Watercolour a stunning card with your Stampin’ Up classic inks and some water! See how easy it is in my short video! (plus don’t miss getting the measurements below so you can make this card too!)

Pick two or three of your fave colours of stamp ink pads, some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and a couple other tools and you’ll become a watercolour artiste! My video walks you through exactly how!

Create a lovely background to highlight a new favourite stamp set just like this!

watercolour a stunning card
The Thoughtful Wishes stamps look awesome against a watercoloured background!

New Items Just Around the Corner for You!

I thought you might enjoy this sneak peek of the NEW Summer Splash and Pretty in Pink In Colors coming May 1st! I love how these two play together so well! Bright but subdued enough to highlight the lovely botanical Thoughtful Wishes Stamp Set!

If you’d like to learn more about the new In Colors, click to see how the 2024-26 In Colors compare. I am so enjoying playing with these 5 brilliant colours!

That spectacular embossing folder is one you’ll want to add to your Wish List too! It’s the So Swirly (163791) and it’s in a new larger size!

And did you see the Thoughtful Wishes (163305) set of stamps and dies in the new 2024-25 Annual Catalogue? It’s a wonderful mix of images and beautiful greetings perfect for all your handmade cards this spring and summer!

Although today I’m only using the stamp set, You’ll love some of my upcoming posts featuring the bundle!

The Lure of Watercolour

What is it about watercolour that intrigues us all?

Maybe for you it’s that the ink is transparent and not opaque? Or perhaps it’s how delicate a background can be?

Perhaps it’s that you can use watercolour equally well for both backgrounds and for colouring in stamped images?

watercolour a stunning card

Whatever it is that captures YOUR interest about watercolour, if you’ve tried it before and found it just didn’t turn out the way you wanted, you need to take a peek at these two classes!

Learn More About Watercolour!

Currently I have two online watercolour classes you can choose from to learn how wonderful this technique is to add to your paper crafting toolkit! Imagine the ooohs and aaaaahs your handiwork will generate when you send handmade cards with touches of watercolour (or MORE than just touches)!

Click either of the images to learn more about the class!

Watercolour a Stunning Card

Make a quick click on that red square and white triangle to watch how to make this stunning card at home!

I created another version of this card in our Design with Jo community of crafters this morning! We get together every week and we’d love to say hi to you too over there! You’ll find us crafting up some fun every Tuesday morning at 11 AM Mountain Time.

Click here to see that design (which is totally different!): Design with Jo!

Which One Is Your Fave?

Today’s additional sample uses the same stamp, but on a card with different colours. The colours are still our upcoming NEW In Colors but more in the pinks and peaches.

You can see I switched out the embossing folder too, this time to the Exposed Brick 3D folder.

I’m not sure which one I like the best! 😋

But how about you? Which grey do you like the best – Basic Grey or Grey Granite? Leave me a comment to let me know!

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It’s time to get into your crafting mood and cut these supplies to add your own watercoloured background to a handmade card for someone special!

Cuttin’ It Up!

Use the same colours I did or play with ones you love!

  • Basic Grey cardstock – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″, 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 1/2″ x 2″
  • Fluid 100 watercolor paper – 4 3/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Summer Splash cardstock – 4″ x 3/4″
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3/4″
  • Grey Baker’s Twine – about 8″

No matter which colours you decide on, you’ll find a colour combination you really love. Go bold or subtle, the choice is up to you!

Once you’ve done a bit of playing, you can add another fabulously easy technique into your stamping toolkit! Then you’ll be able to always watercolour a stunning card to send to family and friends!