It’s Stamp Giveaway Time & a Watercolor Letterpress Tutorial!

Hi folks! Another busy summer week around here, whatever happened to the lazy days of summer? Anyway, this week I will be giving away this beautiful pansy collage stamp from About Art Accents. Leave a comment and next Monday I will pick a winner. Easy as pie!

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I love using my watercolor markers to stamp! You can be specific with your coloring then all you need is a damp brush to give it a painterly feel. Watch the video to see how I made this card. You can also see my homemade letterpress in action!

I know you are going to ask so the paper I used is Rives BFK, it comes in 22″x30″ sheets and most art supply shops will carry it for about $8 a sheet but it is cheaper to get it online from Cheap Joe’s Artstuff (5 sheets/$22.) The paper is smooth, thick and soft but it handles water very well so you can stamp, watercolor, and letterpress on it. I always loved the look of letterpress (although try to get Β a decent photo of it!) so when I started seeing the expensive Lifestyle Crafts plates go on clearance everywhere I snagged them for about $5 a kit. I guess it was a trend that never took off for the home crafter.

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Here are the homemade letterpress tutorials I mentioned:

Home Letterpress Part 1

Homemade Letterpress Part 2

You can open an embossing folder and use it with the Rives BFK to letterpress too, it is the same plastic as the plate , well near enough anyway, the plates a bit more rigid. Another cool thing about using markers to stamp is that you can get 2 impressions from one inking! In the next example I misted the stamp with water and restamped, look how much ink is still on the stamp. Get more stamping for your effort!

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Here are close ups of the cards:

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Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win this beautiful stamp from About Art Accents and if you decide to shop you can use my coupon and save 10% on your regular price order: Lindsay10% Good luck and til next time happy crafting!

81 Responses

  1. Thank you for the chance. It is beautiful

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  2. Oh wow! It is beautiful. I’ve never used watercolors to stamp with; I’ll have to give it a try. πŸ™‚

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  3. As always, your work and energy inspires me. And little purple pansies are my favorites! Hope your husband is well.

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  4. Ahh…homemade letter press! You’re a genius! Thanks for all the tutorials and the beautiful card idea!

    L&L
    Marie

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  5. love the look of debossing and did look at your tutorial but I am 1 of those people who need to see it done would love it if you wood do a video showing how it was done

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  6. Beautiful card as always! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Beautiful card and beautiful stamp!

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  8. Just discovered you…I am so inspired and love your tutorials. Must admit I was intrigued by your name because I am same way. I love flowers and have always had secret desire to paint. Thank you for the “check off ” on my bucket list . Lol

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  9. love!

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  10. Lindsay,

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp! Your card is really pretty and would make anyone happy!

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  11. It’s a beautiful stamp that I could do,so much with. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. Beautiful cards and beautiful stamp. I’e been afraid of watercolors, but bought a small set and I’m going to give it a try this week. Thanks for a great tutorial (as always).

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  13. Love it. Thanks for a chance to win. Look forward to your videos, they are always great.

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  14. That is a gorgeous stamp anyone would be proud to own! Your tutorials inspire me. Thank you.

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  15. I love the look of the letterpress and watercoloring. I have actually been working on watercoloring my stamped images in the last week, so this is a timely post for me! Love watching your videos, thanks!

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  16. Hey Lindsay
    I watched the video this morning over breakfast and really loved the stamp. I’ve never seen the technique of moving the water colour out using a brush. I guess I’ll have to get some water colour pens now!
    πŸ™‚
    Jen

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  17. Thank you so much for these tutorials! I love your card! It’s so beautiful!

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  18. So pretty. I’m addicted to flowers and paper, so I’d love to win this. Your work is beautiful. Thanks,

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  19. I too love to use watercolor markers to add color to my homemade cards. Love the videos… they always give the best information !!

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  20. This stamp set I am crazy about! I LOVE it!! Please pick me!!!! ❀

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  21. Your cards are beautiful! I love the pansy stamp, so delicate. Wish I could watch the videos but can’t because videos eat up my monthly download time with my satellite internet provider.

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  22. The cards are beautiful. I love the colors. Great stamp to give away!

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  23. You never fail to keep me entertained, you always give great ideas and I love your stamp collection. You make beautiful cards. Thanks again Lindsey!

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  24. This post clarified the term “letter press” for me. Now I see that the image is “indented” while dry embossing is “raised”. Also glad to know what paper works well. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely stamp.

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  25. Beautiful card, Lindsay! I’m always drawn to letterpress. Thank you for sharing the great video! β™‘

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  26. Love the debossing-pretty stamp! Thanks for a change to win.

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  27. Your card is pretty. I would love to be a winner.

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  28. Thanks for sharing about misting thre colored stamp to give a water color look.

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  29. Your talent amazes me! I am thrilled to have discovered your blog, because I so enjoy the anticipation of what you will do next! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely stamp.

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  30. Great video. I never thought about using my stamps as a guide to paint in water colors. I’m just now teaching my self the water color techniques and I really enjoy it.
    Thanks Lindsay

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  31. Really good demonstration of both letterpress and watercoloring with stamps! Makes me want to pull out my letterpress plates and give them a second try! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win this beautiful stamp!

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  32. Love your card and your tutorials are always so easy to follow. Thanks for a chance to win. One can never have enough stamps!!!

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  33. Thank you so much for these tutorials!
    I would love to be a winner of this beautiful stamp!
    Kisses from Helena from Holland

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  34. Great card and simple instructions. Thank you for all of the info.

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  35. Love all your work. You inspire me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. As always, love your videos.

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  37. Your card and tutorials are great. Even I can understand how to…!This is a pretty stamp and I would love to win it and try it at our group card making. Thanks Lindsay for your great job.

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  38. I always love your tutorials! Your Asian inspired ones are dearest to me since I grew up in Okinawa, I LOVE all things with an Asian flair! Thanks for always sharing your talent Lindsay!
    Valerie

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  39. I always learn so much from you. I actually did know what letter pressing was until this video. Thanks again for teaching me. Can’t wait to try the marker technique for myself.

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  40. Lovely card and, as usual, an informative tutorial. I always learn so much from you. I appreciate the videos since I’m a visual learner. Thank you for always sharing your talent and knowledge.

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  41. A beautiful image! Thanks for all the cool videos – I think I’ve watched every one!

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  42. Pansies stand for thoughts and I can’t get this beautiful collage stamp out of my mind. Love it.

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  43. You always have such great ideas. I recommend you all the time. Who knew a person could letter press so easily. It looks like a great way to get a nice impression on the paper. I love About Art Accents and bought some stamps on your recommendation.

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  44. lovely,

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  45. Lindsay, Makes me want to get out my Tombow markers. You do such a great job, would like to get back into my card making . Right now trying to get quilts made for my sons for Christmas. Keep up the good work. Patricia

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  46. Great tutorials. Love your videos, and the way you explain things so well.

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  47. Love pansies and these are beautiful cards. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  48. It would be great to win so I could try that technique. You explain things so well. Thanks for the chance to win and all the time you take to teach new things. Great job!

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  49. I always learn so much from you. Thanks!

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  50. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials and Pansies are my favorite flower. You are my daily inspiration and Love your tips! I want to try to make this card.
    Happy Crafting!

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  51. Beautiful work. Love your videos!!!

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  52. i enjoy your blog and it’s one I look at everyday. Thanks for all the tips and videoos

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  53. Hi Lindsay! I watched your video last night and I was amazed how you made letterpressing look so easy, AND you created your own letterpress! So awesome, ’cause who wants to spend more money on yet another piece of equipment and everything that goes with it! When will the madness end?! Your printed card reminds me of the pretty hankies my grandmother used to use…..delicate,too.

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  54. I would love the letterpresses. You are an amazing crafter!

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  55. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp πŸ™‚

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  56. Love the watercolor look. great ideas about letter pressing too!
    thanks

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  57. Hi! I’m a big fan of yours and have been lurking around your website for a couple of years now! πŸ™‚ You are always so enjoyable to watch! You have such a great way about you. I started my own blog a couple of months ago, and helped my best friend get started as well. I hope I can survive to do 5 years of blogging! You must have endless energy as I am always so impressed by all you do! Loved the girl scout float! Congrats on your book signing! Hugs!

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  58. WOW…what a GORGEOUS combo!!! Love the letterpress look with the watercolor picture – I MUST try this! Thank you Lindsay for the videos and tutorials…so appreciate your inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  59. I have just recently discovered your blog or should I say your youtube channel and I am really grateful for all the videos you do – they give me lovely inspiration day after day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  60. I love Pansies! I have a guest room decorated with a purple pansy theme. Would love to win this stamp set! πŸ™‚

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  61. I love your videos. You are a wonderful teacher. I had heard of letterpress but didn’t know how to do it. Thanks for the great explanation.

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  62. It beautiful just like everything you make. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I wish I could spend a few days with you to “absorb” all you have to share!! Thanks so much for all your tutorials and helpful hints. And of course, thanks so much for the chance to win! Love your work!

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  64. These are beautiful and I love pansies – they’re always so fresh….thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  65. Hi my Love, those are the cutest pansies that I ever seen. I love how you used them. Thank you for a chance to win them and thank you for such great tutorials. Love Ya’ Patricia

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  66. Just lovely! Thanks for the ideas.
    Stephanie Soderstrom

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  67. Love the card. Cool Watercolor technique

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  68. Just wanted to say great tutorials week after week. You are such a inspiration to all of us. Thanks for the oppertunity for a freebie too.

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  69. I’m intrigued with the way you used the ink twice. Makes a unique card. Thanks for showing it. Love that stamp. So delicate.

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  70. Hey Lindsay! Beautiful job as always!!
    Lorraine πŸ™‚

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  71. Another great idea! Thanks Lindsey!

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  72. Such a lovely stamp. I love all your ideas!

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  73. Beautifuul card, Lindsay! Great technique! I will be making that Letterplate tomorrow! Thanks for all you do!

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  74. Hi Lindsay

    I love love love DIY projects. Thanks for this tutorial. You are very clever!

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  75. I love this card,and so enjoy all your tutorials Lindsay-you’re the best! Thank you for the opportunity of winning a prize too;-)

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  76. Hi Lindsay

    Thanks for the tut on letterpress (DIY)

    Have a great weekend

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  77. love how this looks like watercolor

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  78. I LOE wterclour effects and the letterpressis sooooo cool! Very pretty cards, TFS!

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  79. Beautiful card and I love the idea of the letterpress too. I will have to check that out! ~Diane

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  80. Beautiful stamps, I truly love Pansies, they are my favorite flowers. Great video as usual. I did order the Cuttlebug Machine and it should be here on Monday the 30th. So exciting. As always your friend, Peach

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  81. My favorite flower. You are such inspiration to me. Beautiful work!

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