Quick and Easy Card feat. A Study in Watercolor Stamp Set

by Laurie Willison

Hello, friends!  It's Laurie Willison here with a quick and easy card using a gorgeous leaf image from the stamp set called A Study in Watercolor.

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I am not a pro when it comes to watercolor but I love the effects of a gorgeous stamped image with a little water-based dye ink and water mixed in.

Let me show you how I made this card!

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First, I grabbed the largest image from the set and used my MISTI to stamp the image. I used 2 different water-based dye ink colors.

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After I added the first ink color directly to the stamp, I used a dauber to add in some of the other ink. Next, I very lightly spritzed the image with water to get a soft watercolored look.

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I played around with the amount of water and different color mix several times to see what type of look I wanted. In the end, the lightest spritz gave me a soft but still clear result. I think when it comes to watercolor, you can't go wrong with any watery, dreamy look though.

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To finish off the card, I added a little black spritzing and then flicked on a little bit of white paint for a more distressed look. I heat embossed the sentiment on a black banner and popped that up with foam tape to get the final look.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and I appreciate you stopping in!  Have a great day!

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Helen May 27, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Laurie, thanks for sharing this technique and a glimpse at the results of using various amounts of water. Like the finished card results very much. tfs

Linda BL May 27, 2019 - 4:56 PM

What a pretty card. You used two of my favorite colors of Distress inks. How did you do the Copic sprtizing?

Chris May 27, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Lovely. Did you use water color paper?

ElizStewart May 27, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Laurie… beautiful card!

Carmela May 27, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Pretty card, Laurie!! Thanks for sharing your tips!!

Dara Hale May 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Gorgeous clean and simple thank you cards with a huge nod to artsy ……I love it! So much I ordered the complete stamp and die set! Cannot wait to play!!!!!

Greta H May 27, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Love that technique & the leaf image is perfect for it!

Tricia Podmore May 28, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Wow neat technique and plan to try, so I appreciate your sharing. Blessings

Joy Meadows May 28, 2019 - 11:06 AM

This card is super simple, but SO beautiful, Laurie! Love the watercolor look and the spritzes!


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