Hello and welcome to my YouTube channel and blog today I’m going to share with you a card I created back in May that was sent to fellow demonstrator Patty Bennett.

This all started because she had shared a picture of the peace rose stamps she had just got at the post office. Well the funny thing was I had just gotten home from the post office and had gotten the exact same stamps. I commented on her post about it and we started talking and decided to exchange cards. So the creative process started. These were the stamps that started the exchange.

Photo by Patty Bennett

I knew that I wanted to create a card featuring watercoloring. This was the perfect opportunity to see what the difference was between watercoloring with Stampin’ Up! inks and Distress inks. So here’s a look at the card I created.

Distress vs. Stampin’ Up!:

Now, let me make one thing clear before I go on with this post. I am in no way shape or form bashing Tim Holt and his distress products because I have some and love them they all have their place. This is just a review and comparison on my experience with using them to watercolor with them.

Now with that being said this was what I discovered. When watercoloring with Distress ink they act more like traditional watercolors where you have to build layer upon layer to get the vibrant brightness I like. With the Stampin’ Up! Ink pads it only took me two layers of colors to get the brightness and vibrancy I like in my watercolors. Besides that they both worked the same way and delivered good results. Each ink watered down nicely and didn’t create strange shades and hues when watered down. Each ink went on both the dry and wet watercolor paper with ease and acted like traditional watercolors and only went where there was water.

Video Tutorial:

To view the video click on the image above or click the link here.

Here’s a look at the finished card that I created to share. I will share with you a post later this week with the custom mail art envelope I created to send this card in.

Here’s a picture of the card I got back from Patty. I will add a link to her blog post about her card here.

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[/caption]Thanks for dropping by you will find a full list of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to create this card below.

Happy Stampin’

Rick

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