Ink Mixing & No Line Watercolor

Awhile back a cardmaking friend of mine, Terri Albro Burson, had a tutorial on her blog sharing how to do a bit of ink mixing and create some really creamy watercolor and after seeing the new challenge inspiration picture from Joy Clair Stamps I knew I wanted to try it for myself! After getting the OK from Terri to share the tutorial in my own video tutorial, I got to work making this fun summer inspired card. Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how I achieved this look with some ink mixing, no line watercolor, and a little “stamp surgery” as well! And be sure to head over to Terri’s blog and social media platforms as well! She is always sharing creative, fun, and fabulous projects every day!


This card is for the Joy Clair Stamps June Challenge. This challenge is so incredibly easy to play along with! All you need to do is create a card that in inspired by the picture below. The theme this month is also “Summer Time!”.


Also, you can now use ANY brand of stamps. Although we do love to see Joy Clair Stamps, any brand will be acceptable!! Here are the rest of the rules!!

  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz on the Joy Clair Stamps Blog.

Finished Card 2

For my card today I used the Dad’s Day stamp set and did a bit of “stamp surgery” to remove the face from the ice cream. After stamping a background on watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink, I mixed different colors of Distress Ink and white pigment ink for a creamy watercolor that perfectly matched the inspiration picture! I used the mixed ink to do a bit of no line watercolor to complete the background

Finished Card 3

To finish this card I die cut different layers and put them together with double sided adhesive. I also added a “hello” sentiment from the Hello Sentiments Stamp Set and heat embossed in gold glitter. To highlight the sentiment I also added a few gold sequins as a finishing touch!

Finished Card 4

If you haven’t already, be sure to head over to the Joy Clair Blog and check out all the details, because there is a prize for this challenge and you don’t want to miss out! Also, be sure to check out Terri’s Blog and Social Media pages! I am so very thankful to her for allowing me to share her tutorial!!

If you are interested in any of the Joy Clair products I used on my card today, you will find them linked below. (Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you) Thanks for stopping by and spending a bit of time with me today! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

Father's Day with Watermark

Dad’s Day Stamp Set


Hello Sentiments Stamp Set

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