Oh my goodness, me oh my! I made a masculine card! I know….I know! I don’t post many of those.
A few weeks ago, my Mom gave me a package of Stampin’ Up water color paper to play with. I went to You Tube to get some ideas on how to use it. This is a Stampin Up card that I made.
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Make This Stampin Up Card
To make the water background I used Marina Mist and Pool Party Classic Ink Pads and an Aqua Painter. An aqua painter is a brush that you fill with water so that you can paint with ink giving it a water color look. If you have reinkers, you can use those, but since I didn’t I had to use the stamp pads.
I squeezed the stamp pads so that some of the ink would transfer to the lid. Then I used the Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and paint with it onto the water color paper. To get darker shades, use more ink. By dragging the aqua painter across the ink pad, I could get more ink if there wasn’t enough on the lid.
I used the same technique with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Old Olive Ink Pads to color the fish from the Stampin’ Up By The Tide Set. It’s best to start with lighter shades of ink and keeping adding more ink and darker shades until you get the effect that you like. I made sure the water color paper was dry before stamping a coral background in Crumb Cake.
Read How To Use Rubber Stamps to learn more about stamping.
This watercolor technique made a realistic looking fish, which I was really happy with!
Here is a list of the cardstock sizes that I used for this Stampin Up card.
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ Marina Mist (I ran this layer through the Cuttlebug)
- 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Old Olive
- 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ Crumb Cake
- 4″ x 2″ Water Color Paper
The layout is very simple, making it a great masculine Stampin Up Card! I’m not a Stampin Up Demonstrator, but I love their products. Here is another Stampin’ Up Card and Technique that you might enjoy.
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