Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Shimmering Watercolors + Vellum Shaker

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Hi everyone, welcome back to another Studio Monday feature! Today I will be sharing some beautiful watercolor cards using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies, as well as the Starry Colors Gansai Tambi paints from Kuretake!

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Neat & Tangled has some beautiful geometric/gem inspired stamp and dies sets, including their Faceted stamp set and Heart of Gold die that I will be using in today’s post. One of the things I love most about these stamps and dies are the many ways you can use them!

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Today I’ve heat embossed the Faceted background onto watercolor paper and colored it in with the Starry Colors watercolor set; this background would also look fabulous by coloring each faceted area in different colors, or even as a rainbow! For those of you unfamiliar with the Starry Colors watercolors, they are a pearl-tinted palette that has a collection of six different gold, water-based pigments.  They can be used on their own like I have done here in this video, or applied over top (or mixed into) other watercolors to create pearlized effects.

These are SUPER fun paints that I definitely encourage you to try out! While I do not have the original Gansai Tambi watercolor pan set, I am told the Starry Colors pans are the exact same size as the originals and fit perfectly in the Gansai Tambi palette.

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In the video, I’ll be sharing how I created this shaker card, as well as talk a bit about how I used the leftover die cut pieces to create a second card! I love being able to use my leftovers to create another card… it saves them from either a trash bin or a use-that-later-box (where they never see the light of day again)!

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  1. Nina-Marie’s cards are always gorgeous! Thank you for the informative and inspirational video! Those shimmery watercolours are beautiful!

  2. I have always loved this die. Don’t know why I haven’t bought it.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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