ColorBox Spritzers Watercolor Card – World Card Making Day Hop

by | October 3rd, 2015 | 17

Hello card making friends! We’re glad you’re here for World Card Making Day 2015 – were hosting a fun, fast hop! Ink and card making go hand in hand so we are bringing some of our fabulous creative members together to share in their loves of cards with you. Be sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment, pin, and more to enter to win – use the handy widget at the end of this post to enter. What are we giving away? A card maker’s dream set of inks, that’s what!

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Right now, let’s kick things off with this dreamy graphic card by Suzanne Austin featuring our new India Ink! Be sure to scroll to the end to enter win to win and to continue on the hop:


For a long time, I’ve struggled with the idea of making one-layered cards because I naturally lean towards dimension, dimension, dimension!  This card was surprisingly fun and easy to make with the aid of our brand new ColorBox® India Ink and ColorBox® Spritzers!


I knew I wanted to incorporate a watercolor look, and I knew I wanted it to be cleaner than my norm-just not absolutely perfect. The compromise was to give the card a clean border that would corral the inevitable chaos!  I simply taped off the edges of the card using painter’s tape.  I stamped the background using the ColorBox® India Ink Inkpad; this ink is perfect for this type application because it’s permanent and quick drying!  I was able to add ink and water over the top of the images and did not have to worry about fading or bleeding!


Once the stamping was finished, I created several different colors of “watercolor” by diluting small amounts of ColorBox® Spritzers with water and applying them with a paintbrush; I left the tape on until the ink was dried.  I removed the tape and topped the card off with a greeting!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • watercolor paper
  • letter stickers


Don’t forget to continue on the hop! Here is the list of blogs to visit today:

And use the widget below to enter to win YOUR CHOICE of 10 Full Size Colorbox Ink Pads! (excludes licensed)

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Thanks for stopping by! Tell us what kinds of card you love to make most down in the comments section :)

About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

17 Responses to ColorBox Spritzers Watercolor Card – World Card Making Day Hop

  1. Cindy B says:

    What a wonderful and variety of projects!

  2. Barb Housner says:

    one layer cards scare me also
    beautiful card thanks for sharing

  3. carolyn montgomery says:

    i used to wonder why people would want to make a card instead of buying one; when i finally broke down and tried it i was hooked. thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

  4. D.Ann C says:

    Thanks for that slick idea to tape off and leave room for a sentiment at the bottom! Love it!!

  5. Yolanda says:

    This is such a cool idea. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. jpscraps says:

    AWESOME card!!

  7. Carmen O says:

    I love making cards that have some layers. I really need to do some water color cards, I really love the look. Your card is beautiful!

  8. Barbara Leonard says:

    Thanks for the watercoloring tutorial. I love watercolors1

  9. Carla Hundley says:

    I like to make cards
    for every holiday!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Lynda says:

    I always have good luck using my Colorbox inks. I’d love to win some more!

  11. danielle says:

    Great card and hop

  12. JoAnne Ferguson says:

    I am new to cardmaking but have been scrapbooking for years. I am trying everything. Mixed media, stamps, alcohol inks and I like using the water brush on ink pads to color. My kids are grown and now I have my own craft room and I am loving it.

  13. Amy C. says:

    Beautiful card…love those colorful leaves!

  14. Robin Buchholz says:

    Thank you for an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration!

  15. Jessica says:

    I struggle with one layer cards too, this card is so pretty!

  16. Dana Tatar says:

    Gorgeous card Suzanne!

  17. Janis in ID says:

    What a gorgeous effect! I hadn’t heard of the ClearSnap India Ink Inkpads. Now there’s another thing for my wishlist!!!! :) Thanks for sharing this lovely card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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