Underwater background techniques | Studio Katia blog hop | Giveaway

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing 4 techniques to create underwater backgrounds. All with different mediums but all really easy and fun!

This is actually part of an exciting blog hop as we celebrate the latest release and the 2nd birthday of Studio Katia.

You should have arrived here from the amazing Jennifer McGuire and my talented friendΒ May Sukyong Park is your next stop. If you get lost you can start at Studio Katia.

So let’s take a look at the techniques that I used for creating today’s cards! If you want links to the exact products I used for each card please scroll down to the supply list at the bottom of this blog post.

card 1

For the first underwater background I did ink blending over a stencil. It’s a really easy technique and you can’t go wrong with it. I used my distress oxide inks. The stencil I used is the Brush Stroke Waves and the stamp is the Under The Sea

I embellished my card by using a few Clear Drops.

card 2

The second technique creates a really sparkling card, so stunning in real life! Cover up a piece of paper with double sided tape and then apply a couple of shades of glitter. I used my sparkle dust in Snow Glow and Paradise Blue.

To embellish my card I added a few March Crystals in this lovely blue color.

card 3

This is the easiest and quicker technique of all! Just create a wash using your watercolors. Make sure to add a couple of shades of blue for a more interesting look. Remember when you use only one color you usually end up with a very flat looking result. The adorable turtle and the gist come from the Shell-abration stamp set. I wanted to make the turtle look like she is dragging the gift while swimming … Fun!

To embellish my card I added silver touches with cardstock and embossing. And I finished by sticking 3 confetti dots from the Sparkling Sea Confetti mix

card 4

And here is a technique that I shared a few weeks ago using my alcohol inks on yupo. I don’t like applying my alcohol ink with the felt blending tool… I prefer that watercolor look that you get when you blow on it! I also like to leave white areas since it helps all those colors to pop even more.

I embellished my card by adding a few Sparkling Crystals randomly.

video tutorial

You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel

supplies

Links to multiple online shops are listed below. Just click on the icon of your favorite shop below each product. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Studio Katia UNDER THE SEA Clear…
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Studio Katia UNDER THE SEA…
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Studio Katia SHELL-EBRATION Clear…
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Studio Katia SHELL-EBRATION…
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Studio Katia BRUSH STROKE WAVES…
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Studio Katia CLEAR ROUND DROPS MIX…
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Studio Katia MARCH Crystals sk0318
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Studio Katia SPARKLING SEA Confetti…
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Studio Katia SPARKLING CRYSTALS MIX…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Tonic SNOW GLOW Nuvo Sparkle Dust 549N
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Tonic PARADISE BLUE Nuvo Sparkle Dust…
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Simon Says Stamp BORDER WAVES Wafer…
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Tonic CHROME SILVER Mirror Card Gloss…
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Tim Holtz WHITE ALCOHOL INK YUPO…
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Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL BLENDING…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink MERMAID Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink POOL Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink AQUAMARINE…
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Pen Collection -…
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Pen Collection -…
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Tonic CRAFT SPOON Nuvo 978N
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
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Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll -…
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Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets -…
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giveaway

Studio Katia is giving away two $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! So make sure to hop along and leave comments as you get inspired!

nest stop

The next stop on the hop is the talented May Sukyong Park!Β 

Have an amazing weekend

 

 

 

300 Comments

  1. Susan Ann Standish said:

    Thank you for the water background ideas, I’m so excited to try these out!!!!

    May 27, 2018
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  2. Janet Condon said:

    Thank you for the great tutorial. I really think I can do it now.

    May 28, 2018
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  3. Rhonda Wilson said:

    Lovely cards and the techniques are definitely doable!

    May 28, 2018
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  4. Deb Hardy said:

    Vicky, your cards are all amazing and I really appreciate your video showing the under water techniques. I could watch your video’s for hours. Thanks for sharing your endless creativity!

    May 28, 2018
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  5. Jennifer Forster said:

    Super creative backgrounds! Love these adorable fish

    May 28, 2018
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  6. Wendy Lambert said:

    I love all of your cards! I really like the blue sparkle background.

    May 28, 2018
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  7. Kristin said:

    Your backgrounds are stunning! Thank you so much for the great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    May 28, 2018
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  8. Your cards are all awesome, but I especially love the circle cut out one with all the sparkle. So pretty!

    May 28, 2018
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  9. Amy Cooley said:

    These little sea creatures are so adorable! your cards are super-cute.

    May 28, 2018
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  10. Liz Ford said:

    Vicky all your cards are so fun and thanks for showing us so many wonderful examples of water backgrounds for this fishes stamp set! Wonderful and super creative! Can not wait to watch your video showcasing these techniques!!!

    May 28, 2018
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  11. Pat Holcomb said:

    Thank you for sharing so all those different ways to do water backgrounds. Am in love with that stencil,,and will have to try using my alcohol inks that way, Such a happy release

    May 28, 2018
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  12. Amy Brown said:

    What a fun idea to use double sided tape and glitter! Did it fall off easily? I would like to use something like this on a card front if it stays put. Thanks for sharing with us!

    May 28, 2018
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  13. I love all these wonderful cards! They are super cool πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing them with us!

    May 28, 2018
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  14. Thanks for showing us these techniques. Wonderful cards as well as background techniques.

    May 28, 2018
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  15. Beth Williams said:

    I love the ocean. These cards are fantastic. Looking forward to trying all your techniques.

    May 28, 2018
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  16. Arianna Barbara said:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m totally in love for your stunning cards!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful sea themed ideas!

    May 28, 2018
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  17. Denise Mlady said:

    The ocean critters are so cute. All the backgrounds are fabulous. My favorite is the stenciled background. I love watching your videos!

    May 28, 2018
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  18. Sara Corbari said:

    I love your style, but above all the way you communicate. It is very understandable! Thank you

    May 28, 2018
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  19. Laurie Brown said:

    Sweet bright and cheery cards!!! Thanks for sharing all those fun background techniques!!

    May 28, 2018
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  20. Tara Prince said:

    Amazing cards! I love all the sea creatures!!

    May 28, 2018
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  21. Ann said:

    Thank you for this great tutorial video! Love the cards and awesome backgrounds!!

    May 28, 2018
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  22. Gail Alcorn said:

    Adorable cards and love the backgrounds! The crystals and drops were perfect to add to the underwater theme!

    May 28, 2018
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  23. Cassandra Macvicar said:

    All these background ideas are fantastic. I definitely want to try the glitter technique on a card of my own.

    May 29, 2018
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  24. Megan said:

    Oh those fish images are just adorable. Very clever background techniques.

    May 29, 2018
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  25. Nuno Dias said:

    Beautiful Cards Vicky! So fun and creative πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2018
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  26. candgmom said:

    Great ideas, thank you

    May 29, 2018
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  27. Renee Milner said:

    Fantastic cards and video! I really like this stamp set– it’s so fun πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2018
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  28. Mateja P said:

    Super cute set of cards! Thank you for all the tips πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2018
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  29. Pia Asmussen said:

    Super cute cards, love that little turtle, and all in my favorite colour, blue πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2018
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  30. DUMONTIER Marjorie said:

    2- I’m already a follower and a liker on Facebook with this account :
    Marjorie Isaline Dumontier
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

    May 29, 2018
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  31. DUMONTIER Marjorie said:

    3- I’m already a follower and a liker on Instagram with this handle :
    @margessw
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

    May 29, 2018
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  32. Dj said:

    These are lovely and I love this release! I love them all but I really like #2 the best. So sweet! TFS!

    May 29, 2018
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  33. Teresa said:

    Such fun summer cards. Thank you for sharing.

    May 29, 2018
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  34. Deborah Kaye said:

    Your cards are wonderful! I love all the different backgrounds you created for your sea creatures. <3

    May 29, 2018
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  35. Tracy Chambers said:

    Love these cards and all the ideas. I really love the waves on the 3rd example.

    May 29, 2018
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  36. Vicky, I love the watery backgrounds to your cards. Nice work!

    May 29, 2018
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  37. Marisela Delgado said:

    Great color choice and great cards! So summer-y. =)

    May 30, 2018
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  38. Kelsey Thomas said:

    Love these cards! πŸ™‚ That first one is my favorite.

    May 30, 2018
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  39. These fish are adorable and I love all the fun techniques especially the sparkly underwater. Great job!

    May 30, 2018
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  40. Holly Paplow said:

    Very cute cards! I love how you did the water on each card!

    May 30, 2018
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  41. Anja curvers said:

    Awesome cards with all those great background techniques. Thanks for sharing.

    May 31, 2018
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  42. Tina said:

    Awesome under the sea cards 😍

    June 1, 2018
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  43. Love each and single on of them! I’m so inspired to craft now!!

    June 1, 2018
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  44. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Such fabulous cards! Wonderful looks with each technique!

    June 1, 2018
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  45. Anushree Vaish said:

    Such fabulous cards as always!..thanks for sharing

    June 1, 2018
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  46. F. Andre said:

    These are all super cute. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

    June 3, 2018
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  47. Pattie Hillenberg said:

    Hi Vicky
    Love love love your cards….especially the glitter….Thank you for sharing 😍

    June 5, 2018
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