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Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways | Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage

Create no-coloring cards with easy watercolor stamping two ways! Learn two easy watercolor stamping techniques featuring Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage.

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Heartfelt Corsage & Happy Mail Envelope Sets

I am delighted to share that the incredibly talented Maria Willis inspired these gorgeous new stamps and dies!

Heartfelt Corsage Stamp & Die set and Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set are exclusive to Tonic Studios. They are limited, and once they’re gone they’re gone. So get yours fast. This new Stamp Club releases the last Friday of each month and is not part of a subscription program.

The stamps and dies come in a heavy-duty binder pouch that pairs perfectly with Tonic’s A5 Ringbinder Die Case.

Let’s Create!

All the details for easy watercolor stamping two ways are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch it here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends!



Why Easy Watercolor Stamping?

If you are new to my blog, I LOVE coloring floral stamps, especially large ones. So, the Heartfelt Corsage Stamp & Die Set ticks all my boxes.

Even though coloring is my jam, I recognize it’s not everyone’s. Therefore, I offer a variety of techniques on my blog and YouTube channel to appeal to both colorists and those who don’t fancy coloring. Easy watercolor stamping is perfect for everyone!

Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways
Daniel Smith Watercolor | New Gamboge, Pyrrol Crimson, Sap Green

Watercolor Stamping Process

Watercolor stamping works best with a MISTI or other stamp positioner to allow multiple impressions. However, I did some stamping on the envelope with an acrylic block.

Pick up your chosen watercolor with a damp paintbrush and dab it onto the stamp. It’s okay if there are some heavily saturated areas and blobs of paint, this creates the watercolor look.

Stamp and repeat as needed. Whether you do one color at a time or all the colors at once, the results are fabulous.

Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways
Easy Watercolor Stamping – Outline Only

Why Is Color Temperature Important?

If your secondary colors are sometimes bright and sometimes dull, and you don’t know why consider the temperature of the paints you’re mixing.

Here I used Daniel Smith New Gamboge (warm yellow), Pyrrol Crimson (cool red), and Sap Green (warm green). As you can see the mix of yellow and red here is a dull orange due to mixed color temperatures. I love that earthy look!

But, if you prefer a clean bright orange, use warm yellow and warm red, such as New Gamboge and Pyrrol Scarlet.

In the video, I said I used Pyrrol Scarlet it was Pyrrol CRIMSON.

To learn more about mixing bright and dull secondary colors, check out this video. Teoh Yi Chie breaks it down into understandable concepts you can put into practice.

Blended Easy Watercolor Stamping

To elevate the look, try blending the watercolor stamped outline with a damp brush.

Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways
Easy Watercolor Stamping – Blended Outline with Damp Brush

Initially, I thought I would need to use additional paint to fill in the petals. However, I found that teasing the color out with a damp brush did the trick nicely.

If additional saturation is needed, pick up some color from the watercolor pans. Which look do you prefer? I can’t decide.

Custom Envelope & A Shorty

Next, I wanted to switch up the color scheme and felt a slimline card would fit the small floral frame well. A typical slimline card is 3.5 x 8.5-inches. When that’s too tall for my design, I opt for a shorty or 3.5 x 7-inches.

Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways | Custom Envelope
Daniel Smith Watercolor | Quinacridone Purple & Viridian

For the envelope, I either create a custom envelope or send it in a regular slimline envelope. If you created a 3.5 x 6.25-inch card you could use a business #6 envelope which measures 3.625 x 6.5-inches. So many options!

Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set
I’ll be sending this card to my friend Teri Wilson @terismailbox

Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set is perfect for addressing and adorning your envelopes. To create this envelope I used an 8.75 inch square piece of watercolor paper and the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board.

The measurements on the board were a bit off and I needed to trim two of the corners. The We R Memory Keepers Envelope Generator App may be a better bet as it recommends an 8 5/8 piece of paper.

Easy Watercolor Stamping Two Ways

As you can see, I used the same process for stamping only this time I used Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple and Viridian paint.

Although I attempted to watercolor stamp the thank you sentiment, I opted to re-stamp with navy pigment ink for clarity.

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METALLIC WATERCOLOR STAMPING

Need a bit more inspiration? Try easy watercolor stamping with metallic paint and solid stamps.

Learn more in this short cardmaking video tutorial.


Giveaway

One lucky winner will win a £100/$100 Gift card to Tonic Studios! To enter leave a comment on every blog post in the hop. The winner will be announced by Tonic Studios on October 2nd, 2020.

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71 Comments

  1. Denise Soloko says:

    Beautiful cards!
    I liked both cards equally.
    This is the first time I have seen watercolors used on a clear stamp and I love it.
    Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Lisa Turner says:

    I love the ideas and inspiration

  3. Watercolors my favorite!

  4. Yayyy watercolor!!! I just started and love it!!!

  5. There’s so many ways to use these! Thank you for your beautiful samples and ideas xx

  6. Subhashini S says:

    Love the amazing cards that you have made!!

  7. I love flowers bouquet stamps so much and this one is just amazing, not to much not too less. Thank you for inspiration

  8. Robin Hill says:

    What a wonderful technique….I will have to try and be brave and try it one day soon. The cards look so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing that technique with us!

  9. Ashley+Cortez says:

    This watercolor stamping is so incredibly you did an excellent job on all of these I’ve never seen this done before but absolutely love it I like the card with extra color on it that says happy birthday my friend I think it stands out more with the extra color

  10. Crystal+LeShae+Evans says:

    Thank you for sharing this technique with a video! I will have practicing with your video guiding me! Such beautiful creations! 😍

  11. Dianna+L+Jacobs says:

    I enjoy water coloring too. Will definitely try these techniques!

  12. Cyndi+Morris says:

    What a fun technique. I love the results and I’m definitely going to give this a try. That stamp is gorgeous.

  13. This is absolutely great! I will be visiting your blog many times. A great inspiration. Thanks!

  14. I love the first card. It is very well done!

  15. I am new to card making, but will definitely give this a try. Really unique and outstanding cards.

  16. Kathy Eddy says:

    Your talent is just mind-blowing!

  17. Denise Bryant says:

    Such beautiful cards! Love these pretty florals and the techniques you used! Awesome color combos!

  18. I love this technique! All the cards are gorgeous. My favorite is the one with the additional color.

  19. Jan Baker says:

    Very interesting technique. I may have to get some watercolors and try it. Thank you for sharing ☺

  20. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a great technique- I’ll have to give it a try! I love both the colored and uncolored!

  21. Scraporcraft says:

    I like the look of both techniques. Nice coloring ideas.

  22. Jennifer Taylor says:

    These cards are beautiful. What a creative way to use watercolor. Love this the technique with this stamp.

  23. Diane Mills says:

    Gorgeous stamps can’t wait for mine to arrive, great technique, thanks for the inspiration x🌸

  24. Christine A says:

    Great technique, which I will have to try. Both versions are great.

  25. Irma Hernandez says:

    I’m going to have to try watercoloring, you gave me inspiration

  26. Debbie Gant says:

    Loved this technique, have never seen this before, and loved both the cards that made. Lovely colours

  27. Irma Hernandez says:

    Pretty colors, pretty card

  28. Beautiful cards, Amber. And the techniques are fabulous. You have inspired me to revisit them soon.

  29. Amazing projects, Amber! Thank you for sharing how to stamp with watercolors!

  30. Love this artsy watercolor cards!

  31. Lori Spitzer says:

    Hi, Amber –
    I love that you took colors that are traditionally for leaves and used them for this floral image. Your work is always so, so, so on point. Amazing! Blessings on you now and always.

  32. Cindy Holmes says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous water colored cards! I really love the technique that you used to create them!

  33. Sharon Betts says:

    I am excited to see more of your work. I love to learn and would really like to see more of your teaching. Beautiful cards!

  34. Savannagh Kacey says:

    I have never seen this technique before. It’s revolutionary! I liked the version where you pulled out the colors with a damp brush. Thanks for the new idea.

  35. I am new to watercolor and this looks like a technique I can try, lovely.

  36. Love the look of the watercolor stamping. Beautiful!

  37. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Very beautiful. You sure can see watercoloring is your jam, I struggle. The flowers are just lovely, I do like the soft colors.

  38. Adrienne West says:

    Amber, I loved your video and tutorial showing watercolor stamping. Now I gotta try it 🙂 Lovely cards 😍

  39. Marisela Delgado says:

    Just checking….my name was written weird. Sorry.

  40. Marisela+Delgado says:

    Such beautiful cards!

  41. Hi Amber. Fantastic blog post! Your techniques are so fun and the shorty card made me laugh. Thanks a bunch! Hugs from the UK

    1. Brenda Aplin says:

      Amber when I saw this video I was so in love with it!!! I can’t believe I have never seen anyone else use this technique.. I love it!!
      These cards are gorgeous both ways!! Thanks for a new idea!!

  42. Beautiful cards. You make creating then look so easy

  43. The results you got are stunning. I especially like the bouquet where you drew the color onto the white areas.

  44. Michelle freaney says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  45. Gorgeous cards, Amber! What a wonderful way to colour flowers! I must give it a try! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  46. Michelle freaney says:

    Oh wow, I especially love the first card the colours are so vibrant, all stunning projects

  47. This technique seems so easy! Lovely! I think I like the one with the more color. But they are both just stunning….
    💛TR

  48. Lee Miner says:

    I’ve never seem this and absolutely love it. And it looks so do-able! I like the one you filled in and how simple it looks to do but I also love the ones with just the outline. I’d try that first. Thank you so much — news to me!

  49. Tracey Bartlam says:

    These are lovely. I just found you after watching Vicky. So happy I did 😄

  50. Chris Rasmussen says:

    This is an awesome technic, thank you. Colors are so bright.

  51. Lea Oliver says:

    I love this water color stamping technique. My favorite is the card with more color.

  52. Oh my goodness! These are stunning & you make it look so easy!

  53. Painting intimidates me, but this watercolor stamping technique looks like it would be fun to try!

  54. I am a terrible watercolor, but I think I might be able to do this! I like both cards, but the one with the most color is my fave, being a bold colorist! Very creative technique, and I can’t wait to get this stamp set so I can try out your techniques using it. Thanks for your creative ideas, Amber.

  55. I loved seeing the water coloring with stamps technique — that is new to me, I can’t with to try it!! Thank you!!

  56. Bernadette says:

    That’s a really neat technique and I like both the outlined version and the painted one. Really pretty.

  57. Great techniques, I’ve never seen this done with watercolors, thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and video.

  58. Absolutely beautiful. Love them both. Thanks for sharing

  59. This is such a fun take 😍

  60. Such a fab way to colour your images. I love both versions, but I think I like the uncoloured version a trifle more.

  61. Arlene Plastine says:

    I love both of your first two cards Amber! I love florals and love to watercolor so I’m definitely going to give your technique a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  62. Beautiful all around! Your choices of colors and images is spot on perfect and I appreciate your video sharing how you created these with lots of awesome tips! Thanks you so much!

  63. Pam Rohrkemper says:

    Oh my! I love your watercolor techniques. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  64. As always, Amber, I have learned some new tips from your awesome blog & video. The cards are both beautiful and I love this type of water coloring. I also like the ring binders for dies.Thanks for sharing!

  65. Leslie Lescalleet says:

    love the colors… very pretty

  66. Sabine Lembke says:

    Your examples really look different from what I’ve seen so far. A new fresh idea.
    Yours Sabine