Bella and Friends stamp set: Watercolor Card

Know someone that could use a little pick me up? Today's card is a simple watercolor card using the Bella and Friends stamp set from Stampin' Up's 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I also used a few products that are on the retiring products list: the Watermelon Wonder cardstock and striped ribbon, as well as the Tags and Labels Framelits. These products are only available until May 31st or while supplies last!

Bella and Friends, Stampin Up, watercolor card


How To Make This Hand Stamped Watercolor Card:

I started with a base of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, folded and scored.

On a sheet of Watercolor Paper, I stamped the adorable image from the Bella and Friends stamp set with the Archival Basic Black ink and heat set it with the Heat Tool.

How to watercolor with your Stampin' Up inks:

There are two ways to use your inks to watercolor on your cards. I used both on this card.

Watercolor Method 1: Before opening up your ink pad, press the lid of the ink pad into the pad itself. Open up the ink pad and there will be a little mark of ink on the lid which you will drop some water from the Aqua Painter onto to. You will use this as your palette.Watercolor with Stampin Up ink pads

The sky was colored with the Bermuda Bay ink pad and that was allowed to dry (or heat set it if you don't want to wait). The puppy image was then colored using the Early Espresso ink pad.

Watercolor Method 2: Take your Stampin' Write markers and scribble some ink onto a clean acrylic stamping block. Then use the Aqua Painter to add some water and pick up some ink for watercoloring.Watercolor with Stampin' Write markers

I used the Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush Stampin' Write markers to color the bird and the balloon.

Then I used the Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write marker to color in the bird's beak.

A piece of the retiring Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon was then tied to the Watercolor Paper and then adhered to the card front.

The greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then die cut with the retiring Tags and Labels Framelits. A piece of Early Espresso cardstock was die cut the next size larger to mat underneath the greeting.

Both greeting layers were adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up Stamps:

Bella and Friends stamp set- 141870 Clear Mount,141867 Wood Mount

Stampin' Up Paper:

Whisper White cardstock- 100730, Early Espresso cardstock-119686 , Watermelon Wonder cardstock- 138334 RETIRING!, Watercolor Paper-122959

Stampin' Up Ink:

Archival Basic Black- 140931, 2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers-138333 RETIRING! ; Bermuda Bay ink pad-131171 , Early Espresso ink pad-126974

Other Stamp Supplies and Tools:

Tags and Labels Framelits- 138282 RETIRING!, Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon-141433 RETIRING!, Aqua Painter-103954, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430 , SNAIL Adhesive-104332, Heat Tool-129053

I hope you enjoyed today's hand stamped watercolor card using the Bella and Friends stamp set! Have a wonderful weekend!

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