Tropical Chic Watercoloured Background Panel

I have been playing with watercolour techniques all week and to be honest, I have struggled!! Somedays, my watercoloured backgrounds are just as I intended, other days it’s almost as though I shouldn’t have bothered 🤦🏽‍♀️.

After several failed attempts at the ‘smooshing’ technique, I was left with a lot of watercoloured panels that I thought were pretty much unusable.

Then I remembered the pretty leaf patterned square die from the Tropical Thinlits Dies and realised these pieces of watercoloured cardstock could be repurposed!

The variation and tone in the watercolouring really stands out beautifully once die cut. 

I wanted to make the watercoloured panels the main focal point, so I opted for a white mat and base, and I absolutely love the font of that sentiment from Tropical Chic.

I was pleased with the end result and with how the cards turned out. Just goes to show that there really aren’t any mistakes in crafting, just unique creations 😉 xx

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Tropical Chic Never Ending Card

There’s something so magical and fun about a never ending card. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the excitement of wondering what’s coming next never goes away!

They are also a lot of fun to make and really quite addictive – once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop!

The first one (top left) was made using the very pretty Country Home Stamp Set and Country Lane DSP in an 8″ x 8″ size. My second card (top right) was made using the Tropical Chic Suite. And my final (bottom) card used the gorgeous Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Expedition DSP.

The matting and layering takes a bit more effort with so many layers, but the finish made it totally worthwhile. Once I got into into, it became a labor of love!

So pleased with the way they all turned out, and making these cards is a lot easier than you might think. Click on the link below to see my video tutorial for how I did it, and thanks so much for visiting today 😘 xx

Measurements for making 5″ x 5″ Never Ending Card

Cardstock – 10″ x 5″

Score on the SHORT side at 1 1/4″, 3 3/4″

Cut on the LONG side into quarters (at 2.5″ increments)

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Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock
Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Pool Party A4 Card Stock
Call Me Clover A4 Cardstock
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write Markers
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

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