You Are Every Bit of Wonderful

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made during my YouTube Short this week. I used the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set and the Classic Stampin' Spot Assortment to create a fun little card with a watercolor look without the mess. Here's a look at the card I made during the YouTube Short.

Clean & simple card design using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

I will link to the my YouTube Short video here so you can check it out. Apparently you have you cannot share them to a website because they are under 30 seconds. But anyway I think you will like the technique once you see it. I picked one of the larger images from the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set and used my Stamparatus to add each color in selected areas to my card front made from Basic White Cardstock.

Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set:

Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set image by Stampin' Up! copyrighted by Stampin' Up! 1995 to present

The Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set is the perfect companion to your favorite sentiment stamp set (I used the Celebrating You Stamp Set today) and image stamp sets! The watercolor design on each of the images allows for soft backgrounds, and the sharp edges give a masked off look. You can get creative with how you choose to color these stamps like I did today! Or you can go for traditional stamping techniques or even try out some ombre effects with Sponge Daubers or Blending Brushes.

Clean & simple card design using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Since the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set is photopolymer it made it super easy to do the technique that I shared in the YouTube Short Video. I could easily see where the next color needed to go after stamping each color from the Classic Stampin' Spot Assortment. And by the way I used all eight of the colors in the set. If you are just starting out or don't have a lot of crafting space I highly suggest getting the Classic Stampin' Spot Assortment; you will get a wide range of colors for most of your creative needs. And then you can build on your collection of ink pads from there.

Clean & simple card design using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Swipe Don't Pounce:

In between stamping each color I cleaned the stamp in my Stamparatus with my Simply Shammy. This allowed me to leave the stamp in place on the door of the Stamparatus so I didn't have to worry about lining everything up between inking each color. When inking up each color I would swipe the ink, and apply it traditionally as well, but the swiping of the ink is what helps create the fun textured watercolor look on the stamp. Plus since the ink is dye based it layers over the other colors and gives the appearance of additional colors.

Finishing Touches:

Clean & simple card design using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

To finish off my card for today I cut down the stamped Basic White Cardstock panel to 3 3/4" x 5" and added it to a mat layer made from Basic Gray Cardstock. The mat was cut an 1/4" larger than Basic White Cardstock. So, the Basic Gray Cardstock was cut at 5 1/4" x 4". I then added it to my A2 card base made from Basic White Thick Cardstock and added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels sprinkled around the card after stamping the sentiment in Basic Gray Classic Ink.

Clean & simple card design using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you give this fun little technique a try. If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today I have them all listed below in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List. I do want to remind you that I do make a small commission from Stampin' Up! on everything that you buy from my online Store, but the purchase price that you pay is not effected by that. Stampin' Up! pays the commission to me directly and it has no impact on the cost of the items.















Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins


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