Thursday, January 19, 2017

Technique: Watercolor Background Card Tutorial

I had been aching to do two things and was able to combine the two techniques into one box card. I am a scene card maker so the Marianne Design Box Die (CR1374) is so up my alley.

I saw a watercolor background technique using the watercolor markers and an acrylic block. So I did that for the background of this card.

The second thing I was wanting to try was use the 3D tab inserts of the box card die to have something dangling from the top of this box card. I accomplished that with this card as well.

The first technique I did was a watercolor background.

Using 4 different blues and 2 different greens, I colored an acrylic block top to bottom.

spritzed the surface with a water mist, let it run a bit then placed down on white card stock.

 And this is my finished background. As you can see, this can be used for a multitude of outdoor scenes.

I used watercolor markers and watercolor paper to then paint a "wildflower edger" (FRA9371) for the front of the card.

Using my favorite "box card" die (CR1374) I made my box frame and used a cloud stitched edger from Frantic Stamper as my top cut out piece.

I fancied a bird cage die that came with a flying bird (VIND036), I used acetate to adhere it to the top of the card so it is dangling freely within the box.

And here is the finished card. I used a few different grass edgers and hills to layer the ground area of the card.

 Until next time, happy crafting.


Dies used: Marianne Designs Box card die (CR1374); Frantic Stamper Wildflower Edger (FRA9371); Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edger (FRA9986); Frantic Stamper Stitched Cloud Edger (FRA9794); Nellie Grass Edger (straight edger) (SD111); Bird cage with flying bird (VIND036). Various blue and green shades of Memento Watercolor markers.


  1. Love everything about this, Jenn. The background is perfect and using the stitched clouds edger with the box die is such a great idea. You put a lot of time into this card with those tiny flowers too, and it all shows.