I made these cards a while ago and have only just found time to share them here. These easy watercolour backgrounds are so quick to make and provide a lovely backdrop to white die cuts. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I taped a couple of pieces of Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card to a board and wet liberally before bringing in light layers of Daniel Smith watercolour, letting the water softly blend out the paint. I dried the panels and then came in with more concentrated colours for a second and then later a third layer. I find the best way to get backgrounds like this is to keep the colours light and build up slowly. Once I was happy with the watercolour washes, I splattered the panels with spare paint and a solution of Perfect Pearls.
After the panels were dry I cut each with a Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle die and set aside while I worked on the die cuts and sentiment. I die cut several Simon Says Stamp Flower Cluster and Happy Birthday dies from Ivory card and adhered them on top of one another with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive to create dimensional elements. I adhered these to the watercoloured panel.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from Messages for Everyday from Simon Says Stamp in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and foam mounting underneath the Happy Birthday die cuts. I accented with Pool Party, Starry Night and Peony Bouquet sequins.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D