Happy Birthday - Watercolour card tutorial


Posted on 21st June 2016 by Nicole Mullen
Filed under Papercraft Disciplines and Techniques, Watercolouring

Hi All,

Nicole from Mullen Crafts here to share a quick card made using some beautiful shades of blue Papermilldirect card! I have used:

  • Marine Blue Smooth from the regular card line
  • Pale Blue card from the special offer line
  • Silhouette stamps
  • Kuratakai Gansai Watercolours
  • Watercolour card

I stamped all my silhouette stamp images in archival black ink as it doesn't react with ink once dry. The stamped panel has been die cut with a deckled edge rectangle that I just made longer by selective die cutting.


I then did some really messy watercolouring, allowing colours to bleed out and being really rough and outlining the areas very widely. I didn't want this to look perfect, I was going for an imperfect look.

Once this dried I adhered the painted panel onto a marine blue deckled edge panel.

I then adhered this down onto the pale blue card base and adhered this all onto a marine blue panel, then onto a white card base. I love the combination of the two blues together, it makes for a very calming and relaxing card!

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