Happy  Monday Crafty Friends! A Super congratulations to @jentmomof3. She’s our winner of our giveaway prize! Please email me with your address and I will get this in the mail for you ASAP. Now here’s Lindsay with a great video tutorial!

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!! It is Lindsay from the DT here with you today and I am so excited to be sharing a video tutorial on creating a soft pastel watercolor background with your watercolor markers. I also used an emboss resist technique in this tutorial, so be sure to check it out for all the details!!


To create the hanging basket scene on this die cut panel, I used the Summer Baskets Stamp Set. I absolutely adore this set. You can use it to create a quick solid stamped image card or it’s great for an emboss resist technique, like I’m doing today! I stamped everything onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder for a tone on tone scene.

To create the background I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Brushes. Any type of watercolor brush marker would word here, like Distress Markers, Zigs, etc. First, I scribble the color onto a pallette, I used a dark blue and purple color for this card, and after saturating the cardstock with water, started dropping in color. This is a great technique for a very soft look, however, I wanted more saturation. So after laying down my initial round of color, I flipped my paper over and smooshed it onto my pallette. I left it laying there to soak up more of the color and moved it around as I wanted to spread colors to different areas of the panel. When I picked it up and turned it over I laid down a paper towel to pick up a lot of the remaining color. This left me with a soft pastel, but very saturated color and also the paper towel added a nice ridge texture to the paper.

To finish this card off, I first stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the Friends sentiment stamp set and built up my own to customize my card. Next, I popped up the watercolor panel onto a gray card stock panel for a mat and finally adhered everything onto an A2 top folding white card base. To add a little embellishment, I scattered a few Liquid Pearls in white opal around the card base.

 This was such an easy and fun card to make! I love cards that are easy enough to replicate, but will be a bit different each and every time you make them! This is one of those cards!! If you too want to make a card like this one, you will find all the supplies linked down below!! Thank you so much for spending a bit of time with me today!! Happy Crafting!!

All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails below. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]

3 thoughts on “Watercolor Backgrounds with Markers + Emboss Resist

  1. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Wonderful video, Kindsay, loved the step by step in it, also happy accident of lines in watercolour background, all looks great!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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