Spellbinders | Good Vibes Only | Watercolored Crystals (+ Giveaway)

Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping by today. I was a guest on the Spellbinders Blog last week, and now I’ll be sharing the details on my blog this week for those who missed it. This post is part of a series featuring the Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low!


I have two cards to share with you that will focus on the Crystal Peaks Dies.


To begin, I die-cut the large crystal die and the large backer die from watercolor cardstock. I wanted to try some loose watercoloring so I looked on Pinterest for watercolor gems as inspiration. I did not worry too much about the shading and where the light would fall on a crystal, but it is a good place to start practicing.


For the first card, I used the intricate cuts as a guide. In order to keep all the pieces together, I added some tape to the back. I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors to add some blue and purple shades, and I used a wet wipe to dab any area that I wanted to lighten. I set it aside to dry, and once it was dry, I added in details with a white gel pen. For the black card base, I added some white paint splatters. I stamped the sentiment onto the card base with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I mounted the watercolored crystal with foam tape for dimension.



For the second card, I used the large backer die-cut and used the first colored crystal as a guide. I watercolored it in a similar manner and once that dried, I added in my own details with a white gel pen. I added some white and black paint splatters on the crystal, too.



For the background, I added a light gray wash to watercolor cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. For my card base, I added a strip of black and white striped pattern paper and then taped the gray wash cardstock above it. Finally, I mounted the large watercolored crystal with foam tape.



I love how fun and easy these were to create. I hope you were inspired by my watercoloring and will want to try this technique, too! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Spellbinders was generous enough to give me three extra dies from the Good Vibes Only Collection. All you have to do is leave comments on my Spellbinders posts this week, and I’ll select a random winner to receive them!

Thank you for visiting! ♡


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  1. Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 7, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Love the versatile way you used all those images! 
Pretty creations!

  2. dannscraftingwhims

    April 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

    A Universe in a crystal…. so cool!!!

  3. shartl

    April 7, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Oh goodness! This card is just awesome and I love the blue! It looks beautiful on both black and white but the black background is really amazing!

  4. Kari V.

    April 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Wow!! Im very inspired right now by this project. Your watercoloring is amazing!!

  5. karenladd

    April 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    WOW!! When I first saw these dies I couldn’t understand how to use them. Now that I see your fabulous creations I am beyond impressed. LOVE the way the watercoloring pops against that dark background.

  6. Dana M

    April 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous! Amazing water coloring. So fun to see the difference on a white card base vs. black.

  7. Amante del Papel

    April 4, 2018 at 8:45 am

    my goddness this is stunning, so beautiful!!!

  8. raggiodiluce82

    April 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Oh my!!! Your colouring is totally breathless!!! Fabulous cards!!! <3

  9. Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com

    April 3, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Wow! That is just gorgeous, and I think it really pops off the black card base. I like them both, but the black card is just stunning!!!

  10. mjmarmo

    April 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Simply gorgeous. Love the watercolor effects.

  11. FeM

    April 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Wow your cards are amazing.

  12. Denise Bryant

    April 2, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome cards! Love the colors!

  13. Carla S.

    April 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    These cards are gorgeous!!!

  14. Carla Hundley

    April 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    These two cards are
    so neat looking!
    Carla from Utah

  15. Amy Cooley

    April 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Gorgeous and so unique! I especially love the colors.

  16. The Color Cauldron

    April 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I love how you have used the die and coloured the crystals! Would love to try this out 🙂

  17. Danielle Flynn

    April 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Wow!!!! The crystals look so real! It’s amazing how you captured the color and were able to give them depth! Your watercoloring skills are the best!!! I absolutely love crystals and I LOVE this card! That die is awesome!!!

  18. Linda Lipford

    April 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Great tutorial on how you created these beauties!!

  19. Unni B Ravndal

    April 2, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Love the way you have used the die 😍

  20. Suz Gray

    April 2, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful and creative. Love this

  21. Boryana Y

    April 2, 2018 at 9:26 am


  22. Ishani

    April 2, 2018 at 9:05 am

    What a gorgeous card.. I so want to try water coloring..inspired by your colouring.. though am even 5% good at it !

  23. Mona Tóth

    April 2, 2018 at 8:08 am

    OMG! Your card is awesome! Both cards are my favorite but I thin the clack background is the top top! 🙂 Thank you for showing it! 🙂

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