Zinia's Watercolor Cards

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’d like to share with you a few fun and easy card ideas using the new Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet Watercolor set.

One of the many things I love about this set is the colors. They are so beautiful and vibrant straight from the pans that you don’t need to worry about mixing beautiful shades.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

So for my first card, I used the colors straight from the pans and I created a rainbow stripped pattern design. Every time I run through my brush with a new color, I let it touch the previous strip so that the colors bleed into each other a bit.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

For my second card, I wanted to focus more on that bleeding effect so this time, I created circles of color and let them touch with each other so the colors mix on their own. This technique really creates breathtaking results.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

To create the next card I used a craft mat. I picked some colors and scribbled them down on the mat, then I added a spritz of water and dipped my card into the color. This is what people call the smooshing technique cause you basically smoosh your card panel into the colors to get a random but beautiful design.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

For my last card I created an ombre effect with a twist. Instead of going from one side to the other with my gradient of colors, I used a circle shape and went from the outer edges of my card towards the center. This creates sort of like a tunnel effect and it really makes everyone focus on the center of the card.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

Now to turn these watercolor panels into cards I added various stickers as sentiments. Also instead of mounting them on a regular card base, I decided to adhere them on some of the lovely cards that come in the Stay Sweet card set.

Zinia's Watercolor Cards

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Stay Sweet Collection: 351973 BOXED CARDS SET, 351199 WATERCOLOR SET, 351208 STICKER BOOK, 351206 THICKERS Be Kind, 351207 THICKERS Roll With It

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Thanks so much for sharing this adorable layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop Stay Sweet now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com