Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Background Basics Lines stamp set, Watercolor Sentiments stamp set, Big Wonderful Stamp Set, Birthday Cards

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Hi There! Today’s video is all about watercoloring with our Background Basics Lines. A simple and fun technique that creates a soft background for your cards. Our talented designer, Jo Herbert, a few months ago did a similar technique here that I am sure you would love to revisit.

This technique is super fun and easy and you could easily mix and match our background basics lines set with all sorts of colors and sizes from this set. In this video I used Distress markers but you could easily use distress inks instead. I opted for the markers because I love the textured feel that the markers bring when stamping onto the watercolor paper. Try both and see which you love the most.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Background Basics Lines stamp set, Watercolor Sentiments stamp set, Big Wonderful Stamp Set, Birthday Cards

For my first card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Spun Sugar and our largest background basics line. After mounting my stamp onto an acrylic block, I colored my stamp using the marker. I made long colored lines with this stamp set as I was looking for a more even stamped image. After the watercolor paper completely dried, I then added foam dimensionals to the corners of my cardstock.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Background Basics Lines stamp set, Watercolor Sentiments stamp set, Big Wonderful Stamp Set, Birthday Cards

With my sentiments, I used two different stamp sets. Watercolor Sentiments & Big Wonderful Stamp Set. I stamped my Happy Birthday using Memento Black Ink and SU! Watermelon Wonder Ink. I then added some Mixed Flowers & also some ribbon from our Christmas Ribbon Collection.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Background Basics Lines stamp set, Watercolor Sentiments stamp set, Big Wonderful Stamp Set, Birthday Cards

My second card uses the same technique shown in the video & above card but this time I am using three different stamps from our Background Basics Lines stamp set & three different colors. The colors that I am using are Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Faded Jeans, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Bundled Sage.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Background Basics Lines stamp set, Watercolor Sentiments stamp set, Big Wonderful Stamp Set, Birthday Cards

I am using the same stamp sets as above for my sentiment. But this time I am using Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA & also SU! Mint Macaron ink. I also used some burlap and twine on my masculine card.

GIVEAWAY

How would like to win the Background Basics Lines stamp set shown in today’s video? Leave a comment telling me about your favorite summer flower.  Deadline is 11:59pmEST on 6/14/16. The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” on June 15, 2016. International crafty friends are eligible, too! Were you a winner last week? Make sure you hop on over and take a peek. I still have a prize to giveaway!

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For your convenience, here is a list of all of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today’s project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.


23 thoughts on “Watercoloring with Background Basics Lines + Giveaway

  1. Judy Estrada says:

    These are very nice cards! The stripes are great for many types of cards. Today is my Birthday & I know this birthday card would bring a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing your videos & ideas with us. Thank you for a chance to win these lovely striped stamps!

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  3. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards, LOVELY lines and EXCITING technique!!!
    The colours & textures are so pretty and each one-of-a-kind AWESOME!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
    PS – while I ADORE our hydrangeas, it only takes one hot day to burn their delicate flowers, so I have to choose roses as my favourite summer flower, such hardy, forgiving plants that always reward with beautiful flowers and scents, even on the hottest of days.

  4. Barb Macaskill says:

    These are beautiful! I especially love the second one! Great colors! Would love to win this stamp set because I can’t get straight lines and would love to be able to create backgrounds like these!!
    My favorite summer flower are the Indian Paintbrushes! LOVE them!

  5. Carol Lucas says:

    Gorgeous cards, as usual, Joanna! My favorite summer flower is wild violets. I guess they officially bloom in the spring, but I love them!

  6. Alicia O'Bryant says:

    I was at my aunt and uncle’s home this past weekend and the Magnolia blossoms smelled so delightful! The tree is just outside their pool and you can smell the sweet scents while you play in the water! It was lovely! I also have found memories of my sister’s magnolia tree which was lost in a tornado 3 years ago.

  7. Sabrina Radican says:

    Both of your cards are just beautiful!! I have been looking for a good stripe stamp set!!
    My favorite summer flower would have to be white daisies. Because my family and I were camping for my 16th birthday, my day went into town and all they had was white daisies. Those daisies last for three weeks!!! They were so beautiful!!!

  8. Kandace says:

    My favorite summer flower is hibiscus. I’ve got several plants blooming in a variety of colors here in Texas. I love how these flowers have one dominant color splashed with other colors.

  9. Chrissie says:

    Love the look of the masculine card and the textured lines. A great stamp set to build lots of different backgrounds (I need a build-your-own-plaid stamp set…).
    Favourite summer flower? Tough one… top 4: Peony, Iris, Hydrangea and Cornflower. If pushed for just the one I’d plump for Peony but only under duress…

  10. Jean Bullock says:

    Carnations are my favorite summer flower and pansies are my favorite spring flowers.

  11. Sue D says:

    Love these beautiful cards. My favorite summer flower is the sunflower–they make me smile.

  12. Verna Angerhofer says:

    I think my favorite summer flowers are gladiolis. I used to have so many of them and loved them. Now I can no longer put in a flower bed so I miss them. Also thanks for sharing how you did the backgrounds for your cards and also thanks for a chance to win that set.

  13. mjmarmo says:

    Such pretty cards! Love the hydrangea. I have peonies in bloom right now! Thanks for the inspiratioN!

  14. Brandi R says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors on those lines!

    My favorite flower….so very hard! I love Foxglove, but will never have them since I am a huge critter lover and I know they’d eat them….LOL. Lilies ….. all varieties of lilies, I’d have to say, are on the top my favorite summer flower list.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love this versatile stamp set!
    My favorite summer flower…. my hydrangeas are just blooming now, and they are gorgeous! I have 5 or 6 hydrangea plants in my front yard. I need to make a bouquet to bring indoors!

  16. Berina Febin says:

    Beautiful cards!! The Happy birthday son card is awesome!! Looks lovely!! I have trouble creating simple masculine cards!! It’s really tough to choose just one flower!! I love carnations!! I’m not sure if they are exactly a summer flower.
    -Berina

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