Sunday, 27 January 2019

"Wonderful Romance" Watercolour Cards

These watercolour cards have to be the easiest and most effective cards I've ever made. 

Follow these few steps: 
  1. Trim watercolour paper to 5 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  2. White heat emboss image coming off the edge.
  3. Attach painters tape aligning with the edges (see image below) and attach to craft sheet or grid paper to hold in place.
  4. Wet entire piece with a paintbrush or aquapainter (not too wet).
  5. Start adding colour - because the watercolour paper was wet, I just gently dabbed the aquapainter with each colour and let it blend together naturally. Start off with lighter colours and adding darker colours. Try not to spread it like you are painting - just dab dab dab.
  6. Remove tape immediately, while it's still a little wet around the edges - I found this didn't tear the watercolour paper underneath. When I left it to dry naturally, the painters tape tended to tear the watercolour paper a little.
  7. Set aside to dry naturally or heat emboss on the lowest setting.
  8. When completely dry, stamp greeting in Memento Black. 
  9. Add Glitter Enamel Dots as desired.
  10. Attach to card base - making sure you add tape to the back completely around the edge and down the middle so the watercolour paper doesn't lift.
 Full product list at the end of this post.

Product List


  1. Beautiful! Love your color selection and your picture tutorial is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

  2. You're an artist! These are beautiful!

  3. Thanks Cami - I must admit I do a lot of photo tutorials - I'm more of a visual learner myself

  4. Love these cards and the colour combos. Thanks so much for sharing. I definitely want to try this!

  5. Gail-your artistry is so inspiring; I am enjoying getting to know your work!


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