One f my favourite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalogue is Peaceful Petals. It’s perfect for so many techniques. This card has been made using a watercolouring technique that I find fun as you never seem to get the same result twice, but you always get a fantastic watercoloured effect.
You need a spray bottle that is really fine. I use either an empty Stampin’ Mist bottle rinsed well and filled with water, or Stampin’ Up! also have empty spritzer bottles that are perfect and cheap too! You will also need watercolour paper, and your regular Stampin’ Up! inks and stamps
Firstly ink up your stamp, then spritz this directly with water (I usually spritz the stamp 3-4 times), holding the bottle a good distance from the stamp. The effect will change with the amount of water you spray on the stamp and how fine the droplets are.
Spritz the watercolour paper once of twice as well and then carefully stamp your image onto the watercolour paper. Let dry. I always find the water colour effect looks better once dried.
I’ve stamped the flower in Rich Razzelberry, the leaves in Old Olive and after the images have completely dried, I’ve washed the background colour in Pear Pizzazz with my Aqua Painter so the background isn’t white.
The more water you add to the image the more the ink will run. I love a little glitter so added some to the flowers with my 2 Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamond Glittler and matted the image onto our Glimmer Paper.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you another way I’ve used this stamp set for the swaps I made for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip.
Here’s the gorgeous stamp set! There’s so many beautiful images included, which give you so many ways to use it! If you would like to order the stampp smet the links are below the image for the clear or wood mount options.