See two easy watercolor effects for cards in one project! There are lots of techniques out there to add color and interest to projects and today’s two easy watercolor effects for cards from Melinda is a perfect combination. Melinda used a leftover piece from this project and an incredibly fast way to add so much textural depth and we can’t wait for you to see it so you can try it out! About that leftover piece, Melinda says “The background […]Continue Reading
Easy Color Burst Background For Christmas Cards!
Check out this stunning background for Christmas cards that you can make easily with Color Bursts! Despite the atypical colors, this background for Christmas cards gives us all the winter feels. And it’s SO easy to achieve this beautiful, dimensional, watercolor-y look using Color Burst powders and a stencil. Melinda says “I enjoy making a bunch of backgrounds that I can use anytime I need a quick card. Its also nice to make a mess clean up and you have […]Continue Reading
A STUNNING Watercolor Card Background!
The watercolor card background on this project is so gorgeous and you will not believe how easy it is to make! We love a pretty watercolor card background – the way the colors blend, the lovely movement watercolors offer. Well, THIS card takes that to an entirely new level and when you see how easy it is, we suspect we will be spending a LOT of time in the Color Burst section of our warehouse! Read on to learn Melinda’s […]Continue Reading
Make a Beautiful Oxide Ink Watercolor Background!
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 […]Continue Reading
A Handmade Rose Card To Take Your Breath Away!
Get step by step instructions on how to create this gorgeous handmade rose card! This handmade rose card from Natasha is just so stunning and we have to admit, the sentiment gave us eye prickles thinking about how deeply touched someone would be to receive this in the mail. Natasha used the stamp set alone from our Someone Like You pair and we are thrilled that she showed how drop dead gorgeous these images are on their own. Natasha said […]Continue Reading
Easy Multicolor Stamped Flowers For Cards
See how making multicolor stamped flowers for cards can be super easy and just gorgeous! There are lots of ways to create multicolor stamped flowers for cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafting projects. This super easy method yields beautiful results and keeps all those pretty colors from getting muddy and lets them POP! As beautiful as these many colored flowers are, Natasha shared with us that one of her favorite things on this card are not them! It’s the […]Continue Reading
No Line Watercoloring With Stamps
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 […]Continue Reading
Learn a Fun Watercolor Stamping Technique!
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 […]Continue Reading
Watercolored Autumn Thank You Cards
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 […]Continue Reading
A Gorgeous Colorful Fall Floral Card – VIDEO!
Wait until you see all the fabulous PRO TIPS in this colorful Fall floral card video tutorial! Today we have a new video from Preeti sharing her incredibly helpful PRO TIPS on how to create this truly stunning colorful Fall floral card with so much detail and elegance. You will want to have a piece of paper and a pen because her tips just keep coming in this lesson! For instance, Preeti shares TWO ways to color your stamped flowers […]Continue Reading
Easy To Make Handmade Watercolor Cards
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 […]Continue Reading
Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!
Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]Continue Reading
Create a Flower Bouquet With Stamps!
Use a simple masking technique to create a flower bouquet with stamps! Today we are loving how Natasha shows us how to create a flower bouquet with stamps in a style similar to the one shown on our package. Lots of times you ask us “how’d you do that?” and we are so happy to have one of our fabulous Design Team members share the answer! Let’s dive right in and see how easy and endlessly adaptable this simple technique […]Continue Reading
Distress Ink Backgrounds For Cards
See one of our favorite realistic looking distress ink backgrounds for cards! There are loads of fun ideas for creating distress ink backgrounds for cards and this one we especially love because it really brings our Cobblestone Background stamp to life! Melinda saw a fun watercolor tutorial on creating a rock wall and decided to recreate that cool, shaded, mutli-color look using our stamp as a short cut. We think she nailed it! Let’s learn how to do this. Take […]Continue Reading
One of Our Cute Friend Card Ideas!
If you are looking for some cute friend card ideas you HAVE to check out this project! Julie comes up with so many cute friend card ideas and this was one we just had to share over here because it’s just so sweet! We can see changing up that greeting for so many different occasions! Let’s check it out! This card, even with all it’s pretty details, comes together pretty quickly and easily because it uses some basic stamping and […]Continue Reading
Make TWO Cards Using ONE Die Cut!
See how you can make two cards using one die cut as the main element! With the addition of a few extra elements you can make two cards using one die cut as the fun background – let’s check out how fast and fun and easy this is! Julie used our Circle Background with Stitched Die to make two very fun and colorful background elements for these very different cards by simply using her watercolors to add splashes and swirls […]Continue Reading
Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?
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 […]Continue Reading
Do You Love Watercolor Stamping Techniques?
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 […]Continue Reading
Watercolor Salt Painting on a Background
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 […]Continue Reading
How To Use Watercolor Pens With Layering Stamps
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 […]Continue Reading
How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds – VIDEO
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 […]Continue Reading