Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique Card

Watercolor is one of my favorite effects, although I cannot do it justice when I try to freehand it. This Rooted in Nature card uses an easy watercolor technique that you can use with any stamp.


Crumb Cake Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side; (1) 3.75″ x 5″, (1) 1.25″ x 4″, scrap for leaves
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: (1) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) piece for scallop
Watercolor Paper for stitched oval


  • Fold Crumb Cake card base on score line and burnish.
  • Adhere Mossy Meadow layer to front of Crumb Cake card base.
  • Lightly Ink inside of Woodland embossing folder on the inside of the folder with the Stampin’Up Emblem with Crumb Cake ink, just so the raised portions of the embossing folder are inked. Lay 3.75″ x 5″ layer of Crumb Cake cardstock inside the embossing folder on the inked side and run through embossing machine.
  • Adhere and center the embossed crumb cake layer on top of the Mossy Meadow layer.
  • Stamp 2 leaves in Early Espresso ink and die cut. Die cut with the largest scalloped oval using Mossy Meadow cardstock. Die cut with the largest stitched oval using the watercolor paper.
  • Ink the tree in Mossy Meadow ink and spray 2 spritz of water onto the stamp then stamp on the watercolor paper. Let dry.
  • Use a sponge dauber inked in Crumb Cake ink to apply a soft edge of ink around the edges of the oval watercolor paper.
  • Adhere oval watercolor paper to Mossy Meadow scallop oval. Use dimensionals to apply the layered ovals to the left upper front of the card.
  • Use dimensionals on the back of the 2 leaves and arrange on front of card as shown. Apply linen thread bow to top of leaves with glue dot.
  • Stamp sentiment on the 1.25″ x 4″ piece of Crumb Cake in Early Espresso ink. Use banner punch on right edge. Apply with dimensionals to bottom front of card.
Click here to watch tutorial for this Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique