Thursday, 18 November 2010

Watery thanks

Here one of our make and takes from Convention. If you’re a regular blog-hopper, you’ll probably recognise this card as it’s been everywhere, especially on US blogs after their Convention in the summer!

To create this watery look, we coloured the stamp in using markers, then sprayed it with water – a little too much water in my case! Then we stamped the wet stamp down onto watercolour paper. Did you know we now sell watercolour paper? Useful little rectangles which are just right for cardmaking.

We stamped the greeting, tore and curled the edges, then spattered ink all over it using the new Colour Spritzer. This is a FUN tool!

I love this card and have since made it in another colourway – but you’ll have to wait a few days for that one.

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Bashful Blue markers; Bashful Blue ink pad (for envelope)
Accessories: Brights Buttons, Satin Ribbon – Old Olive, Colour Spritzer

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Fab card to say thank you for all the pressies we are going to get Luv Sue x

  2. I think it is pretty - just the right amount of water! Going to have to take a look at that set!

  3. Gorgeous card! It really has that watercolor look. Love it.

  4. Great technique...thank you for sharing this one. I will have to give it a try. Your card is so pretty and I love the coordinating envelope, too! :)

  5. Great technique Helen & it looks really polished. I wonder if it might appear on a workshop...I have my fingers crossed.


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