Thursday, April 02, 2020

{Spotlight Project} Monika Stamps A Watercolour Look Background

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! For today's Spotlight Project I used the reverse of a stamp to stamp my watercolour look background panel. It's a great way for stretching your stamps. Here is today's card:

Wanting my card to have a Spring feel, I got out some inks, a piece of white card and the Framed Solitary Daffodil stamp.

I attached my stamp with the smooth reverse side facing up to my acrylic block, partially inked with yellow, spritzed lightly with water and stamped on my piece of white card.

Next I inked up another part of my stamp with the green, lightly spritzed with water again and stamped it well aligned with the yellow.

I finished off with a touch of blue.

Of course, instead of using an acrylic block you can equally well use a stamping tool. This will most certainly help you to stay well aligned.

I preferred stamping each colour separately. If you want to you can ink up the stamp in one go. Just make sure to use the lighter colours first to minimise ink pad contamination.

My stamped background looked a little bit like a landscape which led me to picking up the Beautiful You set for a silhouette flower and sentiment and the New Beginnings set for the little birds to enhance the landscape feel.

I decided to stamp the word 'Beautiful' in blue to extend my 'lake'.

This finished my little tutorial. I hope you feel inspired to use the reverse of your stamp to create some watercolour look backgrounds. Should you find yourself placing an order soon, you could get yourself a 20% discount using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout.

Wishing you a wonderful week! Hope you're staying safe and healthy.
Monika xxx

Framed Solitary DaffodilBeautiful YouNew Beginnings
preview-FramedSolitaryDaffodil preview-DAIBeautifulYou preview-DeesArtsyImpressions-NewBeginning


  1. This is a beautiful card with the solid image designs against that bright background.

  2. Great technique and the background turned out really nice....tfs

  3. This is beautiful and I like how you used the reverse of the stamp to create the background.

  4. I love this simple and colorful background technique with the stamping block and inks. Beautiful card and image!

  5. What a gorgeous card - love the way the background was stamped!
    Stay safe

  6. The Daffodil is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a cool technique

  7. Pretty background for your silhouette floral image! Love the colors!

  8. Beautiful card! Fabulous background and technique.

  9. What a beautiful card and thank you for the step by step and the inventive way of stamping the background x.

  10. Ooo . . this is beautiful!! What a great idea to use the back of the stamp for your background.

  11. So clever - something we all think we know but thank goodness you remind us. XOX

  12. Amazing card. I love the colours and design. Really creative and inspiring.
    Valerija xx

  13. Love the organic beauty of this technique with the bold silhouettes is so peaceful! Thinkin of doing similar in a sunset color. Thanks for the inspiration and please be healthy!

  14. Monika this is so pretty and so serene!! Love the birds floating over the surface!


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