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. SabineVDK says:

    Such a pretty card!

  2. Barb Martin says:

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

  3. Lara Read says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Dawn Tooley says:

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

  6. Deanna S. says:

    Very cute! Love your card!

  7. Lois K says:

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

  8. Phyllis Wendt says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. Pamag says:

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

  11. Lee Miner says:

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

  12. Jacqueline Korevaar says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. Jade says:

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

  15. 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!

  16. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    Goodness, Nina, this is simply stunning!!!

  17. Luci says:

    Thank you, so beautiful and inspiring.

  18. 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.

  19. Alyson Cordio says:

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

  20. Cindy C. says:

    So pretty and bright!

  21. Diana says:

    Very pretty card – the colors are beautiful.

  22. Hanh says:

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

  23. Cindy says:

    So bright and pretty. Your card is lovely.

  24. 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.

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

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