Watercolor greeting cards are sooo beautiful and they bring a smile to any recipient!! I’m super excited to share 3 Stunning Watercolor Greeting Cards with you today! These handmade cards are perfect for Happy Birthday cards, Get Well Cards, and Thank You Cards.

There are so many new stamps in the Occasions Catalog that I just don’t know where to start!!!  I have been stamping like crazy and I can’t wait to share all my paper craft projects with you. Today we are featuring a stamp set that I was not crazy about at first, but, since I got it from Stampin’ Up! for FREE, I thought I might as well use it.  It was perfect for easy watercoloring and I have to admit–I LOVE IT.  I think the ideas are endless, especially if you like to color.

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Easy Watercoloring

My favorite way to color is “easy” watercoloring.  I am NOT an artist, and I am sure my artist friends might cringe at my easy style, but I love the results and I love the fact that it’s easy and I know anyone can do it!

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We are using the stamp set called HUMMING ALONG and you will find it on page 36 of the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  It has coordinating framelits that you can purchase together in a bundle and save 10%, but honestly….if you don’t mind fussy cutting, this is one set I don’t really think you NEED the framelits.  They are awesome for the ease, but, that is totally up to you!

New Cling Stamps

This is the first stamp set I am featuring that are the new CLING STAMPS.  Let’s start with today’s watercolor greeting cards video, and then, make sure to scroll down for some important information about the cling stamps!  (I also talk about them in the video)

3 Stunning Watercolor Greeting Cards Video

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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

 

Important Cling Stamp Information

Since these are new, I want to make sure you understand everything about them.  In case you are confused, they are the VERY SAME RED RUBBER that you are used to–they just have a different kind of STICKER for on the top.  And, with the introduction of these, they are no longer offering “wood mount” stamps.  (Wood Mount stamps are still available in the Annual Catalog for the remainder of this catalog year)

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The labels are SUPER STICKY on both sides.  When you apply them to the top of your stamps, YOU CAN NOT reposition them.  Once they stick–they are stuck forever.  Be very careful when applying.  Make sure to watch the video as I show how to apply.  (there are also instructions in each stamp case.)

After playing with a few sets, I have decided that the best way to store them in the case is as shown above.  Keep the “negative” that you punch the stamps out of and put the stamps with the labels back in their spots, label up. That way they don’t stick to the case and make it difficult to get out.

After applying to your clear blocks and using them, make sure to gently grab from a corner to remove them.  Don’t just GRAB the whole stamp–just a corner and carefully peel up.

I know I may be making this sound horrible, but you will love these stamps and you just have to learn to treat them a little different.  It really is no big deal, I just want to make sure you get in good habits right away.

If you have any questions at all, just leave me a comment and I will make sure to answer them.

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Back to today’s projects!

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Card Recipe:

  • Mango Melody:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black:  3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″
  • Shimmery White:  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside — Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″

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Easy Watercoloring

How do I make the watercolor greeting cards look so easy you wonder? I love using my reinkers and an AquaPainter to watercolor.  Make sure you are using either Shimmery White card stock or Watercolor Paper–WHISPER WHITE card stock does not do well with watercoloring!

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I embossed my images using the VersaMark pad and white embossing powder.  Not sure how to heat emboss?  I show all the steps in today’s video!

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The EMBOSSING BUDDY is your best friend when embossing. It prevents little specks of embossing powder from sticker where you don’t want it.  Just rub over your cardstock before doing any stamping.

Watercolor Greeting Cards #2 Using Humming Along Stamp Set

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Card Recipe:

  • Balmy Blue:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Granny Apple Green:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Shimmery White:  3 1/2″ 4 3/4″
  • Basic Black:  1″ x 3 1/2″
  • Inside — Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″

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Since I did not first emboss my image before coloring, I used the OLD Stampin’ Up! Archival Black Pad.  You must use a waterproof ink when watercoloring.  Currently Stampin’ Up! sells the Stazon Black that also works well.

3rd Watercolor Greeting Cards Using Humming Along Stamp Set

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Card Recipe:

  • Soft Sea Foam:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Balmy Blue:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Shimmery White:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Inside — Shimmery White:  4″ x 5 1/4″

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What do you think of the gorgeous ribbon on all of these handmade cards????  It’s one of the FREE ITEMS you can get during Sale-a-bration when you place a $50 order!  If you don’t have the Sale-a-bration brochure, CLICK HERE to download.

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Supplies Used on Today’s Watercolor Greeting Cards Projects

Here are most of the supplies I used today on the projects.  If you’d like to purchase any of them, you can just click on any of the pictures below and go directly to the online store to shop!

Heat Tool

$30.00

 

What Do You Think of These Watercolor Greeting Cards?

I hope you like my projects and the information I shared with you today.  I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment and let me know which of these watercolor greeting cards today was YOUR favorite?!!!  If you have any questions, make my day by asking them!  I love answering them!

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