How-to Video: Faux Watercoloring with Wildflower Garden Stamp Set & Crisp Dye Inks

by May Sukyong Park

Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a fun (faux) watercolor card to share with you all featuring my all time favorite stamp sets: Wildflower Garden Stamp Set and Crafty Life Stamp Set.

(Blog Post | Video Tutorial)

My inspiration came from the one layer card that I created to celebrate Altenew’s 4th anniversary. I used this card design as my stamping guide when I decided the placement of each image for today’s card.

To create my card, I inked up my stamps from the Wildflower Garden Stamp Set with Altenew inks, spritz the stamps with a water spray, and stamp the images onto my watercolor panel. I chose the toothy side of my watercolor paper as it helped me add more texture on the stamped images.

I repeated the same process until I created a field of wildflowers on the entire panel. FYI, here is the list of Altenew ink colors I used for stamping.

  • Pink flower: Ruby Red, Coral Berry
  • Orange flower: Rouge, Orange Cream
  • Purple flower: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris
  • Stems and background: Forest Glades, Olive, Maple Yellow

To complete my background, I splattered the background with Altenew Inks. When you choose the colors for your splatter background, it’s safe to choose the colors from the color palette you used for your stamped images.

You can also flick the water onto the watercolor panel with your fingers or paintbrush and dab up water splatters with a paper towel to create some subtle texture.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Crafty Life Stamp Set and another sentiment from the Beautiful Inside Stamp Set with Altenew’s Permanent Black Ink onto the card front.

I finished off my card by adding black lines along the edges to create a frame.

The watercolor stamping technique is a super easy stamping technique that gives you a “watercolored” look. If you haven’t tried it yet, I strongly recommend you give it a go. Anyone can achieve a great hand-painted, watercolor look!

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Wildflower Garden Stamp Set
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Crafty Life Stamp Set
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Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Rouge Crisp Dye Ink
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Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Ink
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Beautiful Inside Stamp Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Keli Stefanyshyn January 31, 2019 - 10:42

So dainty and beautiful:) lovely

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Brenda Kuder January 31, 2019 - 10:54

I love your card. I have tried this technique but you took it to a whole new level. I will definitely try it out. I do not take advice from my husband. :) I have him trained to say one work when I show him a card. And that word is “lovely”.

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barbara lassiter January 31, 2019 - 11:03

This is beautiful and inspires me to use my Altenew ink cubes! Thanks.

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Dana M January 31, 2019 - 11:17

Stunning cards May! Gorgeous colors and I love the watercolor look.

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Daria Z. January 31, 2019 - 11:34

What a beautiful card, May! I love this new take on your original card. (That card is the reason I bought this stamp set!!)

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Pooja January 31, 2019 - 11:53

Beautiful card ! I loved the loose watercolor look.

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Kathi Gollwitzer January 31, 2019 - 12:23

LOVE THIS CARD! Been looking for a good video to learn the technique, and this is it! Bought the stamps, can’t wait to make something!!! -Kathi

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Billie A January 31, 2019 - 16:09

Beautiful card and stamp set. Perfect to use for the water color effect. Great idea. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your video and beautiful card.

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Tricia A Podmore January 31, 2019 - 16:20

I watched the u tube tutorial and must thank you for sharing it as you gave me inspiration to try the watercolours again.

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Kirsty Vittetoe January 31, 2019 - 16:50

Great cards, these are a lot of love there!

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Ruth Gauss January 31, 2019 - 16:55

Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful way to create a lovely watercolor look with these beautiful stamps!!!!

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Pat H. January 31, 2019 - 17:57

So pretty, May! Thanks for sharing this technique. I’ll be trying it soon!

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memalagene January 31, 2019 - 22:25

Gorgeous cards!

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Hamutal Shafrir February 1, 2019 - 07:26

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

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Teresa Doyle February 1, 2019 - 09:24

May, your work is always amazing and these are no exception! I am looking forward to the day I can get this beautiful stamp set, I love it!

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Bobby February 1, 2019 - 12:40

The card is lovely. I’m just sorry that the audio was so low that I couldn’t hear what you were doing.

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Henriëtte February 1, 2019 - 14:25

Gorgeous cards May, love the stamp set. Thank you and have a great weekend.

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Jan Metcalf February 2, 2019 - 17:42

Absolutely adore the yellow panel!! Pinned it!

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