Watercolor Splatter Flower Thank You Card

May 14, 2014

Card Front White

Designed by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the Elizabeth Craft Designs DT.

I wanted to make my own splattered background for die cutting flowers. I decided to use Tombow Dual Brush Markers but you could use watercolor, Distress Ink, or other paint. The layering of the word die, embossed background, and 3D flowers gives this card a lot of texture and dimension.

Making the Card

1. Choose three colors for your card. I used red, orange, and yellow. Color these randomly on a
non-stick craft sheet. Mist fairly generously with water. Lightly mist a white sheet of cardstock.
Run this through the colors on the non-stick craft sheet.

2. Add more color to the non-stick craft sheet. This time mist lightly. Randomly place the cardstock back into the color on the sheet. This will create some darker blotches and smears across the lighter background.

3. Let the cardstock dry completely (or use a heat tool). Die cut flowers. Run a matching color Copic marker (I used the R32 – Peach) along the edges of the flowers to hide some of the white cardstock. Shape petals.

Thank You Die Cuts

4. Die cut “Thank You” 6 to 8 times (depending on how thick you want it) from black cardstock.
Glue the pieces on top of each other to form a 3D sentiment.

5. Cut black cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Cut card base from white cardstock, 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches and fold in half. Cut another piece of white cardstock for embossed background about the same size as your embossing folder.

6. Open embossing folder and ink one side with Black Soot Distress Ink (I inked the thinner side of the Swirly Curves embossing folder). Emboss white piece of cardstock. This will impress the black into the background.

7. Cut embossed piece about 1/8 inch smaller than the black cardstock (so 1/16th will show around the edges). Layer and adhere to card base.


8. Assemble the flowers as shown. Add adhesive back pearls or color dots to center. I colored one of the pearls with Copic marker YR18 to match the flower (top right).

Card Front Black


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

  • White and Black Cardstock
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: Orange, Red, Yellow
  • Copic Markers: R32, YR18
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
  • Adhesive Pearls and Color Dots
  • Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Glue and Adhesive

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  • Reply Kelly Booth May 16, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Love this card so much Mary, The Pink against the neutral background is just perfect!

  • Reply Karen L K May 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    That is one super cool card!

  • Reply Rosann May 14, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Pretty card love the color combo!

  • Reply Mary Prasad May 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for the comments! I appreciate them all!

  • Reply Raquel Mason May 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Beautifull flowers Mary, what a great technique. The color dots make the flowers so much more vibrant. Love it!

  • Reply Frances Byrne May 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Great techniques used on this card.

  • Reply Sharon Taylor May 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love the pretty color flowers

  • Reply Debra Hensley May 14, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Love the stamped embossed background! The flowers are gorgeous too! Great card, Mary!

  • Reply Karen Aicken May 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Mary – what a unique and striking card.
    Karen A

  • Reply Judi Kauffman May 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

    If Mother Nature had a computer she’d send you a comment here on the ECD blog to tell you how much she likes those flowers! The spattered color and shaping really them unique and special.

  • Reply Els van de Burgt May 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful Mary!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel May 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I love this technique!

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