Faux messy watercolor look | SSS blog hop

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 !

supplies

ORANGE BLOSSOMS stencil
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ORANGE BLOSSOMS stencil & dies
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Sentiment Strips REVERSE WEDDING
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Spellbinders BUILD A SPRING BIRDHOUSE…
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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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STITCHED RECTANGLE Dies
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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 GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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giveaway

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

Seeka

66 Comments

  1. Donna Moran said:

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

    May 13, 2022
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  2. Carol Martin said:

    I absolutely love this card!! Love the loose background. It’s so soft.

    May 13, 2022
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  3. Meghan Kennihan said:

    This is amazing! I LOVE the soft design and thank you for your video!!!

    May 13, 2022
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  4. Leigh Norris said:

    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!

    May 13, 2022
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  5. June from Minnesota, USA said:

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

    May 13, 2022
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  6. Marie Stuart said:

    Love your card! The watercolor look is soft and yet colorful.

    May 13, 2022
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  7. Nancy Wilcox said:

    Great tips on loose watercolor, thanks!

    May 13, 2022
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  8. Bridget N said:

    Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    May 13, 2022
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  9. Janet D. said:

    Thanks for the inspiration, I am going to try this technique!

    May 13, 2022
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  10. Patty A Eifert said:

    What an awesome card! Love that look with the water added to the inking!

    May 13, 2022
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  11. Lynda J said:

    Gorgeous!

    May 13, 2022
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  12. Steffi H. said:

    Thanks for sharing this technique video.

    May 13, 2022
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  13. BarbLunman said:

    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.

    May 13, 2022
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  14. Jenni King said:

    Great card!

    May 13, 2022
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  15. Karen Erickson said:

    Pretty card

    May 13, 2022
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  16. Carol DuFrene said:

    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!

    May 13, 2022
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  17. Shannon Lashley said:

    Sweet! Love the color!

    May 13, 2022
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  18. Liana Bickerstaff said:

    What a fun technique, I will definitely need to try it. Beautiful card!

    May 13, 2022
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  19. Wonderful use of stencils & watercoloring. The oranges look so real.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    May 13, 2022
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  20. Hannah Baum said:

    Cute!

    May 13, 2022
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  21. Gayle Chrvala said:

    Gorgeous and so real looking I cold almost smell the orange. LOL…

    May 13, 2022
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  22. ANTONELLA GAGLIARDI said:

    Hi Vicky beautiful card

    May 13, 2022
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  23. Lori Spitzer said:

    Really pretty card, Vicky! Thx for showing this technique!
    Lori S in PA (US)

    May 13, 2022
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  24. Joy Meadows said:

    Such a pretty card!

    May 13, 2022
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  25. Jenny Del Castillo said:

    I love the watercolor look, such amazing result, beautiful card.

    May 13, 2022
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  26. Karen Draper said:

    I like your “messy” style of watercoloring.

    May 13, 2022
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  27. Christie Brooks said:

    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!

    May 13, 2022
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  28. Cyndi Morris said:

    Love your card and love that fun technique! I must try that soon!

    May 13, 2022
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  29. Debbie F said:

    Very pretty card and a fun technique to remember to play with. Thank you, Vicky!

    May 13, 2022
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  30. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Fantastic card! I really love how your stencilling turned out!

    May 14, 2022
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  31. Lori L said:

    Great job on the water coloring.
    Thanks for sharing.

    May 14, 2022
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  32. Such a wonderful technique and lovely card, Vicky. Great video too.

    May 14, 2022
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  33. Vicky, I love everything you do….you make messy look fantastic!

    May 14, 2022
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  34. Sharon F said:

    Love the card……thank you so much for the informative video!

    May 14, 2022
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  35. Merrill P said:

    Those oranges look good enough to eat!

    May 14, 2022
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  36. Merrill P said:

    Interesting to watch your video to see how you achieved the effect.

    May 14, 2022
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  37. Giselle D said:

    Great card! Thanks for all the tips.

    May 14, 2022
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  38. Sue D said:

    Love the messy watercolor look.

    May 14, 2022
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  39. Leslie Steed said:

    I feel like I could just pick those oranges right off the card! Amazing!

    May 14, 2022
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  40. Tammy Millette said:

    Very nice!

    May 14, 2022
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  41. Jeanne Beam said:

    Gorgeous card! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

    May 14, 2022
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  42. Jeanne Rice said:

    Love the watercolor. So gorgeous.

    May 14, 2022
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  43. Melissa Leftrick said:

    SO beautiful!! Love this!

    May 14, 2022
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  44. Marisela Delgado said:

    So pretty

    May 14, 2022
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  45. Denise Bryant said:

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

    May 14, 2022
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  46. Donna Phelan said:

    Great video! I love the look you achieved! So pretty!

    May 14, 2022
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  47. Allison Denny said:

    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:)

    May 14, 2022
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  48. Nancy Long said:

    Love the stencil technique

    May 14, 2022
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  49. Mary Holshouser said:

    the oranges look like they won’t fit
    into the envelope because they are
    so fat. Fantastic coloring. Great
    card. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    May 14, 2022
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