VIDEO: How to create a Rainbow Watercolor Wash Technique

stampinup hello sale a bration stamp set


Today’s amazing rainbow in the clouds “wow” card is part 2 in my 2 part series on Watercolor Wash background techniques (click for the first card). The rainbow is created with 7 different ink pads, and it’s so easy to do. Going outside the box with the Tree Builder punch, turning trees into clouds.

I used the Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration Hello stamp set, which is only available until February 15, 2016. Click for more details on  2016 Sale-a-bration (click here). If you are watching this after Feb. 15, check out my alternate stamp set suggestions below. Inspired by Eimer Carvill.

Tip: I forgot to use the emboss buddy before stamping the words on the video. This step prevents excess emboss powder sticking where you don’t want it. My final example had a few flecks because I missed this step.

stmapin up rainbow ink pads

2016-01 Stampin Up Hello Color Wash Card-stampwithtami_Page_1INSPIRATION SHEET

Hello My Friend inspiration sheet includes

  • All supplies used
  • Includes measurements




See stamp set subs below




I put together this list of stamp set subs, in case you are watching this after Feb. 15 and the “Hello” stamp set is no longer available. Bold, solid word images work best.


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  1. MarJean Sieberer says

    This was beautiful. I thought the water color on this card would be much harder than it actually is. Love it!

  2. Wow, this is cute. Luv the shimmery c/s and the card.

  3. Great card and video! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great card and video. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Melinda Thomas says

    WOW!!! Love finding new ways to use my existing Stampin’ Up tools! I am definitely going to try this with my AquaPainter… Thank you, Tami, for another great project!

  6. Gloria Westerman says

    I love this…thanks for sharing…will have to try it..

  7. I love the rainbow color background idea! The video made it look so easy, and I can’t wait to try this!

  8. Wonderful card Tami – Congratulations! This project is one of my most popular pins this week and is being highlighted on my blog today. Thanks for sharing. Kylie xx

  9. Linda Duensing says

    Oh I really like this card. Anytime I see someone use a water color wash technique I have to try it. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.