Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by the amazing Eva Doblias. She shows us how easy it is to use Twinkling H2O’s. She couldn’t create a video, so I shot one showing how to use the paints to create a watercolor wash background.

I started by stamping snowflakes from Verve’s Glad Tidings in VersaMark ink on a 3″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock.  They were embossed with white embossing powder before I used blue and purple Twinkling H2O’s for the waterwash. Once the paper dried, I stitched the edges of that layer.

A piece of white cardstock was cut with the Vintage Oval Frame die and the stamp with the same name was stamped over it with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. A sentiment from Glad Tidings was stamped in the center.

Silver glimmer paper was cut and embossed with the two smallest dies from Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Four, layered on top of each other and connected with a Recollections brad (Michaels). The snowflake was adhered to the right hand side of the sentiment layer. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestone package were added underneath the sentiment. The sentiment layer was adhered to the lower left of the background layer before the background was adhered to the card base. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finishes off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


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

26 Responses to “Twinkling Watercolor Wash”

  1. What a beautiful effect. I love the snowflakes and pretty bling. 🙂


  2. your card id just gorgeous Beate. Love the tutorial too. hugs! Mojca

  3. I’m a big fan of H2Os for a lovely sparkly wash anyway, so I have to admit it was actually that gorgeous shimmery silver snowflake that caught my eye even more. I love those dramatic colours, too!
    I hope you and your family are enjoying a happy and peaceful Christmas season.

  4. Hi Beate! Beautiful card.
    God Bless 🙂

  5. Such a stunner! I love the shades of purple you achieved using the twinkling H2o’s. The snowflakes are lovely.

  6. Oh wow, this is stunning!! The twinkling H2O’s look amazing!! I can’t wait to watch the video to learn the technique!! The glittery snowflake is gorgeous!! What a fabulous card, Beate!! Have a wonderful evening 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  7. GASP!!! You used PURPLE, Beate! LOL And it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love this!

  8. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful!!! You used purple!! If memory serves me right, you’re not usually a purple fan? You totally rocked it here!!! Love this! You are KILLING me with all that silver glimmer paper and the snowflake dies…I NEED them….hehe!!!

  9. Oh my word, this is so stunningly gorgeous, Beate! Hope you had the merriest of Christmases!

  10. This is really stunning! I love the color wash background you created.

  11. Stunning! Oh Beate, I thought I was fed up with Xmas cards but this one has to be one of my most faves!!

  12. What a beautiful effect you have achieved. This is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I’ve seen! I love the colors with the contrasting white snowflakes. And that large silver one is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the video…

  13. Beautiful, love the purples. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  14. I really like the embossed background and that snowflake.

  15. Beautiful–love the colors.

  16. The splash of water color on the background just melts with luscious hues of purple and accentuates all the bling with sparkly perfection!

  17. Completely splendid Beate!!!!

  18. ohh so pretty, I love the colors and sparkle

  19. Hi Beate
    Love the card it’s beautiful! love the colours, oh and happy new year!

  20. SO beautiful, Beate!!! The colors are stunning!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  21. So beautiful. Must give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  22. love love the background colors! gorgeous card, Beate!

  23. Thanks for showing us this easy technique! I don’t have any Twinkling H2Os, but I’m sure I can do this with some of the other products I have. Very pretty!

  24. Sooo inspiring! I love everything you make!

  25. very pretty colors for a wintry scene!!

  26. Wow, what a gorgeous card, Beate! Love it! I wish you all the best for this new year!! Hugs

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