messy watercolor look

Want to get a messy watercolor look on your cards with no effort?! Today I am sharing a fun and super easy technique for amazing results!

This ppost is also part of a blog hop as we celebrate the Yay You release by SimonSaysStamp. Join the blog hop to see the new products in action and choose your favorites, to get inspired and to win prizes!

messy watercolor look – video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

  • ORANGE BLOSSOMS stencil ( SSS )

Here is a closer look to the messy watercolor look, I just love the background !


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ORANGE BLOSSOMS stencil & dies
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Sentiment Strips REVERSE WEDDING
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHABBY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Bearly Art Glue
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WOW Heat tool
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SCS 123 Spellbinders BEST EVER CRAFT…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post them on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 18th of May. Make sure to check it out!

blog hop order

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Jennifer McGuire

Amanda Korotkova

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Tarayao

Bibi Cameron

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Alberto Gava

Heather Hoffman

Vicky Papaioannou   –> you are here

Lea Lawson

Jennifer Kotas

Sandi MacIver



  1. Wonderful video Vicky! Thx for all the tips- I love watercolor but find it challenging. Your card is lovely!

  2. Love this technique. I’ve seen a few makers do this recently and I’m encouraged to try it this weekend. Love the card! Thanks for sharing always!

  3. the “loose” watercolor is a terrific way to hide “imperfections” and make the project look beautiful– LOVE IT!

  4. Absolutely love this technique! You make it look very easy and I can hardly wait to use it. This stencil is on my “To Order list.”. Thank you for the simplicity of it.

  5. These oranges scream California (where I live) and would be so fun to send to my friends in the colder climates… I love the “messy” look…for me it would be hiding my mistakes!

  6. I love how this card is so dreamy soft looking. It could be used with so many different sentiments. I like how you re-stenciled the leaves for just a bit of definition!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love the Orange Blossoms stencil set and the beautiful colors you used!

  8. Gorgeous card Vicky! Alot of folks are showcasing this set from the new release. I must say, your take is a favorite of mine! Lovely look for sure. TFS:)

  9. the oranges look like they won’t fit
    into the envelope because they are
    so fat. Fantastic coloring. Great
    card. thanks for sharing

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