Watercolor Background!!!

Sugarplum Wash, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You can create beautiful watercolor background with a little ink and an Aqua Painter! It is really quick and simple and you can do it in any color you desire. You can even use a few colors for an ombre look or rainbow look!

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I went over the top of the cardstock with my Aqua Painter just to lightly wet it. There was no ink on the brush just quickly brush over the entire piece. Then I picked up some ink and brushed quickly over the front. I used Sweet Sugarplum for the one above and Flirty Flamingo for the one below!

Flamingo Wash, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Once I had enough color that I wanted, I cleaned off the brush and picked up some Tip Top Taupe Ink. I squeezed the barrel a bit to release more water and then I tapped the end on my finger so that it would splatter on my card. That is how I got those little brown dots all over. It adds a little bit of interest and texture to the card. You will want to set the card aside for a minute to dry, more or less time depending on how wet it is. If you don’t have time for that, you can always use your Heat Tool to dry it faster. Once it was dry, I stamped the greeting from the Layering Love Stamp Set in Tip Top Taupe. I added this piece to a card base of Tip Top Taupe with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since the watercolor makes the paper curl and bend a bit, I found that the Stampin’ Dimensionals allow for that rather than trying to stick it down flat. I tied some ribbon around the card on the left side using the coordinating color. I am loving the NEW Ruched Ribbon! Quick, Simple, and fabulous!!!

Of course, if you aren’t a fan of watercolor, you could always get the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set. Today I did a Video Tutorial on how to stamp with large background stamps. They are rather large and can be a little more difficult to stamp with. I show a few tips and tricks on getting the perfect look! Check that out here or below! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any others!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura  


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