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5 Easy Metallic Watercolor Backgrounds

It’s been so hard to keep this release quiet!! These metallic watercolor paints have the perfect amount of sparkle & shine and are a dream to use! Create 5 Easy Metallic Watercolor Background Panels with me!

If you made your way here from Nenette S Madero’s blog, you’re right on track. To start at the beginning visit the Altenew Card Blog.

YouTube Tutorial | 5 Easy Metallic Watercolor Backgrounds

Metallic Watercolor Pan Set

Let’s take a moment to marvel at the magnificent sparkle! Ahhhhh! Visit Altenew for more details.

Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set

Metallic Watercolor Cards

All the details for making these lovely backgrounds are in the video, but I wanted to share pics of the finished cards here.

Sentiment from Rosie Posie Stamp Set

Thank You

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed the hop and will give these easy metallic watercolor backgrounds a try. If you do, please tag me @notableink on Instagram. I’d love to see what you create!

Huge thanks to Altenew for inviting me to guest design today!!

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Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/4/2019.


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  1. Kristine Boydstun says:

    These cards are so beautiful!! I am going to have to buy these paints! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your cards are so beautiful- awesome backgrounds! ! I love the circles and the chevrons! You did a fantastic job showcasing these beautiful metallic watercolors! Now, I want them!

  3. Amanda Steele says:

    Love your first card the most, but especially love how you played around with the paints to create such unique panels. That’s inspiring to me. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful creations with us all.

  4. Amanda Steele says:

    I love your first card the best but what I really like is how you just played around with them to create your panels. You’re very creative. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful creations with us all.

  5. Susan Strawser says:

    Great backgrounds … really like your cards

  6. Connie L. says:

    Hi Amber 🙂 You’ve made amazing cards with these metallic watercolor cards!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  7. Janet Trapp says:

    Gorgeous! So much fun inspiration☺️ These metallic paints are awesome❣️

  8. Beautiful, beautiful backgrounds which transform into wonderful cards. Thanks for the video instruction.

  9. Love the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing the video

  10. Beautiful cards. Very stylish. All the way on Blog Hop trail there was gorgeous creations. These colors are really gorgeous.

  11. Pauletta Smith says:

    Beautifully done! Love these watercolors and your use of them is spectacular!

  12. Cyndi Morris says:

    Love these gorgeous, fun cards. These new metallic watercolors are stunning — so many possibilities.

  13. WOWZERS your metallic backgrounds are amazing, I especially love the one that looks like hillsides!

  14. Teri Spracklin says:

    I love these mod patterns, especially the chevron! So fun!

  15. Robin Buchholz says:

    Your cards are so pretty! I love all of the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Laurie Brown says:

    Such pretty fun colors!! Can’t wait to create with them!!

  17. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Beautiful backgrounds!

  18. These are all Brilliant Amber, and I love love your colour palette for today’s cards too!

  19. Love the backgrounds you have created with these metallic watercolours, all your cards are beautiful.

  20. suzanne ardiff says:

    Now I can do a basic background. Thanks for the lesson and beautiful cards

  21. Patty A Eifert says:

    I love your ideas on how to make backgrounds using these wonderful metallic inks!! I have already ordered these amazing water colors and am definitely going to refer back to all these excellent examples when I receive them!!

  22. Thanks for your video and inspiration. The metallic backgrounds are all fabulous as are the cards you created from them.

  23. Thanks for sharing these five beautiful cards, you sure made it looks easy!! Would love to try it. 🙂

  24. The last card is beautiful. The background looks like a canyon and river!

  25. Ruth Aubertine says:

    Your cards are so pretty and love your techniques!! Saving this video for sure! TFS!!

  26. Savannagh Kacey says:

    I love your clean designs and especially your color choices. You’ve given me lots of inspiration!

  27. I really did enjoy watching you showcase these Metallic Watercolour paints Amber. Ceach of your cards have a n=unique design & the shimmer you get is gorgeous. Thank you for not asking which is a favourite as they all have so much to offer.

  28. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful water color panels, love the metallic shimmer colors. Thanks for an awesome video tutorial, I loved watching you paint himself backgrounds and turn them into beautiful cards.

  29. Lisa Byers says:

    Very beautiful cards!! I love the nice Autumn colors you used.

  30. Loved all the metallic backgrounds that you made, it was fun watching you create. Thanks for sharing, those metallic paints look fantastic.
    ~Ginny K.~

  31. Loved watching you create all those patterned backgrounds. Now I can’t wait
    for these paints so I can get playing.

  32. Wow, Amber, these cards are sooo amazing! I love the colors on every one! They look creamy & shimmery at the same time & these designs are fabulous! Love, love, love!!!

  33. These are such fun background designs. Love the diagonal and circle ones, fun and pretty at the same time. thanks for sharing!

  34. fun backgrounds designs. Love the diagonal and circle ones, fun and pretty at the same time. thanks for sharing!

  35. Fun backgrounds. My favorite is the one that sort of looks like a landscape. I will definitely be trying that!

    1. Thanks, Cathy! I wasn’t sure if people would like that one so I’m thrilled to hear it’s one of your faves!

  36. Creative designs using these metallics.

  37. Jenrescuemama says:

    Gorgeous as usual!!

  38. Oh I absolutely love these – so much inspiration in this post and the video! The cards are just stunning. Thank you for sharing – this is right up my alley!

  39. Meghan Kennihan says:

    All are gorgeous but I LOVE that hello one with the circles! Great design!

  40. Maria Alder says:

    Wonderful cards and such a shine from the new set of water colours, just love it all x

  41. Karen Walker says:

    Such beautiful, creative cards! They showcase the wonderful shimmer of these new watercolors, I’m a huge fan of your last card in particular.

  42. barbara lassiter says:

    These are amazing backgrounds and look to be so much fun to create. Not only that but the neutral tones would be perfect for lots of different cards. I’m so glad I made it to the end of this hop to see these and thank you for your great ideas. I’m thinking these paints have to go on my wish list! 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you made it to the end too, Barbara!! Especially since the list of talent is so long! 🤣 Thanks so much!!

  43. Marisela Delgado says:

    awesome cards

  44. Sharon Dolan says:

    Looks like a great metallic set. I especially liked your beautiful Make a wish card.

  45. Wow! I absolutely love your backgrounds – wonderfully graphic and amazing colors. You so beautifully turned them into lovely cards.

  46. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Love these new water colors!

  47. Christine says:

    It was great watching you play with the paints. The backgrounds turned out beautifully.

  48. Angel Gilbert says:

    Beautiful shimmer and creative backgrounds you made with these amazing metallic water color paints. Love them, can’t wait to play with them.

  49. DODIE ROBERSON says:

    Amber, I love your backgrounds! They showcase the paints the best of any of the blogs, I’m sure I’m going to need these paints!

  50. Luanne Ford says:

    Love your beautiful backgrounds using these awesome new paints! Your cards a very inspiring and I’m looking forward to having these watercolors!

  51. The inspiration is just beautiful! The new metallic watercolors are amazing! I love the gorgeous colors. I also love that they can be used even on black paper!

  52. Denise Bilquin says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing all of these background ideas! You have inspired me to make some wonderfully shimmery backgrounds using these metallic paints (as soon as I can order a set). Love each of your panels and the mountain style one is my favorite.

  53. Kimberly Ligocki says:

    Stunning. This is a good weeknight project — make backgrounds on cards to stamp up on the weekend. Thanks so much.

  54. Lovely, fun backgrounds – I love what you did with the new metallic paints set!

  55. Catherine L says:

    Your cards have a cool modern feel to them. Thank you for the inspiration.

  56. Wonderful shimmery backgrounds–what a great start for a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration,

  57. Fabulous backgrounds. Love those metallic watercolors.

  58. Charmaine says:

    I think the circles card is my favorite…simple and lovely!

  59. Great backgrounds for your cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

  60. Maria Nadeau says:

    Thank you for the inspiration of the easy backgrounds with the watercolors, something I will try.