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How to Make a Striking Black & Gold Brushstroke Card

Hello, all! I’m back with another easy watercolor card. This time I created a bold black and gold anniversary card using Mama Elephant’s Wishing You stamp set. The large greeting form the stamp set was just calling out for a spotlight on a card. :)

I wanted a black background for the gold. If you wanted to, you could use black cardstock. However I love the look and texture of watercolor paper, so I painted three layers of thick black watercolor over the entire surface of the watercolor paper instead. I used the black from the Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. Then I painted a gold from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors palette on top. Since it’s watercolor and can be reactivated, some black was pulled up when I painted the gold, but not too much. A quick swipe with a clean brush removed any stray black paint from the gold watercolor pan.

After the black and gold watercolor was dry, I stamped the large greeting in VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. A thin strip of cardstock with another word stamp from the stamp set finished the greeting.

I finished off the card with a few gold sequins as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! :)

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  • Reply pam April 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I do really love your work, i live in country victoria, Australia, so it’s not easy getting all the beautiful supplies you have, sometimes impossible.

  • Reply Liz G April 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Such a stunning card Kristina!
    Gives me inspiration for a few wedding cards I need to make — which are just around the corner!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard April 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful card! Fun techniques, I love the gold swatch of color in the middle like that. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle April 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This is just so beautiful!

  • Reply Jamie April 19, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Wow!!, this is stunning!!

  • Reply Billie A April 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful stunning. I love the look. Yes happy mistake.. those added spatters make a difference.

  • Reply Siobhann Bakke April 20, 2017 at 3:31 am

    I have never thought to paint card stock black?!! Man, I just kicked myself. Exactly why I need your videos and inspiration in my life!! Beautiful, cosmic design – elegant and timeless! Thank you for your time. Love the nails too!!!

  • Reply Colleen Howell April 20, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Very pretty, now I need this stamp set!

  • Reply Cristina April 20, 2017 at 6:02 am

    I’m astonished by the beauty of this card…and the most beautiful thing is that I have the right stuff to try to make it by myself…

  • Reply Tina Egan April 20, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I love this card, It simple but striking. I’m sure I’ve seen black water colour paper, would this work too?

  • Reply Maureen Chandler April 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    So beautiful – thank you for your video!!

  • Reply Jean D. Nalisnik April 21, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I ordered the products for this card … Hope I can do it
    Thanks for sharing your work.

  • Reply Jean D. Nalisnik April 21, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I am purchasing these products. Hope to make this card
    Thanks for sharing. You work is beautiful.

  • Reply Maxine April 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Very Nice!!

  • Reply melissa b. April 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Such an elegant card! Love your nail design too.

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