Sweet Citrus Bundle from Stampin' UP!. Handmade cards with watercolor wash background technique by Patty Bennett

If you joined me last week on my weekly live video, you know I LOVE creating these gorgeous, one of a kind watercolor wash backgrounds for my cards!  I used the Stampin’ Up! Fluid Watercolor paper, ink pads, water and SALT!!!

I’ve linked the free video tutorials at the bottom of this post if you missed them.

After creating both the blue/green and the red/orange/yellow backgrounds, I immediately thought about all the left over Sweet Citrus fruit die cut pieces I had left from THESE CARDS, and I used them to make more cards!!

 

Sweet Citrus Bundle from Stampin' UP!. Handmade cards with lemons and oranges with watercolor wash background technique by Patty Bennett

Above: I used Mango Melody and Pale Papaya ink for the background (see video link below) and these are the colors I used for the fruit pieces:

Sweet Citrus bundle color combo suggestion for grapefruit, with Stampin' UP! ink, by Patty Bennett

Sweet Citrus bundle color combo suggestion for lemons, with Stampin' UP! ink, by Patty Bennett

 

Below: the colors I used for the watercolor wash background: Tahitian Tide, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green.

The colors I used for the Limes:

Sweet Citrus bundle color combo suggestion for limes, with Stampin' UP! ink, by Patty Bennett

Sweet Citrus Bundle from Stampin' UP!. Handmade cards with limes with watercolor wash background technique by Patty Bennett

 

The backgrounds before adding the die cut elements… they are so pretty on their own you could really just add a greeting and be done!

 

Sweet Citrus Bundle from Stampin' UP!. Handmade card backgrounds with watercolor wash technique by Patty Bennett

Layers:

  • Base Cards (Parakeet Party & Pale Papaya): 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half
  • White layer: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Watercolor paper layer (1/2 sheet of Fluid watercolor paper): 3-1/2″ x 5″

 

Sweet Citrus Bundle from Stampin' UP!. Handmade cards with watercolor wash background technique by Patty Bennett

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