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. Melvin Nieves says:

    Your card is awesome

  2. Mirthe says:

    Very colorful and pretty!

  3. Mayumi O says:

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Very beautiful card, Nina!

  7. Anna Thomas says:

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

  8. Jules says:

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

  9. Karen Tarolli says:

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

  10. Gwen Burbage says:

    Such a beautiful card!!

  11. Debbie Doctorian says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Angela Reed says:

    I love this stamp set! Your coloring is beautiful.

  13. Cheryl Moilanen says:

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

  14. Cheeryl Moilanen says:

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

  15. Gab says:

    This is so pretty

  16. Renee VanEpps says:

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

  17. Yuliya M says:

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

  18. Debbie says:

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

  19. Linda BL says:

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

  20. Denise Bryant says:

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

  21. 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!

  22. jean marmo says:

    An amazing kit and inspiration!

  23. Natasha Vacca says:

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

  24. Holly Lau says:

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

  25. Jane Erickson says:

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

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