Hey there crafty friends! Nicole has an amazing watercoloring tutorial for us today! But first, let’s announce the winner of last week’s WHW tutorial contest! The winner is…

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Vinita, please email us at customerservice@inspiredbystamping.com! You are the winner of the Australian Nature I stamp set! Thank you so much to the other wonderful ladies for joining us last week! We loved your creations and can’t thank you enough!


Hello! Nicole here and today we are going out of a comfort zone! Well, at least for me it is. If you are already familiar with my style, you know i like to keep things simple and clean. I’ve been wanting to do this loose watercolor technique for a while and thought the stamp set I am using today would be perfect for me to try it out.

The video below shows a step-by-step process on how you can use loose watercolor technique on your project. I will leave all the details in the video rather than boring you with lots of texts.


The main reason I wanted to try this technique was to create a vintage look using the Spring Bouquet Stamp Set. There is not really a right or wrong way to do it, you just need to practice and practice until you get your own tricks going. This was my very first time trying this technique and even though I am a bit nervous going out of line I promised myself I will try few more times.

Couple tips:

– It helps if you use Distress Markers or Inks when doing this technique as it is easier to play with the colors. Other watercolors stay permanent when they dry so there is limit on what you can do.

– Highly recommend using fine tip watercolor brush or paint brush when playing with this stamp set, as there are lots of details!

– Patience! When you are done with watercoloring, walk away and let it dry naturally. This will give you the best drying results, in my opinion.


I really love the elegant font on greetings in Spring Bouquet Stamp Set. You can totally change up the greetings to make it a valentine’s day card, but I just couldn’t resist using these sentiments. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, which is a go-to ink pad for my sentiments. For full supplies list on this card, please click HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s video tutorial and hope you learned something new! Thanks for stopping by!





11 thoughts on “Loose Watercoloring w/ Spring Bouquet Stamp Set

  1. Tami says:

    Hi Nicole! I just ordered this stamp set! I just loved your card & had to order it. Can you please tell me what Colors you used in the Distress Markers please?

    • Nicole Picadura says:

      Hi Tami,

      I used Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Worn Lipstic.

  2. Janis in ID says:

    Congratulations to Vinita with her fabulous card!! I hope there will be more tutorial challenges. This was really fun.

    Thanks for this new tutorial. This style is way out of my more precise comfort zone, but what a pretty effect you got!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Vinita Jain says:

    What an exciting news! Thanks foe choosing my creation! Off to email you.
    Love the another technique used by Nicole, beautiful loose watercolor effect, Thanks for sharing the video and your tips!!!

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