Pootlers Blog Hop! – Watercolour Stamping

Pootlers Blog Hop-001Hello! and Welcome to the very first Pootler’s Blog Hop! If you have found your way from Sam’s blog I hope you left a lovely comment, as we have a give-away! Leave a comment on each and every blog post on today’s hop and you could be in with the chance to win a fabulous Sale-a-bration goodie pack!

I have created a series of cards for our hop today, all using the Painted Petals Stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. This set is great as it allows us to create cards that make us look like watercolour masters – just using stamps!

Stampin' Up! UK Pootles Painted Petals repeat stamping

This first card uses the Painted Petals to repeat stamp. The focal image is stamped in Blackberry Bliss, with Pear Pizzazz leaves. The others are stamped in Wisteria Wonder, in a random pattern across the cardstock. I love the simplicity of this card. The ‘Thank you’ is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, and layered onto a Blackberry Bliss 1 3/8″ circle.

Stampin' Up! UK painted petals watercolour blackberry bliss

This card uses the 2014-2016 In Colours – Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. First the flowers were stamped onto the cardstock, then, instead of cleaning off the stamp (like I would normally do) I misted the stamp generously with water, and stamped again over the first stamped image to create a softer watercolour look.

Stampin' Up! UK Pootles blog hop painted petals watercolour video tutorial

These cards though are the main reason for this post! I watched the live streams of a recent Stampin’ Up! event in Florida, and the fabulous Shelli Gardener demonstrating this technique – and I fell in love! I have made a video tutorial of this technique, but it really is quite simple – Stamp your image onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper, I think a juicy ink pad works best for this, and I would also suggest using a dark / rich colour too – and then spritz it with water, allowing the water to move the ink – dry with your heat tool.

Stampin' Up! UK painted petals watercolour

I had to try it in one of my favourite colours – Lost Lagoon – but I have to say, I think the Blackberry Bliss version worked better, it still made a really pretty card.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today for this Hop! and I hope to see you again soon.

We’ve got some Blog Candy up for grabs – to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies, including the Best Day Ever stamp set, the Best Year ever paper set and the co-ordinating ribbons and buttons, all you have to do is work your way through the hop before midday on Sunday and leave a comment on every blog.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Pootles Craft Forum and here on Tuesday, 3rd March

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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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68 Replies to “Pootlers Blog Hop! – Watercolour Stamping”

  1. Thank you for all the instructions. This is a very effective tutorial and I will be trying it. I have ordered the stamps so can’t wait to have a go.

  2. There is no comment part on the blog-hop-post, so I too will add my comment here.
    Glad you liked the watercolour technique so much that you are sharing it with us…Thank You..I will be trying this out too..!

    Blue is my favo colour also, so I like that card the most

  3. Hello, both cards are lovely but the one in Blackberry Bliss is my favorite, I adore this color.
    This stamp set is on my wish list for March, I have one more day to go and I can order it, Woo Hoo!! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.
    Hugs from Crown Point, IN. USA.

  4. Thank you Hannah for putting this blog together! I hope it’s successful and you get lots of feedback so you will put together more! Beautiful cards, I love your take on water-coloring and the softness of your cards. Your very talented.

  5. Love, love, love the cards you have done with this stamp set Hannah and the technique in the video is one I must try. Many thanks for doing this and for setting up the hop. I’m taking my second hop now, started with Sam, so let’s see who I will find.

  6. Great job Hannah on a Pootlers blog hop. Just found and subscribed to your blog per Pootles and love your cards and videos. Can’t wait to see all your new creations.

  7. Very pretty and creative idea. It’s been a while since I’ve done any water color. Will have to give your idea a try. Thanks!

  8. I’m from the US, so I don’t know if I have a chance to win the blog candy or not. However, even if I don’t, I enjoy blog hops, so was delighted when I spotted this one. Beautiful cards.

  9. Lovely cards! I so wish I had added that stamp set to my order the other day. Next order it will definitely be getting bought!

  10. A wonderful idea. Thanks for setting up the blog hop. I recently purchased the painted petals stamps and paper and was saving for something special. Today is that day — can’t wait to try that watercolor technique.

    B.C., Canada

  11. Really nice cards. Love your choice of colours! Nice technique with the watercolour paper and the spritzer. The blog hop is a great idea!

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