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Card – Watercolor Stamping


Hi, it’s Gini, and I have to tell you…fall is my very favorite time of the year.  I love the colors, the smells and the feel in the air.  I’m so excited that I can start creating projects centered around this season. As I was looking through

my ever-growing stash of May Arts Ribbon, this Orange and Ivory Grosgrain beauty caught my eye and inspired this card.



Designer Notes:

  1. Die cut a decorative panel from Kraft cardstock, and distress the edges with ink.
  1.  To create a watercolor stamped effect, color directly onto the stamp with the Tombow pens.  Lightly mist the stamp before making the impression onto the Kraft panel.

This is a great technique for a multi-colored stamp (such as autumn leaves).

  1. Emboss the Core’Dinations cardstock, and lightly sand the raised areas.  Assemble the layers of the card using the Tombow Mono Adhesive – Power Bond.

  1.  Tie a bow with the Grosgrain ribbon.  To add a button embellishment to your bow, thread both ends of the paper cord, through opposite holes in the button, both coming from the bottom up, to make a loop.

  1.  Slip the loop around the bow, slide the button down next to the bow, and tie a smaller bow using the paper cord.  Attach the bow with the Power Tabs. 

Have you looked at all of the wonderful ribbons that May Arts has for fall?  I can’t wait to see what autumn inspirations you come up with!

Blog post by:  Gini Williams Cagle    


  1. Ruth G

    What a perfect way to get the look of changing colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Emily H

    How pretty! I need to look into getting some Tombow adhesive.  That striped ribbon is looking mightly appealing too!

  3. Barb Ghigliotty

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL effect! Thank you so much!!!

  4. Gloria Westerman

    Love this technique….just don't remember to do it….love…love…the twil and ribbon…and how you tie it….great idea….tfs

  5. Krista Ritskes

    Fall is my favourite time of the year, too.  LOVE that ribbon!

  6. Diana Evensen

    I love the soft "watercolor" look of the image.  Thanks.

  7. Sue D

    Lovely fall card and the ribbon is perfect.

  8. sharon gullikson

    Nice idea using the twine with the button.

  9. Natasha Poteraj

    Love that orange ribbon

  10. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    What a great card.  I've been using Tombow markers on my stamps for at lest 10 years.

  11. Kim H

    Beautiful colors for the card, love the stamping and the bow with button.

  12. Michele D

    Love that May Arts striped orange ribbon, and I'm going to try out the technique!

  13. kathy/NorthCarolina

    I love that orange and cream bow!  And this technique is so fun…looks hand painted!

  14. Kristie Maynard

    Lovely card.  Very cool technique, TFS!

  15. Dorina D

    Wonderful card and I love your mini tutorial on the stamping. As I'm not the greatest stamper in the world, I love these little tips. The ribbon is gorgeous and just makes this card. TFS

  16. Miriam Prantner

    Great technique and I love how it looks on kraft!

  17. monica

    Awesome love the card you made!!


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