Watercolor & Painted Petals Note Card

mini watercolor painted petals

I really enjoy trying new techniques in creating handmade cards, so when I saw a tutorial done by Jill Foster for Penny Black featuring water coloring combined with stamping to create these mini watercolor creations with a clean and simple white on white background, I couldn’t  wait to make one.

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The technique includes masking off watercolor paper to create the “frame” and then watercoloring the background.  I used some golds and greens from my Sakura Koi Water Color Pocket Field Sketch Box (actually the only watercolors I own right now).  After drying, I stamped the flowers on using StampinUp’s Painted Petals stamp set by coloring them with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow and then gently spritzing the stamp with water to loosen the look before stamping.

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I then used those same marker colors and added a little water to them in my watercolor tray to randomly tap splatters all over from a paint brush.  The last step involved using a Penny Black Footnotes stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in “tea dye,” which I smudged for the vintage imperfect look before stamping on the top edge and corner.

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Once dry, I simply removed the masking tape (blue painter’s low-tack tape is easier to remove and less likely to lift the paper too), put some dimensional adhesive tape on the back and adhered to a white card base.

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I loved this technique and plan to try it with other colors and stamps, and I can’t wait to share this card with somebody special.

Wishing you a wonderful day and week.  Spend some time doing things you enjoy with people you love.

Cheers & Hugs,

PS  I am submitting this card for a new challenge I just learned about at canyoucaseit.com where this week’s challenge is “Designer’s Choice.”


I won!  Thanks to the CYCI Designer Team for the great honor!


44 thoughts on “Watercolor & Painted Petals Note Card

  1. OMGosh Jodi, this card is beautiful! I love the soft “warm” colors of it and the background writing really helps to bring out the bright flowers. It is just stunning! You are so talented! You just seem to have the “knack” of knowing what to do to take it “over the top.”

    I hope Marty is feeling like himself again and life is less “demanding” on you. I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs! xoxo

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  2. Jodi, this card is beautiful. The technique is quite a process, and you’ve mastered it. I zoomed to view closer and noticed words in part of the background. Was that on the paper at the beginning? Seems as if it would have to be. Happy Monday! Christine

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    • LOL! I have done that too! Can’t tell you the variety of things I have damaged…. 😐 The more careful I try to be, the messier I am it seems! Just like the quieter I try to be (say if Hubby is still sleeping – I always bump or trip or drop and make a racket!!!) I just tapped the pain brush for this small project, and it worked well.

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