Since I mailed my final box of cards to Operation Write Home, I haven't attempted to make cards. For anyone who doesn't know, OWH finished their mission and will not accept cards received after August 1, 2015.
I have family birthdays to work on, so gave watercolor another attempt. This time, I used Twinkling H2Os that have been in my stash for many years. I never thought of them as watercolors, but they really are meant for that. I used to use them the color images. On this card, I used them to create the background. It has a pleasant shimmer, which doesn't show in the scan.
PS: I decided to take a photo of the card to show the shimmer of the Twinkling H2Os.