Watercolor Technique with Stampin’ Up Rose Garden

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Watercolor Technique with Stampin’ Up Rose Garden card for you today.

Still no symptoms so I am hoping I have dodged the bullet!  I have a scratchy throat and nose when I get up in the morning but as I get up and get going they go away.  I can tell there is a change in the weather coming though.  If I do not have any symptoms by tomorrow I think I am in the clear.

Today I have a card that was made using a watercolor technique I saw online.  I decided to give the technique a try and see what I could come up with.  For this technique I used watercolor paper and my size F acrylic block along with my reinkers.  This is a messy technique so make sure you use something underneath to help catch the water and cut your watercolor paper larger than what you will need so you can trim off imperfect areas.  Using the block I added drops of Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango reinker randomly onto the block.  Then using a spray bottle of water I spritzed the block so that is was very wet ~ the colors should be runny and my run into each other.  Take your watercolor paper and press it on top of the block making sure to press all areas down to transfer the color.  Lift the watercolor paper and if there are spots with no ink, press that area down onto the block again where there is color.  Set the watercolor paper aside to dry.  The paper will be curled and the ink will settle on the edges.  I used a paper towel to blot some of this ink off so it did not pool in these areas.

Now that I have my paper completed I was ready to make a card.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I checked out my challenges and found a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches that immediately made me think of the Rose Garden thinlits.




Now that I have my layout and my paper is dry,  you can use the Rose Garden thinlits to cut out the rose.  Once I had it cut out, I added dots of glue to the back and set aside for the glue to set.  While the glue was setting I cut my angled piece and used the Layered Leaves embossing folder to emboss it.  I added a bow using the Whisper White organza ribbon then added the embossed panel to the bottom of a Whisper White card base.  The rose was then added to the card base overlapping the green embossed panel.  It needed a sentiment so I used the same piece of watercolor paper and the shaped thinlit from the Rose Garden thinlits to cut out the shape.  The sentiment came from Awesomely Artistic and was punched using the Classic Label punch.  It was added to the shape using dimensionals.  The sentiment panel was added to the card using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Watercolor Technique with Stampin’ Up Rose Garden card.


















inside of card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



  1. Betty Ann Murphy

    COOL! I love this technique but don’t try it until you inspire. Thanks!

  2. I love the coloring on your rose! So rich and striking. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. I love the effect you’ve created with that watercolour technique – it looks so pretty, especially against the green! Thanks for playing along at FMS this week!

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