Faux Watercoloring featuring Stampin’ Up Falling Flowers

Good Morning Stampers ~ I played with one of my favorite techniques the other day and created this Faux Watercoloring featuring Stampin’ Up Falling Flowers.

I managed to get a couple of videos made yesterday.  And I worked on the tutorials for my November Creations of the Month.  Can you believe it is only 1 day away.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and check out the new offer.

Ready for another sneak peek of my next tutorial.  Here you go.










We have a color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments today .




I was a little nervous when I saw the Pumpkin Pie color.  It is not one of my favorite colors and I don’t use it much except for Halloween and the Fall.  I figured I could get away with it by using it for some flowers.  I had not used my Falling Flowers in quite a while so I decided to use it.  While I was standing there looking at the flowers I remembered a technique I had not used in a while.  I pulled out my watercolor paper and decided to use the Faux Watercolor technique.  I began by stamping my flower images using Fresh Fig and Pumpkin Pie onto watercolor paper.  Then using a small paintbrush and a container of water I wet the flowers and moved the color around.  I did not get too close to the edge of the stamped image as a wanted a bold outline.  When I had the whole flower colored in, I set them aside to dry.  I then stamped my ball leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and used the same procedure as above to color them in.  When the flowers were dry, the lines were not as bold as I would have liked.  I took out my markers in matching colors and traced over the stamped lines.  This made them bold with a soft watercolor look.  I used the coordinating framelits to cut out the flowers and the ball leaves.  To prepare my my card base I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and the Hexagons embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  I added a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon at the top and tied a knot around it.  Using Tear & Tape I attached the embossed piece to a Fresh Fig card base.  My flowers and leaves were added with glue dots and dimensionals.  I tucked the leaves under the flowers and attached them with glue dots.  Here is my completed Faux Watercolor featuring Stampin’ Up Falling Flowers.

















inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation







  1. This is very pretty. I will have to play with this technique.

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