Watercolor Cards with Q-Tip Cotton Swabs

Not an artist? Not a problem! In today’s blog and video, I will show you an easy way to create cute watercolor cards with Q-Tip cotton swabs! I have all of the supplies I used linked below – but as long as you have a few basics, that’s really all you will need!




Supplies Used

Watercolor Paper     Watercolors     Distress Inks     Blending Tool     Glue Runner

American Crafts Pens    Glue Dots    Foam Squares    Acrylic Block    Jewels    Q-Tips

Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nested Dies     Ribbon     Baker’s Twine    

Double-Sided Tape     Cutter Bee Scissors     QuikStik Tool    Stamp Set


The two cards (pictured above) were made specifically for Mother’s Day (for my Mom and Mother-in-Law) but I think they could work for other occasions. Also, this watercolor Q-Tip technique can be used in art journals, Bible journaling, on canvas – you name it!

To see the full video on how I made these cards, start-to-finish, please check out the video posted below. I hope you enjoy this technique. Have a craft-tastic day!! 🙂




Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:

Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!


I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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