Watercolor Background

Watercolor Background

Watercolor Background

This card is inspired by Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven and is a technique of adding Distress Ink’s to a stamping block, spritzing with water and applying to watercolor paper.  Check out her fun video for details.  The sentiment stamp is from the new release from Simon Says Stamp called Friendship Messages.  The butterfly is a Cherry Lynn Die.  I entered the card in Shopping our Stash, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on May 29, 2014, in Card Challenges, Shopping Our Stash, Simon Says Stamp Challenge and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Very pretty! This is such a nice technique. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us!


  2. I love your background! Stunning!


  3. Beautiful! I love the variation of colors for the background! So pretty and love your butterfly too! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Winged Things challenge!


  4. The lacy black butterfly really pops against the striking ombre background! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy. 🙂


  5. I love your card, it’s perfect. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Sentimental Sundays this week, good luck with the challenge and return next week too. Hugs Maja, DT


  6. Kathy this is a wonderful technique and you did it beautifully! Thank you for linking it up to Seize the Birthday!


  7. stunning background!!! LOVE the colors!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!!


  8. donnastamps1971

    Beautiful Kathy! Love the colours you’ve used to create your background! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash for the “Background Check” challenge!


  9. This is gorgeous! Absolutely love the background and the butterfly is very striking. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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