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Beautiful Day Butterfly & Flower Brusho Cards

 Create bold and colorful images using Brusho Crystal Colour pigments!!  I used the Stampin' UP! Beautiful Day stamp set, with its big, bold images, to highlight the Brusho coloring on these handmade cards today!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I sprinkled Brilliant Red, Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho onto a scrap of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, and when it was all dry, I stamped the butterfly image with Archival Black ink to the watercolor image.  I used my Stamparatus to do this... read on to see why! :)

 

Step by Step instructions for Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolored butterfly, by Patty Bennett

So you may ask, WHY did you use the Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly? 

1.  because I'm stamping on watercolor paper, which is bumpy and porous

2.  because it's a pretty bold outline image

3.  because I knew I'd need to reink and restamp this this a few times to get it really solid black and the Stamparatus is the perfect way to ensure that it gets stamped in the right place!

 

  Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I mounted the butterfly image with Stampin' Dimensionals onto my card.  The card base is Daffodil Delight, and I used 2 patterns from the Petal Passion black and white designer paper pack.  The gold accents are from the Painted with Love gold vinyl sticker collection.

 

Beautiful Day flower image, heat embossed with clear embossing powder over versamark ink, and watercolored with Brusho Crystal Colour pigment and Aqua Painter

 

Above & Below:  I stamped the flower image from the Beautiful Day stamp set with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with my heat tool.  When I painted it with the Brusho Crystal Colour pigments, the stamped outline resists the ink.  Quite magical!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Video Tutorial for Brusho / Waterfront sunset card

 

Thank you so much for your kind comments about the Waterfront stamp set sunset, palm tree card I posted last weekend here.  It features a watercolor background created with Brusho Crystal Colour and a water spritzer!  So easy!

 

I hope that you will enjoy this free Video tutorial below with all the info you will need to create this card!

 



if you are having trouble viewing the video, you can always see it here on my YouTube channel.

 

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Hope you enjoyed this card.. it is one of my most favorites ever! :)

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Waterfront Palm Tree Card

 

Are you ready for summer?  I hope my Waterfront Palm Tree Beach card idea helps set the mood for summer!  I had the best time creating this after being inspired by an Instagram post by @tamihewlett.  Is it ok to say that I'm totally in love with this card?

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I created the background of this card by sprinkling Brusho colour crystals onto watercolor paper, then spritzing the background with water and a Stampin' Spritzer.  When it was dry I started to stamp images from the Waterfront stamp set on top with Soft Suede, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and a touch of Early Espresso ink.  The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Beautiful Day set, stamped in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White cardstock.

2 tips: the palm tree "tops" are stamped with both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist for added dimension, and I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to outline the left edge of each palm tree trunk to give it just a bit of dimension as well.

At the very end, I decide to paint some water in the foreground with the Prussian Blue Brusho and an Aqua Painter. Would you want to see a video tutorial for this card?

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for this sunset card HERE!

 

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

Deciding which colors to highlight in the mat and folded card base wasn't easy. So many vibrant Stampin' Up! cardstock colors would have gone well with this card, but I selected Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.

 

Shop online for your Waterfront stamp set here #146386

DID you know.. this stamp set is only $17 !!!!!  What a deal!

  146386 waterfront stamp set by Stampin' UP! available in my online store, order #146386 at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

If you are wondering about the "Hearts & Stars" wood embellishments on my card... it's because I love the beach more than anywhere else on earth.. so I just had to add hearts to this card.  I think my mom would have loved this card because the ocean was the one place where she'd rather be, too!

 

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

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Waterfront cards handstamped by Patty Bennett featuring beach scene and die cut Adirondak chairs

Waterfront cards handstamped by Patty Bennett featuring mountain scenes and die cut Adirondak chairs

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Hope you enjoyed this card.. it is one of my most favorites ever! :)

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Watercolor Waterfront Card Ideas with Adirondak Chair

 

One of the most popular stamp sets in the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog is the Waterfront set.  It is so amazing and versatile!  Today I am sharing 3 cards that look like little watercolored pieces of art, but they are stamped with the Waterfront set!!

Waterfront stamp set watercolor cards featuring Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut. Staampin' Up! card making supplies. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

All 3 of my Waterfront cards feature a piece of Wood Textures designer paper, and a die cut adirondak chair for a rustic, outdoorsy feeling. The Adirondak chair die is found in the Seasonal Layers thinlit set here.

 

Waterfront stamp set watercolor card featuring Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut and Wood Textures paper. Staampin' Up! card making supplies. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping each watercolor paper die cut circle with the Waterfront set, I added some water with an Aqua Painter. If you want a really blurry, watercolor look, add more water.  If you want more defined images, add less water.

 

Waterfront stamp set watercolor card featuring Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut and Wood Textures paper. Staampin' Up! card making supplies. Cards by Patty Bennett

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Waterfront stamp set watercolor card featuring Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut and Wood Textures paper. Staampin' Up! card making supplies. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

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Waterfront Beach Card Video Tutorial

 

I am excited to share a fun card and video tutorial with you today.  I created these cards using the Waterfront stamp set, new to Stampin' Up! this month!

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

I was inspired by a similar design by Amy K on Instagram.. she does beautiful work!  Each card is created with a watercolor paper die cut circle and a Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White Note card.

View this amazing Waterfront stamp set on page 48 of the 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Please enjoy the Waterfront Video Tutorial below!!

 


 

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Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

 I just love the "wooden" adirondak chair on these cards.  I die cut it with the Wood Textures paper stack and the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies.  See THIS POST for more info and another card idea!

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

Top card: I love the blue glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic suite collection on page 37 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.. I think it lends a special touch to this card!  The ribbon on the glimmer paper card is the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

Bottom card:  the strip of designer paper on this note card is from the Eastern Palace specialty dsp pack and I added some Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Shimmery ribbon pack.

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Stampin' UP! ink pad colors mentioned in the video above that I used for these cards are: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. You can purchase them in my online Stampin' UP! store.. just scroll to the bottom of this post and click any product image.

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

 Well, there you have it... I DO hope your day is as wonderful as you are!! (greeting from the Mother's Flair stamp set, pg 46 Occasions catalog).

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Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree card ideas

 

Whohooo! The 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration rewards brochure are live!  I love the wide selection of product offerings for cardmaking and DIY crafting projects, and I love combining products from both publications in my projects!

Today I am sharing floral note cards I created using the Petal Palette flower stamp (and bundle) and some Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More cards... this is a pack of 72 double sided preprinted cards that you can use for Memory Keeping, card making, tags, notes, and more! 

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 

Each handmade card has a watercolored floral image from the Petal Palette set featuring the watercolor pencils (see THIS post) and is layered onto a folded Whisper White note card with the Memories & More cards.  With 72 cards in the Memories and More pack to select from, you can see that I created LOTS of variations!

Get the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack FREE with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  See page 11 in your Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details about this card pack.

 

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Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 

I also stamped and colored the birds to add to a few of the cards, and added some of the die cut pieces, both from the Petal Palette bundle, on pg 23 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

 

SAVE 10% when you buy the bundle!

  • Wood-mount Petal Palette bundle #145973
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Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 I stamped greetings on the cards from these Stampin' UP! stamp sets:

  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Petal Palette
  • Happy Wishes (Sale-a-Bration set)

 

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack as one of your FREE Sale-a-Bration items this year!

  

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Silver Gable Box with Petal Palette flowers

 

Are you ready ring in the new year with the new 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Reward events starting on January 3?

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New Mini Silver Gable Box from Stampin' Up! decorated with Petal Palette stamp set, colored with Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett. Perfect for party favors, shower favor, wedding favor, or birthdays!

 

Today I am sharing a SNEAK PEEK of the adorable new Mini Silver Gable boxes, decorated and ready for spring! These would make such sweet table favors at a shower or wedding, or a great little birthday gift for some jewelry or a gift card!

I added die cuts behind the die cut flowers using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the Petals & More thinlit dies.  I tied up the handles on the gable box with free Sale a Bration ribbon in Calypso Coral.  The box is wrapped in a 1-7/8" x 12" piece of decorative paper from the Sweet Soiree designer paper pack.

New 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products featured today!

  • Petal Palette stamp set, pg 23, Occasions catalog
  • Petals & More thinlits dies, pg 23 Occasions catalog
  • Silver Mini Gable boxes, pg 13, Occasions catalog
  • Sweet Soiree designer paper, pg 13, Occasions catalog
  • Shimmer Ribbon pack, pg 9, Sale-a-Bration brochure

 

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You can select a FREE item with each $50 you spend between Jan. 3 and March 31, 2018!  (2 items with a $100 order, 3 items with a $150 order, etc.).

Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure for your choices, and a few reminders:  NO LIMITS!, AND check out the $100 level choices on pages 17 and 19... you can select one of those instead of 2 of the $50 level gifts if you wish!

 

Petal Palette stamp set flowers and birds colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett

I stamped and colored all of these images with the Stampin' Up! Archival Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock and used the Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters to color them in. I die cut them with the Petals and More thinlit dies - SAVE 10% and buy the stamp set and dies in a bundle!! yay!!

 

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy watercoloring and creating your own handmade gift boxes with the Mini Silver Gable Boxes!

  

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Watercolor Pencil Tips - Petal Palette stamp set

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Featuring the Petal Palette stamp set (new, pg 23 in the 2018 Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up!) and the Stampin' UP! Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters!  All supplies available in my online store!  (Petal Palette stamp set available after 1-3-18).  Stamp with the Archival Basic Black ink for best results!

 

Watercoloring tips for the Petal Palette stamp set and Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils with Patty Bennett

 

If you missed the Facebook Live video tutorial I posted with tips for coloring the flowers above, watch the video below!

 

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This amazing Petal Palette stamp set will be available on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

 I kind of went crazy stamping and coloring with this set... I LOVE this set!

Petal Palette flowers and bird stamped images watercolored with watercolor  pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett

Tip:

When die cutting smaller images like the birdie, use Washi Tape to hold the die in place while you run it through the Big Shot:

Die cutting tip with Washi Tape for Petal Palette flowers and bird stamped images watercolored with watercolor  pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett

  Watercoloring tips for the Petal Palette stamp set and Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils with Patty Bennett

ABOVE LEFT:  I created this card with the flower image and greeting from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I die cut the finished colored flower with the matching Petals & More thinlit dies (available in a 10% money saving bundle!), then added it to a Whisper White thick notecard.  I used the Petal Passion Designer paper on the note card and added some new Whisper White 1/4" Organza ribbon.  You'll find all of these fun supplies on page 23 of the NEW 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!

 

ABOVE RIGHT:  I created this "Berry Burst" card with the Petal Passion Memories & More card flower image that I colored with watercolor pencils and cut out with Paper Snips.  I added it to a Whisper White thick notecard.  I used the Petal Passion Designer paper on the note card and added some new Berry Burst 3/8" metallic-edge ribbon.  You'll find all of these fun supplies on pages 13 and 23 of the NEW 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy watercoloring and creating your own handmade cards!

  

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Watercoloring on Petal Passion Memories & More Cards

 

Sneak Peek!

Check out page 24 in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog for these amazing preprinted Petal Passion Memories & More cards!!  Use them for memory keeping, card making, tags, mini albums and more!

How to watercolor on Stampin' UP! Memories & More Petal Passion floral cards by Patty Bennett

 

I love these beautiful floral cards... the pack includes 72 double sided preprinted cards, and I grabbed my Stampin' Up! reinkers, a clear block and my Aqua Painters and just started coloring them in!!  How easy, and how pretty!

You can leave them black and white, or color them in with Stampin' Blends, markers, sponge daubers, watercolor pencils, Brusho, or watercolor them like I did here.

 

Stampin' UP! Memories & More Petal Passion floral cards watercolored by Patty Bennett

 

 As you can see, I used these cards to tuck into the Prize Patrol gifts I'm mailing to my Luv 2 Stamp Group team this month.  I stamped them with a stamp that my niece, Holly, made for me.  You can check out her Etsy store here.

How to Color the Petal Passion cards:

Simply drop a couple drops of each color you want to use onto a clear block, then pick up some color with your wet Aqua Painter and start coloring in!   DO NOT USE too much water, as these are not watercolor paper, but you can still very easily blend and shade with more than one color like I did here.

 

Stampin' UP! Memories & More Petal Passion floral cards watercolored with Aqua Painters and reinkers  by Patty Bennett

 

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Petal Passion Memories & More cards available on Jan. 3, 2018!

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these great watercolor cards!

  

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Sneak Peek: 2018 Occasions Catalog cards

 I'm totally enjoying coloring with the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog products, like the new Brusho Crystal Color, the Lots of Happy Card kit, and the Petal Passion Memories & More cards!  All of these products will be available to my Stampin' Up! customers on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new catalog!  Need a catalog? let me know!  pattystamps@comcast.net

Watercoloring wtih Brusho Crystal Color and Stampin' UP! Beautiful Day butterfly and Petal Passion Memories & More cards, by Patty Bennett

 

Above Left: new Beautiful Day stamp set, pg 26 Occasions catalog, #145912 (wood mount), #145915 (clear mount), stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954, on watercolor paper #122959.

Above Right: new Petal Passion Memories & More cards pg 24, #145592, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954

 If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the samples above with the new Brusho Crystal Color product.. it's amazing and makes you feel like a super cool watercolor artist when you blend it with color from your color spritzer or your Aqua painter!!

Watch the video below for more info!

 

 

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Lots of Happy Card Kit - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

Above: new Lots of Happy card kit, pg 15, #146388, colored with Watercolor Pencils #141709, Blender Pens #102845 and Stampin' Blends Markers #147475

 

 If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the Lots of Happy card kit samples above with watercolor pencils, blender pens and the new Stampin' Blends markers!!

Watch the video below for more info!

 

 

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Lots of Happy Card Kit - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

2 Options for the Lots of Happy Card Kit!

1.  purchase the entire kit which includes the stamp set, ink spot, 4 watercolor pencils, ribbon, dimensionals, and all the paper goods to create 20 cards (#146388, pg 15 Occasions catalog)

or

2. purchase the refill kit which includes the consumable products to create 20 more cards! (#145605, pg 15 Occasions catalog)

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up! - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

The Lots of Happy card kit comes with 4 Watercolor Pencils, but I also grabbed my box of pencils and tried out different color combos with other pencils and my Blender Pens.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these great watercolor cards!

  

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Painted Harvest Sunflower turned Poinsettia!

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Now that you have mostly likely ordered the very popular Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Bundle (or stamp set), I thought you might enjoy this idea to stretch your "sunflower" stamp image and learn how to create a poinsettia flower with it to create a holiday or Christmas card!

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to create this beautiful holiday card idea, turning the sunflower into a poinsettia!

 

Color combo for Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

 

It's really quite easy, simply use the Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red ink pads (per above) and stamp them onto Watercolor paper with the Painted Harvest Sunflower image and then spritz with water and the Stampin' Spritzer until you have achieved the look you want!

Then stamp the center when the flower is dry.  I used Daffodil Delight ink.

 

Create watercolor poinsettia flowers with the Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set.

Tip!

For a fun layered greeting on any card, layer the Stitched Shape framelits and the layering ovals, circles or squares!

 

Stamping Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape framelits and Layering Ovals to create lovely matted greetings for your handmade cards.

 

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I stamped the Season of Cheer greeting (from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set) onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shape Oval, and used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the Layering Ovals framelits to make the scalloped border.  A few Gold Metallic shapes werethe perfect little touch to finish the card.

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

This card was created on a Cherry Cobbler folded card base, and the beautiful diagonal striped Old Olive printed paper is found in the Merry Little Christmas package of paper, pg 12, in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The Gold edge ribbon is on page 199 in the annual catalog.  See below for links to all Stampin' Up! products in my online store.

 

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Rose Garden Thinlit Watercolor Cards

 

Flowers flowers flowers... I love flowers and I love creating Stampin Up! cards with flower stamps, flower die cuts and floral printed paper!  Today's handstamped card features all 3!

 

Rose Garden thinlit floral cards on  watercolor background paper featuring Stampin Up! ink, paper, dies and stamps, by Patty Bennett

I enjoyed creating several cards using the Rose Garden thinlit die and some watercolor paper I had left over from my High Tide Lighthouse cards (here).  After I was done making several High Tide cards, I set aside the left over watercolored backgrounds and I knew I'd enjoy making something with them at a future date. 

And.. ta-da! I used the leftover watercolor backgrounds with the Rose Garden thinlit and die cut pretty roses and leaves in my Big Shot!!  I also die cut some dragonflies with the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and the same watercolored backgrounds.

On the card above, I also decided to lightly stamp the floral image from the Wood Words stamp set over the water color background. I love how it turned out!  Click HERE to see how to make that smoosh watercolor background!

 

Rose Garden thinlit floral cards on  watercolor background paper featuring Stampin Up! ink, paper, dies and stamps, by Patty Bennett.  Greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

 

I made the card above in May for Christine's birthday in June.  I added the Live every moment sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set to the front, and also decided, why not make the inside pretty as well?  I had the Wood Words flower stamp out, and an extra dragonfly die cut.. so.... this is what I did...

Rose Garden thinlit floral cards on  watercolor background paper featuring Stampin Up! ink, paper, dies and stamps, by Patty Bennett.  Inside featured dragonflies die cut with the Details Dragonfly thinlit.

 Easy crafting tip to adhere the dragonfly die cut to your card:

Craft TiP! use your paper piercer, and pick up glue dots to place on your die cuts!

 

These are some of the backgrounds I created for the High Tide cards, and I die cut the large roses and leaves, as well as the dragonflies out of the left over pieces.

Watercolor Paper Background Wash for handstamped cards by Patty Bennett

 

Here are the die cuts on the left over watercolor background pieces... neat way to use up extras, don't you think?

Rose Garden and Detailed Dragonfly Stampin' Up! thinlits on watercolor wash backgrounds for handmade cards by Patty Bennett

 

Rose Garden Thinlit dies are found on page 216 of the current 2017-2018 catalog, #140619 online here.

 

Rose Garden thinlit floral cards on  watercolor background paper featuring Stampin Up! ink, paper, dies and stamps, by Patty Bennett

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The Wood Words stamp set is found on page 159 in the current Stampin' UP! catalog, or #143925 (wood mount) online, or #143928 (clear mount) in my online store here.

Rose Garden thinlit floral cards on  watercolor background paper featuring Stampin Up! ink, paper, dies and stamps, by Patty Bennett.  Wood Words floral stamp, inked in Rose Red ink and lightly stamped on watercolor background.

 

White Perfect Accents are great for flower centers, and the Powder Pink ribbon looks great on this card, too!

 I added a strip of Powder Pink "Fresh Florals" designer paper on the right edge of this card to pull in that pretty pink color and more flowers.

 

Watercolor paper background smoosh technique with Stampin Up supplies by Patty Bennett

For more information about creating these fun watercolor backgrounds, Click HERE to see how to make that smoosh watercolor background!

 

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Watercolor Wash background - Beautiful You cards

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

These cards just make me happy.. I love the Beautiful You stamp set and the free flowing watercolor wash background I created for these wonderful stamped ladies!  The Beautiful You stamp set is available in both wood mount and clear mount versions, my personal preference is wood mount, but both are great. See more about our 3 stamp options HERE.

If you have been following me for awhile, you probably know that I am really partial to backgrounds created with a simple, yet colorful watercolor background wash.  I created these Beautiful You note cards with Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, an Aquapainter, water and reinkers in Bermuda Bay,  Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

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Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

For the watercolor background on these cards, I simply used an Aquapinter brush to wet my Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, then dipped the tip into drops of Stampin' Up! reinker ink and washed across the wet paper.  Let the colors bleed and flow to mix and make new colors!

 

For additional watercolor background techniques, you might like some of these posts...

ADDITIONAL WATERCOLOR WASH BACKGROUND TECHNIQUES:

view my watercolor wash background stamp technique post and video tutorial here

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view my alternate watercolor wash background technique post and video tutorial here

 

You might have noticed on the photo above, I mounted my finished watercolor masterpiece :) onto both a Bermuda Bay and a Flirty Flamingo card base... I really liked both of them.. couldn't decide which one I liked better.. each one pulls out different coloring in the background!

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

Do you have a preference? The Bermuda Bay or Flirty Flamingo cardstock base?

After the background was dry, I stamped the lady in Archival Black ink and then added a bit of color to her dress, hat or umbrella with the Watercolor Pencils, blended it slightly with just a little more water, and that was it... very simple and quick card!

 

Beautiful You Watercolor Wash background cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aquapainter

 

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Beautiful You Watercolor Cards

 

I have been having so much fun playing with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens and Aquapainters to color the lady images in the Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I recently shared this note card idea with Cindee and showed her how I colored in the lady's dress and cut the umbrella image out of printed paper to create the "lady walking in the rain" cards below.

Today I'm sharing a Video Tutorial with you to show you how easy it is to color in the stamped dress image and create the rain with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

The fabulous Beautiful You stamp set AND the Watercolor pencils are both on page 24 of the current 2017 Occasions catalog. You can also find them in my online store by clicking any of the product images at the bottom of this blog post.

One secret ingredient on these cards is the printed background paper - found in the Serene Scenery paper stack!  It's perfect for these rainy day cards.

 

Please enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL below with a quick 1 minute tip for coloring her red dress with Watercolor Pencils.

 

 

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Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After adding Real Red and Calpyso Coral Watercolor Pencil to the stamped image, I also added a pop of Real Red Stampin' Write marker ink to give it a bit more depth of color.  You can see all of the instructions in the video above.

Watch the video to see all the details about stamping the umbrella onto a small patterned paper scrap and adding that to the finished card.  Fun way to create a quick patterned umbrella!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After cutting the lady out with my Paper Snips, I added her to the card with Tombow Multi Purpose glue.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

Be sure to watch all of the details in the VIDEO above in this post to see how I created raindrops on this card  with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp image and a die cut oval mask!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

All of the cards in today's post are mounted onto a Whisper White or Crumb Cake Note Card.  I love these handy note cards that come cut and scored and include envelopes in the package!!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

I used 2 of the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to color the dress. I blended both Real Red and Calypso Coral with the Blender pen.  I also added a touch of my Real Red Stampin' Write marker for added depth and color.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

And on my last sample, I decided she needed a peppy yellow umbrella, so I colored it with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil AND the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker, and blended with the Blender Pen.

 

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How to stamp the High Tide Lighthouse and create a watercolor background - video tutorial

 

I had a vision in my head... and I'm not sure why that included a red sky.. I guess it was a dramatic sunset... but these lighthouse cards are what came out of my vision.. a dramatic watercolor wash background for my High Tide stamp set cards!

I hope you will watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how I made these and to hear about the tips and additional components I added to these cards!

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

Please watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below to learn how to create the beautiful watercolor wash backgrounds with a clear block and ink pads, and tips on stamping the 2-step Lighthouse stamp!

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Fun Tips To Note:

  • all of the watercolor wash backgrounds turn out different
  • it's fun to experiment with different colors
  • the High Tide stamp set has some GREAT sentiments/greeting images
  • grass from the Basket Builder framelits is perfect on these cards
  • vellum die cut with the Sunburst Thinlit makes great "light" for the lighthouse


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

I think you'll be amazed at the color palette I used to make these cards and how easy the watercolor background is to create with the Stampin' Up! Clear Block E, a few ink pads and watercolor paper!!  Be sure to watch the video for all the fun details.


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set featuring Sunburst thinlit die and cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 I stamped the greeting/sentiment onto watercolor paper and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelits.

For this card, I die cut cardstock vellum with the Sunburst thinlit and colored it with the Daffodil Delight ink pad and sponge daubers, then added the "rays" to the card like light from the lighthouse.  See the VIDEO above for all the details.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and Sunburst thinlit die with cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and sunburst pattern paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above:  I loved the printed paper background addition to this card.. a piece of "sunburst" printed paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack was perfect for the background of this card!!  :)


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above/Below: the grass die cut piece from the Basket Builder framelit set (pg 18 Occasions catalog) was the perfect addition to some of my lighthouse cards.  I die cut it out of Crumb Cake cardstock then sponged some Old Olive and Soft Suede ink onto it. 

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

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Tip for stamping the lighthouse stamps from the High Tide Stampin' Up! set by Patty Bennett

 

For tips on stamping the lighthouse, and adding a little deeper color with your Stampin' Write marker, watch the video above in this blog post.

I found that I liked the Smoky Slate ink for the "shadow" of the lighthouse image the best.  I'm sure you will find lots of color combos you like!  It's fun to experiment! Just be sure to write them down so that you'll remember what you tried!

 

Suggested color combos for stamping the Stampin' Up! High Tide lightouse set, by Patty Bennett

 

 After stamping the lighthouse and "sand" on the separate piece of watercolor paper, I cut it out by hand and added it to the front of the card with a ton of Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

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