Thank You - Watercolor Resist Card featuring Daniel Smith Watercolors

Watercolors are really quite dear to me. As a little girl, I used to love doodling with this beautiful medium, and it's so wonderful to see how mainstream they've become. 

I don't use them as much as I'd like to, but every now and again, I'll reach into my art drawer and add a little color to my day. 

One of these days I'm eager to try the many techniques I've been diligently filing away - it's just so fun to play and explore with art, don't you think? For today, I've made a simple card with a tried-and-true resist technique and a few splashes of color, using my new (and favorite!) Daniel Smith watercolors. 

For this card, I was inspired by the gorgeous, new Altenew Mega Greetings set, which I so desperately want to add to my collection. Isn't it soooo lovely?! Since I promised myself I would try to only add stamps and dies that were unlike anything I currently own, I decided it was probably best to try and shop in my stash first. To my happy surprise, I found a similar, large sentiment, using an older Stampin' Up set (discontinued, similar here).

I stamped the large sentiment with Versamark ink, followed by Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder in white, and heat set the pretty letters. 

I used my watercolors over the embossed image for an emboss-resist. Some techniques will never go out of style :) I used Daniel Smith colors in Rhodonite Genuine, Quinacridone Gold,  and Quinacidrone Coral. These are a first for me - tube watercolors - but I think I'm converted! These colors are so vibrant, super pigmented, bold, and easy to blend. I think I'm in love :)

I matted the card base onto a soft aqua print, and added a soft heart vellum paper over top. Even with the frosted vellum, the bright colors shine through so well. 

I added a cluster to the top of the card, consisting of stitched buttons, flowers, paper string, and PTI's Confetti Garlands borders. Just under that, I added a die-cut sentiment from PTI's Big Hugs die set.

Can't wait to use these more!

Thank you for visiting today!



  1. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing it!

  2. This is stunning!! I love the soft colors, the die cut border at the top and the addition of the buttons. Just LOVELY design!!

  3. Wow--my favorite color, pink, for an elegant, gorgeous card! One of my favorites, Ivana!

    1. Oh Greta! Thank you SO much! Sending you big hugs!

  4. Gorgeous choice of dies and colors on this oh so inspiring card Ivana!
    Love it!
    Paper Talk with Samra

    1. Samra, thank you so much for the sweet compliment! I appreciate your kind notes so much! Hugs!

  5. Softness is what I love the most about your crations, softness and buttons! p.s You still have a lot of shabby left in you my dear! Missing you like crazy!!

    1. Hehe I sure do, don't I? I don't think it will ever go away :) Thank you so much, dear friend!


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