Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate

Hey card makers, welcome back.  Second post for me today with the Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate.  I caught the worst cold and have been under the weather for 2 weeks now.  Of course that has put me far behind in my design team commitments, so I’ll be doubling up a lot in the next week or two trying to get caught up.

So, today’s card is created with a NEW Hot Foil Plate SPRING FLORALS from the Simon Says Stamp Just For You Release.  It’s a beautiful floral image and I was looking at it thinking, ” I haven’t used my black watercolor paper in a while”.  So out it came.  Then I decided that some Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolors might be cool on it too.  The sentiment is also new with this release and it’s So Sorry Set, with coordinating dies.  It has beautiful fonts on some great sentiments that we all need from time to time.

So here’s my take on a simple, Messy Watercolor Card.

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Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate

A note on the black watercolor paper.  I found mine on Amazon here.  It comes in a variety of sizes and it’s quite lovely to work with.

Stonehenge black watercolor paper from Amazong


Black and gold sympathy card with a purple watercolor flower created using new card making products from Simon Says Stamp

How to create the Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate Card

Start by cutting a piece of black watercolor paper to 4 x 5-1/4″, then hot foil it with Polished Brass Foil and the Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate.

Next, attach it to a Misti Sticky mat and lay it on a protected work surface.

Then, add water to the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors, to get the watercolor activated and slightly on the runny side.  Have a Distress Sprayer handy too (full of water)

Finally, us a smaller brush to add watercolor paint into each petal and leaf using the purple and green, and gold for the flower centers.  Work quickly to keep the paint wet.  Then holding the Distress Spray about 5-6 inches from the piece, spritz it hard once to spatter the watercolor.  Set it aside to dry.

Once it’s dry, it looks like a little cloud of color sitting on top of the flowers, it’s also shimmery from the mica in the paint.  Beautiful in real life, more than difficult to photograph, haha.

Black and gold sympathy card with a purple watercolor flower created using new card making products from Simon Says Stamp

Adding the sentiment to the Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate Card:

Start by placing a scrap piece of black cardstock inside the Misti and stamp the Sorry sentiment from the So Sorry Stamp Set in VersaMark Ink, cover with gold embossing powder, shake off the excess, and heat set.

Next, use the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then, create a card base from White Hammermill cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″

Next, cut a piece of Matt Gold cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and attach to the card front.

Then, attach the art piece.

Finally, Use small pieces of foam square to attach the sentiment across the bottom of the card.

I’ve created a downloadable PDF file for you with all the instructions, photo and supply list.  You can save it in your computer or print it off to help you recreate the card.


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11 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals Hot Foil Plate”

  1. Sorry to hear about your rotten cold! You outshone yourself
    with this one, in spite of it! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Breathtaking, Sandi! So sorry that you have not been feeling good. I woke up w/ a tickle and a raspy throat myself, today. I hope you’ll be over it soon – and that I will, too. I have a dear friend’s daughter’s bridal shower tomorrow and I am resting today (other than housecleaning LOL) so that I can muster the energy tomorrow.
    Take care –
    Lori S in PA

    1. Thank you Lori, it was super easy to make, probably took 15 minutes. sorry to hear you are not feeling well too. I pray you don’t get what I have, it’s aweful

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