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. 🙂
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69 thoughts on “Hello Summer: Sparkly Uncontrolled Watercolor Background”
Love the sentiment and the card looks so celestial.
Thank you for sharing your technique for the beautiful background. I’m going to have to try it.
i really need those liquid colors after looking at your amazing card
Oh, Wow, Stunning!
That is an awesome background. I love the sentiment too!
Beautiful background! I have to try it. The sentiment is perfect.
Hi! you will have to have more info on this one. Great idea.
What a wonderful and beautiful card and message!!!
Dreamy background! Loved how you use FSJ products to accomplish the look too! Kudos!
Great idea to make your own glitter paste!!! Looks beautiful!
Beautiful, love the sparkle and the sentiment!
I love sparkles!
The new (at least to me) ink sprays look like fun to use. Lovely background on the card.
What a lovely background!!
lov ethis card, the subtle way the stars show through is cool.
Unique and absolutely beautiful!!
Love your card! The colors are so cool and the way the stars just barely show is great! Thanks for sharing!
So very pretty!!
What a great look. I like the sparkles…Nice
Love your card. The best thing I have seen with this release are the sentiments. They are absolutely wonderful!
Nice sentiment stamp. Very unique.
Love new bsckground ideas. Thank you!
Beautiful card with a beautiful message.
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.
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.
The glitter is so magical!
This is so unique and cool! Love it!
Very nice card & sentiment!
I really like the sentiment. Needs to be my mantra at work!
Love how you created this awesome background.
Stunning! CAS perfection!
Thanks for sharing your cool background technique!
Such fabulous backgrounds!
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!
Love your shiny backgrounds.
love your card and the shiny background.
what a gorgeous background and card
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.
Wow, unexpected card, all the way! But it’s stunning!
Fabulous card. It’s excellence is in its simply beautiful background and great sentiment. One of my favorites of the hop:)
You have some very nice card here!
I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!
What a lovely background!
Such a great reminder that we can be subtle and still spectacular
How fun. I live a sparkly card!
I love this card! The background is so cool!
Really like the sentiment on this card.
Beautiful card – instills emotion.
Thanks for the card design and idea.
lovely card, simple but beautiful
Gorgeous background, love the technique!! Beautiful color!!!
great sentiment for your technique!
The backgrounds are stunning.
Wow! I love the background! I have to use glitter more often!
Your background is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors and the sparkle. Beautiful card.
Pretty colors and effect!
Beautiful card. I love all the sparkle. So perfect for this card.
Very cool and creative technique. Thanks for sharing.