Creating color puddles with video

Using techniques can help in making a handmade card. There are so many ways to use our stamp pads, that it can get over complicated very easy. If you have ever wanted to create a background with a pool of color, then I hope you like this card. For today’s project, I am bringing attention to a different way to create an interesting background. This week at the What Will You Stamp challenge, we are stamping with Carousel Birthday stamp set. Be sure to go over to the page and check out all of the Design Team’s cards this week and if you are up to a challenge…. add a photo of your card as well!


Color puddles by Jenny Hall     


Design Details

I chose soothing colors for this project. Taking the color scheme from the Blooms and Bliss DSP, I created a background of puddled color for the feature of this project. Making color puddles is easy, once you get the hang of it. I used a spare scrap of acetate plastic (you can use Window Sheet) from my son’s tablet screen, cut it down to a manageable size and dabbed color from the ink pad on one side. Using my Stampin’ Spritzer, I misted water onto this area of ink and then started moving it around the watercolor paper. Keep adding layers of color until you get the look you are going for and the results are super!

Working with the patterned paper, I fussy cut a few of the flowers and brought them into play with the heat embossed carousel horse from Carousel Birthday stamp set. Using a Stitched Shaped Framelits Die gave the polished look to the card that I like to see. This is a handmade card and it’s evident that the person receiving it will know I cared to customize the details.


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measurements for this project

Tip Top Taupe card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Blooms and Bliss DSP panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ plus some to fussy cut

Watercolor Paper scrap for die cut

Here is the video I made for the construction of this project. CLICK HERE to watch or watch below


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


Right now, the Blooms & Bliss DSP and Carousel Birthday stamp set are available as retiring items in the Occasions & Annual Catalog and quantities are limited! These products will not carry over into the next catalog and will sell quickly. Be sure to grab it before May 31st. Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

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Color puddles by Jenny Hall


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