Monochromatic Stately Flowers

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Please give a warm welcome to first-time guest blogger Melanie Muenchinger as a special guest representing Gina K. Designs! Please read on and be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!

I am honored and humbled to be guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp blog today! We at Gina K. Designs are delighted to have some of our favorite product offerings at Simon Says Stamp. I’ve been stamping and cardmaking for 15 years and illustrating for 11. I enjoy drawing and creating in many different styles to suit my mood or match my recipient, from realistic to whimsical, classic to trendy, clean and simple to over the top!

In this video, I demonstrate a watercolored emboss resist technique and surprise, am only using one color to do so! It’s remarkable how many shades you get from just one color, and a monochromatic design is always so impactful. I’m using the purple lilacs image from my Stately Flowers series for both my focal point and background. We started releasing these at Gina K. Designs 8 years ago and are just one set away from covering all 50 states! This set is unique in that it contains a mini calendar you can use with all the flowers in the line or other stamps in your collection. These realistic hand drawn flowers are lovely for any occasion and are so fun for a variety of inky techniques and coloring!

Out of hundreds of techniques I love, I chose this one upon recently discovering that Simon Says Stamp carries my favorite watercoloring medium: Peerless Watercolors! They are no mess, affordable, portable, and include a full range of gorgeous shades that are so vivid and blendable, even on regular cardstock. I love how you can toss a booklet and water brush pen in your bag to paint on the go. They have companion sets as well to expand your palette. I hope you enjoy today’s simple video and be confident that no matter what your skill level or experience, you can produce beautiful, hand-painted effects on your cards in no time with this technique, for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Happy crafting! Hope you’ll check out my other stamp sets and tutorials.



Gina K Designs STATELY FLOWERS 12…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Gina K Designs LUXURY…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Peerless Watercolor Complete Edition…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 126 3D WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Fiskars ALL PURPOSE Gray Silver 7…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp 3.5 Inch ACRYLIC…
[ SSS ]

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Melanie for being our guest!

Blog Candy Alert! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win special blog candy!
  1. I love, love, love finding ways to use watercolors without watercoloring! Haha! This is beautiful and perfect. I will pin this and try this technique soon! Thank you!

  2. Very pretty card. It is so nice to see that you don’t need a lot of expertise to make a card like this. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. A really pretty card. I only use purple on cards for the bffs daughter. She’s loved the colour since she was 18 mths old. She’s just turned 9.

  4. Hi for anyone here on Simon Says Stamp blog who is just now meeting Melanie I want to tell you that I have known (never met in person :( but online) Melanie for over 13 years now and she is one of the most talented, kind, caring, and amazing person you could ever meet…and oh my goodness can I scream TALENTED…I love every thing she has ever designed and her talent has just grown and grown and grown thru the years. Her stamp sets are absolutely GORGEOUS but what I love most is you can do sooooo many themes and techniques with them…her stamp sets coordinate with other stamp sets she has designed…she is just truly an amazing talented person…I am sooo glad that she is also here now!

  5. Melanie, these cards are gorgeous! I love this technique! Would love to see more of this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melanie you made this card look so easy to re-create. I love how you used just one color, absolutely gorgeous! Great stamp set too. So many different options.

  7. The video won’t load for me. Too bad. I have these watercolors and would have loved to see the monochromatic technique.
    I’ll check again later.

  8. Melanie, your cards are always so amazing. I love the monochromatic look you’ve created. It inspires me to try watercoloring. The Peerless Watercolor book inspires me too. I have never seen that product. What a fun and convenient way to watercolor.

  9. What an awesome card Melanie, I never heard of the Peerles watercolor and glad you showed this. By watching you making those layers I learned again something today. Thank you for your time and effort to show this.

  10. Loved your video! I can actually see myself having success with this technique. I’m a “lesser skilled watercolor”–which means I have zero talent and am scared to try!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.