I am excited to share a step by step video tutorial with you so that you can easily create these fun watercolor backgrounds and cards featuring the Ribbon of Courage bundle, Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper, Stampin' Spritzer, Clear Blocks and ink pads!
I've heard it called the "Smoosh" technique. Cindee taught me how to do this and I created 40 cards with this technique after she showed me how!!
Watch the Video Tutorial Below!
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The Color Combos I used for most of my cards are shown below. I love the springy happy pinks, reds and orange tones. But you'll see in the video you can use so many other color combos!! It's really fun to experiment!
In addition to the 3 ink pad colors shown above, I also used Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to die cut the leaves from the Support Ribbon framelit dies.
Each of my cards featured today showcase the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and coordinating Support Ribbon framelits, which are sold separately, or as a bundle. Find them on pages 96 and 97 in your brand new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog. You can also WATCH THE VIDEO here for more info about the design process during my million dollar achiever visit to Stampin' Up! for this great bundle!
My samples today feature several In Colors! To see the NEW In Colors, CLICK HERE.
Each of my cards today feature stamps or die cut pieces from the Ribbon of Courage Bundle (see pages 96 and 97). I also used the Layering Ovals framelits, and the Bunch of Banners framelits set, as well as several new In colors.
The Glitter Enamel dots are PERFECT for the flower centers! Click Here!
Above and Below: these 2 Ribbon of Courage cards feature Rose Red and Blushing Bride for the ink in the watercolor background, and the new Powder Pink designer paper, cardstock and ribbon. Don't they look so pretty together!?
The ribbon stamped images are all stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink.
Supplies you will need for this Watercolor Smoosh Background Technique:
Watercolor paper #
clear block B #117147 or clear block C #118486
Stampin' Spritzer #126185
Wink of Stella #141897
markers click here
Watch the video above in this post for all the step by step info on how to create these fun backgrounds!
The Ribbon of Courage stamp set and bundles are available in Wood Mount stamps or Clear Mount stamp options.
click to view the Wood Mount Bundle HERE
click to view the Clear Mount Bundle HERE
Your purchase helps the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser!
From June 1 – 15, 2017 I am donating $5 per Ribbon of Courage bundle sold in my online store to the Making Strides against Breast Cancer fundraiser! CLICK HERE for more info.
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Very pretty cards! Will watch your video later to refresh my mind about that technique…. (I’m always about “the details”). Thanks for sharing, Patty!!
Patty, These cards are gorgeous!
Wonderful cards. I really enjoyed the video and seeing the different combinations. I will be trying this soon. Again, congrats on your big achievement!
Patty, I love “your” stamp set! Unfortunately, I know a handful of friends that are fighting cancer at this time (not just breast cancer). This is will allow me to choose a color that is known for the type of cancer they are fighting. Thank you for designing a perfect set! The technique you show here will be a fun one to use, too. Thanks for the idea. ?
Love this technique. Now I must find time to try it out. Thank you for inspiring me.
Good morning Patty,I really love all your videos and I need to try this technique…. Patiently waiting for my Ribbon Of Courage stamp set to arrive, not shipped yet 🙁 Did you get my Free Forms????? I LOVE your cards….. Have a great weekend Patty
Wow..this is awesome! Such a cool technique, going to gather my supplies and give this a try!
Cool Technique, going to have to try this! TFS!!
After watching your video, I ordered the watercolor paper to teach the ladies how to make this card at September card class. Thank you for sharing this fun technique!