Stamp School: Faux Tile and Watercolor Marker Tips & Techniques!

Hi friends! I have lots of techniques packed into this simple card!


Feel free to adapt any of these techniques to your next card. Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly what I used, you can improve with the supplies you own but if you want the stamps I used you can get them at our sponsor ArtNeko, mention The Frugal Crafter when you order to save 10% on any order or get free shipping on orders over $50!

Stamps (Art Neko) Flowers, Dragonflies
Watercolor paper
Glossy white cardstock
Colored cardstock
Clear Resist ink (Ranger)
Brown waterproof ink (Ranger Archival)
Blue (or color of your choice) Dye ink
Soft Brayer
Scoring board (Scor-Pal/Scor-Buddy )
Watercolor/waterbased Markers  (The skinny ones with the real brush tips are Zig Clean color Real Brush Pens in sets  or individually) (The fat ones with 2 tips are Spectrum Aqua also here)

1. Score a 1″ grid on glossy cardstock. Stamp design with resist ink and set aside to dry.
2. Stamp flowers on watercolor paper using waterproof ink. Color image with watercolor markers using the techniques shown on the video. Let dry, then trim and corner punch the panel.
3. Use a brayer to roll ink on the embossed glossy cardstock, then polish with a tissue to remove excess ink and reveal the design.
4. Layer up the panels on your cardbase and adhere.

See all of the fun things you can make when you try these techniques! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


8 Responses

  1. Especially like the tile technique and will try it tomorrow with some of my Easter cards. Thanks for the idea. Edna


  2. Tile shopping, then came home to this great technique.
    Heat demo. Thanks, and for showing mistakes.


  3. Love the tile technique. It would make a lovely background for lots of different types of cards.

    One of your links is incorrect. The Glossy white cardstock links to the Brown archival ink.


  4. Love this card……and I picked up a lot of tips watching this one. I’ll be trying the tile background one for sure.


  5. Great assortment of techniques…..makes a beautiful card…..thanks for sharing Lindsay!!!!
    Paper Hugs,


  6. Lindsay: I love your You Tube lessons! One request: I know you want to zoom in on your work as much as possible so that your viewers can see in detail what you are doing. But really I think it would be more helpful if you zoomed out just a little. Some of your videos, I find, are TOO close. Thanks.


  7. I was wondering what brand of double sided tape you use. The kind I have doesn’t stick well enough and my cards come apart. Thank you for sharing with us!


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