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How to Use the FSJ Create-a-Palette for a Watercolor Christmas Card

Clear blocks are necessary tools for stamping with cling rubber stamps – but did you know they can be used for so much more? Today we’ll look at a fun watercolor technique that you can create with some Liquid Colors and a clear block.  Are you ready to see?  Of course you are!

We love the design AND the color palette.  It’s a little bit unusual for Christmas, but we love the feeling of cool and winter it evokes. If it’s not the palette for you, you can certainly change it to fit the colors you would prefer use!  Now, how did we make it?

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We’re so excited because this card not only uses our clear blocks to stamp but also uses our Create A Palette refillable Ink Pad!  We love using this thing AND sharing with you fun ways to use it.  We filled the pad up using our Liquid Colors.  We used our Lavender Fusion, Pretty Amethyst, Lovely Blue, Cool Pool and Catalina Splash to create this beautiful background.

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Once you’ve inked up the Create-A-Palette, we can stamp/drag the ink across the clear block to create stripes of each color on the block.  So pretty!

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Now, to get that mottled, watercolor look we simply spray a little bit of water from our Media Mister onto the clear block.

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On top of the moistened block you can lay your paper — we used Color Splash Watercolor Sheets, but you could use Whip Cream Cardstock, too!  Then, smoosh your paper into the block, picking up the color onto your paper.

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Look at that beautiful color!  Now, just to add the tiniest bit of shimmer, we splattered a little bit of Sparkle Silk. Thanks to the stunning background you can keep the overall design of the card simple — add stamped images from the Adore Him Stamp Set and Die Set, and then heat emboss a sentiment onto Journey Vellum.  So very elegant and perfect to send to anyone this holiday season!

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Want to learn more about the Create-a-Palette ink pads? They’re so much fun for creative projects! Watch this Product Spotlight for a tutorial and more inspiration!


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