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Heron Habitat: How to Create The Perfect Watercolor Background

The Heron Habitat stamp set by Stampin’ Up! begs for a watercolor background! And I have a guest stamper today who is going to teach you how to create this easy look. She is using the Heron Habitat stamp set, and, if you’re like me, you’ll fall in love with this stamp set.

Pat Fairless is my guest today and she is one of my fabulous Klompen Stampers team members and her cards are amazing! Over the summer (maybe longer if you like me having guests) I am featuring someone from my team once a month. It is fun to see what others make and get different tips and ideas from another stamper.


Pat made a video for you showing how easy and fun this background is to make. The details for the card she made, the complete list of supplies needed to make these Heron Habitat cards, plus several other cards from Pat are included today. You will have lots of ideas to create with this stamp set.

Heron Habitat With Watercolor Background Video Tutorial:

Want some great tips for creating a watercolor background or card making in general? Pat has lots of great tips throughout the video and you’re going to love these Heron Habitat cards! Make sure to leave her a comment and show her some love. I think this is the very first video that Pat has done!

Wasn’t the Heron Habitat card amazing? Keep scrolling for all the measurements and supply list.

Make sure to check out Pat’s blog for more fun card making ideas and inspiration.

Measurements & Card Details

Isn’t the Heron Habitat card that Pat made fabulous?! If you would like to create this background, or better yet, this card, here are all the details:



  • Thick Basic White: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper: 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Pool Party: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Basic White Scraps – for Heron & Greeting

Click the button below for the complete list of supplies that Pat used, including all of the perfect colors.

More Heron Habitat Card Ideas by Pat

Here are 3 more cards that Pat made using this bundle. I hope they inspire you and you see how fun and versatile this stamp set is.

Make sure to visit Pat’s blog – FAIRLESS STAMPIN’ FLAIR. Pat does beautiful work and is always sharing fun card ideas. I am so fortunate to have her as part of the Klompen Stampers.

Thank you so much Pat for sharing your creativity with us! Here are a few more cards from Pat:


For the background on the above card, Pat used RUBBER BANDS. Follow Pat’s blog; I bet sometime she will teach you how to make the background like this.

Heron Habitat Stamp Set Used For Birthday Card

Lot’s of ink blending on both of these cards. Pat is so good at making backgrounds! Again, I sure hope you enjoyed this month’s featured stamper – Pat Fairless. Make sure to check out more card ideas from Pat on her Blog.

Heron Habitat Thank You card

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16 thoughts on “Heron Habitat: How to Create The Perfect Watercolor Background”

  1. Thank you, I love learning new ways to use our sets. Using the overlay of the heron is great and I will certainly be casing your card!

  2. I loved your card. I enjoy water coloring backgrounds and this would be a fun one to do. I also liked the back grouds on the card base that were extra. I would like to see more of your work.

  3. Thank you so much for the great video. I love the way Pat demonstrated her watercolor technique and appreciate the specifics so much! I’m definitely going to try this and check out her blog as well!!


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