Water coloured Watercolour Wings from Stampin’ Up! #CCMC410

Water coloured Watercolour Wings from Stampin’ Up! #CCMC410

It’s another colour challenge this week over at Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC410. I left my card to the last minute this time, as I was busy prepping for my end of month class and then Open House on Saturday for the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue, but as I’d seen the colours a few weeks in advance I was quietly confident I wouldn’t have any trouble coming up with something!


I mean what could be tough about two of my go to colours – Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight – teamed up with Kraft/Crumb Cake??? Well that will teach me to not be so cocky about it in future! I am not 100% happy with it.

Watercolour Butterflies using Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! Tracy May_CCMC410 main

  1. I decided on a Kraft card base and then decided on soft watercolour butterflies for the background;
  2. I spritzed the water colour paper with water and allowed it to soak in for a few moments before stamping Daffodil Delight butterflies from Watercolor Wings. I stamped off first onto scrap paper and lightly spritzed the stamp before stamping;
  3. I dried the watercolour paper with my heat gun and then stamped the butterfly detail in Bermuda Bay – again I stamped off first and then spritzed with water before drying with the heat gun again;
  4. I then mounted the water colour paper onto Bermuda Bay matt. I decided to go for a quirky side matt and I rounded the top left and bottom right of all pieces of card stock using the corner rounder  on my envelope punch board;
  5. I added the Gold Metallic Twine under the Bermuda Bay and Vellum butterflies and added the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners;
  6. I felt the card was lacking something so I added the sliver of gold glimmer paper to form the butterfly’s body and antennae and I splattered gold Wink of Stella all over the card before finishing of with a couple of gold sequins!

I like the individual elements of the card but I’m not completely happy with it assembled together! It was, however, too late to start again from scratch!

Oh well we live and learn. Maybe I should have used Crumb Cake in the water colouring too? If it bugs me enough I will have another go at it and show you what I come up with! 😊

Please do pop over and see what the rest of the design team has come up with. They’ve all made super cards to inspire you!


  1. Lisa Martz says:

    So pretty! I really need more practice doing this watercoloring technique…seeing so much of it and I love it, but have not perfected it! Your instructions sound really easy and I will give it a go! Love your gold accents. Very nice touch!

  2. Love the water colored butterflies. You always do that so well. I love the gold embellishments and someday I want to learn how to handle the gold thread as well as you do!

  3. Your watercoloring is impecable! The butterflies are wonderful!

  4. Don’t be so hard on yourself – I think your card looks great! You are a master of the art of watercolouring Tracy, for sure!

  5. I think it is beautiful! Love the watercolored butterflies! Great take on the color challenge this week!

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