Gorgeous Card Idea: Blended Watercolor Effect with Silhouette Stamp 

When it comes to cardmaking, using watercolors never gets old! It always helps us make creative and colorful designs that make our cards stand out.

For this tip, we'll create a lovely and atmospheric Christmas card using watercolors! It's super simple and satisfying!

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The materials that you'll need are the following: watercolor paper, brush, watercolor, heat tool, stamp, and lots of water!

Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

Get a piece of watercolor paper trimmed down to your ideal card size. Using a brush, wet it with lots of water. Remember to use a watercolor paper for this one because normal paper won't be able to handle the amount of water we will be putting.
embossing folder
embossing folder

Step 2

Once your paper is nice and wet, start dabbing some watercolors onto the surface. Just choose about three colors that complement each other.
Don't fill the paper with too much color, just add a few blotches with some space in between.
ink-embossed card materials
ink-embossed card materials

Step 3

Once you've applied that bit of color, we'll add even more water with our brush. Try to saturate the colors and move them around to spread more evenly in the paper.

Step 4

If you find that your colors are still a bit strong even after adding the water, you can dry your brush off and try to pick up and remove some of the colors. Dab your brush with a towel as you pick up the excess colors to get rid of it.

Step 5

As you pick up some of those colors, you can also swirl them around to sort of mix them all together. This will create a lovely blended effect.
embossing folder

Step 6

Once you're happy with how you mixed the colors around, you can run it under a heat tool to dry.
embossing folder

Step 7

Now, let's add a design element that will make our colors stand out even more. I'm just going to stamp a stag design with some black ink. It will sort of act like a beautiful silhouette amongst a colorful blast of watercolors!
Now to finish it off, just add a Christmas sentiment of your choice and mount it to a cardstock and it's ready to go!
Isn't that just a lovely idea? It's such a simple process but by playing around with watercolors, we were able to create this gorgeous atmospheric scene!

Happy cardmaking!

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