Distress Oxide Watercoloring Encouragement Card

Hello friends, its Nina-Marie here with you today sharing inspiration using our Simon exclusive Outline Butterflies background, along with some additional exclusives that we released in our Blossoms and Butterflies collection! This is such a great time to make and share encouragement cards.

The card is watercolored with Distress Oxides; not only are these inks amazing to ink blend with, but the rich colors also make for gorgeous watercoloring.

I was going for an ethereal style with this card, so not only did I use a myriad of colors for the butterflies, but also in the background of the card itself. Mixing Oxide inks is extremely easy, so even if you are a beginner at watercoloring, I think you’ll find this Oxide ink watercolor technique super easy and also fun!

To enhance the colors of the butterflies, I used a rainbow of Nuvo Gloss Drops on their wings, and also in the background. For sentiments, I used greetings in both the You Got This CZ Design and our Comfort and Prayers set. 

Want to see how I created this colorful encouragement card? Be sure to watch the video below! 

WATCH THE VIDEO

SUPPLIES

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CZ Design Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Tonic CLOUD 9 Nuvo Dream Drops 1794n
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  1. Oh my goodness!!, this card ‘bout knocked my socks off!…absolutely love the colors and the video was so fun to watch, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Stunning card Nina-Marie, I love it. The gorgeous colours and beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for the great inspirational video, stay safe and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  3. This is my all time favorite from Nina, I think! It’s playful yet beautiful! And it would look like mud if I did it! You rock, girl!

  4. Hi Nina. Hope you and your family remain safe and well. Here in Australia we are self-isolating too, and thank God we have this fabulous obsession / hobby to keep us sane. Love your encouragement card – thanks so much for sharing. Blessings. Bev Page.

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