Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! I have been trying to keep busy lately by doing watercoloring and I’ve grown to really enjoy it (see my previous watercolor card HERE).

I love to color in general, but I seem to never have enough time in the day to dedicate the proper amount of time that watercolor needs. I typically color with alcohol markers, as I find that to be a lot faster. Now, during the quarantine, I finally have all the time I need to color pretty images with watercolors.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

For today’s project I pulled out an older stamp set from Simon, More Spring Flowers, it is a beautiful floral set, particularly fitting for Spring. I also prepped a sheet of watercolor paper, Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper and a Distress ink pad in Old Paper.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

I stamped all the images I had in mind onto my watercolor panel and proceeded to color. For my coloring I used a medium water brush, it holds a nice amount of water and I find I don’t even need a separate water container on my desk when I have this water brush. I also used two paintbrushes – Silver Black Velvet Brushes in size 2 and size 4. I colored using the smallest size 2 brush and the size 4 brush was mostly used as a thirsty brush to soak up any excess water.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

Watercoloring is not quick. You need to have the time to fully enjoy the process and also you need the time to have good results. Rushing watercolor will only result in a big mess. I am far from being a watercolor pro, but that doesn’t stop me from trying and practicing and enjoying this amazing coloring medium.

When it comes to coloring flowers you need to color one petal at a time. You can’t color the whole flower at once as the ink will just bleed and make a mess. So prepare yourself and get ready to color each one of those petals you see on the flower by itself. As you color, you also need to move from petal to petal that does not touch each other. As if they touch, again the ink might and will most likely will bleed and all your watercolor efforts will vein.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

I like to begin by using my water brush to wet the petal. Next, I come in with a paintbrush holding a small amount of pigment and I work my brush to distribute the pigment on the petal. I come back and bring more pigment to the areas I want to be darker.

By wetting the paper first I am simplifying the process – the water does a lot of the work for me and moves the pigment on the paper.

I used just one color to color the main flower, Quinacridone Gold. Because I worked with water and diluted the pigment it might look as if I used several shades of yellow to color. When you watercolor something you need to work in layers. Doing just one layer is ever hardly enough. And once you finish applying the first initial layer of color onto the paper you will need to come back with additional color to deepen the shadows and define the petals even further.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

With all of the coloring done I used coordinating dies and cut these images out in my Deep Sea Die Cutting machine. My plan for this card was to decorate a foiled frame with watercolor imagery. I have already foiled several panels in various colors of foil. Do watch my previous Yippee For Yana video for tips on Hot Foiling.

Simon Says Stamp | Hot Foil & Stamping. Video

I used a new Glimmer Hot Foil Plate by Spellbinders – Geometric Floral and just foiled it in the center of my panels, I used various colors of cardstock for foiling and also various colors of foil. And this is how I typically like to foil – I foil the same image several times using my go-to cardstock colors and my go-to foil colors.

I wasn’t sure which foiled panel I liked the most and I just played around a bit until I’ve found one I liked more and, no surprise, it was white panel foiled with regular gold foil.

Next, I used Simon’s Tacky glue to adhere all of the pieces in place. I also shaped many of the leaves using my fingers to make them slightly more dimensional. I used foam adhesive squares to foam mount the main flower over the cluster.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

To create a sentiment for this card I first foiled one that reads “From Me To You”, I used gold foil and white cardstock, this was foiled using a “More Sentiments” Glimmer Hot Foil plate set and I also added that onto a sub sentiment that reads “I Love How Happy I Am when I am with you”, the sub sentiment comes from Simon’s Sentiment Strips – I’ve come to really love them lately.

I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted both sentiments onto the card. I foam mounted the panel onto an A2 kraft card base and used several sequins from my stash to embellish it. I used Stay Gold Sequins from Simon, several gold jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and several largest sequins from Star Spangled set from Simon to dress this card up.

Simon Says Stamp | No Line Watercolor Greeting Card with Hot Foiling. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #watercolor #hotfoiling #glimmerhotfoilsystem

I hope you’ll give this idea a try!

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 Stamp More Spring Flowers Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers Dies
Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies More Spring Flowers
Simon Says Stamps and Dies More Spring Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips All Things Happy
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips All Things Happy
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Spellbinders Geometric Floral Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Geometric Floral Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Old Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Old Paper
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Star Spangled
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Star Spangled
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Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
Daniel Smith Sap Green 5ml
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Daniel Smith Imperial Purple 5ml
Daniel Smith Imperial Purple 5ml
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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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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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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5 Comments

    1. Beautiful card and what a clever idea to use the back of the misti as a board to paint on (thereby allowing you to go anywhere to color)!! Appreciate the video on watercoloring. I’ve been so focused on using pencils lately that I haven’t watercolored in a long time. Watching you makes me want to get out the paints and have a play date with myself!!!! Thanks, Yana.

      1. Love this card Yana. I have purchased some watercolor sets but have not used them yet. Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. Yeah! I’ve been watching your watercoloring and noting your techniques and tips. This morning I did a watercolor of some flowers and I actually like it! Now not so afraid to do more of them. Thank you so much.

    1. I live to watch you watercolor. I am new to it and practicing. Beautiful!!!

    1. The gold and purple look gorgeous together! “No line” with watercolor is a great effect. Simply STUNNING!

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