nature's perfection watercolour | sale-a-bration | tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I am continuing with my Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration spotlight and have some more cards to share using the Nature's Perfection free stamp set. The other day I shared some inked cards and today I am here with some watercolour ones to highlight just how versatile this set is. Here is a reminder of the full set ~

Here is my first card ~

And I have a mini tutorial for you on how to achieve this card

~ Tutorial ~
  • Take a piece of watercolour card stock and prep with your embossing buddy to remove any static from the paper
  • Mount your stamp onto the acrylic block and stamp with Versamark ink and then cover with your embossing powder - I have used gold
  • Heat with your heat gun until all the embossing powder has melted
  • Fill your Aqua Painter with water and cover the area of the flower that you are going to work on first with a coat of water - I started at the middle of the flower and worked out.
  • After removing your stamp from the acrylic block use your Stampin' Write marker with the brush tip end and scribble about 5 strokes onto your acrylic block - I used the Strawberry Slush marker
*** You can use your ink pad or your ink refills too - squish the ink pad onto the acrylic block or add a drop or 2 from your refill to the block***
  • Then ensure you have water on the tip of the Aqua Painter pick up the colour from your acrylic block and transfer to your image.
  • This will produce the watercolour effect and you can intensify or soften the colour on your stamped image depending on how much water you have on your brush tip.
  • I work a little area and then let it dry (you can use your heat gun to speed up the process) and then you can add more colour and shading to the petals
  • After the flower head is completely dry make sure your Aqua Painter brush tip is clean and go around the outside edge of the flower with water. 
  • Then put another colour on your acrylic block - I used Coastal Cabana - and go around the outside edge of your flower
  • When your watercolour card stock is completely dry you add a sentiment and finish the card as you wish
Here is a close up of the water colouring ~

You can achieve a beautiful hand painted look with just a few supplies. And the great thing is that each card will be unique!

Here is my second card, this time I used the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write markers ~

To finish this card I die cut out the bloom and added to the front of an embossed panel with a sentiment heat embossed in gold.

Here are my main supplies and if you click on them it will take you straight to my online store - remember this stamp set (or any item from the sale-a-bration catalogues) is free (only until 31 March 2015) with a 60€/£45 spend ~

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I hope that the tutorial was helpful and that you are tempted to give this technique a try! If you do please link me in the Social Media apps so that I can give your creations some love. Have a wonderful day.x

If you enjoyed this project please use code W9CXZCJY to support me (this code should be entered in the box that reads *Do you have a hostess code?* on the Stampin' Up! checkout page). All hostess codes correctly entered will earn a free gift direct from me. If you use this code and your order is at least £120/150€ excluding shipping I will send you a free *make and take kit* of my choice. If your order is over £150/€200 please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the Rewards. Learn more about the code here and here.

I have a page at the top (in English) (pour rejoingez mon équipe click ici) about joining my Stampin' Up! team. I would love to recruit you to my team during the Sale-A-Bration event (ends 31 March 2015) and in addition to the free items from Stampin' Up! that you can choose on joining, I will also send you a Sweetheart Punch as a welcome gift and a thank you from me.


  1. Stunning water coloured cards, love the colours

    1. thank you for your lovely comment Jane.x

  2. These are gorgeous!
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Sarah your cards are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  4. These cards are gorgeous Sarah. I have just joined SU and looking forward to receiving my starter kit.
    Christine x

    1. thanks Christine - good luck with your crafting.x

  5. Gorgeous! You always inspire me. :o)

  6. Lovely cards, great tutorial. Xxx


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