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Sparkle, Shine and Watercolors

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Hi All,

Welcome to another day of easy card ideas. For today’s card I wanted to try my hands at watercoloring a background. I’m pretty new to the watercoloring world and recently received the Koi watercolor set as a Christmas gift. I thought it would be the perfect time to break it out and try some of those soft valentine type colors.

To create this card I used some Carson watercolor paper and saturated the entire front with some water. I then grabbed some paint colors and use quite a bit of water to get them activated and moving on the paper. I must admit it wasn’t looking all to great when wet, but as I hit it with my heat gun (to speed up the drying process) I really liked the softness it had.

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Once I finished the background I stamped the circle and sentiment using a Simon Says Stamp set I received in my December kit. Love those kits! Lastly, I added a bit of shimmer using my wink of stella glitter pen & some sequins.

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Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for a new video post tomorrow featuring this technique and some quick valentine’s day cards ideas.