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Layered Metallic Watercolor + “Hand Drawn” Accents

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Hi all! Today I have a card that was so much fun creating! It’s a watercolor card using both traditional watercolors (American Crafts Paper Fashion Watercolors) and FineTec Pearlescent Watercolors.

(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 started out by masking off six squares in a window pane pattern using masking tape. Then I wet each square with water and dropped in watercolors. After letting it dry, I added small areas of gold pearlescent paint.

Small patterns were stamped in three squares using images from the Hello Darling stamp set and then traced over using a white gel pen. I also added a thin lined border to the other squares.

To finish off the card, I cut the Take Care dies four times, stacked the die cuts, and adhered the greeting to the card.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


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 Take Care dies
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*Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling stamp…
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American Crafts Paper Fashion Basics…
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Finetec Pearlescent Colours, 24 set
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor…
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T-Square Ruler
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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EK Succes Retractable Craft Knife
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Tombow Sand Eraser
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3M Post-It Tape, white
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*Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch Acrylic block
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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EK Success Tweezers
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*Gina K Designs Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Andrea Hastilow July 4, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Very pretty design & I love the take care, very fun font. Happy 4th July x

  • Reply Laurie P. July 4, 2019 at 7:31 am

    This card is just lovely, Kristina! I really appreciate the step by step video and all your tips & tricks – not sure I can replicate something as pretty as yours, but can’t wait to give it a try. You never cease to inspire me and I’ve enjoyed so many of your creations over the years – THANK YOU!

  • Reply Sue Hudson July 4, 2019 at 7:41 am

    This is beautiful. I love your watercolor videos. It’s amazing to me how you just drew those gel pen lines inside the boxes freehand. They were perfectly straight.

  • Reply Gay Engelberger July 4, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Just gorgeous! I really like this card … so much so that I think I may drag out my supplies and try to replicate it (haven’t been in my craft room for MONTHS!). I have one question before I start though … you stamped the flowers and leaves in purple and then COMPLETELY covered them with your white gel pen … why? Would stamping (or embossing) in white have had the same result? Or did you get a particular look that you couldn’t get any other way?

    Always enjoy your incredible talent! Thank you SO much for sharing it with the rest of us!

  • Reply Lee Conradi July 4, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful card with 3 useful tips for me! Thanks so much a wishing you a Happy Fourth of July!

  • Reply Pam Kerschner July 4, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Such a gorgeous card!

  • Reply Angie Cammack July 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Absolutely stunning!! :)

  • Reply Jill H. July 4, 2019 at 11:25 am

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to do this!

  • Reply Lieve S July 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    This card is a beauty ! Friendly, elegant, nice colours, simple but great design, … I really like it.
    Thank you for the video.

  • Reply Penny Klie July 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Beautiful card Kristina…

  • Reply Tami B July 5, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I really like this one.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle July 5, 2019 at 5:54 am

    What an elegant card. I really want to try this soon. TFS!

  • Reply Henriëtte July 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Gorgeous card Kristina. I love the beautiful colours and the hand drawn accents. that’s a great idea. Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

  • Reply Betsy July 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Such an incredible outcome from some very humble supplies! I love to watch you work! Please don’t ever quit making art.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard July 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Love everything about this card, the design, the colors, that shimmer from the gold. Just so darn pretty. thanks for sharing it with us.

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