Can You Have To Much Watercolor?

Hello everyone, I’m here today with a watercolor card {my favorite} for Freshly Made Sketches #139.

FMS Final 139-001Today’s sketch was created by Rita.

When I say this sketch I knew I wanted to create a watercolor background.  I couldn’t help myself.  Watercolor makes everything look pretty. I wanted a pretty card with a pretty tag that you could take off of the card and use on a gift.

Take a look at my take on Rita’s sketch:

Thanks tag card

To create the watercolor background:

For this card I applied 3 different distress ink’s to my craft sheet in a random order very close to one another.

I spritz water on the colors to activate the color to mix them a bit.

I took my watercolor paper and gently placed it on top of the ink to create my watercolor background.

I let the paper dry completely before I added it to my card base.

If you take a closer look at my watercolor paper you will see I scored it for added texture.

Thanks tag texture

For the flagged banners, I used vellum and window sheet to create them.  I didn’t want to complete cover the background because it was so pretty so, I used them to create a see through look.

Thanks flagged banner

For my tag, again I wanted the viewer to  somewhat see through it, as to not take away from the background.

I created an inlay die cut with the word thanks.  Added a few black enamel dots for contrast and the rhinestone for some bling.

I adhere the watercolor piece to black cardstock and then to the white card base.

I had fun creating this card.  I created another card using the same technique.

Hello tag card

Like I said many times over, Water-coloring is my favorite.

Let me know what you think!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink Dried marigoldDistress ink Antique linenDistress Ink Worn LipstickLF690_ScriptyThanks_granderanger craft sheetRanger misterTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockMy Mind's Eye Enamel DotsWindow SheetsWhite VellumBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesivePink Lemonade CordStampin' TrimmerSimply ScoredTag Topper Scallop PunchBasic Black CSWhisper White

Thanks for stopping by!


4 thoughts on “Can You Have To Much Watercolor?

  1. Both of these cards are amazing! Love the way your technique turned out. The scoring really adds so much… almost gives it a “tile” look. Great idea to use the vellum and acetate, too. I wouldn’t want to cover up that beautiful piece of art, either! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • Hey Cindy, thank you for your kind words. Thank you for allowing me to share. This was a great challenge. I had fun with this challenge. I sat for two days trying to figure out how to create my card with my watercolor piece. I really like how the whole card turned out.

  2. Kymona, to answer your question about too much watercolor… the answer is “NOOOO!!!!!!!!” Can you hear me screaming??? Lol. I love watercolor because each item is unique. No two things look exactly alike when done with this technique. Both cards are awesome! I love the first one and I agree that it can definitely be recycled as a beautiful gift tag!

    • LOL, Nikki!! Yes, I can hear you screaming!!! Thanks Nikki! That watercolor piece on the first card is my favorite. The colors are so subtle and pretty! I had a hard time covering it!

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