Use watercolors instead of ink pads! It’s fun!

Hi friends! If you are a beginner stampers the expense of buying inkpads in all different colors can be quite intimidating and expensive! Well, today I am going to show you how to stamp with watercolor paint to make this card:

DCF 1.0

I will also share frugal tips on making cards in batches like this:

DCF 1.0

To make three cards you will need:

  • 3 sheets of 8.5″x11″ white cardstock
  • 1 sheet of 12″x12″ patterned scrapbook paper
  • 3 A2 envelopes
  • Stamps (this is the Chicks set from Local King Rubber Stamps)
  • Watercolor paints
  • An embossing folder and label die cut and machine or cutting tool of your choice.

Watch the video to see how it’s done:

I used my new KOI watercolors but you can use any brand, even your children’s! If the paint does not want to stick you can rub the stamps with an eraser or if you are using clear stamps a viewer told me that you can ink the stamp first in clear embossing ink and then the paint will stick. I have not tried it but it will probably work! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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33 Responses

  1. Hi Lindsay…not sure why I am getting this video again today??? Not to worry, I liked it so much the first time around, I am going to watch it again!!! Hugs,
    Jan

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    • Hi Jan, it is because you saw it on Youtube yesterday and I post videos later on my blog:) Sorry if it is Lindsay overload LOL!

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    • Lovely card, I really love the look of the watercolours on the stamps. Thanks Lindsay.
      I have also done similar to this with markers and spritzing with water, that also looks wonderful.

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  2. Love the card. Very pretty!

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  3. Tried this technique and it turn out pretty good. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas

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  4. Loved this video Lindsay! You make it look so easy, I really like the soft look of this card.

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  5. When my volume isn’t turned up and I miss the opening laughter, I have to re-run! 😉

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  6. Does hot glue work ok for Operation Write Home? I’d hate for the desert heat to make it run. ;-0

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  7. Went to the rubber stamp show in Orlando today….Local King all out of that stamp…they will mail it to me next week….until then I’ll watch you and see what else you come up with!! Love what you do for us!

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  8. Lovely idea, Lindsay! I love the soft, delicate look of watercolors on stamps! Many thanks! ♡

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  9. Lindsay – beautiful ideas for cards! But I don’t get where you said to leave more room. Is it under the image? Leave more white space under the image to make it more pleasing and even? Thankee!

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  10. Or is it to make the bottom of the frame thicker than the top of the frame? Sorry — it went so fast I couldn’t understand :/

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  11. Hi Lindsay !!!!

    Just a quick question about Distress markers. I have had my set for about a year now and have never used the white one. The other day I went to use it and it is totally dry. Any ideas how to moisten it again or is it “toast” ???

    Hope you’re having a funs summer so far !!!!

    Chrisanna

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  12. Absolutely love the look of this!!!

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  13. A very beautiful card, but I think, you´ll need to practice for many years, before we can achieve such a gorgeous result, and not sure, I have the patience for that ha ha ha, but your card here is outstanding, that´s for sure.

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    • it is really easy, the trick is not to fuss with it, all it takes is a few tryies in scratch paper and you will have the technique down pat;)

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  14. Beautiful Lindsey. I love this technique!

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  15. This is so cool….I will def be trying this technique!! Thanks!!

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  16. just lovely and elegant!! 🙂 tfs

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  17. Great card!

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  18. I was curious about the bird stamp….why does it have an indention in the tummy area? It looks kinda….odd..Thanks for sharing so much! I know its hard sometimes to find the time to be with both your families! 🙂

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  19. Lindsay, this is so delicate and lovely. Great job and thanks for the video that shows us how to attempt your incredible results. Annette “:O)

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  20. Ahhh, I see you’ve been bitten by the Local King ‘birdie’ stamp using markers technique. I love this, it looks so artsy and I’m not the artsy type! Love what you did with the card too, thinking outside the box. 🙂

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  21. Love this look. I will definitely try this. I think
    the only water colors I have are the kid ones, I will have to look.

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  22. Thanks Lindsay, pretty card great tips too. ~Diane

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  23. Hi Lindsay, 🙂
    Love your card and THANK YOU for the great tip on using watercolors instead of ink.
    Best wishes to you and your family.
    Take care.

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  24. Hello Linday —
    This card is awesome! It was so fast to do and it is so elegant.
    I tried this technique with markers but I think it looks better with
    the watercolors.
    I love All your tips.

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  25. Wonderful card! Thinking I need to snag my daughter’s watercolors and try this out. 🙂 Thank you!

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  26. Gorgeous card! Wonderful technique. Tfs

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