Watercolor Stripes plus GIVEAWAY

Hello friends. I’m sharing a few cards today featuring a quick way to add color to a stamped background…

I like to stamp a small image from a stamp set repeatedly to create my own custom patterned paper. I stamped two small bird images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS cardstock and heat embossed them using THIS clear embossing powder. 
Coloring is not my strong suit. So I did stripes of watercolor using several shades of Distress Ink. I made sure to dry each one before moving on to the next to minimize the blending of the colors. 

I punched out a heart from THIS vellum and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment in white on to THIS die-cut. I finished off the card by adding THIS on top of the heart for some sparkle and adhered one of THESE to the sentiment strip.

A closer look…

How about a bonus card!? I can’t seem to resist sneaking in a rainbow. 😉 I wanted to do the same design, but mix up the colors and paint the stripes horizontally…
Click HERE to see a previous post showing a different way to add color quickly to a stamped background. 
Now how about a GIVEAWAY?
I have an extra one of THESE stamp sets to giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite card from today’s post and I will pick one lucky winner. You have until Monday, May 16th at midnight EST to enter. Good Luck! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


  1. Denise Bryant
    May 13, 2016

    Love your color combos on these cute cards! The one with the horizontal stripes is my favorite!

  2. brenda
    May 12, 2016

    Your cards are so cute! I would never have thought to use those 2 stamps like that – definitely going to look thru my stamp sets to see if I have any small images that I could do that with. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Mary-Anne V
    May 11, 2016

    Very fun ways to use the stripes. I really like the pink vertical one the best.

  4. Margaret D
    May 11, 2016

    Your cards are so cute! I especially love the one with the blues and greens.

  5. Wahnita Hammond
    May 11, 2016

    Heather, your cards are so cute and the colors are all fabulous!! Normally, I would pick the pink & yellow, but the green, blue, yellow & pink stripes are definitely the winner for me…….like a rainbow in the sky 🙂

  6. Linda Rubarski
    May 11, 2016

    Liked the horizontal card.

  7. Elise Smith
    May 10, 2016

    These are too cute! I love the adorable birds and sweet sentiment. My favorite is the one with the vertical blue-green stripes. The rainbow one is a close second 🙂

  8. Sally Greiner
    May 10, 2016

    Love them all – but especially the blue/green card. I'm obsessed with Peacock Feathers! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!!


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