Hello there! I am super excited to be sharing today’s project with you, because personally, the technique I am going to share today has been challenging one to feel comfortable with! But I hope at least one of you find this helpful and feel encouraged to give it a try with me!

Before we get into the project, I want to let you know a special occasion I am celebrating this week. Altenew turned 5 this month and there is a week-long celebration of blog hops, giveaways, and shopping spree!!

Make sure to scroll all the way down for fun giveaways, shopping discount codes, and more at the end of the blog post!

I have been fascinated with the concept of transparent watercoloring. I am FAR from being good at it, but I have been practicing and getting comfortable with the technique itself. There are so much more I need to learn and be good at, but I felt some of you might enjoy this when making cards. So here goes!


You can see how I created today’s card by watching the video tutorial above. Since it is hard to explain the technique fully in text, I will be keeping the text portion of the blog post short and sweet. You can see lots of pictures of today’s card below though, with few comments on the products I used.

Airy, flowy, and light look is what I wanted to achieve in this project, along with some detailed look. To create a various look on the watercolor project, I used size 8, size 6, and size 4 watercolor brushes.

A stamped image is a great way to give yourself a guideline when doing this technique. I chose the Sweetest Peas stamp set and the coordinating die set for today’s project.

Two colors were used mainly to complete the watercolored look. Permanent Rose and Sap Green. I used the Mission Gold watercolors for today’s card, but you can use any color of your choice!

I highly, highly recommend using a good watercolor paper. I use the 140lb cold press watercolor paper by Arches. Make sure your paper handles water well for this technique.

I hope you enjoyed today’s video tutorial! I would LOVE to see your projects if you ever give it a try. Make sure to tag me when you share on social media! I will make sure to comment and share my love with you!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


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