French merci + bonjour watercolor cards ~ Prima Art Philosophy

Today, I am sharing two different one layer watercolor cards with stamping.  One is floral framed and the other has a more vivid background.  Both cards incorporate Prima Art Philosophy watercolor tube samples and also clear stamps from The Greeting Farm.

First up is my merci card.

Sentiment:  Merci

For the merci card, I used the ink smooshing technique.  I used pink and yellow colors of the watercolor with water added.  Then, I placed the watercolor paper over the ink mixture and then lifted the panel.  The result was a beautiful blend of the two colors.  Once dried, I stamped the sentiment with some of the floral accents.  Finally, I added this panel to the card base, to finish.

Here is another look.

Here is another french themed watercolor card.  This one is a side fold card.

Sentiment:  Bonjour

This bonjour card was first stamped onto watercolor paper.  All of the florals were stamped first.  Then with a narrow brush, I picked up color from my watercolor palette to fill in the flowers and leaves.  The background was given a watercolor wash in diluted blue for a light look.  Once the panel was dry, I stamped the bonjour sentiment, to finish.

Another look:

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I want to give a shout out to Carissa from Inky Fairy Designs for the fabulous watercolor class demonstration and for sponsoring Prima Art Philosophy watercolor artist grade tube style palette samples.  Also, thanks to The Greeting Farm for sponsoring the lovely french themed Bouquet clear stamp set. 

Have a beautiful day.


  1. Beautiful Cards thank you for sharing.

  2. Fun & beautiful cards! What paint set are you using in your Unity demos? I love the ‘day-glow’’colors like the pink, especially against the black out line images in some of your cards! Thx for sharing;))

  3. Terry thanks. I use several different types of paints, inks & watercolor brands. I try including the one used on each individual blog post, listed in “supplies” section of each blog post. I hope that helps. Thank you.


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