Fairy Card (watercolour background)


Posted on 4th February 2019 by Vicki Poulton
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials

Good morning.

I have this sweet fairy card today and I have used my watercolour paint to make this background.

Products used:

You will also need:

  • Watercolour paints and a brush
  • Heat gun
  • Fairy stamps ( Uniquely creative stamps)
  • Versamark ink pad
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Black embossing powder (WOW)
  • Sequins
  • Nuvo Drops


To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of Blu Navy Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm for my card front. Once this is done I used my watercolour paints to make the night time sky. I added the blues, pinks and yellows first before adding the black paint. You will then need to use your heat gun to dry this or you can leave it for a few hours to dry.

I then stamped the fairy images with Versamark ink and used black embossing powder to heat set this. I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and very gently watercoloured the images in. If you use embossing powder your paint should not run.

I then trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the sentiment using some white embossing powder and my heat gun. I adhered this to my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then adhered the whole panel and my images to my card base using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and added some sequins. I then added some white nuvo drops to the card to make them look like stars in the sky.

I had so much fun experimenting with watercolour paints onto different card stock. I always use a small amount of water when using watercolour paints so that the card doesn't get too saturated and rip.

I hope you give this a go you will have so much fun!

Tagged: watercolour, fairy

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