Simon Says Stamp – Beautiful Flowers + Watercolor with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Hey guys!

A few days ago, I saw the most inspiring video on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube channel. She had a guest designer, Erum, on her channel sharing an absolutely gorgeous floral card featuring Altenew products. I was so inspired by her card that I decided to try out some of her tips myself. Here’s what I came up with!

I originally filmed this card during a live video on my YouTube channel. You can watch the replay HERE or check out my edited video tutorial below (or HERE).

To get started with my card, I used my Original MISTI to stamp out a large floral image using Embossing Ink from Brutus Monroe. This gorgeous floral image comes from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Seriously, how beautiful is that image? I applied Alabaster Embossing Powder and used my Wagner Heat Tool to melt the powder. This helps keep the watercolor inside the lines, which is great for a beginner water colorist like me!

Next, I grabbed a few Tombow Dual Brush Pens in various shades of pink, purple, and green. I scribbled some color on to my Media Mat and spritzed it with water. I used a water brush to paint the color on to my card stock within those heat embossed areas.

Once I finished my first layer of color, I used the brush tip of the markers to add a little shading and detail to each section of the image. This really gave the flowers more depth and made them look a little more realistic.

I flicked on some brown droplets from one of the Tombow Dual Brush pens and then decided to grab some black acrylic paint for a more dramatic effect. I love the way the black pops! I also used a black Copic marker and the ruler from my MISTI Creative Corners to draw on some black lines for added interest.

I cut a strip of black card stock and heat embossed the sentiment ‘beautiful.’ I layered this on top of my floral images and I really love the way it looks like one of the lines I drew in previously. What a happy accident! I used my Mini MISTI to stamp on the sentiment ‘you are so’ on my card panel using Scrapbook.com’s Black Hybrid Ink. I added a few clear sequins and that finished off my card.

I hope this card inspires you to create something today! Be sure to head over to Jennifer McGuire’s channel for more inspiration and consider subscribing to Erum as well. She has so many beautiful projects and I know I’ll be inspired by many more projects to come!

Hugs and love to you all,

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