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Use Markers Over Ink to Create a Watercolor Look

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Easy technique – use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is irresistible! Most of us who are paper crafters are either artists or artist-wannabes and love creating projects that show off the artistic talents we do have. Many people adore the look of hand painted elements but weren’t gifted with that skill. The answer? Use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is absolutely stunning! Julie created this card and you can see that all […]

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Make a Beautiful Oxide Ink Watercolor Background!

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Make a dreamy oxide ink watercolor background to set off your stamps with a vintage vibe. Today Melinda is sharing a new passion for her – creating a beautiful oxide ink watercolor background that perfectly sets off any stamp that can offer a vintage feel. This beautifully detailed image from our Sketch Rose set is the perfect thing to show this off. Let’s dive in and see how Melinda made this! Melinda got started by cutting a piece of watercolor […]

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Use No Line Watercoloring to “Hand Paint”

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Come see another beautiful card made with the no line watercoloring technique that starts with a stamp! Today, Melinda is back with another absolute stunner of a card. She’s shared her no line watercoloring talents with us before here and here and today’s card is another beautiful example of how this easy technique can make you look like a true watercolor artist. Melinda shared with us “When I saw this release I was ecstatic because the florals are just amazing […]

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For Quick Backgrounds Use Watercolor Ink!

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Today’s backgrounds use watercolor ink and a spritzer for a gorgeous effect! If you love making custom colored backgrounds use watercolor ink with this super easy technique to create something totally unique and beautiful. You pretty much can’t go wrong with this method and you can use any colors you like to create something dimensional, with lots of beautiful visual movement and such rich variations in shades. One thing that is particularly beautiful about these card backgrounds made with watercolor […]

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The No Line Watercolor Technique – So Gorgeous!

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Use a simple no line watercolor technique to create absolutely gorgeous “hand painted” cards! Our Design Team – and now our customers – are LOVING this new Butterfly Flowers set and we are so glad! Today, Melinda has combined the main image from it with the no line watercolor technique to create a card that looks hand painted and just stunning. We’ve used this easier-than-it looks technique here on the blog before and we love that every project has its […]

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No Line Watercoloring With Stamps

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Check out how to create watercolored cats using no line stamping! Chances are you’ve seen how to do no line watercoloring with stamps in the floral range. Today, even though she says she’s “normally a floral gal all the way”, Melinda has chosen to demonstrate this easy and fun technique with the kitties from our new  For Each Other set. Let’s get to it! Melinda started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper with the largest die from our Mini […]

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Video – Faux Watercolor Using Copics

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Come learn how to use your Copic markers to create a beautiful faux watercolor effect! We are back today with another amazing FREE video tutorial from Preeti sharing her brilliant method for creating faux watercolor with Copics. You can use any alcohol marker brand to create this gorgeous hand painted look and no one will know you weren’t working away at these miniature works of art for hours! We hope you love these free video tutorials and would love to […]

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Watercolor Flower Stamps + Gold Heat Embossing!

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Just look at what gold heat embossing does for these watercolor flower stamps! Today we are blown away by how pretty this card that Natasha made for us turned out – the gold embossing sets off these watercolor flower stamps so perfectly and her layering adds an even richer effect to this project! Let’s just get right to it – we can’t wait! Natasha began by stamping her images from our Poetic Peonies stamp set onto watercolor paper with Versamark […]

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Learn a Fun Watercolor Stamping Technique!

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This watercolor stamping technique will have you looking at your stamps in a whole new way! We were so excited to see Carol share this easy-to-do, fun watercolor stamping technique because, while it’s been around forever, this pretty method of creating watercolor looks on cards is enjoying a reboot in the card making world. Carol says, “The Daisy Daydream stamp set is the style of stamp that was used when I very first saw the demo at a Rubbernecker booth […]

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Watercolored Autumn Thank You Cards

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You can make a stack of these autumn thank you cards and have them on hand all season! This month we are featuring projects that express gratitude and these autumn thank you cards are so perfect for the fall season. Annie says “I love to create Thanksgiving cards that are simple and warm.  The sketched look of the Fall Pumpkins Stamp Set was perfect for some faux no-line watercoloring using markers”.  Let’s get Annie’s tips on how to make this […]

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Easy To Make Handmade Watercolor Cards

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This easy way to create handmade watercolor cards will have you painting all day! Even if you don’t consider yourself “artistic” you will want to try out creating a stack of the handmade watercolor cards once you see how Melinda breaks it down for us. Melinda shared with us that Fall is her favorite season for both the cool air and the beautiful colors which she’s recreated on these simply gorgeous cards. Let’s get started! Melinda’s instructions today are fantastic […]

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Two Ways To Use Liquid Watercolor On Your Cards

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Check out two liquid watercolor techniques on one card! If you’ve been afraid to try liquid watercolor on your cards, today’s project will surely convince you to try it! The other day, we shared a project using the base layer of one of our beautiful layered flower stamps and today Natasha is showing us how to use just the outline layer. If you haven’t snapped up one of our layered flower sets yet, please try one out – there are […]

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Make A Watercolor Christmas Wreath Card!

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If you love to watercolor, this Christmas wreath card will be as much fun to make as it is to send! A classic Christmas wreath card is always a good go-to theme and we absolutely LOVE what Melinda has done with this pretty stamp and one of our new stencils. The combination is magical! Let’s check out how to make one for ourselves. Melinda started by stamping our Wreath with Berries stamp in a very light color of ink onto […]

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Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Cards – A Twofer!

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See how to use your handmade watercolor backgrounds for cards two ways! There are lots of ways to make watercolor backgrounds for cards and today Melinda is going to share an easy way to make not just a gorgeous background but double down on the design and make two cards from the results! Let’s get the steps from Melinda…. First, take a scrap of any fairly stiff piece of plastic packaging or a piece of acetate. PRO TIP: Flimsy material, […]

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Rubbernecker Watercolor Sale!

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Hooray! The Rubbernecker watercolor sale starts tomorrow, 5/15! It’s starting to be spring all over and with it comes loads of pretty flowers so what better way to celebrate then with a Rubbernecker watercolor sale?  We’ve got some select stamp sets and watercolors ready for you to snatch up at some killer prices. PLUS – see below for a fun thing to do today with our own Melinda Stearns! All Colorburst and Liquid Watercolor 6 packs are on sale from […]

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Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?

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If you are looking for watercolor card ideas, you are going to LOVE this one! When we first saw this one of Melinda’s watercolor card ideas it popped into our heads that it looks like a little piece of art! Melinda says she was inspired by spring in the air and we can totally feel it in this adorable project! Let’s check out how she made it! First, Melinda stamped the little chicks in Lemon Color Fuse ink. She then […]

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Do You Love Watercolor Stamping Techniques?

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If you love watercolor stamping techniques, you are going to LOVE this project! We share lots of fun ways to use our products and have shared lots of tips and ideas for watercolor stamping techniques. Today’s project from Melinda is another fabulous take on using our stamps and watercoloring to create truly gorgeous results. And it’s NOT difficult and you don’t have to be “an artist” to create these stunning effects. Let’s get started! First, you will want to use […]

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Watercolor Salt Painting on a Background

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Have you tried watercolor salt painting? You will after seeing this post! Watercolor salt painting sounds like it could be complicated but it’s a super simple technique and gives seriously cool effects! Today Melinda uses this fun technique on her mystical moonlit background and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here’s how Melinda made hers so you can get the basic idea. She started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to card front size and traced a […]

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How To Do Watercolor Looks With Stamps

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If you’ve been looking to change things up a little, today we’ve got a super easy, fun and beautiful way for how to do watercolor looks just with stamps and ink! Carol is using our Winter Wonderland clear stamps to create a beautiful winter Thank You card and we can see this dazzling yet simple technique using any or all of our specially designed layered stamps. Let’s take a closer look at how Carol made this card. First, Carol highly […]

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How To Use Watercolor Pens With Layering Stamps

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We are beyond excited to share today’s fabulous Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video all about how to use watercolor pens with layering stamps. You seriously will not believe the amazing results you can get with Preeti’s tips and tricks. It’s not often we look at something WE made and say “How’d she DO that” but today is one of those days. Take a look at these images. Would you not think these had been painstakingly created using so many shades […]

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How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds – VIDEO

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Hold onto your stamps, folks – today we have another Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video on how to use liquid watercolor to make the most stunning card backgrounds. Preeti is at it again with a simply stunning wintry nighttime galaxy background for her admiring forest friends. We can’t get over all the depth and color and light and just gorgeousness Preeti created using her liquid watercolors and we feel so grateful that she shared her techniques with us in a […]

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