Easy Watercolor Background | Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

Hi everyone, I am so excited to join all of the amazingly talented group of cardmakers for this years’
Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop. This is the 4th hop hosted by the very lovely Justine Hovey to discover and
celebrate the crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!



For my card, I wanted to create an easy and quick watercolor background featuring Heffy Doodle’s Otter Side stamp.

I began by stamping out the images of the waves from the stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper cut down to an
A2 sized panel. I used Versamark ink to stamp the images out and then I added white embossing powder
and heat set it with my heat tool.

To watercolor the background, I used several inks of Distress Oxide by smooshing a bit of ink onto my craft mat and
adding clean water to the ink. Using a #6 watercolor brush, I scribbled the ink onto the dry background panel. I used
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink,  and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink
to create a beautiful ocean background.



While the background panel was drying, I stamped out all of the adorable otter images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock and used Copic markers to color them in.

Copic Coloring

Head and Body:  E31, E29, E25, E23 then E47
Face and Belly: E30, E23, R22, R20
Ball: YG00, YG09
White Gelly Roll Pen




After I finished coloring, I used the ScanNCut machine to cut all of the images out for my card. I also created a sentiment by
stamping it onto a piece of black cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder, then using a thin fishtail
banner to die cut the sentiment strip out.

To add a little interest in the card, I used the Heffy Doodle Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames and die cut several pieces
of white cardstock. I adhered the frames together for dimension and add it to the center of my card.



In the video tutorial below, I’m sharing the process of creating this card as well as a chance to win a $25 gift certificate
to Scrapbook(dot)com which I will pick from the comments left on MY VIDEO!


Have fun hopping along and thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Your Next Stamp Challenge #135 | TCP Tuesday #366 Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog| Creative Fingers Challenge Blog | Word Art Wednesday |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!

Heffy Doodle Chimply the Best | Ink Blended Background with Perfect Pearls

Good morning crafty friends, I’m excited to share an adorable birthday card featuring some products from the new Heffy
Doodle release. My card features the adorable monkeys from Chimply the Best and the Fancy Foliage stencils on an
ink blended background with Perfect Pearls.

stamped image of monkeys

I began by ink blending an A2 sized panel with Distress Ink in Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles randomly
using the blender brushes. Once I had the entire panel covered, I secured the Fancy Foliage stencil to the panel and
applied the Perfect Medium ink, making sure to add plenty for the powder to stick.

Now the fun part of using this medium, is applying the Perfect Pearls powder with a small brush across the entire panel. I
then took a clean brush and brushed excess powder off to reveal a very shiny and shimmery stenciled design background.

While the background was drying, I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah
Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

stamped image of monkeys

Copic Markers Combination

Monkey bodies: E31, E29, E27, E25, E23
Monkey faces: E00, E11, E21, E04, R22, R20
Tree branches: E23, E25, E27, E29
Leaves: YG00, YG13, YG07
Bananas: Y19, Y15, Y11, Y26
Peeled banana: Y02, Y21

stamped image of monkeys

Once the background was dry, I spritzed some water into the air and allowed the mist to hit the panel in order for
the Perfect Pearls to set. And then I began adhering all of the images and the sentiment strip which I stamped and
white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

I have a video tutorial where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Copic Markers. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!


This card is entered in the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge | Dis Digi Designs Challenge | Tuesday Throwdown | Creative Moments Challenge | Cut it Up Challenge | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!