Watercolor Technique In Color

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we are over the hump and one day closer to the weekend, and a Holiday weekend too! A perfect time to celebrate.

Today I’m celebrating our new In Colors!! I have teamed them up with a great technique that I taught my Technique Club this past June. The Marker to Block Watercolor Technique … so simple but it can make a dramatic impact!


We took one of the clear blocks and colored it with our markers, you can add a second color to create a bigger WOW effect. Then simple spritz it with water until it starts to bead up … then press it onto your cardstock. We used the Whisper White … no special cardstock needed!

It’s an amazing site when the colors create the beautiful watercolor look. Let it dry a bit and then you are free to stamp. We masked the left side of the card so our image looks like it is captured in the block. The stamp set we used is the new “You’ve Got This” stamp set.

Here is the card done in each of our new In Colors. I marked them for you. Check out how nicely the ribbon, cardstock and inks coordinate!  Love it!!


I hope I inspired you to pull out your makers and spritzer and create some wonderful watercolor cards.

Thank you for joining me today …

Hope your day is full of color… Have fun!!




Something New for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A quick post for you today … I hear we are having a beautiful sunny day and I think you should go out and  enjoy it!  I plan on it … as soon as I get off work.

So … something new for you!  Did you already see part of it yesterday?  Look up at the black banner at the top of my blog … I have added 3 new pages!

  1. Product Videos: These will highlight new products. Right now I have 5 videos showcasing products in our current Occasions Catalog.
  2. Stamping Technique Videos: You will find some fun techniques here, all in video form. Someday I’ll be making my own videos for you, but until then … you’ve got the best: Stampin’ Up!
  3. Stamping Retreats: This page explains more about our annual stamping retreats. Please let me know if you have any questions … I’d love to answer them for you.

I hope you enjoy exploring the new pages I have added to my blog. I want to give you the best information I can on our products and awesome techniques.


Skip to the fun with us this Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM (CT) for a special livestream at YouTube.com/PaperPumpkin.


If you’ve ever wondered what Paper Pumpkin was about … here is a fun way to discover it. Stampin’ Up! is going to make it super easy for you to become the newest subscribers. Don’t be late because we’ll jump right in and have a lot to cover in a short time. See you then!


Hey …let me know if you’ll be watching!  I will 🙂

Have a great day ~