Hi Friends!

Today I’d like to share a card with you and let you know about a new stamp set  available this month with matching Thinlits!

I’ve been giving myself permission to do lots of experimenting with my craft products without the worry of having a completed project. I love the beautiful backgrounds you can achieve with ink and water and let me tell you, it can be quite addictive.  Each piece is definitely one of kind.  I can’t tell you how many backgrounds I have sitting on my craft table at the moment just waiting for me to turn them into a card!

Thinking of You Watercolor Wash

I decided to make this card sweet and simple.  To achieve the look of the background, I wet my watercolor paper and then dropped color onto it.  The water spreads the ink. I embossed my sentiment using one of our new single stamps from the annual catalog – Stylized Birthday.

Embossed Thinking of you

If you squeeze your Stampin’ Up! ink pad, you’ll find that the ink transfers to the lid.  You can pick up the ink with the tip of an Aqua Painter and then start adding color to your wet watercolor paper.  While the ink is still on the cover of the ink pad, you may need to add a few drops to mix the ink.  As I mentioned above, before you add the color to your paper, wet the entire piece of paper first with a paint brush or Aqua Painter, being careful not to saturate it too much as you’ll have a lot of warping.

Stampin' Up! Ink Pad opened

I made this panel last week and unfortunately I didn’t write down what colors I used.  If I had to make a guess I would say, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight.

This really is a fun technique!  Give it a try!!

Here’s the new stamp bundle I mentioned at the beginning of my post!  It is available for purchase but only while supplies last.  You can purchase it as a bundle and save 10% or buy the stamp set or Thinlits separately.

As a demonstrator I was given the opportunity to purchase this last month and I didn’t.  I’ve seen so many cute cards using the set and I love the font used for the sentiments.  So, I placed my order and it arrived yesterday.  Can’t wait to create with it!Thoughtful BranchesThoughtful Branches stamp setThoughtful Branches Thinlits

Product List- Below you’ll find the products I used to create my card.  Click on a product to be taken to my online store!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

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