Stampin’ Up! Indescribable Gift Watercolor Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Indescribable Gift to create my card for the Stamping and Blogging SB95 sketch today.  Be sure to stop by the other Design Team Member’s blog to check out their creations too!

Indescribable Gift - Stamp With Amy K

Here is the Stamping and Blogging SB95 sketch:

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 2.50.59 PMThe colors for my card were inspired by The Paper Players #235.

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 2.54.16 PMI started by stamping the image from the Indescribable Gift stamp set twice in StazOn Jet Black Ink on a panel of Watercolor Paper.  I painted the images with my Aqua Painter and my Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and So Saffron ink pads.

Indescribable Gift 2 - Stamp With Amy K

For watercoloring with Stampin’ Up! ink, I just give each ink pad a little squeeze in the center while it’s closed, then open the ink pad and use my Aqua Painter to lift the ink from the lid and apply it to the images.  To get a little darker shading, I go back and repaint a second round of ink over those areas.  It’s really simple and fun to do!

Indescribable Gift 3 - Stamp With Amy K

Once the watercolor paper was completely dry, I adhered it with Fast Fuse Adhesive to a panel of Wild Wasabi card stock, then to a Crisp Cantaloupe card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set in Wild Wasabi ink on a strip of So Saffron card stock, punched one end with the Banner Punch and sponged it lightly with Crumb Cake ink.

I rolled a bit of the sentiment strip (about 1/2″) into a tight roll, unrolled it, then added a little Fast Fuse adhesive to area to be rolled and I rolled it up again to hold it in place.  I adhered the sentiment strip to the card front with Fast Fuse as well.

Indescribable Gift 1 - Stamp With Amy K

You know how we always say that there are, “no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for embellishment”…well, I had an “opportunity” with this card.  I somehow stuck the edge of my finger in some Crisp Cantaloupe ink and then set my hand down on the watercolor paper to paint.  Oopsie!  I created a little smudge way outside the lines with that!  I thought for a minute about what to do, then the butterfly punch came to my rescue!!

I stamped the butterfly image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in So Saffron ink on a panel of Watercolor Paper, then added a little Crisp Cantaloupe ink around the edges with my Aqua Painter.  I brushed the entire image with a little plain water and my Aqua Painter to give it a little softer look, then let the image dry completely and I punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  I adhered the butterfly to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals (and it’s turned “just so” to cover up my boo-boo!) and added Pearl Basics Jewels to the center of the butterfly and the sentiment strip.

Indescribable Gift 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the flower image from the Indescribable Gift stamp set in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on a Very Vanilla panel inside the card.

Now that you’ve seen my project, be sure to stop by the other Stamping & Blogging Design Team Member’s blogs to see what they’ve created with this sketch.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 16.

Backorder List and Items Temporarily Unavailable

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20

Currently the following items are temporarily NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once the current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim

I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.

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Card stock cuts for this project:
  • Crisp Cantaloupe – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base
  • Wild Wasabi – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • So Saffron – 3/8″ x 4-1/4″ strip
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Watercolor Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Indescribable Gift Watercolor Card

  1. Such a beautiful card Amy! love how you stamped at the bottom and the top….really fills up the space nicely. The coloring as always is terrific!

  2. Amy this is lovely! It’s another one of your many “love everything about it cards”. I never would have known about your “oopsie” if you had not mentioned it as the butterfly fits in that spot perfectly. That kind of thing happens to me too. It is fun to find clever ways to hide the boo-boos.

  3. Amy, your water coloring is SO lovely! I am envious, all I can ever manage to do is smear water around the paper, lol. And I have used butterflies in this manner too! Poor butterflies, they are sooo misused!! Wonderful take on the colors this week, thank you so much for playing along with The Papers Players this week!

  4. How perfect to cover the oopsie, Amy, and your butterfly looks so beautiful! Great looking card, so spring-like!

  5. Amy your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I agree, I love the way you filled in the card, not busy, just right. And your watercoloring is perfect with it’s vivid watercoloring yet there is a beautiful softness 🙂 Lol, oopsies are chances for us to be undercover agents 😉 Yours is perfect, I wouldn’t have known.

  6. I’ve lost count of how many embellishments have to go “exactly” where they are…. 🙂 Beautiful card – appears I need the watercolor pens to fill the Blendabilities gap.

  7. Amy, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards! Very inspiring and perfect for spring, which I hear Atlanta is getting lots of right now! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players color challenge this week.

  8. This is just lovely, Amy! Your butterfly takes center stage, even if it is covering up a booboo! Love the two-toned effect you achieved! The whole card is just beautiful!

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