Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video tutorial. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #spellbinders #christmascard

Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video

Hello friends. I’m sure you all know Spellbinders as a die cutting company, but they also have a big assortment of beautiful, unique stamps! Today I have a Faux Watercolor Poinsettia Background video tutorial to share using Spellbinders Poinsettia 3D Shading stamp.

Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video tutorial. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #spellbinders #christmascard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

This really is a very easy card to make and the more you practice – the better your result will be. It might look intimidating at first, but believe me – this is an easy project to make and it doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to stamp.

Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video tutorial. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #spellbinders #christmascard

I started working on my project by stamping a sentiment in black ink. Pick one you like best and stamp it somewhere onto your panel. I stamped mine slightly off the right. I need to mention that you will need to use specialty ink and paper for this project. I used Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper – this is high quality smooth watercolor paper. Make sure to use watercolor paper and not regular paper as you’ll be adding lots of water and the paper must be able to handle all of that water. As for the ink I used Tsukineko Versafine Onyx black ink – this is waterproof ink, any other waterproof ink will work for this.

Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video tutorial. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #spellbinders #christmascard

Once you have your sentiment in place go ahead and start working on the background. I decided to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Mid Green, Olive Green and Carmine Red to color this image (any watercolor markers can be used for this technique). I will say it is a bit difficult to figure out which sections of the image need to be colored green (leaves) and which sections need to be colored red (petals). It is helpful to stamp this image in black onto a piece of scrap paper to make it easier to see which sections need to be green and which red.

Spellbinders | Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp. Video tutorial. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #spellbinders #christmascard

Next, I sprayed my image with water – not too much, but not too little, and again this is where practice makes perfect; do make a few test impressions and count how many times you spritzed your stamp to remember how much water you need to have the look you like. I placed my stamp onto paper and let it sit there for several seconds, this gave the ink some time to transfer onto the paper. You can press down a bit, no need to press too hard.

The beautify of this technique is that no matter what you do – no two images will ever look the same, there will be slight variations to each. I repeated inking and stamping my poinsettias until my background was complete.

After my background was done I let it dry and trimmed it to 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜”.  I made an A2 top folding card base out of brown cardstock and adhered my stamped panel onto it using brown photo corners. Finally, I embellished my card using red and white twine.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Poinsettia Holiday 3d Shading Stamp
Spellbinders Poinsettia Holiday 3d Shading Stamp
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Mama Elephant Clear Stamp Retro Holiday Labels
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp Retro Holiday Labels
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Zig Clean Color 36 Set Real Brush
Zig Clean Color 36 Set Real Brush
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SSS | SC | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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SSS | AZ
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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4 Comments

    1. This is really, really beautiful. Good to know the Zigs work well in the manner. TFS.

    1. Lovely card I like the way you’ve used the corners to fix the ‘picture’s clever lady.
      I’m seeing people mention the dogs but I’ve no idea what they are. Can anyone tell me please?

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