Watercolour Stamp Pad Technique

Today I'm sharing a watercolour technique that I learned from UK Demonstrator Cary Buckham on a recent Stampin' Up! Watercolour Class for Demonstrators.  I had never seen this technique before and I thought it was pretty cool.  Create your own stamp pad using watercolour paper!

Check out this pretty card I created with this technique.


  1. Cut Poppy Parade card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  2. Cut Daffodil Delight card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Watercolor Paper (Fluid 100) 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  5. Use your blending brushes to apply ink to the Watercolor paper - I used Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Polished Pink. You want a deep colour so apply as many layers of ink as you need
  6.  Using a rubber stamp, spritz with water - only 2 spritzes - you don't want this really wet.
  7. Apply to the inked watercolor paper and pick up some ink. 
  8. Stamp on the Basic White card stock - this will be used of a separate card.
  9. Continue to do this with the stamp and other images.  The wet stamp will pick up some of the colour.  Stamp on the Basic White card stock
  10. Adhere to Daffodil Delight card stock
  11. Wrap ribbon around piece and tie a bow
  12. Adhere to card base.
  13. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  14. Adhere embellishments
  15. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  16. Stamp image in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  17. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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The September Kit features Joyful Flurry from the July to December Mini Catalogue

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