Thinking of You – Easy Watercolor Background

Today I wanted to share this Thinking of You card and a super easy technique to achieve a beautiful watercolor background.

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To achieve this watercolor background you will need the following:

  • Clear Block E which measures 3-7/16″ x 4-7/16″ and makes a nice background size
  • 2 Stampin’ Write Markers of your choosing (a light and medium shade work best) I used Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana
  • Stampin’ Spritzer filled with a 60/40 solution of water and rubbing alcohol
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock (it is important to use the thick as it will be getting quite wet)

How To:

  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to desired card front size
  2. Take Clear Block E and with your light color Stampin’ Write marker color various areas of the block with the brush tip end
  3. It is A-ok to leave empty areas to achieve a more varied look if you desire
  4. Next take the darker (medium) color Stampin’ Write marker color in the empty areas of the block using the brush tip end
  5. Take your Stampin’ Spritzer with the 60/40 solution in it and gently spritz the colored block until the colors start to move
  6. Take the now colored and spritzed block and stamp onto the cardstock, make sure to firmly push to spread the ink
  7. Lift block and be amazed at your beautiful watercolor background
  8. Let this dry completely before adding sentiment
  9. Also the paper will tend to curl slightly so I place a heavy book on it so that it lays flat
  10. Stamp desired sentiment, I recommend doing this with the Stamparatus (this way you can get the right amount of coverage and re-stamp if necessary)
  11. Assemble your card and voila, you’ve created an a beautiful watercolor back ground in no time at all

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you take time to get creative today.

Keep Creating!
Tricia

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