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Watercolor Thank You Card

by May Park-

Hello, all y’all! I’ve been taking a watercolor class for about three months at the adult school. In the first class, I was amazed by the gradation effects depending on how much water I add to my brush or paint. That doesn’t mean I am able to create a nice, smooth gradation of colors. Yes, I’m a beginning watercolorist. 😉 Ever since I discovered the beauty of watercolors, I’ve wanted to apply what I learned from the class to my cards.


So yesterday I took some time to make a thank you card for my watercolor teacher, Steve, who is like a grandpa to me. I started with a piece of 140lb watercolor paper to create the background of my card. Then I applied the color yellow onto the white panel with a gradient technique by adding water.

Then I stamped the flower image from Agapanthus by Stampendous in a StazOn Jet black ink. I used a sheet of vellum to add the sentiment which was from PTI Inside & Out:Thank You. Next I placed the vellum using double sided tape and put some brads as an interest.

Hope you enjoyed viewing my creation and got some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

May Park


  1. Cath

    Beautiful card, May! I’m so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say “hello” from time to time! 🙂

    20 . Jun . 2013
  2. sanketi

    watercolors are real fun and you won’t be able to stop once you start!
    …thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment and since you mentioned that you are following my blog , then you will get to see a lot of watercolor work..see you around!

    18 . Jun . 2013
  3. Melissa

    Simply gorgeous! I love the graduated color combined with the black and the little brad accents you placed so perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! 🙂

    15 . Jun . 2013
  4. lostinpaper

    Absolutely beautiful…. what a great idea to take a class, I’ll bet it’s been incredible!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

    13 . Jun . 2013
  5. Tracey McNeely

    Wow this is gorgeous! love the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

    13 . Jun . 2013
  6. Chrissy L

    I love the watercolor background and the way you used the sketch…awesome! What a lovely card.

    13 . Jun . 2013
  7. Ardyth

    beautiful use of the yellow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

    13 . Jun . 2013
  8. ThereseImages

    Such a very pretty card!

    13 . Jun . 2013
  9. shoome

    Lovely card!

    13 . Jun . 2013
  10. Jeanette Fincher

    Beautiful card!!! Your watercolor background is so pretty, great job!

    12 . Jun . 2013

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