WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio – Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

08With Spring just around the corner I find myself often reaching for floral stamps and watercolors. I’d like to invite you to join me and create several quick watercolor cards for any occasion.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I am using WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus stamp set for my floral image. This is a beautiful floral cluster that works great for many different occasions. I mentioned I will be watercoloring my cards, so I am using Arches Hot Press watercolor paper – it is perfectly smooth and is ideal for stamping you plan to watercolor.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

For my watercolors paints I am using Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors – Sampler Color Chart. The one I have features 238 colors, each color is added as a little dot onto the paper. There’s not a lot of pigment in each dot, there’s definitely enough to try the color out and see whether you like it or not. And there’s also enough to do simple, little coloring.

I’ve had this chart for about a year now, I can’t say I use it very often, but I do reach for it almost every time I want to watercolor something as I just happen to love the quality of these watercolors. What’s great about this chart is you can test out the colors, pick those that you like and later buy them in tubes so that they will last you much longer.

But please don’t feel like you have to use these watercolors, there are many great watercolor products out there, a lot of inks can also be used as watercolors, so use what you have on hand.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

To create my cards I first heat emboss ranunculus bouquet onto watercolor panel using gold embossing powder. I created 3 projects to show different placement options for one image (similar to what I shared here) and I heat embossed partial images for each card.

If you’ve never done watercoloring before I have one advice for you – don’t be afraid to try. And don’t try to make it perfect. To me watercolor is all about having little imperfections, all about having a few missed spots or colors bleeding one into another. It’s a way of relaxing and enjoying the process, so don’t stress, simply color.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

I used only 4 colors – Quinacridone Rose, Imperial Purple, Sap Green and Phthalo Turquoise. The last one, turquoise, was used to add a bit of color to the background. You can also try using peach and light gray to watercolor the background of your project.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

After my coloring was done I added sentiments. I mentioned the ranunculus floral cluster works for many different occasion cards, so I stamped several – all with different messages. I used A Birthday Hello from the Hand Lettered Hello set, Thanks for the Gift from the Hand Lettered Thanks and Happy Mother’s Day from the Strictly Sentiments 4.

WPlus9 | Floral Cards Trio - Easy Watercolor Ranunculus using Daniel Smith Watercolors. Video Tutorial

I also did some subtle stamping on my card bases – I continued the floral design onto the card base using Fairy Dust ink. It’s hard to see in photographs as the ink color is so light, but it adds a nice touch.

I’d like to encourage you to pull out your outline floral stamp and watercolors and do some watercoloring today. Have fun, play a bit and relax!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Stamp Set
Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Strictly Sentiments 4 Stamps
Wplus9 Strictly Sentiments 4 Stamps
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SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamps
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamps
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SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink
WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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WP9
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
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AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Quinacridone Rose
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Quinacridone Rose
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AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Imperial Purple
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Imperial Purple
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AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Sap Green
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Sap Green
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AZ
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Phthalo Turquoise
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Phthalo Turquoise
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SC | AZ
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards
Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards
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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Detailer
Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Detailer
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ

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11 Comments

    1. So many great ideas in your video. I just got a free sample sheet of 6 Daniel Smith colors I’m eager to try.

    1. These are beautiful cards! Your colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the video!!

    1. Very beautiful cards! The beauty starts from these stamps. And what you did with them is simply amazing. I love how you watercolored flowers. But even more I like the background. So blue and .. watercolory 😉

    1. Gorgeous Yana! Such pretty colors together, I would’ve never thought about teal as a background color. Great tip on using the same paint and diluting it, makes so much sense. As always thanks for sharing and inspiring.

      1. thank you! I do like to use Multi matte medium, but lately I’ve been using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive from Tonic studios. Love that glue!

    1. I just watched your video for this beautiful card. Can you tell me how you attached the beads to your card. Thank you

      1. Hello, Dianne! Sorry I’m just now getting back to you! I use a few different adhesives – multi matte medium from Ranger, Tonic Studios Deluxe Adhesive and also a Quickie Glue Pen from Sakura. Hope this is helpful!

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