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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 Jodie Illingworth January 13, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Love the wrap card. And you are so creative with your backgrounds. thanks so much four the inspiration!

  • Reply Jenna Batik January 13, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful card and great watercolor techniques. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Carrie Erickson January 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful card Kristina! Love your water coloring!

  • Reply Debbie January 13, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I’m totally on a watercolor binge right now. on my cards & a few scrap layouts!! you have given me so many new ideas. love your work, always <3

  • Reply Erica Marroquin January 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I love this card wrap design. Wondering how hard inlay would be lol. Wonderful watercolor backgrounds. TFS!

  • Reply Joyce Woodhead January 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I am really loving the card wrap Modern flower die. You made such Stunning cards with it!!

  • Reply Julieann January 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Awesome cards thanks for sharing

  • Reply Betty January 13, 2018 at 10:50 am

    So many beautiful new products. Such great ideas. All so pretty.

  • Reply Sherry Lowmaster January 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

    so beautiful! I loved your video and explaining how to do the watercolor smooching! In fact I bookmarked it so I can go back to it.

  • Reply geri S. January 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Love the colors and the card wrap! Great release!

  • Reply Jenn A January 13, 2018 at 11:45 am

    neat to see how different people use the same dies in unique ways!

  • Reply Joyce January 13, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I am fascinated with water colors so watched so I could learn some more techniques. Thanks.

  • Reply Leslie mahon January 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Just gorgeous…I love your style! Just signed up to receive your blog…looking forward to learning from such talent!

  • Reply Michelle N. January 13, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I just adore the watercolor backgrounds!

  • Reply Maria V. January 13, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Lovely, you make it look so easy, thanks Kristina

  • Reply SJ January 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Simple but very fancy.

  • Reply Stacey L Palmer January 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    love the watercolor background with the white wrap. So lovely.

  • Reply irene Grau January 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I really need to pull out my watercolors and play. :-)

  • Reply Ingrid January 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Hop hop hopping by to say: you make easy watercolouring look…. Well… Easy

  • Reply Sky January 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I love your blog and videos, Kristina! Thanks for the infinite inspiration!

  • Reply Lisa January 13, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Your watercolor backgrounds are so wonderful.

  • Reply Elaine January 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    The pop of colour highlights the intricate die.

  • Reply Joyce Erb January 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Stunning background and pretty wrap.

  • Reply Linda Duensing January 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  • Reply Kay January 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Interesting way to use the watercolor, with the acetate! Liked it.

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