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How to Watercolor




If you haven’t tried water-coloring before, here are a few easy tips for you to follow. Water-coloring doesn’t have to be exact; that’s the beauty of it. Let the color flow where it will, creating a gradation of color that looks natural. You don’t want the color so opaque that the paper doesn’t show through a bit. Use the paper as you lightest point.


Using Pastels:

 Dip the tip of a blender pen on to the corner of a Stampin’ Pastel, then apply color to the stamped image.


Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons:


 Brush the tip of a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush directly on the tip of a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, then apply color to the stamped image. 


Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons & Watercolor Pencils:


  Color a section of the stamped image with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon or Watercolor Pencil. Then use a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush to blend color as desired.

Using a Classic Stampin’ Pad:


Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin’ Pad down against the inked pad, then open the lid. Use a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the small pool of color in the lid and apply to stamped image.



Stampin’ Up! Product Numbers:


Stampin’ Pastels  #120962, Stampin’ Pastels New Color Kit  #120963 

Watercolor Wonder Crayons

New Color Kit  #120949, Subtles#119802, Regals  #119803, Brights #119803, Neutrals  #119805

Watercolor Pencils #101879  Unknown-18

Aqua Painters  #103954 

Blender Pens  #102845 


For any questions or to order any product email me at diane@lakesidestamper.com  or you can place an on-line order 24/7 and have it delivered right to your doorstep.


Thanks for visiting and Happy Water-coloring!





Fifth Avenue Mother’s Day Card

Fifth Avenue Mother's Day Card 5-17-09

While many of these of these colored roses from the FIFTH AVENUE FLORAL STAMPIN’ UP! stamp set are floating on the internet, this is my own version.

For this card I cut the VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK  7″ x 10″ and scored it at 5″ to create a 5″ x 7″ card. I wanted the size to be more impressive to give to my mother and mother-in-law. I, did however, switch up the colors for each of them. They loved them!

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue, Bloomin’ With Love

Ink: Chocolate Chip,  Old Olive, Regal Rose

Paper: Very Vanilla 7″ x 10″, scored at 5″, Regal Rose 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, Blush Blossom 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″

Accessories: Hodgepodge Vanilla Hardware, Big Shot Sizzlet “Little Leaves” Die, Stampin’ Pastels,  Designer Label Punch, Diminsionals, Old Olive  5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. First cut a piece of VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK  7′ x 10″ and score at 5″.
  2. Cut a piece of REGAL ROSE CARD STOCK at 4 1/2″ x 6-1/2″.
  3. Cut a piece of BLUSH BLOSSOM CARD STOCK at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.
  4. Stamp the BLUSH BLOSSOM with the smallest flower image from FIFTH AVENUE FLORAL with REGAL ROSE CLASSIC INK randomly.
  5. Stamp the large rose from the set onto  a scrap piece of VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK, cut out  and color using  Stampin’ Up! PASTELS.  
  6. I used the pastels dark on the bottom of each petal and pulled  the color. toward the petal edges so that the  edges are the lightest.
  7. Using “THE BIG SHOT” and the SIZZLET “LITTLE LEAVES” DIE, cut out four leaves. I cut two out  of CERTAINLY CELERY and two out of OLD OLIVE.
  8. For the greeting I used the, “For you on Mother’s Day” from the BLOOMIN’ with LOVE stamp set.  You can use any saying that will fit in the DESIGNER LABEL PUNCH.
  9. Using the DESIGNER LABEL PUNCH, punch out your greeting and with a 4″piece of OLD OLIVE  5/8″ GROSGRAIN RIBBON layer the card as shown above.


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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