Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to use watercolor pencils to shade a flower. Watercoloring provides beautiful tones and depth to your handmade cards. But I often hear how it seems difficult for stampers to achieve successful results. The card featured in today’s video uses the August promotion “Blended Seasons” stamp set, coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits and the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. As a reminder, The entire “Color Your Season” products are only available while supplies last or August 31, whichever comes first. I’ve included information below.

Watercolor Pencils, or any watercoloring medium, requires the correct ink to stamp your image. Use Jet Black Staz On ink to insure the image won’t bleed. Use the right paper. Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White cardstock will produce the best results since these papers are more porous and allow the water from the Aqua Painter or the chemical from the Blender Pen to penetrate. Finally, take your time and enjoy the process. A sloppy colored image will look like a sloppy colored image regardless of the right ink or paper. Practice makes perfect!

Take a look at today’s video below and learn how to use the watercolor pencils for professional and stunning results. I’ve also included pictures of the completed card along with cutting dimensions and supplies.

Watercolor Pencils “Blended Seasons” Miss You Card

Video tutorial! How to use watercolor pencils to shade a flower. Blended Seasons Stampin' Up!

Video tutorial! How to use watercolor pencils to shade a flower. Blended Seasons Stampin' Up! Close up of flower.

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Impressions designer paper (Crushed Curry pattern) is cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Impressions designer paper (Night of Navy pattern) is cut 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Watercolor Paper is used for the flower using the watercolor pencils

Color Your Season Exclusive Products

Are you a fan of stamp sets that include different greetings and images to use all year round? The Color Your Season promotion covers it all!  If you missed my previous blog post about this amazing Bundle of products using the new Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2, click on the image below for more inspiration! And more projects are coming! Check back as I create a collection of ideas for you. The Color Your Season Suite of products are available August 1-31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.

Blended Season stitched frame floral card. Stampin' Up!

Color Your Season - limited edition stamps, stitched dies and new color watercolor pencils. Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies I used to create my card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!


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