Watercolor Nativity…

Watercoloring this embossed stamp image is fun, easy and pretty darn quick.  First saw this stamp set at Convention in SLC on a board and it took my breath away.  The design is stunning…



See what I mean?  The trees are just a beautiful compliment to the little manger scene.  The sky is diluted Lost Lagoon and the ground a wash of Crumb Cake.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon cardstock.  Gold Foil 12 x 12 sheet and watercolor paper.
  • Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  The Newborn King
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dotted EF, Linen Thread, Brush (for watercoloring or Aqua Painter) Versamark  and Pewter Embossing Powder


  • The base card of Sahara Sand is 8 1/” x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The Lost Lagoon layer is 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″
  • The watercolor paper is 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″
  • The last two layers are set up on dimensionals…besure to add your Linen Thread before attaching.
  • The stamp was stamped with Versamark and sprinkled with Pewter Embossing Powder then heated.
  • Make your “paint” with water and ink refills.  Make it light…you can always go back over it but you can’t take it off.

Do you like this technique?  Don’t be afraid to give it a try even if you’ve never watercolored.  It’s very forgiving…and remember, “It’s only paper!”

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Today…put on your awesome pants!”

You better believe I’m inky…and HaPpY!