Thursday, March 20, 2014

Watercolor stamping with butterflies

Stamp: Gina K Wildflowers
Ink: Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor 140 lb
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Watercolor is such a fun look for cards and is easy to do.  All you need is paper (I like watercolor best for this, but use what you have), dye ink, a stamp and a spray bottle.

Just ink up your stamp and spray some water on it.  Alternatively, you can spray the water out into the air and waft your stamp through the resulting mist.  

Use a little, or a lot.  Your results will be different depending on your ink, paper and amount of water, but they likely all will be pretty.  I say, "embrace the results!" For another look, use multiple colors of ink on the same stamp.

This card was submitted to the following challenge:  StampTV MixItUpMonday - Going Green


Pattie J. said...

very nice tutorial how you made this lovely card. thank you much

Heidi Stamps said...

Thank you!

Sarah said...

Great card, Heidi. I really like how you showed the different result you achieved with this technique.

Far North said...

Good grief, I am certainly slow and missed catching the opening of your blog! But nonetheless CONGRATULATIONS on setting-up a beautiful site!

I love your watercoloring with green colorful and so artsy!.