Watercolor Card - CropStop

I'm sharing a simple card today that I created for my Guest Design spot at the CropStop. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Couture Creations Damask Embossing Folder for the base of my card. To create the watercolor effect, I used the gorgeous Tim Holtz Spring 2012 Distress Ink Set, Radiant Rain Honeydew Mist, and a spray bottle of water. I stamped the ink pads onto my my craft mat, randomly added some mist, and then spritzed the entire area with water. I then gently laid my embossed cardstock over the pool of color and applied some light pressure. I love how the raised areas of the cardstock absorbed most of the color, leaving the background white! Once the ink and mist dried, I mounted the embossed piece onto a piece of solid colored cardstock.

I added some small paper flowers for another layer of color and applied Gold Stickles to the flower centers. The pale green areas from the Radiant Rain Mist have a wonderful subtle shimmer.

I used two colors of sheer ribbon for this bow, Yellow/White Sheer Dots and Teal/Teal Organdy Swirl.  I added a charm and pin to the bow to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

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Supplies: Cardstock: Close To My Heart, Recollections; Embossing Folder: Couture Creations; Charm: Prima; Pin: Prima; Ink: Ranger; Mist: Creative Imaginations; Stickles: Ranger; Other: Flowers, Ribbon


  1. May be simple but it's absolutely gorgeous! I am going to have to try this technique!!


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