When I was little, I always wanted to be an artist. I never had the patience to learn how to draw or paint though. That is why I love rubber stamping! It makes it so easy to create something beautiful and artistic without having to be able to draw or paint!
Today, I have three faux watercoloring techniques to share with you. These techniques are all easy and create beautiful results quickly!
You can do these faux watercolor techniques with any bold image stamp. I chose the new Wildflower Path stamp set from Stampin' Up!® These cards are done in the same color scheme of Old Olive, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight.
I shared how to do these easy faux watercolor techniques in my YouTube live this week. If you missed it, check out the replay to see how easy these cards are to make.
You'll find more information and the supply list below.
I love the new Botanical Layers stamp set in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!® If you have the catalog near you, it's on page 92. If you don't have a catalog yet, I would love to send you one!
This is a sneak peek of my customer thank you notes for the next month. I love sending each person who orders from me a blank thank you card that they can send on to someone else. Plus, each person who orders from me receives a FREE tutorial bundle, and when your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), you'll also receive an additional super-sized card making tutorial bundle.
This thank you card is also part of Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Hop. There are so many awesome thank you card ideas for you this month! Be sure to read all the way through my post and then find the list of designers at the very bottom.
I have another simple card sketch for you this week. This one uses strips of colored cardstock and versamark ink to create a simple background for a sentiment. I have lots of samples for you below, so be sure to read through to the end. Plus, I have a quick-reference guide that you can download and print to save this card sketch for future inspiration for your card making.
This week's Stamp with Me Tuesday was Mystery Stamping and the mystery cards were based on this sketch. It works with any type of stamp and only uses a couple of ink pads which makes it perfect for simple stamping and beginning stampers. But, the results are so beautiful that even the most advanced card maker will want to try it!
If you missed the Mystery Stamping live, you can still watch the replay and play along.
Are you scared of watercoloring? Does it look like it's too difficult and only for "real" artists? With the right tools, watercoloring is much easier than it seems, especially with rubber stamps!
I used the new Happiness Abounds stamp set and the Perfectly Penciled patterned paper from Stampin' Up!® to create some easy watercolored cards.
If you want to see exactly how I did the watercoloring, be sure to watch the replay of the YouTube live that I did. I show you step by step how I colored the flowers for both of these handmade cards.
These new stamps and patterned paper are from the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. If you don't have one yet, be sure to pop over to my catalog page and request one. It's so gorgeous and filled with fabulous ideas!
I've got cutting dimensions and supply lists for you below, so, on y go! Let's get stamping.
This week's Mystery Stamping was based on a simple card sketch. I love card sketches for quick card making! These samples use the Garden Greenhouse, Ocean of Inspiration, Cactus Cuties, and Happiness Abounds stamp sets from Stampin' Up!® You'll find the cutting dimensions and supply lists below.
I hope you'll join me next Tuesday night at 8pm Eastern for my next Mystery Stamping event either on YouTube or in the On Y Go! Stamping Facebook group. I'll post the first clue on Monday evening with the cutting dimensions to create a card. You dig in your stash and prepare your supplies. Then, during the live card making event, I'll give you step-by-step instructions to create a handmade card.
If you'd like to see what Mystery Stamping is all about, you can watch the replay of this week's event.