Rooted in Nature Watercolor Paper Technique Video

 

I love everything about this card!  I love the watercolor-look tree image, the layered ovals, the sponged edges, the stamped background, and the simple embellishments! I stamped this card one day when I was crafting at Cindee's house. We took some inspiration from Pinterest, but ended up making it pretty much our own :)  Isn't that was crafters do? :)

I used the Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set and framelit dies (get them in a bundle at a discount!), and the Handwritten background stamp!

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I posted a  video a few days ago showing how to stamp this watercolor-look tree. I'm including it in my post below. 

Design Notes:

  • Die cut a watercolor paper oval with the Stitched Shape framelits for the tree image
  • Sponge the edges of the oval and the background image with Soft Suede ink for a beautiful soft touch
  • Stamp the Handwritten background stamp in Soft Suede ink on a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper
  • Stamp and die cut leaves with the Rooted in Nature bundle
  • Add a Linen Thread bow to the card for one last "natural" looking embellishment
  • Watch the video below for details on coloring and spritzing the tree image for the watercolor look

 

Please enjoy this video tutorial with tips for creating the watercolor tree image on  watercolor paper!

 

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Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Color Your Season Bundle - limited time offering

 Don't miss this Limited-Time offering!! Color Your Season bundle & New Watercolor Pencils!

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 This beautiful Blended Seasons stamp set is available for a limited time, either by itself or as a bundle with the Stitched Season framelit dies!  You can also purchase the new Watercolor Pencil* collection this month!! 

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Wink of Stella Watercoloring Tip!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below:   I stamped the flower images with StazOn black ink on Whisper White cardstock, added color with the Watercolor Pencils, then blended the color with my Wink of Stella!  I didn't use water or anything else.  It creates such a gorgeous shimmer and blends the colors perfectly!!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above & Below: I used Embossing paste and masks to create the backgrounds of these cards. WATCH THE VIDEO here if you have not used embossing paste yet.

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Above: I stamped the leaves using my Memento Black pad on Whisper White cardstock, and used my Stampin' Blends to color the leaves in the stamped image above, then die cut several leaves with the Stitched Season framelit dies to add to my card.  The beautiful shape on this card and the blue flower card is from the Stitched Season framelit dies.

 

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The sparkly black ribbon is NEW in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog (available starting Sept. 5, 2018).

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique

 

I am sharing 2 versions of this lovely card with you today, featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Wood Textures designer paper, Woodland embossing folder, and a super easy watercolor technique!!

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create this tree image, I colored with my Early Espresso and my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write markers right onto the rubber, then spritzed the rubber with water before stamping onto the Wood Textures designer paper.

The beautiful tree on these cards is spritzed with water before stamping, and as you can see by the photo below, depending on how much water you spritz on the stamp, you can achieve different "watercolor" looks!

 

Watercolor spritzer technique: Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I created 2 different styles of this card, and it just happened to work out that it creates 3 cards because of the way I cut the 6x6 Wood Textures paper.  I cut off a 2" wide strip first, then cut the 4" x 6" piece into two 3" x 4" pieces.  I was able to use all 3 pieces to make 3 cards!

Dimensions for cutting the 6x6 paper stack to create 3 Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature cards, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Wood Textures 6x6 designer paper stack includes several different wood grain patterns in different wood tones.  I used most of the lighter ones in the cards I created.   You can stamp right onto it like I did with the tree image.

I also stamped the leaf trio stamp from the Rooted in Nature set with Mossy Meadow ink onto Old Olive cardstock and die cut them for accents on these cards.  Rooted in Nature is from the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, pg 143 and may be purchased just as a stamp set, or in a 10% off money-saving bundle with the matching framelit dies.

The "wonderful" greeting is found in the Rooted in Nature set and stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and the "grateful" greeting is found in a set called A Big Thank You from the 2018-2018 Annual catalog, pg 132 (#147377) and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Grateful greeting is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Label framelit dies (#146828).

The background of each card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.

The card base is Mossy Meadow, cut to 5-1/2" x 11" and folded in half at the top.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Each card has some Linen Thread, either tied around it or in a bow.  I thought it added a nice "natural" touch.

 I sure hope you enjoyed these cards today!!!  You can shop for all of the supplies at the bottom of this blog post. Click any product photo to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Enjoy this video tutorial with more info about creating this card!

 

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Holiday Catalog 2018 Paper Share

 

Thank you to everyone who has been inquiring about the amazing new 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' UP! and my upcoming Designer Series Paper Share!

YES!! I am doing a Holiday Catalog Paper Share!

Reserve yours today!!

Reserve your Holiday Catalog paper share today, and receive 84 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday catalog. Offer valid through 9-4-18 with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

New 2018-2019 Catalog Paper Share Includes:

84 Pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from 7 new packs of designer paper from the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

Cost: $26 per paper share + $6.50 Priority Shipping

84 6x6 sheets include:

  • All is Bright paper = 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse paper = 12 sheets
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Country Lane paper = 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble paper = 12 sheets

 

How To Reserve your New Catalog Paper Share:

 email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net with the following info:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2018 HOLIDAY catalog paper share

I will put you on the reservation list and send a Paypal invoice on 8/29/18

Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 9/4/18.

U.S. addresses only

Schedule:

August 29, 2018: I will email PayPal invoices to everyone who has reserved a share, as each group of 4 fills up.

Sept. 5, 2018: I will place a Stampin' UP! order for all the paper for everyone who has Paid their invoice.

Sept. 12 - 19, 2017: I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper for you.

Beginning  Sept. 20th: I will print Paypal labels, and Paper Shares will be mailed back out, if there are no backorders.

 

Cost:

$26 for 84 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper

+ $6.50 shipping: Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

* if you don't have Paypal, you can pay the Paypal invoice with your credit or debit card
 

What is a paper share?

When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order the new 12x12 packs of designer paper from the new Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog and cut them up, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the new sheets listed above in this post!!  This usually costs you about 1/4 the price of buying all the new papers. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!

Questions? please email me: pattystamps@comcast.net

Thank you!! Many of you have been participating in these shares for over 5 years now! I appreciate your business!

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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Christmas Card

 

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Christmas Card idea!

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 I am so excited to share this fun Christmas card idea with you!!!  I saw the idea on Pinterest to use the Bokeh dots background stamp with the Rainbow pad, and the tree die cut from the "In The Woods" framelit die set (#147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog).  The card idea inspired by demonstrator Katie Drew!  I added a beautiful layer of White Shimmer Paint to the tree die cuts, and the "Merry" die cut from the "Merry Christmas Thinlit dies" (#147912, pg 5 Holiday catalog)  using the new Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (#147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog).

 

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If you have not yet inked a spectrum rainbow pad with Stampin' UP! ink refills, you can watch the video below!

 

 

The Bokeh Dots background stamp was inked with the rainbow pad shown above, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then used as the background for the die cut trees.

 New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog supplies used on this project:

  • Merry Christmas Thinlit dies #147912, pg 5, Holiday catalog
  • Noel Glimmer paper #147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog
  • Merry Christmas to All stamp set #147702 (available as a bundle with the dies) (pg 5)
  • White Shimmer paint #147044, pg 38 Holiday catalog
  • In The Woods framelit die set #147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog

 

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Tip #1 & #2:

Sponge White Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber onto the Whisper White Die Cut trees

To adhere both layers together, put small dots of glue on the top tree, allowing the little "flaps" to still lift up.

Shimmer Paint tip for Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tip #3:

Put the Stampin' UP! Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Glimmer paper first, then die cut the word Merry.  This will give you a "sticker" to put onto your project and you don't have to mess with glue! :)

 

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Don't forget to purchase your supplies for this project in my online store

The products from the 2018 Holiday catalog will be available starting Sept. 5, 2018.

Supplies for Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

After I added the "merry" die cut, I stamped "& bright" from the Merry Christmas to All set in Shaded Spruce ink.  You can purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.. see page 5 of the 2018 Holiday catalog!!  Available starting Sept. 5, 2018.

 

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you enjoy this festive Christmas / Holiday card idea!

 

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 MORE Spectrum / Rainbow Pad ideas:

Happy Birthday card - blues & greens

Bokeh Dots background rainbow card

Direct to Paper Watercolor Wash background spectrum pad

Butterfly Spectrum / Rainbow card ideas

Guest Artist Rainbow pad samples

 

Enjoy the video below featuring this amazing In the Woods tree framelit die!!

 

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