Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Hi Stampers!

First of all, let me just say that I think I pretty much suck at watercoloring, painting, anything like that.  HOWEVER . . . . seeing some of the pretty, soft, watercolor cards done with the stamp set Wetlands really got me itching to try my hand at it again.  You never know when your talents might change or improve, right?  And if I'm gonna call myself an artist, then by golly, I'd better not be scared to try a new medium :)

So I pulled out my supplies & got started.  Here's the base I did:

Watercolor paper, Aqua Painter, & ink pads combine to make a soft base layer.
Next, I used the Wetlands stamp set to add detail.  Now, I DEFINITELY cannot draw, but the crisp lines of this stamp set make me look like a real pro, just by stamping the images onto my watercolored base:

Here's another secret.  I originally stamped my sentiment right above the sandpipers and MESSED UP.  No worries - I just stamped the sentiment again, punched it out, and layered it onto a scallop oval.  NICE.  Another helpful tool I ordered recently are the Clear Mount Perfectly Placed Guides for my acrylic blocks.  WOW.  Are they completely awesome for lining up my clear mount stamps.  Don't know why I waited so long!!!!!
The Wetlands set is GREAT for manly cards.  I held off for a while ordering it as well, but seeing how this card turned out makes me glad I finally broke down and got it.  I really like how this turned out!  Even an all-thumbs gal like me can work with these great Stampin' Up! items and make a pretty watercolor card :)
 Hope you enjoyed this card!  I got a kick out of the watercoloring.  Kinda made me feel like a kid again, playing with ink & a brush :)
Happy stampin'!

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