Messy Watercolor Technique
Hi friends! Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are planning to join our Work It Wednesday challenge! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Amy Lee to our blog! She’s sharing some tips and tricks for a cool messy watercolor technique! Be sure to read on and enjoy! Thanks!
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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Great colourful card; a real eye-catcher !
So creative and colorful! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Your card is wonderful. I love the stencil idea and the awesome colors. Believe is a favorite word of mine and I love how it was used. Beautiful card.
This is quite a fun card!
So fun with the messy watercoloring.
Great use of the stencil and inks!
I absolutely love the colors!
I love ideas for different types of watercolor cards! Will definitely be trying this one soon.
I’ve got to try this
What a beautiful card – thanks so much for sharing it!
Love the background.
The days of structured
backgrounds is going away
fast. Great to have
thanks for sharing.
Love the beautiful background, works so well with the horse!
How stunning! What a fabulous way to make a background for the clean simple images. Just darling.
Thanks for the background tips. I really like the sentiment, too!
I love seeing other craters projects. Thanks for sharing.
A gorgeous splash of colour!
Gorgeous. You had me at ‘messy’ LOL. HUgz
I recently tried to make a background like this; however, I used Color Burst inks. I got a pretty background but could hardly see the stencil. I ended up die cutting a couple of sentiments from it…wish I had seen this project first; I could have done something similar.
very very cool and gorgeous
Love this technique and will try it for sure!
Pretty blend of colors!
Super cute card. Love the colors ♥
I love this mess, haha… it is beautiful!
Such a beautiful card
Love the carousel horse
What a great rainbow background. Great idea to use the stencil when creating it. It truly is magic. TFS
What a stunning card! That background is amazing!
Gorgeous card! I love the background!
Always great to see a grungy background in these bright colours!
What a stunning card! I love this messy technique!
I love the carousel horse
WOW Amy, this is simply adorable!
I always love a water color card and this one is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks so much for sharing!
I think that the messy watercolor technique looks fabulous!
I love this type of watercolour! Beautiful card!
That card background is gorgeous and I love the carousel horse so much!
Love the effect! Beautiful technique!
Amy, I just love your messy watercolor technique and will try it very soon. I do love the roller coaster die set but gosh the price is just to steep for retirees like me! It is a lot of fun to see how different designers use the new issues from Simon Says. Hugs.
This looks absolutely amazing! I love the colours, and that whole design is perfection in my eyes!
Lovely card – love the unicorn.
Such a pretty whimsical card. I love all those beautiful colours which are set off so well with the stencil and white die cut.
Very cute and colorful card!
Love the colors and the believe die and stamp set!tfs
Gorgeous colours and a lovely technique.
Yesterday I tried a watercolor technique because of your post. It came out great! I was impressed with what I learned. Thank you so much!
This is so rich with color. I want to try this!
What a beautiful card! I love the watercolor effect. I was just at an amusement park and got to ride the carousel. Loved it!