Friday, April 26, 2013

Water Stamped Background

It is my mother in law's birthday today, and I wanted to make her a special card. I had seen a tutorial here for Water Stamping and I really wanted to give it a try.

The card background was made using two inks, which I sponged over white cardstock. I then took a stamp and dipped it in a water soaked napkin, and stamped it on to the inked cardstock. I ironed it to dry, and the background developed a tie dye look. The full details can be followed on the tutorial I linked above, I urge you to give it a try as it is really quite simple!

I used a border punch to frame the background, and mounted it on coral cardstock to match one of the ink colours I used. I also added a punched out flower and a sentiment, as well as some flowers cut out from a ribbon I have had in my stash since 2009.

I really love the look of the finished card, and am going to be trying this technique again soon. I would love to see your projects using this technique as well!

I am linking up with Just Add Ink- create a fun background and Use It Tuesday- flowers for Mom.

Supplies used:
Creative Memories: White cardstock, 12" Rotary Trimmer with Straight and Scoring Blades, Precision Point Adhesive.
Making Memories: Animal Crackers Trims.
Stampin' Up: Primrose Petals ink, Calypso Coral ink and cardstock, Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, Blossom Punch, Delicate Doilies stamp set, Mixed Bunch stamp set, Lace Ribbon Border punch.


  1. Lauren this is very effective! l will be giving it a go for sure and it definitely falls into the "Fun Background" theme. Love those pretty colours too! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  2. Lauren I love the subtleness of this 'fun' background and it does have a lovely tie-dye effect. I am sure your MIL will love it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. What a great technique! Love your background, Lauren, and the card you made with it. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Great colors! I like that you did something both for Mum and with flowers for our challenge this week! Glad you could play with us at Use It Tuesday!

  5. Fantastic - I love learning about new techniques. And I'll have to give this one a try. Makes a great background. Chantell


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