Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Camp Iwannascrap 2014 Water Wonders: Watercolor Brush Stamps

Watercolor is all the rage in the crafting world right now, and I have to say I'm all for it.  I love the look!  But what if you're not that good with a paint brush, don't like to get messy, or don't have room to store even more craft supplies than you already hoard, ahem, have.  Enter the watercolor brush stroke stamps!  There are a lot of companies making these, and for digi or hybrid scrappers there are lots of options out there, too. Just Google watercolor stamps.

The stamp set I have is from the Pink Paisley Color Wash collection.  It includes three brush strokes and a number of words and symbols to combine with them.  I really like the layered effect you can get with these.

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All you need is the stamps, ink, paper, and embellies and you have the makings of a quick, easy, and cute card.


1. Layer a 3.75' x 5.25" piece of patterned paper on a 4' x 5.5" white card blank.  If desired, ink the edges first.
2.  On a 3.5" x 5" piece of white cardstock, stamp three brush strokes in different colors, then use black ink to stamp "Happy" over each of them.  Ink the edges and attach the cardstock to the front of the card.
3.  Add a 1.75" flower to the bottom right corner.  
4.  Punch a 1" circle from patterned paper with sentiment on it, or punch a 1" circle of cardstock and add your own sentiment.  A 6x6 sheet of tag paper works well for this:

5. Attach circle to the middle of the flower and ring the edges with tiny rhinestones.  Voila!  An easy peasy card in 10 minutes or less.

Materials used: card blank: Recollections, Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc., stamps: Pink Paisley, rhinestones: Queen & Co., ink: Stephanie Barnard for Color Box (Strawberry, Sky, and Celery) and Memento (Tuxedo Black), other: cardstock & flower


  1. Thank you for sharing your card. Very happy! Watercolor stamps are new to me but I think I have an old SU set that may be usable for this look.

  2. I have seen those stamps and actually thought about getting them to use on my daughter's layouts and cards. They are so cute!