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Watercolor Cards with Negative Space

I actually had a whole different project planned for my first blog post; however, thanks to a computer reboot, I ended up exploring a wholly new technique that I've never seen before. This technique is courtesy of Cards and Papercrafts Issue #178. The idea here is that by applying washi tape to a card and then watercoloring over it, you can create some cool negative space.
What you'll need: White Cardstock Black Cardstock Watercolor brushes (or paint) Washi tape A die cut phrase of your choice.
This is the end product they show in the magazine:
Looks cool. And looks rather doable. Here was my concern: sometimes when I apply washi tape and then lift it, it destroys the paper. The danger was real, and it could result in all that watercoloring time. then lifting the washi tape and damaging the card. I tried out a couple washi tapes and found a nice thin strip that didn't seem as sticky. 
Here's the set up:

For my watercolors I wasn't super concerned. I kind of went wild. I…