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Watercolour Galaxy card | Hold On To Your Dreams

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Hello!! it's so nice to see you again! Its Monday so you know that means, I have a new card tutorial for you!! This one is a really fun watercolour Galaxy card featuring Scrapbook's Hold on to your dreams metal die set. Let's jump right in!!

To start, I cut down two pieces of Canson 140lb cold press watercolour paper to be 4.25 by 5 inches. Then using a low tack tape I taped them both down to a hard-board to prevent warping the paper. I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolours for this card, but you can use any watercolour or waterbased colouring medium (distress inks or oxides, watercolour markers, etc.) you have and then I just started painting on whatever colours I wanted in my background, they don't have to be neat or perfect as we will cover them with black.

I dried each layer before adding more watercolour to intensify the colours when I was happy with the colours, I added black on top, leaving out some areas so the colours would show through the black. After two layers of black watercolour, I let the panels fully dry. Then on top of a piece of paper towel, flicked on speckles of white paint. I used Liquitex Basics Acrylic paint in Titanium white and gold for my speckles, the easiest way I have found is to add the paint on top of an acrylic block, add some water, mix it all up with a paintbrush and flick it off the side of the block onto the watercolour panel. I also added a few flicks of Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie dust for some added shine and shimmer.

Once everything was dry, I used MTF's A2 stitched rectangle dies, the two largest of the set, to trim down my watercolour panel and some Metalic Kraft stock by Tim Holtz. Using Nuvo's deluxe glue I attached the two panels and put something heavy on top to make sure they adhered well. I took the same colour of Metalic Kraft stock to cut out the word part of the Hold onto your dreams die set and some velum for the outline of the words I attached them together with small dots of Gina K connect glue.

While that's drying, I added foam tape to the back of my watercoloured panel and attached it to an A2 card base. Now if you are recreating this card do this next part before you add the panel to the base. I wanted to stamp on the inside of the card so I took out my Mini Misti and stamped a sentiment from the SSS look for the rainbows stamp set in wilted violet distress oxide ink for the purple card and in peacock feathers distress oxide ink for the teal card.

Once I attached the die cut sentiment to the front of the card I wanted to add a bit more bling, so I pulled out my Pink Fresh Studios' essentials jewel mix and used the black jewels in a diagonal line across the watercoloured panel and called this card finished!! What do you think?? which one ended up being your favourite??

For a more in-depth step by step tutorial, please check out the video below and for all the supplies used I have a list under the video. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my watercolour Galaxy card.


Hold onto your dreams die set

Mijello mission gold watercolours

Canson watercolour paper


Purple tape

Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows stamp set

Pink Fresh Studios Essential Jewel mix

Royal Langnickel Zen watercolour brushes:


Size 12

Size 8

100lb white cardstock (base)

Wagner heat tool:

Inkon3 liquid Pixie dust

Gemini Go

Liquitex Acrylic paint



MTF A2 Stitched rectangle dies

Tim Holtz Confections Kraft stock

Bazzill Basics 40lb white velum

Foam tape

Gina K connect glue

Crystal Katana

Studio Katia Triangle tray

Reverse tweezers

Big Shot die cutting machine

Nuvo Deluxe glue

Tim Holtz Glass mat

Tim Holtz Retractable craft pick

Mini Misti

Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink

Peacock feathers Distress Oxide Ink

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