Quick & Easy Watercolor Card

For today’s post, I thought I would share this very quick and easy watercolor card I created. It does use a bit of slightly “colorful” language, so if that offends you, please know my intent isn’t to offend. I just really loved the sentiment of this stamp and wanted to use it for a card.

Mel's Card Corner | Quick & Easy Watercolor Card

I started this card by cutting a piece of watercolor paper from Ken Oliver down to 3.5 x 4.75″. I chose this particular watercolor paper because it’s a nice true white color. I treated the paper using an anti-static powder tool since I was planning to do some heat embossing.

The sentiment is from the Badass Every Day stamp designed by Angie Blom for Unity Stamp Co. I know it’s a bit difficult to read in the photo. It says, “Be strong when weak, brave when scared, humble when victorious, badass every day.”  I stamped it using Versamark ink then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

Mel's Card Corner | Quick & Easy Watercolor Card

Next, I created a simple watercolor wash over the embossed sentiment. I used inks from Catherine Pooler and a large water brush to create the wash. I started at the top with Fiesta Blue, then switched to Aquatini in the middle, and finished at the bottom with Lime Rickey.  When it was dry, I went over the entire thing with a clear Sparkle pen from Crafter’s Companion.

I matted the watercolor panel on a piece of black cardstock cut to 3.75 x 5″ using some super strong Scor-Tape adhesive. I then adhered the matted panel to an A2 top-folding card base using some foam tape. I thought about adding some twine or sequins to the card, but just kind of felt like everything I tried detracted from the sentiment. In the end, I decided to just leave my card as is and I love it!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Kylie says:

    I think it is perfect how it is as well! the sentiment is amazing – I love it. The watercolouring is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. MaggieB says:

    Hi Mel ~ Your card is BADASS!! Love the CP colors you’ve chosen (mine arrived yesterday and I plan to play over the weekend!!) for the wash; it turned out awesome. Thanks for the inspiration and have an fantastic weekend. ~HUGS~

  3. Shona Chambers says:

    I love the sentiment, nothing offensive to me at all, just tough and strong!! The colours you used are gorgeous together and having the small black frame around it is perfection. So glad you shared this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  4. Anna-Karin says:

    That is a great sentiment!! I have some friends who would really love getting a card with that sentiment. Love the background you created. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!!

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