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Rainbow Watercolour Card

Check out the bold and beautiful card Louise Dunbar has created using Brea Reese Inks. This stunning watercolour effect is easy to achieve, and provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of stamped designs and sentiments!

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • 5x7 Card blank
  • Black card stock
  • White super smooth card stock
  • Brea Reese watercolour inks and brushes
  • Image Stamp
  • Sentiment or quote stamp
  • Double sided tape
  • Heat gun
  • Spritzer bottle
  • Glue
  • Scissors9 Black ink


  1. Cut the black and white cardstock to create the mat and layer for the card front.

  2. Take your white cardstock that you have just cut, and spray with plenty water.

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  4. Take your Brea Reese inks and squeeze a few small drops of each colour onto the wet cardstock. Watch the colours spread and mix together! (Don’t add too many drops to begin with, otherwise you’ll end up with a muddy mess.)

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  6. Add more drops and water until you get the desired background effect. Blot the edges of the cardstock as it curls to avoid the colours mudding, and dry with a heat gun.

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  8. Now take your chosen image and sentiment, and stamp onto the cardstock you’ve just created. Mat and layer your finished design onto the front of your card blank, and voila! You have a bright and colourful card, fit for any occasion.

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  10. A Happy Experiment…
    When cleaning all the inks off my craft sheet with a baby wipe, I looked at the wipe and thought it was a waste of good ink! So, I took another piece of white cardstock, and wiped the inky baby wipe over it to create another idea for a background. It just goes to show - nothing goes to waste in the crafting world!

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  12. Very subtle, but very effective!

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