1001 CARTES ON AIR – Iridescent watercolor background

Hi! Today, I’m back with a new card and video tutorial featuring the Create A Smile stamp sets called Botanical Love and Ausflippen (German sentiment set).

In this video, I want to share another way to create a self-made background using silver embossing powder instead of the black or white we usually choose. I also used Distress inks combined with iridescent watercolors to create a metallic and shiny look. Here is my card: 

Sadly, the pictures don’t do justice to the card! In real life, the background is vibrant and shiny!

You can see how I did my card in the video below!



Stamps: Botanical Love & Ausflippen (Create A Smile)
Inks & Co.: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger), Finetec MICA Watercolor Iridescent Paint, Versamark
Paper: watercolor paper, black and white cardstock
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil’Inker Designs)
Various: silver embossing powder, 3D foam pads, tape runner, heat gun, paint brushes, etc.


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I hope you had fun with this tutorial!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…



Maura said…
Magnifique! j'adore cette technique, je l'utilise souvent! BISOUS
Suzanne said…
It is a beautiful stunning card!!! Thank you for the tutorial video.
Genevieve said…
Tout à fait superbe!!! Tu me donnes le goût d'utiliser à nouveau cette technique!! Merci pour ce merveilleux vidéo!!
Jamie said…
Simply beautiful! I loved the video tfs :)
Stephanie said…
Wow - einfach wunderschön, die Karte! Und tolles Video!
Hach, das selbe Stempelset befindet sich gerade auf dem Weg zu mir - kann es kaum erwarten ;-)
Ganz liebe Grüsse
Taunya Butler said…
Super impressive and so pretty!! Love that big flower stamp you used!!! Really learned a lot form your video!! Thanks!!
canadian_liner said…
Cette carte est magnifique! J'aime beaucoup les petites touches d'or. Merci de nous montrer comment le faire, en video.
Lisaerica said…
Francine, it's stunning!!! I just received the botanical set in the mail, I was waiting months to get it. I'm so going to try this technique, though I'm sure mine won't come as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.
Roxy said…
I will say it again beautiful. Love the watercoloring
Shari said…
It's so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Linda Langes said…
Such a beautiful card Francine and love your video.