Watercolor Background Idea

Hello Everyone ~

Despite sleeping in, I was extremely successful yesterday.  It felt so good to be designing.  I managed to make my Facebook Live, design team card, and cards for my Christmas Card Series.  I was able to take my time and enjoy myself.  I like it when I can take my time and enjoy my designing.

Today I have water aerobics in the morning.  I also need to dust mop the house.  After that I will be working on finalizing my next Inspiration in the Mail.  I don’t think it will take long so I will be taking some time to read.

A few weeks ago I took some time and did some watercolor playing.  I love playing with ink and water to create great backgrounds.  One of the advantages of this play is the left over ink on the craft mat.  I use extra watercolor paper to soak up all the left over ink on the mat.  Today’s card uses one of those panels for my background.  I was playing with Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay.  Here is how I used one of the panels created from soaking up the ink to create my Watercolor Background Idea.

Features of the Card

  • Floral Essence
  • Beautiful Friendship
  • card base ~ Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black ~ 1″ x 2″
  • Whisper White ~ 7/8″ x 1 7/8″    and   scrap
  • watercolor paper ~ 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • Whisper White crinkled seam binding
  • rhinestones

I love creating fun backgrounds. The Watercolor Background Idea was a result of left over ink on a craft mat. Don't miss the fun to play and use leftovers for your card making.



















That strip of paper down the side is a left over from some watercolor playing. Check out the Watercolor Background Idea card to see what the panel on the card front looks like.









Here are some other watercolor playing ideas.


Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

I have created a cart with all the items I used to create my card. Click the photo below to be taken to the cart where you can choose which items you would like to purchase. To do that all you have to is uncheck to items you do not want.










Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Can you believe the Fall Season is almost upon us?  What is your favorite activity to do in the Fall?  Have a Marvelous Monday and have you ever used left over ink from watercoloring to create a Watercolor Background Idea?




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