Watercolor Birthday

Our ink refills are a fantastic way to keep your ink pads fresh and juicy but they are versatile enough to be used in other ways as well. Let Barbara walk you through how she used refills to create a beautiful watercolor effect on her birthday card design.



Begin by stamping water color paper with the Happy Birthday Background using Black Licorice ink.


Dampen the water color paper with a water brush or a paint brush dipped in water.


Lay a drop or two of ink on a craft sheet or other non-porous surface.


Pick up some color with the brush and swipe across your paper.


Keeping your paper damp to allow the ink to flow, add additional colors as desired and blend the edges together.


Allow the color to pool, run, and drip as desired.


Once the panel is dry, spray and splatter with glimmer spray.

watercolorHB_gDie cut “Happy” and attach with foam adhesive. Stamp a sentiment from Delicious Birthday with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on a strip of Sweet Tooth Card Stock and attach with foam. watercolorHB Give it a try! Stamping is obviously a favorite activity but there are so many more ways to play with your inks. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to 🙂 MFT_SupplyTab

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Comments (4)

  • Karen Giron


    What a super fun idea! I’ll have to try it out. Beautiful card, Bar!


  • Linda Tupper


    Lovely card. I just adore that background stamp. Love the soft coloring look. Really nice.


  • Tesa Cook


    Always love watercolor techniques. The results are most often dreamy soft. Love the stamp you used, and I have been enjoying mine a lot. Thanks for sharing, and showing the non bleeding ink results. I may have to try some.


  • Nancy Carroll


    Love the stamp! THANKS for the inspiration.