The tulips aren’t quite out yet here as I write this, but the buds are showing so it won’t be long! I love to watercolour, but I know that it isn’t for everyone, so today’s technique shows how to stamp a card and still achieve a watercolour look! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Layered Tulips
- Dies – Simon Says Stamp Healing Hugs
- Media – Tim Holtz Distress Inks Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Ink the first layer of Layered Tulips leaves with Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive inks. Spritz with water and stamp onto Fabriano Watercolour Card
- Ink the second layer of leaves with Peeled Paint, spritz with water and stamp
- Ink the first layer of tulip flowers with Dried Marigold and Wild Honey. Spritz with water and stamp
- Ink the second layer of tulip flowers with Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade. Spritz with water and stamp
- Splatter liberally with left-over ink, Perfect Pearls solution, white gouache and gold paint
- Die cut with a Basic Rectangle die and foam mount onto an A2 card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card
- Die cut the Healing Hugs dies, the base layer from a scrap of watercolour card and the lettering from Gold Mirror card
- Glue the lettering to the base piece with GinaK Connect glue and foam mount the sentiment
- Accent with sequins from Simon Says Stamp and Little Things From Lucy’s Cards and pearls
It took a few attempts to get this card how I wanted it to be. I ruined one attempt by spritzing the watercolour paper with too much water and the excess water reacted with the inks and it all bled into a mush. I then got into my rhythm and method with the stamping, but I was unsure how much ink to apply. For this card I stamped the inks at full strength, however, I did try a couple more attempts with second generation stamping and more water to get a lighter look. However, it all became a bit wishy washy, so this is the version that won! Takeaway – don’t give up, keep trying and experimenting until you get to where you want to be.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D