3 Watercolor Backgrounds Created With Whimsical Herringbone Stamp Set

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It's Aga here today with three cards created with Whimsical Herringbone Stamp Set. This set includes a great hand-drawn herringbone patter, and it’s perfect to add a unique sketchy background design to your projects.

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Card 1

For my first card, I wanted to create a light, airy background so I stamped my pattern with Embossing Ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. Next, I used Watercolor 36 Pan Set to watercolor over creating background.

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To finish my card, I added some embellishments: a piece of Antique Engravings Cover Die cut out of white cardstock along with leaves from Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle stamped with Olive Crisp Dye Ink. The last step was to add my sentiment in black.

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Card 2

For my second, I again created a background using Embossing Ink and Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on watercolor paper. This time, I used different shades of blue and green inks to create my background.

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To finish my card, I added floral embellishments from Enjoy the Ride – Bouquet Builder Ephemera pack, and I combined it with a sentiment from Thank You Builder Stamp Set.

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Card 3

For my last card, I stamped the Whimsical Herringbone pattern with black and heat embossed with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder for a nice, shiny effect. Next, I used watercolors to create a colorful rainbow background.

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My last step was to add the Thank You sentiment created with Fine Alphabet Die Set and black cardstock.

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I hope you enjoyed these examples and you found some inspiration today.
Thank you for stopping by!


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Cindy C. March 13, 2021 - 10:06 AM

They are look so amazing!!

barbara lassiter March 13, 2021 - 10:43 AM

All three of these are stunning and I’m going to use this inspiration to create some cards of my own. Thank you!

Karen Hale March 13, 2021 - 10:44 AM

Aga, I would’ve passed by this Herringbone stamp if not for your gorgeous cards. Now it’s at the top of my wish list. Thank you for the inspiration!

Martha March 13, 2021 - 2:05 PM

LOVE these cards, Aga!
Your work is amazing.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Martha :)

Denise Bryant March 13, 2021 - 2:51 PM

I love this stamp design! Awesome cards!

Maureen Reiss March 13, 2021 - 8:51 PM

Really Fun and Beautiful cards!!!

Marisela Delgado March 13, 2021 - 9:26 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful. 💜

Cindy Medici March 14, 2021 - 7:54 AM

So pretty! I am inspired to get out my watercolors!

Patricia Wilson March 14, 2021 - 8:44 AM

Interesting cards with this background and loved the watercoloring. Still learning that technique. Especially liked the pink card. So pretty with the colors and elements used.

Maureen Chandler March 14, 2021 - 8:53 AM

These cards are lovely – very creative ideas! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

Veronique March 23, 2021 - 4:34 AM

It’s a lovely background stamp!! Also the 3 cards so beautiful !!!

Kristine Boydstun April 9, 2021 - 12:29 AM

Gorgeous cards!

Tara August 9, 2021 - 12:37 PM

so very pretty!!


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