Watercolor Flowers + Happy Forget-Me-Not Day!

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nina-Marie here wishing you a VERY Happy Forget-Me-Not Day!

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What is Forget-Me-Not Day you ask? It’s a celebration of our loved ones! It is celebrated by making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails and cards or getting together with friends and family! It’s a way to let our loved ones – especially those we don’t get to see as often – that we love them, care about them and were thinking of them. I consider that a very good excuse to send a handmade card, don’t you?? ;)

So in honor of Forget Me Not Day, I have a special card and video to share with you that features some of our exclusive Simon Says Stamp products; the Spring Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies, as well as the You Matter stamp and coordinating die… and a few Simon inks too!

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This card features a similar technique used for a card that I designed during our recent Believe in the Season release (you can find that card HERE). So many of you asked for a tutorial on how I did the coloring, that I thought I would use that same technique in this card to show how I did it.

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In the video I will not only sharing the coloring process, but also other tips and tricks, including a close up look at a new favorite product I am loving: the We R Memory Keeper’s Ribbon Cutter! This cutting tool is not just a special trimmer for ribbons though… it seals the ends of your ribbon as it cuts, which means no more fraying edges! This is one of the products I am most excited about this month, because it always bugged me that my ribbon ends would fray!

So make sure you check out the video below to see all these things and more! I am really excited that you stopped by for this very happy Forget-Me-Not Day! See you again very soon, friends!!

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  1. Great tip on blotting the flowers to get a layered color look. The card is beautiful, really a keeper. Thanks for the video!

  2. I had never heard of Forget-me-not day. I think it’s a great time to give thanks and be kind to people. Nice card!

  3. I guess it is a good thing that I mailed out 15 Just Because type cards today! They are my favorite kind to send because they are never expected and always bring a smile to the recipient!
    I am going to watch the video this evening after my 4 year old granddaughter goes to bed so I can hear and focus on it! :-) TFS!

  4. WOW. I love the stacking on this card. TY for the video-lots of tips I will use. I also love the ribbon cutter-its on my wish list.

  5. Nina-Marie, this is a stunning card. I just love watching other people colour. I think I might just have to get some of those water colour markers….they look like they may be easier to achieve shading with than alcohol markers. Thanks for sharing the amazing video. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

  6. Beautiful card! Love your layering and flowers. Thanks for the great tips in your video about coloring with Zigs and water!

  7. Love these Zig markers! Thanks so much for your great technique video. What a lovely card and I love the idea of Forget-Me-Not day!

  8. I really enjoy seeing beautiful projects, such as this one, that showcase the Zigs. I never felt comfortable trying any watercolor techniques until I got my hands on them. They’re such a treat to use! The way you’ve used the sentiment here, and the lovely, bold color you chose for it, really pulled this project together in a way that made my eyes very happy! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the terrific video!

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