Christine Okken created a great tutorial for the Watercolor Bleed technique for Splitcoast this week. To shoot the video for that technique, I created this card.

For my sample I stamped the Poppy image from Crafty Secrets in Black Soot Distress Ink on Watercolor paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The paper was misted with water and colored with a water brush and Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker.

Once the paper dried, a frame was dry embossed with the largest Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die, the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the paper was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock.

The card base is a 5″ x 12″ piece of textured Kraft cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. A 3″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Schoolhouse October Afternoon paper was adhered to a 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of the same paper pack. They were stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock and adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is also from the Poppy stamp set. It was stamped in Black Soot Distress ink on a tag cut and embossed with the Five in one Tag die from Spellbinders. The center was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  A bow was tied out of May Arts Gingham Ribbon. A button was tied to the bow with waxed linen. The same waxed Linen strip was used to tie the tag to the bow. Black Kaisercraft Rhinestones on the top right of the image layers finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

9 Responses to “Video tutorial – Watercolor Bleed”

  1. I saw this video and it looks interesting to try. I love yours.

  2. Again your card is just beautiful. You are such an creative inspiration to me. Can you tell me where you got the five-in-one die (Spellbinders)



  3. Beautiful! Love this tutorial!

  4. Stunning! Such a lovely card and a fun technique!

  5. This looks very pretty, Beate!! I love those images and the pretty papers and ribbon!! Thank you for another wonderful tutorial!!

  6. Eine traumhaft schöne Karte liebe Beate, Du hast mit diesen wunderschönen Mohnblumen ein zauberhaftes Werk gestaltet.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  7. very pretty, love the feel of the card, neat stitching and pretty ribbon to top it off!

  8. Pretty card! What a fun coloring technique!

  9. gorgeous watercolor effect. love the pretty rich colors. beautiful card, Beate!

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