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 the Impress Pen and Ink Peony and 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. Love this technique, and your suggestion to use on a background stamp. Seems so simple but yet really packs a punch. I most often use colored pencils, however practicing my watercolor. It’s quickly becoming my favorite technique.

  2. I enjoy stamping & coloring with watercolor pencils, & have recently started using the ZIG clean color real brushes that I learned about from your videos – love them! Your cards in this video are beautiful, as usual! Thanks for the opportunity to win these large floral stamps.

  3. These are just stunning! I can’t wait to try this technique! I love embossing – whether it’s for a resist technique, or with a glittery embossing powder- I just love the texture that it adds to cards!

  4. I really loved this technique that you showed us also in the Background Check class – fabulous, but I think it REALLY shines with these big bold stamps. They are wonderful and perfect for this technique. Thanks for the video and the opportunity to win 🙂

  5. I don’t know that I have a favorite technique. I usually just stamp and color it if needed. I want to try this one soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. My absolute favourite technique is emboss resist as it brings out the focal image. I love this stamping with water technique as it’s simple and stunning! Thank you Jennifer for the inspiration!

  7. Who can pick a favorite out of the many, many methods out there??? I can’t! So they’re all my favorite! Especially with your inspiration!

  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards! I love coming to your website because I am always inspired. My favorite stamping technique at the moment is probably stamp layering so I can get a depth of color on a stamped image.

  9. Hey Jennifer,I am trying the technique where you stamp with water on distress inks. I am trying this as I watch the video. I’ve listened to it multiple times to see if I can figure out what I am doing wrong. I am using the distress inks. The images I am using are both wood stamps from stampin up. One is the sunflower background stamp and the other is the medallion background stamp. I cannot get a clear image. I either get a big blob or a very vague image. Do you have some tips that might help me? Thanks, Beth

    1. I’m having the same problem! I tried different stamps, more water, less water. Let the Distress ink dry completely, didn’t let it dry completely. I tried everything. No luck.

  10. Stunning cards and envelopes, and beautiful products! I absolutely adore the bold, bright, rich colours you picked for these, too! 😀
    My favourite tried and true technique…? Wow… Tricky… I think I’ll have to go with stampkissing. It’s just so much fun to see how it transforms plain shapes to pieces of art. 🙂

  11. STUNNING flowers and BEAUTIFUL technique!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing the MAGICAL WONDERS of water Jennifer – your cards are GORGEOUS!!!
    I’ve been using my Fiskars stamp press with a reversed mouse pad and I’m really happy with how the images are turning out now, practising my colouring techniques with the images. The other one that I’m sure is going to be a favourite (not yet a tried & true) is multi layered stamping … think it will be better when I mark the stamps so it’s clearer where to align them 🙂
    THANK YOU for the chance to win too!!!

  12. Hi Jennifer, thanks again for another great tutorial! 🙂 Still a newbie, so my favorite techniques are stamping & colouring and stamping & embossing…

  13. Great technique that I will be trying out for a birthday card for my mom. My favourite techniques including stamping in Versafine ink and heat embossing, and using Distress blended backgrounds.

  14. This is such an easy and cool technique!
    The cards are lovely.
    My tried and true technique is heat embossing.
    It’s so simple and adds such texture.

  15. Heat embossing is definitely my favorite technique. I totally agree with what you said about black powder! I use Versafine – or black Brilliance – with clear too. I’m surprised blogging stampers rarely use Brilliance inks. They’re a fast drying pigment that provides a fine distinct line better than most other pigment inks… the pearlized colors create a nice, subtle effect too!

  16. Beautiful cards and the small touches at the end really add alot! I just usually stamp with my inks (like Studio Calico or distress) but need to branch out more with water and perfect pearls. Fun! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Wow these came out amazing! I don’t have a tried and true technique, I just started stamping! But this looks like it would be really fun!

  18. I really love this water technique. The effects are so beautiful. My favorite stamping technique has to be tried and true heat embossing.. it’s an old favorite but one that gives amazing results. I never get tired of seeing the embossing powder change as it’s heated. It’s almost magical!

  19. Great technique, and the floral stamps are gorgeous. A stamping technique that I love is heat embossing. Thanks for sharing.

  20. OMG!! Love these cards and this technique that you used!! Will have to try it and would LOVE these stamps! Loved your use of the glitter paper, never thought of that, have some will be trying that also! Embossing is my favorite technique!!
    Thanks for the chance to win these stamps!!!

  21. I had never seen this technique before…thank you! My favorite technique is embossing with clear emboss powder and then coloring with watercolor. This is so much fun!

  22. Awesome technique! I gotta try it NOW! As for my fave technique right now has to be watercoloring. I love the look of watercolor on cards. It’s easy and so fun. Thanks for a chance to win. 😀

  23. What an amazing technique–I never would have thought something so simple would yield such wow results! I love these big flowers! I am “Impressed”!

  24. I love the water color technique the best. Feels like I have more control with the pencils. Also like to use gamsol technique. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your videos, they are so informative.

  25. Oh, I loved the technique, but seriously, those envelopes outshone the cards by far. SO SUPER CLASSY! Especially the last one stamped just on the flap in those gorgeous blue tones.

    Believe it or not, I don’t own a single stamp (yet, haha) so I can’t really say what my favourite tried and true stamping method is. I do however love, love, LOVE letter pressing with embossing folders … again, so classy.

    xox

  26. I love this technique.It looks so pretty. Thankyou for bringing back older techniques because many of us have never seen them, and they’re new to us.

  27. Hello Jennifer!
    i would like to say i have a favorite technique but i am so knew to all of this i don’t have a large repetoire to choose from. One i really like is an offset stamping. stamping with 2 colors and the same stamp. having one look like a shodow of the other.
    i am not even sure that is the name of the technique.
    I think I have been watching your channel longer than any other one. I first got interested in all of this with card making. I then found jourhals and albums and since i come from a book making/binding background i found my niche. You techniques work perfectly in page production so i am a very happy camper right now.
    thank you for sharing all your knowledge and inspiration.

  28. My favourite method would be to colour watercolour crayon directly on the stamps. This methods gives a slight edgy, distressed look to the stamped image and works great as cheap alternative to create an ombre background.

  29. I haven’t been doing this very long so I really don’t have a favorite method. I plan to use the ones in this video very soon to create cards that I hope we be as lovely as yours. Thank you for all your helpful videos.

  30. I don’t know if it can be called a technique, but paper-piecing is one of my favorite ways to customize a stamped image. Plus it usually involves fussy-cutting and I enjoy that, too!

  31. Awesome technique. I think my favorite is masking. I love to create a card that tells a story. Love to make people wonder how I made it.

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