Hello! It’s Kari V. here with a new project from the January Kit. Today I have some secrets on how to watercolor on dark cardstock. If you’re anything like me, you use white cardstock a lot for your cards. Adding dark cardstock as a background is a fun way to get a different look to your cards.

And, when you follow these secrets, you’re sure to get a stunning look on your card. Today I’m using that gorgeous large moon from the kit, as well as the stencil. Adding that jewelry to the moon adds a bit of glamour!

“Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” Isn’t this so true?! I love this sentiment from the January 2020 Kit.

Notice the subtle stars in the background, followed by some more obvious (yellow glitter) stars. I love me some glitter paper on a starry card. That starry stencil is so perfect for adding just the subtle shine to the background stars.

Check out all the secrets to watercoloring on dark cardstock in the video below, or on YouTube:


I hope you give this a try with dark cardstock in your stash. It’s a fun way to change things up! I’ll be back soon with more inspiration.

Kari VanNoy
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