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EASY SHIMMER WATERCOLOR Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi all! So sorry for not posting for a few days. I’m still dealing with back pain so my work time is limited (I can’t sit down for a long period of time). I’ve been working on new stamps and dies for Simon, but that means I haven’t been creating cards. Anyhow, hoping to get back into cardmaking more soon. :)

Today I have two cards with shimmery watercolor backgrounds. I wanted to paint some backgrounds and use FineTec pearlescent watercolors while painting with traditional watercolors. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to use them at the same time so it was interesting to see how they behave.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I used Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors on Arches cold press watercolor paper for the backgrounds, plus the 12 set of FineTec pearlescent watercolors. I turned the backgrounds into cards by using the Love You So stamp set from Concord & 9th, the Lover Shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh, and the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables dies from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Concord & 9th Love You So stamp set
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*Pretty Pink Posh Love Shaker die
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*Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables dies
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Hardboard, 9×12
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12
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Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set, 36 Colors (AZ)
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*Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors, 12 set
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Silver Black Velvet Round Brush, size 10
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 110 lb. cover, 250 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 25 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 40 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 250 sheets
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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T-Square Ruler
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 0.5 oz
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Quilled Creations Precision Tip
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EK Success Tweezers
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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21 Comments

  • Reply Kristie Maynard February 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Lovely cards. I love the background and that gold is fabulous. Thanks for another fantastic video. Always love your creations.

  • Reply Karthikha Uday February 11, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Simple and beautiful cards!! Thanks for the awesome video! :)

  • Reply Barbara Matthews February 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Kristina, sorry to hear you are suffering with back pain. I have scoliosis and had surgery when I was 16. I have to stretch every morning before my feet hit the floor or I can barely walk to the washroom. I used to only stretch forward nose to knees and still had sciatic pain. Then I started laying on my back and stretching – pushing my butt into the mattress. I have no sciatic pain now. It’s an easy thing to do, takes little time to do. Not sure what pain you have but I hope this will help you. There’s nothing worse than back pain!

  • Reply Kris in Alaska February 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Love these watercolored cards!
    I have the love shaker die too and love the simplicity of it without it being on a shaker card! Mine is about a third of the way down on my blog linked in my signature!

  • Reply MJ February 11, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I love your cards and tips. Thank you.

  • Reply Evelyn A Spikes February 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Love the pearlescent effect! The cards are so pretty!

  • Reply Lagene February 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Loved how the gold popped!

  • Reply Valerie Breingan February 12, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Simple and beautiful.Thanks Kristina

  • Reply Lori February 12, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Such sweet and colorful cards! Thank you for sharing your process. I hope your back is better very soon.

  • Reply Patty Harris February 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    So sorry to hear that your back is still giving you trouble. I learned a lot from physical therapy and know that it can get better! Take care!

  • Reply Lindar C February 12, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Very sweet cards! I suffer from back pain as well, I use a TENS unit, it’s better than any pain meds. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle February 12, 2018 at 9:40 am

    These are both beautiful and the surprise technique is a fabulous tip.

  • Reply Stef Perry February 12, 2018 at 10:01 am

    It was great to see how the backgrounds turned out with the addition of the gold in the painting process rather than after the watercolors dried. Definitely going to have to try that! Thanks for the video and I sure hope you’re on the road to recovery with your back-it can be a long, slow process, so take care Kristina!

  • Reply DeniseMacRae February 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Beautiful cards! Hope you feel better soon. Back pain is dreadful.

  • Reply Henriëtte February 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Gorgeous cards Kristina. I hope your back is soon better.
    Happy Valentine!

  • Reply Linda Duensing February 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Nice cards and video. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe February 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    PRECIOUS!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss February 13, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Gorgeous cards!!

  • Reply Heather Nelson February 13, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Love the shimmer. I hope your back issues get better, SOON!!

  • Reply Kay Draughn February 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Always love your cards! I swear I’m going to try using watercolors one day…LOL! Hope you feel better soon! Kay

  • Reply Siobhann Bakke February 16, 2018 at 1:22 am

    LOVE these two examples. Thank you for the inspiration, despite the pain you are in! I appreciate your efforts. xx

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