Hi, everyone! Chaitali Narla here to share a fun technique using some favorite Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and I am super excited about it!
When Nicole released some fun WA stamp sets, I HAD to play along because Seattle is my home and the sets were just too nice!
I have a quick tutorial for you with the Seattle stamp set. I am big time into the watercoloring trend going on now and I really wanted to make a water colored card with the stamp set. I also wanted to add a computer generated sentiment to it. Happily, I managed to do both and share here how to combine water coloring, stamping, and a computer generated sentiment.
First, I started with some distress inks and a full sheet of card stock. You can see I used two different groups of three inks each. That’s because I planned to make 2 cards from this one sheet with two different color combos.
After putting down the inks on my craft sheet, I sprayed them with water and smooshed my card stock into the inks to create a watercolored look. The important thing to remember in this step is to try and keep your ink combos separate and preferably on opposite sides of the paper. Also, remember to keep the sheet whole and not cut the card stock. That will make printing the sentiment easier later.
I dried off the sheet with my heat gun and when dry, I created a Word document with the sentiments I wanted in approximate spots on the sheet. Why do this after the watercoloring, you ask? Because the watercoloring results are different each time and you’ll want to look at your sheet and decide where you would like your sentiments.
Remember to dry the sheet of card stock thoroughly before printing, and also after printing, if you are using an inkjet printer.
Here is how mine looked after printing the sentiments.
Then I cut the paper down to size and stamped on it to create my cards. If you are wondering how I created the skyline longer on the second card. I used the MISTI to do some masking and positioning for the skyline stamp. It was easy with this stamp. The only thing to remember is that Seattle has only one Space Needle!
For the finished cards, I added card bases in matching colors and a few rainstones because we love our rainy days in Seattle! Here are the finished cards:
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and the finished product! Hopefully this will inspire you to come visit the Evergreen State and/or do some Sweet crafting. Happy stamping and make sure to keep following Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook and Instagram!