Watercolor Ink Tutorial: 3 Elegant Floral Cards – VIDEO: Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today, I'll be showing how to create an opulent watercolor background using liquid watercolor brush marker refills and the Ornate Foliage Stamp Set.

20190930 144518I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of watercolor cardstock and stamped over the outline images from Ornate Foliage Stamp Set. I stamped the images using Embossing Ink and then heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Once this was done, I set about coloring the images using Watercolor Marker Refills as liquid watercolor. I used Purple Wine, Desert Night, and Emerald Marker Refills for the images and Lagoon Marker Refill for the background.

20190930 144522When this was dry, I cut this in half so I could use the two panels on separate cards. For the first one, I matted the panel onto Gold Mirror Cardstock and added a Gold Mirror Cardstock sentiment using Fancy Hello Die. For this to pop from the background, I added this onto a vellum strip. For the second card, I cut the Fancy Hello Die into the panel and added some Gold Mirror Cardstock behind the cutout. As I was then left with a beautiful die-cut sentiment, I matted this onto some Gold Mirror Cardstock and Deep Iris Cardstock to create a further card.

20190930 144528To see how these cards came together, please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you get inspired to watercolor with your watercolor brush marker refills!


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Mary October 4, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Love the colors!!!!! Awesome look!

Peggy Pride October 4, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Love this stamp set. Need to save my money!

barbara lassiter October 4, 2019 - 11:18 AM

These are beautiful. This is a great idea to extend the use of that one panel that took some time to create! Ending up with three cards is surely a bonus! :)

Patt H. October 4, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Gorgeous cards, Lydia! Love all the gold & your awesome coloring.

vera feldman October 4, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Now those are beautiful cards – will try the technique soon.

Bonnie Eng October 4, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Gorgeous vibrant colour!

Deborah Bee October 4, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Love your work. I want to try this and hope it comes out as beautiful as yours. Just a quick ? Is it easier to use the refills instead of watercolor sets?

Henriëtte October 4, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Fabulous Lydia. The panel was so awesome that it’s good you made three cards of it. That way it’s three times awesome! Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

Maria Alder October 5, 2019 - 5:05 AM

Beautiful cards Lydia, amazing colours together x

Lagene October 5, 2019 - 7:22 AM


Carol Mc October 5, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Your cards are sensational!


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