Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Iridescent watercolor background

Hi! Francine here! 
I’m back with a new video tutorial featuring the Create A Smile stamp sets called Botanical Love and Ausflippen (German sentiment set). Here is my card:

In this video, I share another way to create a self-made background using silver embossing powder instead of the black or white we usually choose. It gives a fantastic metallic look! 

Sadly, the pictures don’t do justice to the card! In real life, the background is vibrant and shiny! 

You can see how I did my card in the video below!

Stamps: Botanical Love & Ausflippen (Create A Smile)
Inks & Co.: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger), Finetec MICA Watercolor Iridescent Paint, Versamark
Paper: watercolor paper, black and white cardstock
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil’Inker Designs)
Various: silver embossing powder, 3D foam pads, tape runner, heat gun, paint brushes, etc.


Use Distress inks combined with iridescent watercolors to create a metallic and shiny look.

Combine a silver embossed background with gold iridescent watercolor shades for more contrast.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. This is so beautiful. I definitely want to try out this technique. Those watercolours are gorgeous too. Thank you so much Francine!