Color Once, Make 2 Cards! + International Women’s Day Blog Hop 2021

Hello friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you! In celebration of the 2021 International Women’s Day Blog Hop, I have a duo of mini slimline cards to share, which would be perfect to send as encouragement cards to your women friends!

These bold and colorful cards feature our Simon exclusive So Beautiful stamp set! I wanted to no-line watercolor the floral images with Karin Markers, but we all know how time-consuming coloring can be. So to make the most of my time, I thought I would cut my colored image in half so that I can make two beautiful cards at once!

After trimming the colored florals in half, I also fussy cut around the outer edges. Peeking around the edge is a bright background that blended with Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I also added shimmery splatters with Prima Metallic Accents and Finetec Metallic Watercolors.

The encouraging greetings I used for each card come from the So Beautiful stamp and our exclusive, Reverse Gratitude sentiment strips.

Inside the cards I continued the encouraging theme by adding sentiments from our Inside Friendship Messages set. This set has great, heartfelt messages that can be stamped on the inside for an extra-special touch.

I plan on mailing these lovely cards in our Simon exclusive Blue Violet and Soft Navy mini slimline envelopes. The colors coordinate perfectly with the watercolored florals.

Be sure to watch the video to see how I made these colorful cards!

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SUPPLIES

Simon Says Cling Stamp SO BEAUTIFUL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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CZ Design SENTIMENT STRIPS REVERSE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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We are honored to be participating in the International Women’s Day Blog Hop! Along the hop you can win prizes from the sponsors – including a $25 gift card to shop here at Simon Say Stamp! Be sure to leave a comment here and visit the BeYoutifully You blog for all the hop details!

  1. Your cards are simply gorgeous. So fresh and soothing. Thank you SSS for sponsoring our event and also being our guest in this hop. We loved having you over.

  2. Love the stamp and your colors. Inspired to try your technique and produce a couple of cards, or More!

  3. Gorgeous Cards… Beautiful stamp set..Love this idea of color once and make 2 cards.. These colors are so refreshing. Thank you so much for being part of this hop and supporting us. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

  4. Stunning colouring and I’m delighted you used this stamp as I have my very own winging it’s way to Scotland! Excited to check out the blog hop too.

  5. Wonderful! I love your watercoloring!!! I have this stamp, so it is interesting to see what others have done. Your cards are amazing. I like the idea of making two cards.

  6. Beautiful cards, Nina!! It seems like a no-brainer to use one larger stamp to make two cards – but something I wouldn’t have thought to do until seeing this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. 2 beautiful cards!we are so delighted to have SSS joining us as our sponsor and over the moon to see you on hop. A BIG thank you from our team!

  8. Gorgeous cards and
    love the way you used
    the panel. The fussy
    cut edges looks fabulous
    on the backgrounds.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Wow Nina, I have this stamp and my colouring looks horrible compared to yours. You always do such an amazing job and I do try to bet a better colourist, especially after I’ve watched you, but ……. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Love this idea!

  10. Trust Nina-Marie to make magic happen with colors and florals !! Bright beautiful cards to cheer us all!! Happy Women’s Day.

  11. These are such lovely floral cards! Great idea to split the image to get two cards. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

  12. I love that clever idea of making two cards. Very much what we women try to do in our everyday lives too. Pretty Cards.

  13. SSS you are a wonderful company and it is no surprise to me you are in a hop of encouragement and empowerment! This is so pretty and it came to mind what a great card for twins! Thanks for the video and being here.

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