Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog!

In today’s video I’m combining fruits and flowers to create a stamped and watercolor pattern for a card. For my watercoloring I am going to use new-to-me product – Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. I have found these to be fun and convenient for some quick coloring.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I 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 started working on my card by creating masks for the 4 main images I planned to group into a cluster. I stamped images onto post-it notes and cut out with the help of scissors. Next, I started working on my pattern. Because I knew I’d be doing lots of watercoloring I used Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper for my stamping.

I love to use paper from Arches and whenever I plan to do a lot of stamping (and later watercoloring) as Hot Pressed paper performs best; it is nice and smooth and allows for crisp stamped impressions even without the use of a stamping tool like MISTI or similar.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

I used images from Dancing Fruits (Lemon), Sketch Ranunculus (2 ranunculus flowers and filler images) and Handwritten Floral Greetings (Large Leaf) sets. If you don’t have these exact stamp sets look for similar images. You’ll need a fruit, two large flowers, a leaf cluster, and some additional floral branches.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

I stamped 3 nearly identical clusters onto my panel and added some filler images coming in from the sides to create the illusion of a continuous pattern. Next, I watercolored my pattern with the help of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and Black Velvet Silver Brushes #2, #4 and #6. Watch my video tutorial for details.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

After my coloring was done I used Simon’s Believe stamp set; stamped and die-cut the word “Believe” and also heat embossed a sub sentiments that reads “You Can and You Are Halfway There”.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

Lastly, I coated several of the watercolor images with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for a pop of shine and dimension.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus & Dancing Fruits Stamp sets

I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!

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 Stamps Dancing Fruits
Simon Says Stamps Dancing Fruits
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Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamps Handwritten Floral Greetings
Simon Says Stamps Handwritten Floral Greetings
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Believe Believe in the Season
Simon Says Clear Stamps Believe Believe in the Season
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Tonic Autumn Woodland Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Tonic Autumn Woodland Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
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Tonic Spring Meadow Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Tonic Spring Meadow Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
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Tonic Summer Holiday Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Tonic Summer Holiday Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
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Tonic Winter Skies Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Tonic Winter Skies Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
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Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 2 Round 300527
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 2 Round 300527
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 6 Round 300565
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10 Comments

    1. Beautiful color combination! I’m curious about the difference between the Nuvo crystal drops and glossy accents. Is there a difference in how they look?

    1. Beautiful card Yana – I love it!! Thanks so much for all you share and your wonderful videos too!!

    1. Wonderful card! I love the unexpected addition of the lemons.

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