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Thinking of You Watercolor


Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and I’m sharing a very simple watercolor card with you guys today.


I started by adding walnut stain distress ink to only the right and bottom edge of the pot stamp. I didn’t ink the top because I knew I wanted the flowers to over hang the front of the pot. I added in my flowers only inking the areas I wanted to add. One of the many wonderful things about stamping with distress markers. For the flowers I used spun sugar because it’s dark enough to give you a guide but light enough that it won’t show after the watercoloring.

Now for the fun part!

I scribbled some distress ink onto an acrylic block to use for painting. For the flowers I used worn lipstick, seedless preserves, broken china, and chipped sapphire. I added more water to some petals or laves than others. This is what gives the beautiful variation that watercolor has. I added a bit of ground under the pot and stamped a simple sentiment to finish it off.

Here’s the same card but with a butterfly added in.


I didn’t really “Love” the way the butterfly turned out but that’s okay. You can’t be head over heels for all of them!!

Have you played along in our current challenge yet, it’s New Beginnings. Births, birthdays, weddings, there’s all kinds of options 🙂 If you haven’t joined in don’t worry you have all month long!

Thanks for stopping by today


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Hello Stamp and Cut

Stamp Your Own Cactus

Sunshine Hero Arts/Basic Gray

WPlus9 Pure Color Black Ink

Distress Ink Markers 

Canson Watercolor Paper 

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

8 thoughts on “Thinking of You Watercolor

  1. Love this Watercolor Card Kelly! A beauty! 🙂 Shared and Tweeted!!

  2. Oh Kelly but I am Head Over Heel for your water colour flowers!!!!! I’ve added to my To CASE pin board!!

  3. fabulous Kelly. What a beautiful card.

  4. Kelly this is just so ethereal and lovely… as perfect as it could be. Isn’t it just so scary stamping on that sentiment after it turns out so perfectly?
    =] Michele

  5. Oh my! You make is look so easy! I know it’s not (from experience). Absolutely beautiful!

  6. Such a beautiful card. Love the softness of the watercolor !

  7. Gorgeous!

  8. wow–these are so lovely!

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