Mixed Media Spellbinders

Hello Summer: Sparkly Uncontrolled Watercolor Background

For my card, I chose to go a sort of mixed media route! I create a watercolored background using a combination of the Liquid Color and Color Splash! I even stamped the stars with Color Splash by squirting the Color Splash onto my glass mat, pressing the star cluster into the color and then stamping! It resulted in a very cool, artsy uncontrolled watercolored background. But, let’s add some sparkle shall we? (All the supplies I used are linked at the end of this post).

I took a whole bunch of clear glitter and mixed it in with the modeling paste and then spread it over the entire background! It is so hard to capture the real sparkle of this card on camera so you will just have to trust me that this card sparkles like no tomorrow! So naturally, the sentiment choice was perfect. πŸ™‚


Blog Hop Order:

Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuilleme
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE!

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders blog.

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  1. Love the sentiment and the card looks so celestial.

  2. Rhonda Neith says:

    Thank you for sharing your technique for the beautiful background. I’m going to have to try it.

  3. i really need those liquid colors after looking at your amazing card

    1. Nicole Nardi says:

      Oh, Wow, Stunning!

  4. Tara Prince says:

    So beautiful!!

  5. Lynn Atchley says:

    That is an awesome background. I love the sentiment too!

  6. Beautiful background! I have to try it. The sentiment is perfect.

  7. Georgia Baker says:

    Hi! you will have to have more info on this one. Great idea.

  8. Sabrina Radican says:

    What a wonderful and beautiful card and message!!!

  9. Amanda Nolt says:

    Dreamy background! Loved how you use FSJ products to accomplish the look too! Kudos!

  10. Great idea to make your own glitter paste!!! Looks beautiful!

  11. Beautiful, love the sparkle and the sentiment!

  12. Marsha says:

    I love sparkles!

  13. Laura Hartman says:

    The new (at least to me) ink sprays look like fun to use. Lovely background on the card.

  14. What a lovely background!!

  15. Janet Durbin says:

    Lovely sentiment!

  16. Nadine says:

    Great cards!

  17. Melony Moore says:

    lov ethis card, the subtle way the stars show through is cool.

  18. Unique and absolutely beautiful!!

  19. Carol N says:

    Love your card! The colors are so cool and the way the stars just barely show is great! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Julie Bodenheimer says:

    So very pretty!!

  21. Sharon Gullikson says:

    What a great look. I like the sparkles…Nice

  22. Judy McMullen says:

    Very cool!

  23. Toni Morton says:

    Love your card. The best thing I have seen with this release are the sentiments. They are absolutely wonderful!

  24. Sherri Little says:

    Nice sentiment stamp. Very unique.

  25. Carole Putnam says:

    Love new bsckground ideas. Thank you!

  26. Katie says:

    Beautiful technique!

  27. jellybeanerz says:

    Beautiful card with a beautiful message.

  28. Andre M. says:

    I find mixed media so intimidating but you do it so well, love the glitz and glam on your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  29. This looks so amazing – wish I could see it in person! I love it even without being able to see all the sparkle. Knocked it out of the park! Hugs.

  30. Rebecca says:

    The glitter is so magical!

  31. Diane Roberts says:

    This is so unique and cool! Love it!

  32. Valerie says:

    Very nice card & sentiment!

  33. I really like the sentiment. Needs to be my mantra at work!

  34. Sue D says:

    Love how you created this awesome background.

  35. Stunning! CAS perfection!

  36. Amy Cooley says:

    Thanks for sharing your cool background technique!

  37. Melanie Ayers says:

    Such fabulous backgrounds!

  38. Peggy says:

    Your card is unusual but really great. I never have the “guts” to do things like that. Too much of a control freak since I was a teacher and needed to always have no time for unusual things!

  39. Love your shiny backgrounds.

  40. Jeannie Boudet says:

    love your card and the shiny background.

  41. Dee Earnshaw says:

    what a gorgeous background and card

  42. Eve N says:

    Your background technique is a new one for me & is very pretty. Since I’m always seeking new, sparkly designs I’ll be trying it out.

  43. Kelly Kennedy says:

    Wow, unexpected card, all the way! But it’s stunning!

  44. Suzann Anderson says:

    Fabulous card. It’s excellence is in its simply beautiful background and great sentiment. One of my favorites of the hop:)

  45. You have some very nice card here!

  46. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

  47. Birgit A Norton says:

    What a lovely background!

  48. susie sonnier says:

    Such a great reminder that we can be subtle and still spectacular

  49. ArtfullyJune says:

    How fun. I live a sparkly card!

  50. char Leasor says:

    Beautiful card!!!!!!!

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  52. Zlatka says:

    I love this card! The background is so cool!

  53. Claudia says:

    Really like the sentiment on this card.

  54. Julie Eide says:

    Beautiful card – instills emotion.

  55. Rachel W says:

    Thanks for the card design and idea.

  56. Kenni Eberlin says:

    lovely card, simple but beautiful

  57. Lisa Byers says:

    Gorgeous background, love the technique!! Beautiful color!!!

  58. Char K says:

    great sentiment for your technique!

  59. Claudette Schoonover says:

    The backgrounds are stunning.

  60. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great card

  61. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! I love the background! I have to use glitter more often!

  62. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your background is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors and the sparkle. Beautiful card.

  63. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty colors and effect!

  64. DJ Doss says:

    Beautiful card. I love all the sparkle. So perfect for this card.

  65. Carolyn says:

    Very cool and creative technique. Thanks for sharing.

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