Tuesday 21 March 2023

Fantastic background stamp - Watercolour World

 Perfect for masculine cards

This stamp - Watercolor World (spelt with the US spelling if you are searching the website) is perfect for the adventurers in your life, for scrapbooking as well as card making.

This large stamp covers the whole of a card base, measuring just under 6"x4" and it was our #stampsetoftheweek last week (13 March 2023).

I had great fun making cards with a few different techniques, which you can see below:

I started with just some basic inking, the card on the left was inked with just Sahara Sand ink, and on the right I used our Sponge Daubers to ink up different sections of the stamp in Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Balmy Blue.  I can highly recommend using our Stamparatus platform for this technique as it will enable you to re-ink as many times as you wish to get the depth of colour you want.

Clear Embossing

I then went on to create an embossed image, using Versamark Ink (TM) and our clear embossing powder. You can see how I did this in the following video:

I was really pleased with the result. There was an element of emboss-resist when I added the blue around the edges for the sea.

Fun with offcuts

In our third session, I showed you how to use the rubber offcuts fron the stamps to make your own stamps.   This was what I used to create this camouflage background design, but as someone pointed out during my live session, you could use this for stones for example. I also thought they would make some cute paw prints.  After the live had finished, I changed up the circle element, using the white layer then adding blue ink around the edge.  I felt this stood out better than the sahara sand layer I created.  Youo can find the video for this technique by clicking on the image below.

Split Strip Technique

In our final session, I had the design in mind - to stamp out the image and then cut into strips and re-assemble with a small gap inbetween.  When it came to doing this on screen, I decided to do 2 different colours and then alternate the coloured strips when I put the cards together. I was really pleased with the fnished cards.

You can see how I created them here:


I hope you have enjoyed these projects and I would love to know which of the projects you liked the best. 

Please comment and let me know:
1. Single colour 2. Multi Colour 3. Clear Embossing 4. Offcut stamps/Camouflage  5. Split Strip

To see the main products I have used for these projects, you can click on the details below and order online directly from the link.

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