Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds by Jess Francisco
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Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds by Jess Francisco

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds by Jess Francisco

By: Ranger |

Cards | Simon Hurley create.

Making watercolored backgrounds for creating cards couldn't be easier with this tutorial by Jess Francisco. Learn how you can use Simon Hurley create. Dye Ink Pads, Background Stamps, and a little water to make backgrounds without painting with a brush.

Instructions

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 1

Step 1: Using the Mini Ink Blending Tools, apply ink to Simon Hurley Stark White Cardstock. Apply the ink in a circular motion for smoothest results. Begin with Clear Skies, transition to Remember Me around 1/3 the way up the cardstock, then use Crown Me for the remaining 1/3. This will give you a beautiful gradient effect. 

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 2

Step 2: Lay the Jewel Heist background stamp flat on a hard surface. Spritz the background liberally with clean water using the Distress Sprayer. 

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 3

Step 3: Before the water dries, place your ink blended background (blended side down) on the background stamp. Hold the cardstock firmly in place and wait for a few seconds to give the water a chance to react with the ink.

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 4

Step 4: Lift up the background and admire your beautiful work! This ‘watercolor lift’ technique is a great way to stretch your supplies and take your backgrounds to the next level.

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 5

Step 5: Once your background is dry, use an acrylic block or stamp positioning tool to apply the sentiment ‘you are such a blessing’ from Doodle Florals. You could substitute another sentiment here for any occasion!

Watercolor Lift Technique Backgrounds Step 6

Step 6: Mount the panel to a white A2 sized card base and, just like that, your card is finished! This is a great reminder that beautiful cards don’t have to be incredibly complicated. Simple is gorgeous, too!


Jess Francisco Headshot

I’m Jess Francisco from A Card Day’s Work. I live in Virginia Beach with my husband and our sons who are 4 and 2 years old. They keep me busy, so most of my crafting is done while they’re in bed. I have been creating for as long as I can remember, but I started my card making journey in 2015. I have learned so many techniques and added so many new products to my growing list of favorites. Now that I have a few years under my belt, I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with the crafting community! You can find me on social media as @acarddayswork or A Card Day’s Work

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