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Video: Quick Watercolored Cards

by Clare Prezzia April 16, 2018 7 Comments

Hey there, and happy Monday! Today I'm sharing two quick watercolored cards using the Welcome Neighbor stamp set.

The quirkiness of the houses lend themselves to quick, one layer cards and fast watercoloring! Watch how I did so in the video below...

If you have trouble with the video above you can try this link HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

For the first card, I stamped my focal point house in Grape Juice, and then stamped the rest of the row houses in Summer Sky. Since I was moving quickly, I heat set the purple house before watercoloring, to prevent the ink from bleeding.

The blue is a light Indigo wash, and the windows a light Purple wash. I also made a light wash background for my sentiment, for a little more visual interest. The sentiment, Handwritten Grateful, was stamped in Grape Juice.

For the second card, I stamped another house in Grape Juice, heat set, and colored with the same colors, along with a touch of Deep Ocean. I added a slight bit of dimension (but not enough to require extra postage) by die-cutting the stamped house and another piece of cardstock, and then adhering them together.

I stamped some clouds in Soft Sky behind the house, and then adhered the house to the card base. The sentiment, with an addition from Support Love Prayers, was stamped in Deep Ocean.

I used the beautifully white Radiant White cardstock for both cards - it works perfectly fine for very little bits of watercolor. You'll be able to tell when there's too much water or you're brushing too much when the paper starts pilling.

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7 Responses

Penny Hanuszak
Penny Hanuszak

April 21, 2018

Delightul CAS cards. Loved the idea of stamping the sentiments on scrap paper to get the right fit and also adding the watercolor patch before stamping the sentiment on the first card. Simple yet effective. Thanks for sharing.

MaryAnne Rhodes
MaryAnne Rhodes

April 17, 2018

Thank you for inspiration to make fast cards…….and 2 at one time!!

Joan
Joan

April 16, 2018

Great idea & video. Nice to have something quick but striking.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 16, 2018

Thank you Clare, lovely cards and great video.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 16, 2018

Simple and beautiful cards :)

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

April 16, 2018

Love your cards and you did them quite fast. Sometimes you need to have some cards done quickly and simply. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Lagene
Lagene

April 16, 2018

Sweet watercolor cards, thanks for the video!