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!
WATCH THE VIDEO
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!
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.
I love this stamp and your colouring really brings it to life! Gorgeous!
These are so pretty Nina! I already have this stamp in my Project List!!
I love the colors on these cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the stamp and your colors. Inspired to try your technique and produce a couple of cards, or More!
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
Perfect for friends! Such a bright and beautiful with cheerful spring colors, both are gorgeous!
Thanks for being a generous sponsor!
These cards are so cool!
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.
I love the idea of two cards. Beautiful coloring.
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.
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.
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!
Gorgeous cards and
love the way you used
the panel. The fussy
cut edges looks fabulous
on the backgrounds.
Carla from Utah
How clever you are to cut the image into two pieces and get two beautiful mini slimline cards!!!! Love the colors of your flowers! Happy International Women’s Day!
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!
Gorgeous card. I love the idea of cutting down a bigger image and stretching the supplies!
The colors are so bright and cheerful…gorgeous card!
Gorgeous card! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
These cards are absolutely stunning.I loved your color scheme Nina.Thanks
Wow. What a great idea to make two cards.
Nina, you make such beautiful cards. Love the idea of making two cards out of one image.
Bright and beautiful cards..fuzzy cut edges look beautiful..Thank you so much SSS for sponsoring our event and also being our guest in the hop.
oooh what a clever way of making two cards – love the coloring
Trust Nina-Marie to make magic happen with colors and florals !! Bright beautiful cards to cheer us all!! Happy Women’s Day.
Lovely cards ?❤️
These are such lovely floral cards! Great idea to split the image to get two cards. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!
In love with this 2 for 1 card technique
I love that clever idea of making two cards. Very much what we women try to do in our everyday lives too. Pretty Cards.
Gorgeous spring cards. Great tips for creating the two cards with one stamping.
Awesome set of cards, love them.
Amazing cards and I love the watercoloring. So very gorgeous!
Wow!! Gorgeous cards!! So colorful and awesome! <3
How beautiful and vibrant! So uplifting!
I love your bright and beautiful cards!! The colors are so happy and they reminds me of spring. :-)
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.
This is wonderful. Love the image and colours. Great design too.
wow, this is absolutely stunning!
Thank you for sponsoring this amazing hop. Awesome stamps and gorgeous projects. Thank you for the inspiration!
So cheerful and colorful,very pretty card