Easy water colour card

Sep 24, 2022

I am such a sucker for forest -like images!

So when I saw this Happy Forest Friends suite in the annual catalogue -it was one of the first things in my cart!

What I really love about this suite are the papers.

I used them in this project to make an easy water colour card.

Easy water colour card
Happy Forest Friends Suite

The suite comes with a stamp set, dies to match, the stunning papers and ribbon.


I decided to do something different with the bear for this card.

The bear is a distinctive stamp – which means you get a more textured look to the image.

However, I decided to lightly stamp the image using Memento Black ink.

And then I used my water colour pencils -the black, white and grey pencils to colour in his body.

Using the water colour pencils, I was able to create a “coat” rather than a flat image.

Easy water colour card

So, how did I create this card?

What you will need to create this easy water colour card

  • Cardstock cut 8¼” x 5½’ -scored at 4 1/8″ (this is your card base and I used so sahara)
  • Designer series paper from Happy Forest Friends -cut 5½” x 4 1/8″
  • Scrap basic white (for the bear)
  • Scraps designer series paper (3) for the balloons
  • Sweet sorbet bakers twine
  • Water colour pencils -black, white & grey
  • Dimensionals
  • Liquid glue
  • Oval punch
  • Balloon punch
  • Water painters/paintbrush and a bowl of water

How to make this card

  • Glue the designer series paper onto the front of the card base
  • Lightly stamp the image in memento black -and WIPE OFF the middle section where his body is.
  • Using your water colour pencils -colour in his body as you desire
  • I then used my water painters to mix in the water colour pencils
  • Continue adding layers of colour until you’re happy with the result
  • Punch out the balloons
  • Adhere them with dimensionals
  • Using glue dots -add the bakers twine underneath the balloons
  • Adhere the bear in place with dimensionals

And just like that you’ve created an easy water colour card!

If you love this paper and the stampset -you can purchase them online from me.

Just use this link.

I hope that you are inspired by this gorgeous set!

If you’d like to play with these papers, I will be featuring them on my retreat next week.

Are you joining me?

Until next time!

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