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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 Pam January 13, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Dies are just gorgeous!m and your water coloring, love it! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply kathy h January 13, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Such a pretty card! This die would be perfect for any upcoming weddings! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Mary Anne Feller January 13, 2018 at 7:29 am

    This gave me the “nudge” I needed to break out my new Gansai tam I watercolors! Fingers crossed! (I love watching you create!)

  • Reply Jan G January 13, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Very pretty card. Love the gate fold.

  • Reply Suzanne R January 13, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Love this technique, having a snow storm here today, so I’m going to get inky. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply eileen b January 13, 2018 at 8:04 am

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Your cards are beautiful

  • Reply Andrea Hastilow January 13, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Wowzers !! The colours you’ve used are beyond fantastic, and how you created those backgrounds, I’ve got to go try it. I really, genuinely love these cards. Thanks.

  • Reply Linda January 13, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Love your color selections.
    I love using action wobblers to add movement and fun to my cards

  • Reply Terri Scott - terriavidreader January 13, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Lovely. And I’m so happy to visit and get some new ideas.

  • Reply ann greene January 13, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Gorgeous cards Kristina. I love the dies and the watercolors. Beautiful.

  • Reply Linda Roos January 13, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Those backgrounds are beautiful with the lacy die!

  • Reply Linda Miles January 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

    So pretty! I love how the colors peak through the wrap. Thanks for the helpful video!

  • Reply Alison January 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Love your ideas!

  • Reply Stefanie January 13, 2018 at 8:58 am

    The colors peeking through the wrap die are wonderful! It sure makes for a unique and beautiful look.

  • Reply Dawn K January 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Amazing and so beautiful!

  • Reply Kelly Fusco January 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Love that smooshing technique. I might be able to handle that. I love love that gatefold wafer die. Love this card too! Great job!

  • Reply Bonnie Anderson January 13, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love the white Hello Beautuful, Gorgeous script dies on the watercolor background!

  • Reply Bonnie Anderson January 13, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love the white Hello Beautuful, Gorgeous script dies on the watercolor background!

  • Reply Kathy Anstine January 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I am anxious to try the watercolor backgrounds!

  • Reply Jan McIntire January 13, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I really love the card wrap with your water color backgrounds. Very effective and elegant.

  • Reply Renee Thornborough January 13, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I love this smooshing technique! Beautiful card.

  • Reply Sharon Brand January 13, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Love your backgrounds and the shades! The wrap die shows them off beautifully!

  • Reply Lisa K January 13, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I own those markers. Thanks for using them and showing how they work. I haven’t really used mine. I like how you stored them and will have to check that out. Love the card wrap idea.

  • Reply Rose Mary Smalley January 13, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Your cards are always so beautiful…thank you for the video…..hugs

  • Reply Denise Gutshall January 13, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Gorgeous backgrounds! Thanks for sharing your watercolor techniques- I love what you can do with the markers! They just moved onto my wish list! The wrap card is such a great idea.

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