Watercolour Hello

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Distress inks, Embossing, Hero Arts, Online card class, Stamping | 6 comments

Hello…remember me? I know its been a long time. There have been several reasons for my absence, but mostly I just needed a break from card making. Ever been there?

Anyway, I am currently taking the Online card class – Watercolor for Cardmakers and I made a card!


For this card I created a watercoloured background using distress markers. Firstly I heat embossed the background stamp in white embossing powder and then roughly coloured the image in with Distress Markers. I then spritzed the panel with water and watched the colours blend.

Watercoloured Hello | Marion Vagg

Once dry I cut out the letters and inlaid them back in to create a flush image.

Watercoloured Hello - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Hero Arts and Basic Grey ‘Flower dot pattern’ stamp

Card: Canson watercolour paper, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Azure layering papers

Ink: Distress Markers – Salty Ocean, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: My Favorite Things High Rise lowercase alphabet letter dies, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, Water spray bottle.

I hope to be back really soon.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Beautiful! Love the colors you used. Now I am going to need to purchase these markers!

  2. This card is gorgeous! The colors you used are my all time favorite! Beautiful work!!!

  3. WOW! What a fab card Marion, I am so jealous you are doing this class, maybe I’ll learn something from the sideline watching you lol.

  4. WOW! I love this effect!

  5. So, so beautiful!!

  6. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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