colors you chose. Very striking!

  11. Amy Lombardo says:

    I love your card!!! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Tricia A Podmore says:

    Wow what a stunning striking card. Loved watching you create and the wonderful inspiration. At first glance it makes one wonder why or what would you use that stamp to create, but then when you water colored it wow became a must have!! Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration. Amazing!!!

  13. Mary-Anne V says:

    wow what a wonderful and vivid watercoloured background.

  14. Wendy says:

    What a pretty and very unique look , love that you added the gold

  15. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Awesome effect and use of that background. And with the sentiment it is even more perfect.

  16. Cindi F says:

    Gorgeous card! I love your technique!

  17. Jan says:

    This is gorgeous with all the gold to fancy it up! Thanks for this fabulous idea.

  18. Kim Klinkovsky says:

    Very creative. Just a lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Lynn says:

    What a great idea and absolutely beautiful card!

  20. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    really fun design, Nina! could be used on a masculine card too!

  21. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Great cards! Love them all!

  22. Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    WOW! This is just Amazing and so BEAUTIFUL!! This is something that I would not be able to do..
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia’s Crafts

  23. Korey says:

    This is a gorgeous card. I really appreciate your explanation on how you created it.

  24. Vicki says:

    Amazing, Nina. I never would have thought to paint the background that way. You always have unique ideas. Thank you.

  25. Terrie D. says:

    I love how you watercolored this background stamp! Such a great look and a wonderful card. :)

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