Watercolor with dye inks

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Amber here, and I’m sharing a card I made using dye inks as watercolors. I have been so inspired with all the watercolor trends, and you may remember the comparison post I did using watercolors on different types of white cardstock. Today I wanted to see how some of my dye inks handled as watercolors on Savoy cotton cardstock.


I gathered all my supplies and first stamped the images I wanted to watercolor, and embossed them with white embossing powder.

Then, I smeared a bit of my inks on to my work surface and added some color to my flower and leaf images using the handy watercolor brush.

As they were drying, I stamped my sentiment on the same Savoy cotton cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink. I trimmed it out and snipped in some ribbon ends.

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set, so I cut out my images. I held the dies in place with just a bit of washi tape.

Then it was time to assemble my card. On a card base of Basis Light Yellow, I added a decorative tag from my stash and adhered on my flowers, leaves and sentiment. I used glue dots to adhere the pieces I wanted flat on the tag, and then used 3D Foam Tabs for the flower I wanted to add some dimension to. The Mono Multi helped my secure the tag to the card front.

Thanks for joining me today! I’d love to hear any tips you have to share for water coloring or card making in general… please leave a comment.

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