Stamped & Painted One Layer Cards!

Hi friends! Today I’m going to show you a very simple technique for creating one layer greeting cards.


I use the Succulents stamp set I designed for Rubber Stamp Tapestry combined with other stamps to create a Thinking of You card to send to a friend. You can try this with any stamps you have that have large areas you can color. I recommend working on watercolor paper if you have it because the paint will flow and blend nicer and the tape will not rip it.

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1. Fold and tape down your watercolor card. Make an even 1/2″ border with the tape around the card and press the tape so paint can leak under it.

2. Stamp the planter in black and the succulents in green. Use the masking technique when stamping the plants.

3. Color the image with watercolors and let dry.

4. Paint the background with shades of pink, purple and yellow. You can flick on paint splatters if you wish. Let dry.

5. Remove the tape and stamp the sentiment.

6. Use paint to ink up some peg stamps and decorate the envelope if desired.

You can use any watercolor you have for this or scribble your water based markers on a white plate and pick the color up with a wet brush to paint with instead. I hope you enjoyed this easy project and til next time happy crafting!


5 thoughts on “Stamped & Painted One Layer Cards!

  1. I really like how you did this card! So quick and easy! Thanks for the tip on making the card and splattering with a aqua brush.


  2. Drats! I just ordered some more Peg Stamps and I should have remembered your code for our discount. But, alas, I didn’t. I love this card, and of course, all your artwork. Thanks for sharing!!


  3. I love your card! Can I use a any sentiment rubber stamp on top of a watercolor card? Please and thank you!!


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