Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I am sharing a gorgeously vibrant Tropical Leaf card. There are so many great watercolour tips to be gleaned from my video tutorial. Many thanks to Tami Hewlett for sharing her gorgeous card that inspired me! I hope that I inspire YOU to try this fun card!!


Tropical Leaf Bundle Card


Watercolour wash technique card using the Tropical Leaf bundle- all products Stampin'Up! by Stampin'Up! demonstrator Jackie Bultje


If you want to enjoy a blast from the past, consider checking out this blog post from 2020 where I watercolour adorable rainboots.


Five Watercolour Tips and Tricks


  1. Use either Fluid 100 watercolour paper from Stampin’Up! OR the retired Shimmery White cardstock for your background and your leaves.
  2. Ink your leaves with three shades of green starting with the lightest shade. Spritz lightly with water and tilt your stamp so the colours run together a bit.
  3. For the background ink up your E. block in Azure Afternoon and Tahitian Tide. Spritz lightly with water, let the colours run together a bit and press into your background layer.
  4. If you have excess ink, absorb it with a piece of paper towel or toilet paper! It’s amazing how well this works!
  5. When your background is dry, tap a water painter so that a few drops fall down. This gives a great effect.


Video Tutorial


For these types of watercolour tips, watching a video is always pure gold!! I hope you enjoy watching this amateur get some pretty awesome results. Trust me, I was very nervous to share this with you not knowing how it would turn out.



Inspiring Each Other


I am humbled and grateful at the inspiration that I gain from my fellow demonstrators. Without Tami Hewlett’s inspiration, I would never have made this card. I didn’t watch her video or even read her blog post, I just saw her card and started playing. Now I see that I used different ink colours than she did and the results are still fantastic. Where to you seek your inspiration?

My hope that when you see me trying new things, you will also feel empowered to do it as well. Creativity is so thrilling!! Have a super day, and please shop with me if you live in Canada or in Europe, your business keeps me going!!


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