Friday, December 6, 2013

DIY Quick and Easy Watercolored Card Set (Free Download)

Hello, friends. I have something new today that I've been working on. If you follow my blog regularly, you  know how much I've been enjoying mixed media projects. One thing I like to do is watercolor the backgrounds. I have found that as much as I enjoy watercoloring, my papers don't always work well with this medium. I have to use the thick cardstock that tends to be a little costly. I also have to wait for my watercolored backgrounds to dry and often need to flatten them between pages of a heavy book.

I thought, why not make a digital watercolor background that I can simply print out in varieties of colors, so I can skip the tedious process of watercoloring. This is what I came up with. I printed these out on regular cardstock (Walmart's Georgia brand, more specifically). I simply trimmed them and matched them with my cardstocks.
I then heat embossed Penny Black's Tweet, Tweet flower image, added the sentiments (from The Craft's Meow), bow and Want2Scrap bling. I mounted the front panel using SA by 3L foam squares.
I made this set in less than 30 minutes. How would you like to make these yourself? They're perfect for holiday gifting. I have two of the colors as a free download for you. The first two cards above use these. Just click on the photo below to download:
I have made 14 colors total. The other 12 are available for purchase on my ETSY store. I hope you will check them out. Included are these trendy colors: Orchid (the new Pantone 2014 Color of the Year), Corn, Dusty Rose, Emerald, Green, Gray, Honeysuckle, Kraft, Orange, Hot Pink, Red, Turquoise. The other colors I used on my cards above are the Red and Green.
Have a great, crafty weekend, friends!
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  1. Beautiful cards and a great background, love all the colours :)

  2. Beautiful and so easy, these are really wonderful!

  3. Wonderful thanks Nina :-)

  4. Beautiful cards and backgrounds, thanks so much for the 2 free backgrounds!


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