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Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Floral Outline Cards

Loose Watercolor??? This should be called Lazy Watercolor!!!

Look what you can do with Tim Holtz's new Floral Outlines set, your mini Distress Inks and a wet paintbrush!

The Floral Outlines set is part of Tim's new June 2021 release from Stampers Anonymous and is well worth reserving at Simon Says Stamp if you have not snagged it already.

We got 5 new stamp sets, 4 stencils and 4 inks as part of Tim's June releases and for a limited time, Simon Says Stamp is offering a bundle (click here or image below) with all the goodies for a discounted price of $138.91!

Today's cards will focus on the Floral Outlines Stamp Set paired with the 2 stencils from the release.

Key Supplies

A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.


DREAMER CARD - Multicolor Inking Line Art Stamps and Filling Image with Outline Color

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Both of these cards utilize the exact same technique, so I will do a walkthrough for this first one and post the supplies for the other.

There are so many things that you can do with a line art stamp like the Floral Outlines Stamp set, but here I choose to take advantage of the small form factor of my Distress Mini Inks to directly ink several colors onto the rubber stamp before applying to cardstock.

I used Candied Apple, Crackling Campfire and Mustard Seed Distress Mini Inks for the blooms and Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and a touch of Salty Ocean for the leaves. I dabbed the pads directly onto the stamp roughly in the areas where I wanted each color to go.

Remember the coloring here is very loose so it does not matter if you get some Candied Apple on the leaves, this technique is imprecise and I think that makes it beautiful!

Dye inks dry and set quickly so immediately after stamping, take a wet (with water) paintbrush (I use a Ranger Round Brush, Size 6) and dab the wet brush onto the outline of a flower or leaf. The water will make the color from the outline begin to run (disperse) over the cardstock and you will use your paintbrush to drag that diluted color and fill the shape of the flower or leaf. It's ok to go a little outside the lines for this technique.

Rinse your brushes between colors to keep you watercolor loose but not muddy and repeat the process until you have completed coloring the image.

With the watercoloring done, all you need is a neutral backdrop for your colorful image and a sentiment. I chose the Nature Stencil and used a Mini Ink Blender and some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide for a gorgeous matte finish to the background.

The Dreamer sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Observations Stamp Set and is stamped in Black Soot Distress Ink. Layer and pop up with foam tape to finish!

Now just rinse and repeat with different colors, stencil and sentiment for the 2nd card!


ARTISTRY CARD - Multicolor Inking Line Art Stamps and Filling Image with Outline Color

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Don't you love an easy card. Let me know in the comments which card you preferred!

Full supply list below for your convenience.

See you soon Lovelies!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Stamps and Stencils used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


Gorgeous cards and stamp set Keisha. I must say that I also love the stamped floral without colouring it with the wet brush. On the moment I'm working with this technique but use my Zig markers instead of Distress ink because I use a a small flower stamp. I love this technique so easy to do. Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Keisha Diann
Keisha Diann
Jul 07, 2021
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Hi Henriette, so glad that you are doing this too! I love my Zigs and you are right, on a smaller stamp they give you more control in adding color to small spaces! ❤️. Hugs Keisha

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