Effortless “Watercolor” – My Favorite Inky Technique!

Hello! Today I tried my first Made In Minutes video. Although I went over my goal a bit (I will get better!), I share my all time favorite way to do effortless, shiny “watercolor.”

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. I thank you for the support of this blog!]

In today’s video, I revisit my all-time favorite way to create shiny “watercolor” looks with very little effort! This was going to be my first Made In Minutes video. And although I made the cards quickly, I did go over my “under 10 minute” goal. That’s ok! I will get better. 🙂  Be sure to watch the video for the technique details.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


ON MY MIND – Featuring fast watercoloring with Distress Ink.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp / Gina K Festive Flower Stamp Set – This is a collaboration set only available at SSS.
Gina K On My Mind Stamp Set (SSS | GK)

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JOYFUL – Featuring fast, shiny watercoloring with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp / Gina K Festive Flower Stamp Set – This is a collaboration set only available at SSS.
Simon Says Stamp Joyful Die
Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings Stamp Set

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


A HAPPY HELLO – Featuring fast, shiny watercoloring with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
Gina K A Happy Hello Stamp Set (SSS | GK)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Bundle Die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Dies

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU – Featuring fast, shiny watercoloring with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls.
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You Heart Die

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Effortless Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


GINA K COLLABORATION

My video features the great Festive Flowers Stamp Set. This set was designed by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember. This is available only at Simon Says Stamp and for a limited time. I love it! Find it the stamp set HERE or the stamp and die combo HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Gina K and SSS branded stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post. I only use products I love!)

SSS Gina K Festive Flower Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
SSS GIna K Festive Flower Stamp & Die
[ SSS ]
Gina K A Happy Hello Stamp Set
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K On My Mind Stamp Set
[ SSS | GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Joyful Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Floral Bundle Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You…
[ SSS ]
Perfect Pearls
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
[ SSS ]
Mini Distress Ink Pads
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Cutting Board
[ AMZUS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Diecut’N Bond
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double Sided Tape
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors
[ SSS ]
Tonic Seashell Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes
[ SSS ]


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40 thoughts on “Effortless “Watercolor” – My Favorite Inky Technique!”

  1. I think you did really well for the first time Made In Minutes! And whoo hoo on under an hour – no one will complain about 45 seconds! Lovely cards, and a fun technique! Thanks, Jennifer!

  2. I can’t wait to play with this watercolor technique. I really appreciate the shorter video…I had time to watch it all! Great tips…great techniques! ♥ Thanks for all you share!

  3. Simply amazing! Have to admit when I seen the flora stamp I thought not for me – was I wrong. That stamp is awesome! Always been a fan of the Perfect Pearls. Thank you for the awesome video.

  4. OK, I think I can actually do this type of water coloring. Thanks for all you do and how much you always teach us.

  5. You don’t have to apologize for your long videos. I love them—the longer the better. It makes my day when I see you’ve posted a new video.

  6. Awesome cards Jennifer, I love this! Such a simple technique with stunning results, this is my kind of watercolouring. Thank you so much for your great tutorial and inspiration.

  7. Love these ideas where we can create cards in short time with great results. The video is so easy to understand and I will be using this technique!

  8. This video was worth every extra minute. 🙂 Love this technique and the stunning results you achieved with so little effort. Can hardly wait to give it a try!

  9. I love this technique and made a bunch of cards when you originally showed it! But now I think I have to try it with the Perfect Pearls — thanks for the shimmery inspiration!

  10. Love the look you get with this technique! Thanks for sharing your talent Jennifer – I sooooo appreciate it!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  11. Gorgeous cards! I’m really loving that Flora background stamp and you’ve done such a beautiful job using it. Love this technique and have a few cards to make, so I’m thinking it will be used on my next batch of cards. Thanks for another fab video.

  12. Love effortless watercolor! I agree – I love Gina K’s new stamp set! Thanks for the Made in Minutes tutorial.

  13. Jennifer, I totally love this technique and will be giving it a go for sure, now how do I buy these stamps and dies without my hubby finding out mmm lol. Honestly I must admit I am a huge fan of your work..

  14. Great technique, thanks! This adds so many possibilities for cards that look great but don’t take lots of time. I looke forward to trying this, thanks again!

  15. Love your videos because I usually find a technique for finishing a card I’m creating. Two Christmas card panels on my desk, die cut and ready to go and no idea how to finish because my creativity is on vacation. This technique will be the perfect answer and I can play with my beloved Distress Inks and embossing! I know that somewhere in all my background stamps there are perfect backgrounds for my cards. Thanks! I love this Gina K stamp and better look into getting it. Your videos (long or shor)t are among my favorites…just wanted to say. 🙂 Sorry I rambled on.

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever done this, but I NEED to! And I have everything required! Hope to be able to get busy soon!

  17. Your cards are gorgeous and I love that you are willing to share so much of your talent with us! It is going to be so hard to wait until the stamps are in stock.

  18. I love all your videos, especially the longer ones, plus I love seeing the product releases, keep up the great work 🙂

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