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One Layer, Watercolored Card

One Layer, Watercolored Card


Hello… It’s Helen! Today I am sharing my first project with you, a2z Scrapbooking crafty friends! I have a simple tutorial how to create one layer card with a stamp and watercolor paint.

I used the Hero Arts Antique Rose. It is one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts 🙂

One Layer Watercolor Card 01

First, stamp the image on a watercolor paper with Archival Ink. Make sure your archival ink is permanent and water-resistant.

One Layer Watercolor Card 02

I love coloring with any medium. This time, I used Distress Mini Inks to color the flowers and the background. I dabbed some of the ink on a craft mat and picked them up with watercolor brush. For better results, let the first layer dry before you add the darker color for shadowing. I used a heat gun to speed the drying.

I used 2 shades of pink for the petals so I added colors over and over to create the depth and shadows. Make sure your brush is not too wet when you work with Distress Inks. That is why a paper towel is great to have nearby 🙂

One Layer Watercolor Card 03

Once I was done with my flowers, I added the lightest blue all over the background. I let the first layer dry completely then I added more blue around the flowers for the shadowing. A small round brush works best for this because you work close to the border line of the image and since it is Distress Ink which easily activated by water, you do not want the colors of the flowers blend with the background color.

One Layer Watercolor Card 04

Final step is to add the sentiment. I used the Hero Art – Prayer stamp and die set. I die cut the prayer and added it on the card then I stamped the other sentiment on top and at the bottom of it with archival ink.

Here the close up of the layer-watercoloring.

One Layer Watercolor Card 05

I hope you are inspired today and join our July Challenge – Anything Goes!

THANK YOU so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!


Author: Helen Gullett

Philippians 2:13 • Wife • Mom • Translator • Brand Ambassador • Papercrafter • DIY-er • Creating Joyfully With Purpose

7 thoughts on “One Layer, Watercolored Card

  1. Lovely Card 🙂

  2. Helen, this is beautiful!

  3. So pretty! Love the colors!

  4. So soft and beautiful!!

  5. Awesome card, Helen!

  6. Fantastic layout and those flowers are simply stunning.

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