You can make this stunning watercolour card for a BFF! No expensive art classes involved! Just some ink refills and your Water Painters or Stampin’ Spritzer and you’re set!

Let’s see our project.

stunning watercolour card for a BFF
Stunning card to make with dies and ink refills

What’s the first thing that strikes you about this card?

Is it the colour background?

Or the cool die?

Or maybe it’s the lovely brush lettering in the centre?!

No matter which one draws your attention first, it all comes together beautifully!

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There is absolutely no artistic requirement to make the background on this square card. If you have a couple ink refills, a paintbrush or a Stampin’ Spritzer and a piece of watercolour paper, you’re all set!

Learn how to do this technique with this photo tutorial for an easy watercolour card to make at home.

Stunning Watercolour Card for a BFF

Now how much does it matter if you use watercolour paper or not to get a mixing of the two colours?

Actually quite a bit.

Your regular cardstock, like Basic White and Very Vanilla, is not porous enough to give you the water-y effect you see here.

stunning watercolour card for a BFF
How does paper affect your watercolour results?

What would happen if you did try that paper? You’d get blobs of colour that wouldn’t run nicely together at all!

Definitely not the look you’re going for.

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper – the one available from Stampin’ Up! and the one I used here – is an inexpensive way to dip your toe into watercolours.

It’s a relatively small package (10 sheets of 5″x7″ size) so your dollar investment is lower. And it works great!

Now The Time to Play!

Pull out these three supplies:

  • two coordinating ink refills (mine are Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo)
  • a set of water painters or an Aqua Painter brush (you can also give the paper a spritz with your Stampin’ Spritzer and watch some magic happen!)
  • your watercolour paper (start with a piece at least 4″ x 4″ and then you can cut it down to the 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ I have here)

But if you’d rather see all the supplies I used, make a simple click here which will allow you to pin, print or order.

Don’t be afraid to give this technique a try! You’ll love how each time you’ll get different results!

stunning watercolour card for a BFF
Lovely cut out dots add focus to this wonderful sentiment

So I’m curious. What colours would you try for this design?

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I hope you enjoyed this stunning watercolour card for a BFF and you’ll experiment with watercolour backgrounds for gorgeous cards – but mostly I hope you just have fun!