Water-colouring stamped prints

Water-colouring stamped prints

Hey there, I hope you've had a great week and are fitting in some craft time! Today I am show casing water-colouring stamped prints. You may have quite a few outline stamps in your stash and perhaps unsure how to add colour. Well, you can easily do it with watercolours and I'm showing you how!

Materials required for water-colouring stamped cards:

  • The cupcake used in this card comes from the Layerd Cupcake by Altenew
  • Versafine onyx black ink
  • Acyrlic block
  • Watercolour paper - I used hot-press as this had a smoother texture. With cold-press you are less likely to get a good print first time your stamp due to the texture of the surface.
  • Watercolours
  • Watercolour brushes
  • Stitched oblong die and die cutting  machine
  • Card base
  • Card for matting and layering
  • Sentiment
  • Versamark ink
  • Embossing powder


  • Wink of Stella

Water-colouring stamped Card details

If you plan on watercolouring you need to make sure the ink you stamp with doesn't bleed when you start colouring it in. Versafine onyx black ink works well with watercolouring. However, if you are unsure the ink is dry before colouring, just hit it with your heat gun for a few seconds!

Once the image was compeltely dry I started adding the colour. If you want to add shading, you might want to do this in layers when it is a small stamp like this. However, if you don't do it in layers, the shading may bleed into the light colour and not show fully.

After the paint had dried and I was happy with the print, I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the icing to add a little spark. It is not so easy to photograph but looks great in person.

I stamped a sentiment in matching versafine ink and die cut the whole panel out with a stitched oblong die. This was mounted onto two matting layers of ruby red and gold glitter paper. As the image was stamped on, I wanted to add a bit of dimension, and foam mounted the panel onto the card. To finish the card, I foam mounted a white heat embossed sentiment onto the card - offset to one side.  

Do you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

To see another way to add colour to your cards, check out this post here - adding colour with distress inks.

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

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