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EASY WATERCOLOR BACKGROUNDS with watercolor markers!

Hello all! Today I have a fun watercolor video for you! I played with Arteza Watercolor Markers and created four different smooshed backgrounds. I also used some new dies from Simon Says Stamp. :)

(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 four different approaches for the watercolor backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for details. To finish off the card, I used the new Hello Beautiful Gorgeous and Modern Flower Card Wrap dies from Simon Says Stamp. In fact, today’s post is part of a blog hop!

Friends Blog Hop

Today’s post is a blog hop for Simon’s latest release. Check out the entire release HERE.

Also, be sure to comment on each stop of the blog hop! Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to their store at each stop. Go to their blog for details.

Your next stop on the hop is Yana Smakula!


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.

*Simon Says Stamp Modern Flowers Card Wrap die
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*Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Gorgeous dies
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Arteza Watercolor Markers, 48 set
Arteza Watercolor Markers, 24 set
Reisenthel Cuffed Fabric Bin
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper, 9×12
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
Hot Off the Press Heat Resistant Acetate
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Pentel Aquash Water Brush, Small
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
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T-Square Ruler
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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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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
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X-Press It Tape
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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EK Success Tweezers
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 0.5 oz
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Quilled Creations Precision Tip
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Doodlebug Chunky Grey Twine
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Terry January 12, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Love your card!

  • Reply Barbara Chmura January 12, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Beautiful, Kristina!

  • Reply Debbie LeMarbre January 12, 2018 at 6:31 am

    The water colors look awesome behind the wrap

  • Reply Cynthia Link January 12, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Love this technique of using the brush pens….might have to go find them on Amazon! LOVE this new card wrap die, so intricate, but it does all the work for you! Love that! Great video, beautiful card! Thanks!

  • Reply Jean Fulton January 12, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Love the way you used the watercolors and the card wrap dies.

  • Reply DGolly January 12, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Great technique video. I can’t wait to try it. Beautiful card as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Jennifer Langton January 12, 2018 at 6:49 am

    The way you used the watercolor background to show through the intricate designed die spaces is genius. I need to go home and try that!!!!

  • Reply Melanie Ann MacKenzie January 12, 2018 at 6:51 am

    So very beautiful. Love the watercolour behind that amazing die. Cheers.

  • Reply karine boivin January 12, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Gorgeous watercoloring and card design. It’s so beautiful!

  • Reply Sally Sherfield January 12, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Wow love that Card Wrap die, your cards are sooooo pretty!

  • Reply Tara Prince January 12, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Gorgeous cards!!

  • Reply Debbie Rumpza January 12, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Pretty, Kristina! I love the wraps.

  • Reply Kristina CraftyPaws January 12, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Gorgeous watercoloring and Perfect to combine with that wrap die!

  • Reply Donna Rinckel January 12, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful backgrounds! Those new dies are really fun!

  • Reply Mary Lehett January 12, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Kristina, thank you for your creative tutorial. Those backgrounds are so colorful.

  • Reply Arianna Barbara January 12, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Wow! Awesome card!!! Great work!!!

  • Reply Berina January 12, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I love the backgrounds you have created!! Such lovely colors.

  • Reply Marianne January 12, 2018 at 7:42 am

    So pretty! I think I’m going to have another play with my new Tombow markers this weekend…

  • Reply Anna Rodgers January 12, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Such beautiful backgrounds! Thanks for the tutorial, Kristina!

  • Reply Stanlee Runner January 12, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Gorgeous backgrounds, you always inspire. Thanks.

  • Reply Amy Cooley January 12, 2018 at 7:48 am

    So, so beautiful! I’m sold on this new die!

  • Reply Suzann Anderson January 12, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Let be the SSS Modern Wrap card die!

  • Reply Marilyn Martin January 12, 2018 at 7:50 am

    The card wrap dies is beautiful. I like how you added the colorful card inside.

  • Reply cyndi morris January 12, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Beautiful. I love the “smooshing” technique. Also love the wrap die. Great release.

  • Reply Sheila Lane January 12, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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