Monday, April 18, 2016

Simple Watercolor Card by Tonya Gibbs

Want a beautiful Mother's day Idea! Well, Tonya has one for you! 
Thank you Tonya...this is gorgeous! 

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share with you a simple technique for creating a watercolor card that is easy and sure to please. This card would be fantastic for any occasion. Since Mother's Day is around the corner, I decided to make mine for my Mom. I know she is going to love it!

I'm featuring Yvonne's Swirly Vine stamp from Impression Obsession today.  Isn't it gorgeous?
Swirly Vine - L17103
Swirly Vine - L17103

Here are the Cutting and Folding Measurements: 
Top folding Cardbase: 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches (scored at 5 1/2 inches)
Watercolor 140lb Coldpress Smooth Side cardstock:   3 3/4 inches x 5 inches
Pattered Cover stock: 4 1/4 inches x 5.5 Inches

For my watercolors, I'm using Tim Holtz' Distress Markers from Ranger in Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, and Shabby Shutters.  You can use whichever colors you like, and any watercolor markers  you like for this technique.  The technique is the same.  I love the muted colors of these markers and brown undertones.

Please watch the video below where I demonstrate how I created this beautiful card:

I used Tattered Rose Distress Ink to stamp the inside of my card to create a watermark style image in the background.   The image is pale enough for me to be able to write a message over the top.  I also hand lettered a message at the bottom.   Here is a view of the inside of the card:

Mother's Day Card Yvonne Blair Art Girls project Designed by Tonya A. Gibbs IO Stamps

Wasn't that super simple?  I love how easy  this stamp was to color and create a card.  It would be super simple to create a stack of these cards in various sentiments to share with a friend as a gift set, or to have on hand for any occasion.  I hope I have inspired you today to create a card using this stamp.

Thanks for stopping in today!


  1. Love how she thought out of the box on this stamp. It turned out just beautiful.

  2. You mother is going to be thrilled! Lovely,

  3. This is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing the process .. loved the video!!