Messy Watercolor Technique
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Hello friends! Today I am sharing my watercolor card featuring Simon supplies. I tied together rainbow colors with “believe in your dreams” sentiment and a carousel horse for a whimsical story. Doesn’t this card remind you of childhood dreams? I hope it does spark something inside of you!
To make this card. I first laid the gorgeous SSS Circular Lace Stencil on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I ink blended on it with rainbow colors of distress inks as base (listed below). After that, I watercolored on it using darker shades of distress inks and added ink splatters. When everything is dried, I die cut the panel using SSS Basic Rectangles Die.
For the focal point of the card, I die cut more paper using the SSS Carousel Horse Die for five times and glued them together. I used Wink of Stella pen to add a lot of sparkle to the top layer. For the sentiment, I stamped the “believe” word from the SSS Believe Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. I then clear embossed it and die cut out using the SSS Believe Die Set. For the rest of the sentiment, I white heat embossed on black card stock.
To finish, I mounted everything in place using foam tape and Scor-Tape onto cardstock.
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!! :)
Thanks so much for reading and thanks to special guest Amy for this fabulous inspiration!
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If that is messy coloring it sure is pretty!
love the vibrant color
My messy is a lot messier and not nearly as pretty!
I LOOOOOVE these bright colors! This card is gorgeous!!
Beautiful!! And yes, it does have a whimsical feel to it.
I love this type of watercoloring. It feels so relaxed and forgiving too.
Great card and love the background. Thanks for sharing.
Love this “messy” card!! Looks beautiful!
In general I’m pretty messy so if turns out into such beautiful card, Great !!
This card is so beautiful!!! And yes, it takes me back to my childhood for sure when everything in my imagination looked similar to this card!!! Just dreamy and magical!! Great job!! Thanks so much for this trip down memory lane!!
SUPER COOL background!
Loving that watercolor background, really makes the die cuts pop off the paper!! Thanks for sharing!
Messy but beautiful!
This is a gorgeous mess! I love that stencil and the colors are awesome.
This mess is so very beautiful. Even if I make a mistake when working on These, no one else will spot the mistake.
Love the colors, very nice.
What a cute and colorful card!
Gorgeous card! I love the messy look and the bright colors!
If my mess turned out so beautifully I’d be delighted! I’d like to see a video as I tend to be too careful & not loose enough to accomplish the watercolour looks I like. More practice is much needed. Thanks for your inspiration. I just love this card!
God Bless you and your family