Video: Stamping With Water + Discount + Giveaway

Hi there. Today’s video shares a tried and true technique — stamping with water. I also have a great discount code for you!

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Stamping with water on a Distress-Inked-paper is a technique that I have loved for many years. I felt it was time to break it out again! Distress Ink works best for “stamping with water” since it reacts with water. However, you can try it with whichever dye inks you may have.

For all three examples, I applied Distress Ink to a piece of Neenah White Cardstock, covering it completely. I used a heavy hand when applying the ink because the more ink you use, the better the results. I spritzed the Peony and Dahlia rubber stamps from Impress with water from about a foot or so above and stamped it on the paper. The results? Magical.

You want to make sure to get a nice, even coverage of water when you mist onto the stamp from far above. Then, place the stamp on top of the inked paper, letting it sit for a few seconds before removing it. I did not use any ink on the stamp – just water. You can experiment with other sprays you may have, but I think plain water and pearlized water (created by adding Perfect Pearls to water) works the best. Remember, as it dries, the results will intensify.

For the sentiment, I die-cut the Hero Arts Hello die from a piece of glitter cardstock from My Favorite Things. Since this card is a simple design, I used a striped embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers on a piece of white cardstock to add some interest along the bottom of the cards.

For a finishing touch, I die cut super tiny hearts from a Hero Arts die using the same glitter cardstock and rounded the corners of the card using the We R Memory Keeper’s Corner Chomper. After rounding the corners, I noticed the edges were a bit fuzzy, so I used an emery nail file to smooth out any rough spots.

Since I had all the supplies out, I decided to make matching envelopes. Many people ask what envelopes I use – I like to use envelopes from Hero Arts and Memory Box. I used coordinating ink colors to stamp the flower image on the flap or the front of the envelopes. You could also stamp on the inside of the card.

I hope you give this stamping with water technique a try. It works great with background stamps as well.

DISCOUNT CODE

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GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win both theย Impress Pen and Ink Peony andย Dahlia stamps? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/20/15 telling me what your favorite tried and true stamping technique is. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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913 thoughts on “Video: Stamping With Water + Discount + Giveaway”

  1. hey jenn… so gorgeous gorgeous of a background stamp and that huge flower??? is killing me now cuz i would love to own a big flower like that some gr8 day!!!! but i so so so love learning here…. tips and valuable techs 2… absolutely fabulous!… heres a thanksgiving quote wish for you today…;)
    Gratitude is a heart matter… and so is thankfulness… but to be in gratitude towards someone is the wake-up-call when you realize all the “un-numbered blessings” that are showered upon you…and thankfulness has been only part of the process it takes to get me there…..when ever there is a video of yrs i scramble here tripn on my toes… . all humans have that precious place where every single friend shines….:) Life would be BoRing and screechingly uninteresting… LoL.. if you were all like me!!! LoL… so courage to all the lovely card designers..:). LoL…sending buckets of love:)

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I just started this hobby a couple of months ago.I knew nothing about it at all. Fortunately I came across your tutorials on U Tube & have since spent hours a day learning everything I’ve learned by you.I didn’t post this to try to win anything but only to Thank-you for setting me in the right direction & saving me money I don’t have wasting it on things I don’t need. I’m amazed at how you are able to do this obviously with a busy life carry for a family ,small children & all you do. All I can say is its the first thing I click on over my morning coffee & now look forward to getting out of bed. And I do follow all of your advise. Thanks again & God Bless You!!!

    Linda MacKinnon

  3. Thanks so much for the lovely video. I love the method. It was so cool to see a wooden rubber stamp being used. I do love those. My favorite method is stamping and coloring with pencils. Sometimes I would emboss the image before I colored it.

  4. I rediscovered second generation stamping and rock and roll. All becasue of you and the other talented card makers out in blogland.
    I do love using embossing folders or heat embossing.

  5. These flower stamps are beautiful. My go to technique lately is watercoloring, mostly due to your online card classes ๐Ÿ™‚ Praying you are feeling better!

  6. I’ve used water and stencils in the past to create a background but had never tried the same technique with stamps. I love Distress inks in so many ways. What an amazing product. Beautiful results and that Wink of Stella always makes things just a little bit more elegant. Thanks!

  7. I love doing background techniques and can’t wait to try this one. Most recently I enjoy clear or white embossing a background design then water coloring over it. I also like to use torn pages from an old or cheap book and inking it for a background.

  8. What an amazing technique. Thanks for sharing this. Having started stamping very recently (a month back), I enjoy the traditional stamping with archivals the most. I also enjoy using clear embossing on my stamped images to give it dimension. Thanks for the chance to win such amazing products ๐Ÿ™‚ Would be awesome to win these and add to my nascent collection

  9. OMG really these cards are amazing…I want to try this immediately…just bought some new distress pads! Usually I stamp with a basic technique…sometimes I color stamps with markers and add water to get watercolor effect…
    thanks
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

  10. Love love love it!
    I can’t pick just one favorite but lately I tend toward using embossing powder on all sentiments and paper piecing one area of the stamped image with patterned paper.
    You are my go to for card idea inspiration. Thanks so much.

  11. I love those big flower stamps and doing them with water makes them look really beautiful! One of my favorite stamping techniques is to color on the stamp with water color crayons and spray them with water to get a water color effect.

  12. These cards are breathtaking! Those stamps would certainly be a beautiful feature on display in any craft room.

  13. Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to try. I love embossing with some sort of heat and stick powder and brushing on pearlex powders. Great on black paper!

  14. My go to technique is to heat emboss with white and then color with whatever medium appeals to me that day.

  15. Lately I’ve been laying down watercolor markers, spritzing with water, and stamping over the dried background but this technique is new to me and I will definitely be trying it out. Thanks.

  16. I loved seeing this- love this idea. I like to use versamark to get a tone-on-tone on colored cardstock for a background…or clear heat embossing…looks so elegant! I can’t wait to try this technique!

  17. Gorgeous cards! Love the flower stamps. Watercoloring or heat emboss are my go-to techniques. Thanks for sharing a great video!

  18. You inspire all of us to create! I LOVE to do Shaker Cards. I love lots of color and the sequins give me just what I need for that pop of color in my cards. I so enjoyed this video and I am going to try my hand at this technique. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! Blessings!!!!!

  19. These are just gorgeous, Jennifer!! Gosh, I really enjoy stamping Ranger Archival jet black ink and water coloring or stamping in Memento black ink and Copic coloring. Water color was my favorite for such a long time, but now that I’ve had my Copics for a year it’s become my favorite. LOL But that’s what I love about card making, it evolves and I just go with it. Thanks so much!

  20. I love this tutorial. I just made my list of things I need to buy so I can give it a try. You make beautiful cards and I thank you for showing us how to do it too!
    My tried & true technique is probably heat embossing.

  21. I love this technique! I have some large stamps that have been hanging around in my drawer. I love the image but never knew what to do with them. Gonna try this on Saturday! My favorite technique right now is emboss resist stamping. You can get some great looks with that!

  22. Thanks for all your great videos! This technique is a really fun way to make Even more use of gorgeous stamps. I live in Norway and here the cardmaking style is mostly vintage and chic, none are my faves. I love so many of the products you use in your videos, but buying from USA is to expencive for me. Until now my favorite stamping technique has been resist heat embossing, but I will try what I learn from your videos ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. My go to technique is heat embossing, gives a great finish. Love those stamps they are gorgeous & will definitely try this technique. You may be banned in this house soon I keep buying things you show & it isn’t cheap with the exchange rate & postage to New Zealand ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. I loved this video. I had forgotten about this technique! I even have a similar flower stamp which I am about to go and dig out – thanks. I Love to stamp and colour in, particularly with watercolour at the moment. the watercolor online class really inspired me. Hope youre feeling better. thanks x

  25. Such a great technique!! Thanks for sharing. My favorite technique is probably “embossing” using Perfect Pearls. And I also LOVE distress inks. Thanks again for everything you do! Love your work ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Being new to the world of stamping, I have discovered embossing powder and using versamark ink! Have found every excuse to use this technique on all my cards

  27. So enjoy your videos and will try this technique soon. One new-to-me technique that I love and learned from you, is the narrow strip of paper placed at the joining of two papers. It adds to much to a card! Thanks for continuing to provide these interesting and helpful videos.

  28. Beautiful cards! I would say heat embossing or ink blending are my go-to techniques. I have done the water stamping and will have to try doing that again soon.

  29. Love love love this, your work is so inspiring.I can not live with out my TH distress inks love to use them like you did here to make my background papers.

  30. I am soooo dumbfounded! I have scrapbooked and stamped for YEARS and have never heard of water stamping! I am definitely going to try this the next time I get a chance! My favorite thing to do is emboss, weather it is embossing folders or heat embossing with stamps and embossing powders, but your technique may replace that! I’m so excited to learn a new technique!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. This is beautiful! I have been scrapbooking and card making for 9 years and I have never seen this. I just took this idea and made a 12×12 layout background with mermaid lagoon. It is my favorite LO this year! Thank you so much. I was starting to feel like all my LO were looking the same. This one really pops!

  32. What a classy look you created. I love it. Never thought of stamping with water. Thank you for sharing this technique.

  33. Love Impress. Seriously. Every time I go to Seattle, I go to BOTH stores. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happened to schedule my trip last month to coincide with Sandy teaching there, so I could say hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Embossing. Every single time I do it, I still think it’s magic. ๐Ÿ™‚

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