Today I’m sharing this ultra cute handmade card idea for stamp pad ink refills. The Welcome Easter stamp set is pretty versatile. Not only can you create Easter designs (I’ve got one below), you can also make wonderful friend and baby cards.
Adorable isn’t she? How can you not see her and smile?
Designed with the must-have Stitched So Sweetly Dies and some Subtles designer paper, she’s a wonderful card to send to a good friend.
Believe me, ink refills are a necessity if you’re a stamper. Stamp pads don’t really wear out in the short term, but your ink may become fainter and fainter over time as you use it. That’s when you need to use an ink refill to perk it back up. If you’ve never used an ink refill, I’ve got a quick video for how you can add it here.
But there are also a bunch of different ways you can use ink refills in paper crafting. Today I want to give you my tips for creating that soft watercolour look with an aqua painter, an acrylic block and some ink refills.
Cute Handmade Card Idea for Stamp Pad Ink Refills
Jo’s Watercolour Tips
- Create a paint palette Add just a tiny touch of your ink refill bottle to an acrylic block to leave a dot of colour.
- Try not to mix them up. Add each ink refill colour in a separate corner of the block so they have space around.
- Start with clear. With a clean aqua painter filled with clear water, squeeze it lightly to get the tip wet. Then brush over the design where the most colour will be.
- A little goes a long way. Just touch the very tip of the aqua painter in your first colour – say, Smoky Slate for our lamb – and lightly touch the tip of the brush into the clear water in a couple random spots. The fun part is to watch it move!
- Keep it clean. Wipe off your Aqua painter before changing to the next colour by running it back and forth over a clean piece of scrap paper.
To get darker areas of colour, you can do a couple different things:
- don’t lay down any clear water in the area (I didn’t put any on her hooves first)
- let your paint dry slightly then pick up another tiny bit of colour and touch it to the area
Did you notice she’s got a little shimmer to her bow? I first watercoloured her bow in Blushing Bride. When everything was dry and the card was completed, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects just to the bow. It gives a nice raised and glimmery sparkle.
How about another of the sweet critters, this time a baby card?
And last, the cheeky little bunny, perfect for an Easter greeting!
Pull Out Your Stamp Pad Ink Refills!
It’s time to create! Set aside some time, stamp up some images with your Memento stamp pad then watercolour like a pro! Here is everything I used on our pretty little lamb.Cute Handmade Card Idea for Stamp Pad Ink Refills
Why I Love to Watercolour
I have to say watercolouring is one of the most restful techniques I do in paper crafting. I love the softness of the colours and especially how the lightness shines through the translucent colour.
And I’m so happy to share this technique with you and hope you catch some of the excitement too. Here’s another idea if you can’t put down your aqua painter!
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