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Watercoloring with Distress Ink – Baby Card

Happy Thursday, all! I have baby shower to attend this weekend, so I knew exactly what type of card to make today. :) I thought I’d break out the Wish Upon A Star stamp set from Mama Elephant that I used a few weeks back. The little bunny images are so sweet and perfect for a baby card.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I stamped the image from the stamp set in black ink on hot press watercolor paper. I also stamped the same image on a Post-It note to do a shadow study. This helps when it comes to painting the shadows on the image. Then I started watercoloring the image using Distress Inks.

After the image was fully painted, I created a mask for the image using Simon Says Stamp masking paper. Once the mask was in place, I used a blender brush from Picket Fence to blend Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. I added stars around the bunny with a white Gelly Roll pen.

I used a circle die to cut out the image, and then prepared a lavender card base. For added shimmer on the card, I coated the lavender cardstock with Silver Glitter Dust spray.

The “baby” greeting was die cut four times using the Oh Baby Words dies from Simon, and then stacked and adhered together to create a dimensional greeting. I adhered it to the circle piece using Gina K Connect Glue.

To finish the card, I wrapped a white satin ribbon vertically and tied a bow. I then adhered the circle piece to the card using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star stamp…
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*Simon Says Stamp Oh Baby craft dies
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*Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles dies
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot…
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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*Picket Fence Studios Life Changing…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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*Hero Arts Lavender Cardstock
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Therm O Web Glitter Dust in Silver
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EK Success Tweezers
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*Gina K Designs Connect Glue
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold…
1/2-inch White Satin Ribbon
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Kristie Maynard July 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    What a sweet card! Thanks for the tips about shadows, I struggle with shadows and shading all the time. This idea of the shadow study really helps a lot. Thanks for another lovely card and video.

  • Reply Carol MJS July 11, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Delightful card, Kristina. I’m sure it will be a big hit with the prospective parents. I especially like the soft colour blending you did for the background of the little bunny. Super cute image!

  • Reply Ann Kulseth July 11, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    FABULOUS – love the colors and the glitter dust. The ultimate design is outstanding.

  • Reply Brinda July 12, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Such a gorgeous and adorable card!! Love love love everything about it. Thanks Kristina!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle July 12, 2019 at 4:37 am

    This could not be more precious! Love the lavender cs with the white, perfect for a baby card.

  • Reply Birgit Norton July 12, 2019 at 5:12 am

    this is simply adorable!! Great watercoloring and sweet design. Love this!

  • Reply joy meadows July 12, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Adorable! Love your water coloring!!

  • Reply Carmen July 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for a lovely video, I specifically like seeing you creating the shadows in the post it note and then use it while you are going your watercolor. Great video!

  • Reply Angie Cammack July 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I adore this sweet, sweet card! Took me back to the old days when you used to use lots of ribbon. Have a great weekend! :)

  • Reply Tami B July 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    This is absolutely adorable. Probably the sweetest card I’ve seen in months.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss July 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    This is just the Sweetest card!!!

  • Reply Debbie P July 12, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Fantastic card.

  • Reply Maureen E. Chandler July 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    What a darling card – I love it! Thank you for the reminder to use colored card stock too – I usually only use white and have tons of colors stashed! Your videos are wonderful – thank you!

  • Reply Henriëtte July 13, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Gorgeous! What a lovely baby card. I am so glad you dropped your inkpad because the pale lavender colour is so beautiful with that shimmer and let the circle pop. Love the white ribbon.
    Thank you so much for showing your gorgeous card and have a great weekend.

  • Reply Susan from Colorado July 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I love this stamp set and what you created with it is adorable. It’s so nice to see you are human like the rest of us and Re-evaluate the direction of your layout! Ü Thanks for sharing this darling baby card with us Kristina!

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