Make Your Own Greeting Cards: Watercolor Stamping

Watercolor Stamping:  Summer AfternoonMake your own greeting cards using watercolor stamping!

My absolute favorite tools in my “stamp box” are my Watercolor Crayons and either a Blender Pen or an Aqua Painter.  Both the Blender Pens and Aqua Painters can be used for other things, but I love them when it comes to watercoloring because an artist I'm not!  I tend to use the Blender Pen when I want a little more control.  For this card making project I used Jet Black StazOn Ink to stamp the image on the Watercolor Paper, and then an Aqua Painter with Watercolor Crayons from the Regals and Neutrals Color Collections.

This card features one of the new hostess sets — Summer Afternoon — coming in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog.  I love this set because it reminds me of a warm, lazy summer day, and it gives me an excuse to watercolor.  Of course, you could also use your Stampin' Write Markers to color in the images.

If you look close (click on the picture for a close-up) you will see I also embossed the watercolor piece with one of the Designer Frames Embossing Folders and the Big Shot, just to frame it a little more and add some interest.  What do you think?

If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and would like to try watercolor stamping yourself,
e-mail me to schedule a show for you and your friends.

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