Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
When I make watercolor cards with Stampin' Write markers, I just love the effect.
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
The Awesomely Artistic (retired) card below has been finished with a feature circle, water coloured with the water colour pencils and an aqua painter from Stampin' Up! I love the subtle effect and shading I got using this technique, but there are more ways of watercolouring described on this page.
One year for Christmas I completed several cards with my City of David stamp set (now retired) from Stampin' Up! using the watercolouring technique and heat embossing, with some paint daubing thrown in for good measure.
Instead of watercolouring paper, this time I used glossy white cardstock to stamp on and then finish tinting.
Want to know how to get this result?
Here we go!
And there you have it. A watercolor card for Christmas.
Be sure to use this technique for other occasions too, of course, whenever you are making handmade greeting cards.
I have another watercolouring example for you now.
Here is the card recipe.
All current supplies may be available on my SusanSalutations Stampin' Up! store, should you wish to purchase some of the supplies I used:
Stampin Write! Markers: Pink Pirouette (retired), Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder (retired), Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Designer Series Paper: Affectionately Yours (retired)
Accessories and tools: Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Wink of Stella in clear and gold (retired), Aqua Painter & water, Tombow glue, Double sided tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin' Scrub, Stamp cleaning mist, grid paper, self healing craft mat
Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (retired), Fabulous Flora 9retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (retired)
Here are a couple more watercolor cards using this technique:
Do show me if you have favourite watercolor cards that you have made. I just love seeing your work!
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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