Watercolor Background: How Playful!!

I can’t believe my Watercolor for Card Makers class is coming to an end.  This Friday is the last day to submit all of our homework.  I have so much left to do.

It was truly an amazing class!  I learned a lot about water-coloring.  I was granted the opportunity to try different types of watercolors mediums (watercolor pencils and crayons, transparent water colors, opaque watercolors, kids watercolor, shimmer watercolors).

I’m hoping to make at least one water-coloring card a week.  This will allow me to spend more time with my daughter who also loves water-coloring.

Today’s watercolor technique was taught by Tim Holtz himself.  Truly fun and amazing.  He taught us how to make amazing backgrounds using “watercolor stamping or monoprint” using a stencil.

I had so much fun creating my card, that I made two cards..  I’m also submitting this card into the Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #165: Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds Challenge.  Betsy showed us how to create watercolor backgrounds using our current stamps.  I’m excited!!

Happy Watercolor

So, what do you think of this card?  It looks so delicious to me.  The colors are so vibrant.  My flower was punched from a watercolor background that I created.  I thought that bought more balance to the card.

Hello Friend

For my second card, I wet the outer edge of the flower to create the watercolor effect surrendering each individual flower.  That gives each flower a beautiful soft and subtle effect.

I love how both of my cards turned out.  I am going to try to create a couple more cards with this fun effect!!

Please let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperWet PaintOopsie Daisy DieOopsie Daisy Stamp SetHarlequin StencilDistress Inks Kit 1Hawaiian ShoresPTI Summer Sunrise InkTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveOnyx VersafineBig Shot Die-Cut MachineStampin' DimensionalsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsLarge Rhinestone Basic JewelsDaffodil Delight CSBasic Black CSWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper



20 thoughts on “Watercolor Background: How Playful!!

  1. LOVE the background on your first card! Your colors are so pretty and the “pop” of that flower are just pure perfection! Your second card is beautiful as well…so soft and subtle! Watercoloring is such a fun and cool technique, isn’t it?!
    Thank you also for your kind words on my blog…my shaker card was simply done by adding thin strips of foam tape to the back border of the text block birthday die. I’m pretty hooked on those right now…fun to make and fun to give! :0)

  2. Lovely cards! I especially like the first one, with the Tim Holtz stencil idea! It was a great class, wasn’t it?!!

    • Hey Kathryn, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I’m sad that class ended. I had a lot of fun playing with watercolors. I promised my self that I would make at least one watercolor card a week.

  3. What beautiful cards you made!! I LOVE the fun colors you used on your firs card and the second one is so soft and pretty. You did a great job with both techniques.

  4. Hi Kymona, What a beautiful, fun rainbow background! Congrats on the shout out on Papertrey’s FB page (that’s how I came here…although I have visited before) Lovely to see you getting some recognition girl! Woo hoo!

    • Thank you Preeya! I had so much fun making that card. I love those distress inks. OMG, I had no idea, that I received a shout out on Papertrey Inks FB. That is awesome. I have to go and see. I’m so excited now. Thank you Preeya for letting me know.

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