Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

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I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

Now that you have watched the video, what are you going to create using this technique? You can visit my new Private FB page for live demos, product tips, card creations, silliness, and member only specials!

Many blessings! Laura

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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Silver Foil Sheets
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White Medium Envelopes
Clear Block F
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
Wreath Builder Dies
Many Hearts Dies
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
Thank you · Thinking of You

Colorful Beach Season

Colorful Seasons

Colorful Seasons is a beautiful set that has intricate dies (Seasonal Layers) to match! When I first saw this set, I saw so many card/scrapbook ideas!  And the Adirondack chair spoke to me!

This was made for a SWAP that we do at our quarterly team gatherings!  I first water colored the background with Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight, and let it dry while I made the rest of the card.  After it was dry, I used the blender pen to add waves accented with Wink of Stella clear.  I used the High Tide set for the beach grass and birds.  Then I used the Calypso Coral watercolor pencil to add sun set color to the sky.  I went back with my Daffodil Delight in the left top corner to add more sun. I also used the fine tip of the Crumb Cake marker to add bigger sand granules.

Colorful Seasons II

Then I wanted some texture for the background piece.  So, the Seaside Embossing Folder was the perfect choice!  A little Linen Thread and some Dapper Denim to finish it off!

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