Water Stamping

Sheltering Tree Meets Woodland Embossing Folder-Fall Leaves

Here are a few more cards using the 3D stamping with the Woodland Embossing Folder technique

For instructions on how to do this technique, please visit my tutorial here.

Sheltering Tree 088
The leaves stamp found in Sheltering Tree were stamped on the inside of the embossing folder using Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry ink.


Sheltering Tree 089

Colors for this card are Cajun Craze, Hello honey and Rich Razzleberry.


Wonderland 034

For this card, spritz the inside of the embossing folder with Stampin' Mist or water as if you were cleaning off the ink from previous stamping.  The ink will run and pool inside the folder.  Insert an piece of watercolor paper or regular card stock and run it through the Big Shot.  You'll have a rich watercolor background behind the trees!


Wonderland 030

For this card, I simply stamped the smaller leaves image after running regular Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the watercolor method above.

This has become one of my all-time favorite stamping techniques.  The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check my tutorial here!


Happy Stampin'!

Sunflower Water Stamping

Water Stamping is our technique challenge over at The Technique Twist site.

Here's my contribution:

Water Stamping 001

This technique is super easy.  Here are the instructions provided by the ladies over at The Technique Twist:

Items needed: stamps, ink, sponges, plate, paper towels, & water.
Heavily sponge one to several colors of ink on your cardstock or other choice of paper medium.  Take a plate with a paper towel and soak it with water - this is now your "ink pad'.  Ink up your stamp with water and stamp onto your cardstock.  Hold for a few seconds and remove.  Let dry.
Use lighter colored cardstock and darker inks. The water removes the darker ink making the lighter color more vivid.

I used Whisper White card stock.
I found it easier to swipe the color onto the card stock directly from the ink pad.  I used Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight ink pads.

Stamps - Detailed Background stamps are great like the Sunflower and Hello Doily! You're looking for good detail oriented stamps.

Water-I found it was easier, especially with the big Sunflower stamp, to spritz water directly onto the stamp. The stamp was fairly wet so I off stamped it first on my grid sheet work paper.  Let the stamp sit on the ink for 10-15 seconds.  Remove the stamp.  At first, it won't look like much, but as it dries, the image becomes more vivid.  Cool!

I spritzed the sunflower piece using a mixture of alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  The finished piece sparkles in person.

When I was finished, I was left with an interesting work sheet, inked up in random patterns  of color from various projects including Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight.  I thought I better use some of it to complete the card. 

There was a section of the work sheet that had mostly Daffodil Delight.  So, I colored in the middle of the sunflower using my Early Espresso marker, lightly spritzed the worksheet/Daffodil Delight ink with water, then stamped the sunflower over it.  Once it dried, I punched the center using my 1 1/4" circle punch.  I originally intended to mat it on a larger 1 3/8" Tangerine Tango circle, but in going through my craft pantry, I found a velum metal rimmed circle tag.  Perfect!  I simply attached the sunflower center to the tag and attached it to the card using Mini Glue Dots. 

I still had lots of colored grid sheet paper left, so I stamped the greeting from Fabulous Florets on a section of various colors, cut it down and added a banner cut to one end.

This is a fun technique, and I plan on doing it again.  Thank you ladies at The Technique Twist for your inspiration.
Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sunflower, Fabulous Florets

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Early Espresso marker

Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Early Espresso, grid sheet work paper

Accessories: water, Stampin' Spritzer bottles, alcohol, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 1/4" circle punch, metal rimmed tag, Mini Glue Dots

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Happy Stampin'!