It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

It’s Been Ages Since I’ve Watercolored…

I pulled out my Daniel Smith Watercolors yesterday and colored my heart out. I was in the mood to play, I didn’t want to use my Copic Markers, nor colored pencils, so the next option on the list were watercolors. I had fun. Now I want to get watercolor pencils. Do you own any? Is there a brand you particularly like? I used to have Faber Castel watercolor pencils, and I loved them, but I can’t find them.

It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

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CARD IDEA

I stamped florals from the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Friend stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Arches Cold Press Watercolors Paper using my mini MISTI. Not really thinking this through I covered the panel with Clear Embossing powder and heat set it. Since I didn’t use the anti-static powder you can see some odd texture on some of the flowers – that’s the clear embossing powder sitting on top of the paper and resisting watercolor.

It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I used 2 brushes for coloring – a water brush (this was used to wet the paper) and a paintbrush (this was used to apply color). I like to color this way – one brush stays clean during the process and is only used to wet the area I plan to color and the other brush is used to deliver the color to the paper. I cut the images out using coordinating dies and created this floral pattern.

It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Next, came the long debate – should I use a white or a black card base/background? My passion for dark moody backgrounds prevailed, so I used a panel of black cardstock to create a background for this card. I had one with skinny gold foiled stripes sitting on my desk and that made the perfect background for this project (the skinny stripes were made with a glimmer plate, it is a new product coming soon).

It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I foam mounted the florals and leaves, trimmed off the excess, and adhered the panel to an A2 white side folding card base. To make a sentiment I used Simon’s pre-printed Sentiment Strips, I LOVE those lately. And finally, I added several clear droplets to finish this card.

It's Been Ages Since I've Watercolored - Watercolor Floral Card with Simon Says Stamp SWEET FRIEND sss302274c Stamp Set #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

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 Sweet Friend
Simon Says Clear Stamps Sweet Friend
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Simon Says Stamp Sweet Friend Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Friend Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Sweet Friend
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Sweet Friend
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thinking of You
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thinking of You
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Royal Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brush Round Size 4
Royal Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brush Round Size 4
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose 5ml
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Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
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Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral 5ml
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral 5ml
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
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6 Comments

    1. Hi. The watercolor pencils are on Amazon under CASTEL. I see Amazon is one of your sponsers. Be happy. Lynda in Canada.

    1. I love your 2 brush method and plan to try it. Why do you emboss before painting??
      Also, I think Simon also sells your watercolour pencils, lol. Lynda

    1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the black background w/these gorgeous flowers (moody <3) Can't wait for that foil plate!!

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