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Faux watercolour background featuring Holiday Glimmer – Catherine Pooler Designs

If you love the look of watercolour background but don’t have watercolours then you can stretch your stash and use your reinkers. Today I’m using some Catherine Pooler Reinkers to create a vibrant faux watercolour background for a winter night. This card is very simple and it is all about building the colours up with layers. Then add some simple stamping including sentiment and you have one stunning card!

To finish this card, I’ve used a very simple stamp from the new Holiday Glimmer stamp set in the Classy Christmas bundle which is part of the new Catherine Pooler release: This Christmas

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Creating the faux watercolour background

Secure your watercolour card down with washi tape and then add clean clear water. To layer up the colours make sure you start with the lightest colours first, and don’t worry as the colours will dull down as we add darker colours. 

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With the card wet, use a round brush to start dropping colours in. You may wish to add a drop of ink onto an acrylic block to make a paint palette. The colours I used were in the following order, allowing each layer to dry and then wet the paper once more before adding more colour:

Ensure as you add the darker colours you allow some small areas still to retain some of the light colours so there is some variation. 

Adding some interest to the sky

Once you’re happy with the intensity of the background, make sure it is completely dry before you heat emboss in gold the star stamp from the Holiday Glimmer stamp set. This is part of the Classy Christmas bundle

Reposition the stamp once more and heat emboss again. Add some white ink splatter with the Altenew Pure White ink spray and set to dry. Trim the panel down and add to a slimeline cardbase. 

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To finish the card, add a two-tone stamp sentiment from the Holiday Glimmer stamp set. For this sentiment, I used Royal Treatment and Juniper Mist. Fussy cut this out to add to the front of the card. 

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This Christmas I Want it All - One Click Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
This Christmas I Want it All – One Click Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Classy Christmas Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Classy Christmas Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Holiday Glimmer Stamp Set - Catherine Pooler Designs
Holiday Glimmer Stamp Set – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cove Blue reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cummerbund Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Royal Treatment Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Royal Treatment Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Pure White Ink Spray – Altenew
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White 100lb cardstock – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Distress Watercolor Cardstock – Ranger
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Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Instant Dimension foam Tape – Altenew
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Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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