Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card + New Release

For Simon’s Blog Hop Post please go HERE. Thank you! This post is additional inspiration using new goodies.

Hello, friends! You might have already guessed there’s a new release from Simon Says Stamp on the horizon! I’ve been posting some sneaks on my Instagram (and a card from the sneaks is coming to my blog tomorrow along with a video tutorial). In this post, however, I wanted to share a different project I made using new products – a tropical watercolor You Are Cherished card.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

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CARD DETAILS

When I sat down to make this card I was very much inspired by a sneak video Debby posted a few days ago. I loved her coloring and expert use of colored pencils, but I knew I would never be able to do coloring like that myself. So I settled on what was doable and realistic for me – watercolor.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

Despite the fact that I am not a big fan of masking I made a few masks for the tropical flowers from the Summer Flowers stamp set and stamped this floral arrangement using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I saved my mask so I can always go back and stamp more floral arrangements using these images (I am really looking forward to that as these are just stunning florals).

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

I pulled out my Daniel Smith watercolors (I used dot watercolors that came in my Simon’s kit) and did some coloring. I also added a bit of aqua around the images to add some color to the background and help images stand out. After my coloring was done I used one of the new stencils – the Circular Lace and dry embossed my panel in my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I’ll be sharing the dry embossing part on video on Friday, so stay tuned.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

By the time I finished my dry embossing the watercolors have dried completely and lost a some of their color, they weren’t as vibrant as I had hoped they’d be so I pulled out my Copics and used them to intensify the darker, shadow areas on my panel.

For my sentiment I went with “You Are Cherished” from the new Thoughtful Messages stamp set. I heat embossed it in white onto vellum and wrapped velum around the panel. I thought about stamping it in black onto the panel itself, or stamping onto a strip of cardstock, but I didn’t want to cover up any of my coloring so I went with vellum.

I foam mounted my panel onto a 4 Bar card and added several white dots using Nuvo Drops. I also used a white gel pen to whiten the certain areas on my card.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

SIMON SAYS STAMP CHERISHED RELEASE

Have you seen new release from Simon? I am loving all of the new stencils and also the Summer Flowers stamp set. Those are must have!

Simon Says Stencils Circular Lace
Simon Says Stencils Circular Lace
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Simon Says Stencils Star Medallion
Simon Says Stencils Star Medallion
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Simon Says Stencils Heart Mandala
Simon Says Stencils Heart Mandala
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Rebecca Lace Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Rebecca Lace Background
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Flowers
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Thoughtful Messages
Simon Says Clear Stamps Thoughtful Messages
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Big Perfect Shapes
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Big Perfect Shapes
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Perfect Shapes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Perfect Shapes
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Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Envelope Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Envelope Greetings
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Cool Panda
Simon Says Clear Stamps Cool Panda
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Crafting Time
Simon Says Clear Stamps Crafting Time
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Simon Says Stamp Suzy
Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s Birds and Butterflies Watercolor Prints
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Simon Says Stamp Celosia Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Celosia Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Chameleon Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Chameleon Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Amethyst Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Amethyst Sequins
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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!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Summer Flowers
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Simon Says Stencils Circular Lace
Simon Says Stencils Circular Lace
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Thoughtful Messages
Simon Says Clear Stamps Thoughtful Messages
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essential Watercolor Set
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essential Watercolor Set
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Daniel Smith Primary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
Daniel Smith Primary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
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Daniel Smith Secondary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
Daniel Smith Secondary Extra Fine Watercolor Triad Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Simon Says Stamp | You Are Cherished Tropical Watercolor Card using Summer Flowers and Thoughtful Messages stamps

122 Comments

    1. WOW! Stunning card mana – love the added embossed texture 🙂

    1. Love the added embossing element & the gorgeously colored flowers!

    1. I would never have thought to emboss over that image, but it looks really pretty!

    1. Love the dry embossing. Great way to get more use out of my supplies.

    1. Beautiful card! Love the texture & watercoloring!

    1. Hi Yana ~ I love the way you dry embossed your colored card panel to add some warm texture. Your use of the vellum for your sentiment is spot-on since it would’ve been a shame to cover any of your gorgeous watercolored image. (This new sentiment set is awesome, isn’t it?) Thanks so much for sharing and for continuing to inspire me. ~HUGS~
      #kindnessmatters

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