Have you tried the Smooshing Technique?  Since the Stippled Rose stamp set and matching Sale-a-Bration Softly Stippled paper have a stippled texture, I decided that this technique was perfect to go with this bundle.  And, I used the Sale-a-Bration Pool Party ribbon which coordinates as well. 

Smooshing adds a watercolor look to your white dies.  Here’s the main card that my stamp club is doing this month.

stippled rose smooshing technique softly stippled paper stampin up

The technique is on the leaf dies on each corner.  You can repeat or keep smooshing until you get the desired color.  Don’t do too much or you end up with solid color instead of a watercolor look. 

Below is the Technique Journal page and mini sample of the Smooshing Technique using Pool Party and Lost Lagoon (I used Pebbled Path on the main card).

stippled rose smooshing technique softly stippled paper stampin up

Try this very easy technique, just be careful not to rip your card stock as you smoosh.  It’s best to use Basic White Thick or Very Vanilla Thick so your card stock will stand up to the water.  It’s just another way to color match your plain dies with projects that have a stippled or watercolor theme to them.

Ink & Card Stock Colors:  Pebbled Path, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Basic White


Give this super easy coloring technique a try with your favorite watercolor set.

Happy Stampin’


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