See two easy watercolor effects for cards in one project!
There are lots of techniques out there to add color and interest to projects and today’s two easy watercolor effects for cards from Melinda is a perfect combination. Melinda used a leftover piece from this project and an incredibly fast way to add so much textural depth and we can’t wait for you to see it so you can try it out!
About that leftover piece, Melinda says “The background was a second inking of my stenciled piece and didn’t come out well… at least that’s what I initially thought. After looking at it a bit it reminded me of a wintry sky and so this card came to be!! So glad I never throw out anything.” You know we always say to save your scraps and left over pieces!
Melinda took that panel and cut it with the largest die from our Inside Scallop Frame set. She then cut watercolor paper with our Pine Tree Forest and Evergreen Forest dies. She also cut another piece of watercolor paper with our Tabbed Mountain die and then trimmed it with the same Inside Scallop frame die to make the edges match.
Now she took her tree die cuts and using green distress inks, dabbed and smeared them across the die cuts randomly. Using a mister, she spritzed them with a little water to help the colors blend. She repeated this process a bit at a time until she loved what she saw.
Melinda does say “Leave the bottom hillside of the Pine Tree forest die cut white as it looks like a snowy hillside” Great tip!
Now she assembled her card. Melinda adhered the Pine Tree die cut with her tape runner to her background aligning it so the mountain die cut would cover the bottom strip, which she adhered with dimensional adhesive. She then adhered her Evergreen Forest die cut over the mountain to create all that depth and perspective.
To finish the card, Melinda stamped her sentiment from our Pine Tree set on a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it down to a tidy rectangle and swiped some Mocha Color Fuse Ink from Set #3 on the edges. She added it over the base of her trees and then added a few white Nuvo drops to stand in for snow.
These two super easy watercolor effects for cards can be recreated so many different ways and once you’ve tried them out we are pretty sure you will be reaching for your various watercolor elements all the time!