Watercoloring is such a relaxing way for me to de-stress (and I think we all need to do that once in awhile, if not a LOT right now), and there are so many great ways to add watercolors on your cardmaking projects. I love to use Zig markers because they are a great beginner product. The price point is reasonable, I love the flexible tip and they blend well because they are water based. A small amount of color can add beautiful detail to embossed cards, like mine today.
First I stamped the Bella Flora Border in Versamark and heat embossed using white powder on white cardstock cut slightly smaller than A2 size. I used Zig markers to color in areas around the embossing and a small paintbrush dipped in water to spread the color around. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment in a crisp, black ink. That scripty font is so elegant! I added some Diamond Stickles glitter glue around the sentiment and on some of the flowers. Don’t you think a little sparkle is needed on a wedding card?! The entire panel is glue to a purple piece of cardstock that is trimmed the exact same size. Even though no border shows, the color peeks through from the edges for a fun touch. The final step was to adhere it to a white A2 card base. It’s a little bit clean and simple and a little bit elegant all at once.
What do you think? What’s YOUR favorite way to watercolor? I’m thinking this week I’m going to pull out my regular Distress Inks, my Distress Oxide inks, my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, the Zigs, the Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint markers and maybe the…ok, I don’t need to tell you how many watercolor mediums I have. It’s embarrassing.
You can check out another card I made with a watercolor background at this post here using Compliments Vol. 2. Don’t forget to use code MARCIE10 at checkout for 10% off your final purchase. Have a great day!