Happy Wednesday, stampers! Nicole here with another brand-new card to share with you. Today we are going to focus on watercoloring and create this soft washed look on our main part of the card. I also have a video tutorial for you below, so you can get right to it to see how this card is put together. It is super fun and I hope you enjoy!

Bold and big Lily image from Water Lily stamp set is perfect for this technique. I first stamped the image with Versa Mark Ink Pad and heat embossed it using a Primary Ebony Embossing Powder from WOW. The super fine powders help bold and fine lines of the Water Lily image.

After prepping the background, I created a background using Water Splattering technique. Make sure to saturate your paper well with water, this way the water will do all the work, blending and softening the colors to create this look. Let them sit for a bit and dab away with a cloth to create a much more softer look for the background.


I colored in the flower also with watercolor mediums, and dabbed away with a cloth after coloring in each segment of the image. This way you can see the cool splatters through the colored image. I think this look is super cool! I encourage you to play around with what you have and see what kind of results you get. It will be different every single time, so it is important for you to get enough practices in to get the result you like the most.

After coloring this image from Water Lily stamp set, I decided to add some shimmer. The picture doesn’t show well, but the main flower of the image has subtle shimmer on its petals. I simply mixed some glitter embossing powders from WOW with water, added them directly onto the image and heat set it. I also matched this look on the cardbase as you can see.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! I can’t wait to see what you guys create with the Water Lily stamp set – make sure to tag us (#inspiredbystamping) when you post it on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest so we can see your gorgeous work!

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