sheltering tree/block stamping with water

We made this fun fall card in Stamp Club this month using the stamp set Sheltering Tree.  By taking markers, a clear block and some water you can produce some really cool effects.  I loved the way each person marveled at each others cards.  Every card though done the same way came out completely different.  Sure wish now I had taken some pics of all the different looks.

Sheltering tree/thinking of you handmade card

  • The colors in this card are Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Cajun Craze.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers which are water based markers and perfect for this technique.  And the white layer is just Whisper White card stock so no special paper needed.


  • Always remember to color from light to dark.  This is so you don’t contaminate your light color markers with dark ink.  I use Crushed Curry first and then Olive Olive and lastly Cajun Craze.


  • Use a Stampin’ Spritzer with water to spritz the block.  Hold it at arms length and spritz 2 or 3 times.  You will see the colors run and blend a little.  The more water the more it will look water colored.  I used less water on the one above and   had a slightly different look.  Practice and play until you like the look.

Sheltering Tree - background done by coloring a clear block and spritzing with water

  • I have one little Rhinestone in the tree.  Not sure if you can see it …look close.  It sparkles in person!

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