Easy Watercolor Cards with Thinking of You

Mindy here from Mindy Eggen Design and I have lots to show you today! I sat down and really had some fun with colors for this one.
Today’s card is featuring the Thinking of You stamp set from Pink & Main. I made three different background with the same stamp. I did the same technique for each but just switched up the colors.
The main technique is creating this watercolor background using Distress Inks. I’m using a piece of Canson watercolor paper measuring an A2 size notecard. I’m going to take two colors, in this first card it’s Festive Berries and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, and rub them onto the paper. Then I will heavily spray the card with water and tilt it around for the colors to mix.
The two mixing together create this vibrant orange! I dab up the excess water that pooled around my edges and then dry with my heat tool. Once completely dry, I’m going to sandwich this in a piece of printer paper and run through my Big Shot to flatten it down.
I stamp my image onto the cardstock with a copic safe ink. Since this is watercolor paper, it is textured and I will need to stamp it twice to be sure I get in between all the fibers of the paper.
Then, I’m going to use my Cool Grey Copic markers to lightly add some shading in my flowers to give them dimension and make them pop off the card a little more.
Once I finish coloring, I’m going to stamp the sentiment in the middle of my image.
For this card, I used Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress ink. There is also an image on this stamp set of these cute little dots in which I added around my image just for fun.
This next card is the one I create in my video. My sentiment wasn’t very clean and left some marks which I wasn’t completely thrilled with. To correct this, I stamped the sentiment onto some Black cardstock and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
I then added it to the middle with some foam tape. I finished it off with these beautiful glossy dots.
These are so fun and easy to create! You can create some soft or vibrant backgrounds to go with anything with this technique.
Once I had the cards laid side-by-side I actually liked the strip of black cardstock better then just stamping right to the front.  Regardless, they came out amazing!
I hope these inspired you to give this technique a try. I was very inspired by Jennifer McGuire and Kelly Latevola in these techniques.
Copics Used
C4-3-2-1
You can view my process in my video down below or HERE on my youtube channel.
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