You Are Simply Wonderful Watercolor Cards

No, I am not wonder woman today! I happen to have worked up a 10 minute card for the Unity Stamps release party last week. I liked it so much I made a few more over the weekend, but haven’t been able to post them. Since I’m on a posting roll, I thought I’d go ahead and put them up… here’s what they look like:


This was inspired by a video from Lawn Fawn. on how to get a stained glass look with watercolor. (You can see it HERE.)

I started by embossing on Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor paper.


Then I smooshed my Distress Inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed water on the block and painted the image with a paintbrush.


Since Distress Inks react with water, I covered my butterfly with post-it notes as I only wanted to let the lower colors run and tone down their hue to make the butterfly the star of the show.


I spritzed downward and let the water run into the sink.


Once dry, I mixed my own embossing powder – a shiny golden black – like I’d seen in a quick-tip video from Unity Stamps. (You can see it HERE.) I mixed some gold Perfect Pearls with my detail embossing powder.


Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink, sprinkle the powder on, tap off, and apply heat.


An easy-peasy cool look!


Materials used:

  • Unity KOM 1/15 Magic of Beginnings /You Are Simply Wonderful
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed/Peacock Feathers/Picked Raspberry/Spiced Marmalade
  • Tombow: Xtreme adhesive and #685 dual brush pen
  • Recollections Detail embossing powders – ebony/gold
  • Ranger perfect pearls Gold
  • Wink of Stella clear
  • Aileene’s Super Tacky Glue
  • DCWV cards
  • Misc. cardstock, pearl flower beads, and rhinestones

Unity Stamp Co’s Friends With Flair link-up is today. If you want to join in, you can find the details here:

Thanks for putting up with my mega-post day! I’m off to rest a bit!!

– D.Ann


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14 thoughts on “You Are Simply Wonderful Watercolor Cards

  1. Such an interesting technique. I need to learn more about this and give it a try. Love that you mixed PP in with your EP. I love experimenting around like that, too! Thanks for sharing this awesome and beautiful creation.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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