Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Water Stamping

I found a fun, new technique today and decided to give it a try!  It is called water stamping and it is so easy!  You can find the technique here at Splitcoaststampers.  Basically you just sponge ink all over your cardstock, make a water ink pad by wetting a stack of paper towels, and stamp away!  I wanted to use a layout that showcased a lot of the technique, so I chose this one from Freshly Made Sketches:
 I thought the color combination from ColourQ would look great with this technique.
These are great fall colors!  I loved the touch of Tempting Turquoise to brighten it up a bit.  The colors just look so crisp to me.  And don't you just love that hat?!  Reminds me of the hats that Steph and I have. :)
I used the water technique with the En Francais background stamp.  It looks so cool!  In person it almost looks like it is embossed.  It is kind of puffy!  I used the Simply Scored to do diagonal lines on the Tempting Turquoise cardstock, just to add a little texture there.  You can't tell from the pic but I added Dazzling Details to the Old Olive leaves so they are sparkly. 

Stamp Sets: En Francais background, Gently Falling, Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise
Tools: 1" Circle Punch, Simply Scored, sponges
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Old Olive Dotted Scallop Ribbon


  1. wow .... what a wonderful technique, and so very effective too ... your use of colours are so bold and pretty .... great job!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Very very nice. The colors are to die for.

  3. Beautiful technique! Gorgeous fall colors!

  4. Very pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

  5. Beautiful card Shana! I love that technique! The colours are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Beautiful card, Shana, love the technique you used! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colour!

  7. Gorgeous technique! Need to add that to my growing list of things to try!