Everyday Cards, Watercolor

Messy Watercolor–Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

Hello and welcome back to another blog post! I love the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set, and I thought that it called for a messy watercolor technique. I am so sorry that I have been away for so long-the back to school season and final details of wedding planning (we are getting married in late September) have gotten the better of me! I am so happy to be back sharing with all of you.

To watch me make these cards in detail, please watch the video below!

At this point, we have all seen quite a few variations of this stamp set on cards, but I think it goes to show how versatile it is. I wanted to try a messy watercolor card using this stamp set. I rarely color out of the lines—it goes against my type A personality. But, I thought it would be pretty on this stamp set. I used the gem watercolor palette, one of my favorites.

I started by stamping with Versafine Onyx Black, and added clear embossing powder overtop and heat set it until shiny. Once that had cooled down, I put down lots of color, and then sprayed the entire piece with water from a distress sprayer. That wasn’t quite enough, so I did use a brush to move to color around.

Once that was totally dry, I cut down the panel and adhered it onto a piece of lovely lavender card stock by Gina K Designs. I heat embossed the sentiment “you are loved” onto a piece of scrap card stock and cut it down to sit on the front. I finished off the card with Nuvo drops.

I can’t wait to use this stamp set again. Many of us only use a stamp set once or twice, but this one is so gorgeous that I can see myself using it over and over again. Do you have any stamp sets like that? If so, I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Supplies are listed below.

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
Embossing Bag
Gem Watercolor Palette
Heat Gun
Gina K Lovely Lavender Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Hero Arts White Powder
Zen Brushes

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