Today Mary Jo is sharing a fantastic card idea with us.
This is what she says:
“I wanted to make a card using a watercolor technique and stenciling. I found a fun die cut stencil card in my scrapbook supplies that had the perfect sentiment for a card.
Using the stencil, watercolor pencils and a blender pen, I was able to create a card to share with my husband or anyone I love.”
What You Will Need:
- A plain, white cardstock card
- Patterned paper
- Word or letter stencils
- Black pen
- Border punch
- Watercolor pencils
- Blender Pen
Cut a piece of patterned paper that will fit your stenciled sentiment. If you have a die cut machine, you could always create your own sentiment. I had this premade die cut card from the
Use a fine point black pen that will not bleed, trace each individual letter onto the patterned paper.
Color each individual letter with your watercolor pens. As you can see on my photo, I didn’t color super carefully since I would be going over it with my blender pen. To me, watercolors have a little bit of a messy feel to them. I made sure to use colors that coordinated with the patterned paper.
Use the blender pen to go over each letter, blending the watercolor pencil.
Once I finished with my letters, I added a piece of patterned paper to the left. Then I used my scallop border punch to add a thin piece of paper to the right side. A small heart also cut from patterned paper in the same line, completed my card.
I think the watercolor effect gives the card a soft look which is what I was going for.
We hope you liked this fabulous idea,
Crafting Ireland Team