Watercolor Backgrounds with Markers

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!! Today I am not only on my own blog, but also the Inspired by Stamping Blog as well! That is where I will be sharing the supply list for this card, so you if you’re interested in any of those, be sure to head over there and check them out!! But, I am sharing a video tutorial showing you how to create a watercolor background with markers and the emboss resist technique! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details!!


To create the hanging basket scene on this die cut panel, I used the Summer Baskets Stamp Set. I absolutely adore this set. You can use it to create a quick solid stamped image card or it’s great for an emboss resist technique, like I’m doing today! I stamped everything onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder for a tone on tone scene.

Finished Card 3

To create the background I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Brushes. Any type of watercolor brush marker would word here, like Distress Markers, Zigs, etc. First, I scribble the color onto a pallette, I used a dark blue and purple color for this card, and after saturating the cardstock with water, started dropping in color. This is a great technique for a very soft look, however, I wanted more saturation. So after laying down my initial round of color, I flipped my paper over and smooshed it onto my pallette. I left it laying there to soak up more of the color and moved it around as I wanted to spread colors to different areas of the panel. When I picked it up and turned it over I laid down a paper towel to pick up a lot of the remaining color. This left me with a soft pastel, but very saturated color and also the paper towel added a nice ridge texture to the paper.

Finished Card 1

To finish this card off, I first stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the Friends sentiment stamp set and built up my own to customize my card. Next, I popped up the watercolor panel onto a gray card stock panel for a mat and finally adhered everything onto an A2 top folding white card base. To add a little embellishment, I scattered a few Liquid Pearls in white opal around the card base.

Finished Card 2

 Remember, if you are interested in any of the supplies on today’s card, be sure to head over to the Inspired by Stamping Blog where you will find everything I used on my card today! Thank you so much for stopping in and spending a bit of time with me!! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

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