Watercoloring Unity Stamps using Distress Inks + Video

I have some beautiful creations today with watercolor using Distress Inks and Unity Stamp Company stamps. I’m so excited to be hopping today because it’s a BIG CELEBRATION for Unity Stamp Company… Unity is turning 10 years old!!! The Design Team is hopping on our Inspiration Blog Hop. There are lots of lovely new releases and so many beautiful creations to see. If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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Card #1

The Details

Up first is this beauty… the brand new You are Forever Beautiful stamp set. These flowers! I’m so obsessed with them. As soon as I saw them I just knew they needed to be watercolored.

I love the combo of red, green and black. It is so classic and elegant when it comes to floral images.

I watercolored the flowers with Distress Inks on watercolor paper. Then, I matted it with a scalloped border edge and popped that up over some green patterned paper. My sentiment is also stamped on watercolor paper to match and then notched at the end to create a banner. Last, I added some clear Nuvo Drops just to add a little something special to the card.


Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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Card #2

The Details

Isn’t she simply lovely? I just love the brand new Margaret Girl. She has this amazing dress that is super for coloring or for paper piecing. You can create just about anything for her to wear to the party.

Teal and red are just the happiest of color combos… don’t you think? It just says party.

I watercolored the image with Distress Inks and then die cut her out with a scalloped die. She is popped up over some teal and red patterned paper. I just wanted to keep the background simple so the girl could be the star of the card. To finish everything off, I added some sequins for a bit of movement and sparkle.

Hop List & Prize

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog as you hop with us today.
Everyone hopping today is listed below, just click on the next girl in line to continue on your way.

>> Lisa << you are here
Unity Stamp Co


Elegant Flowers card

Birthday Girl card

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  1. Kirsty Vittetoe

    Wow what great inspiration.. just love what you did with the new goodies!

  2. Sharon Gullikson

    I love the watercolor look. this is so very pretty

  3. Carole Palmiere

    I love your watercolors! This is a technique I’m just not very good at. I must keep practicing!

  4. Carole Palmiere

    Love the watercolors! This is a technique I wish I was better at. I must keep practicing.

  5. Alaine

    Pretty, pretty coloring

  6. Marcy H.

    Love the watercolors! Nice cards.

  7. Brianna Jackson

    I love both of these! The flowers are absolutely stunning and now I want to break out my watercolors. So much inspiration on this hop!!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Kim A Klinkovsky

    Just stunning. I love your coloring, patterns, and design. Just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Shannon Horch

    oh, man! how beautiful! thank you for the videos! i need watercolor tips and these are fantastic!

  10. Colleen Howell

    Lovely card

  11. Becca Yahrling

    Simply beautiful and gorgeous. Love all these new sets. It’s truly
    a beautiful release.

  12. Dale

    I have ordered this set so I’m very inspired by your beautiful coloring. Thank you!

  13. Cindy Willbanks

    Love the card. the black sets it off.

  14. Wilma Degraffenreid

    Gorgeous cards… especially the peony!

  15. Laura

    Your watercoloring is AMAZING!

  16. Linda W

    So beautiful …. I’m loving the new release xx

  17. Christina Oesterwind

    Love your awesome cards.

  18. Jennifer Radloff

    I love the coloring, especially the shading behind the flowers! Good job!

  19. Patricia Ceccacci

    Love the shading of your flowers they are beautiful

  20. Deborah Love

    Great coloring!!

  21. Nisha

    Lisa these cards amazing. I always love your techniques. thank you for the inspiration and sharing.

  22. Kathy Maguire

    Hi Lisa! Your cards are so beautiful and elegant. I love them. Thanks for sharing all of your tools and colors! I am grateful!

  23. Mary Faus

    Your cards and videos are stunning! Wow. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  24. Sharon Foulk

    Thanks for the great videos accompanying your cards! I learn so much watching you paint and your work is lovely!

  25. Lynda Pleckan

    Gorgeous cards!! I especially love the birthday girl!

  26. Sylvia/LittleTreasures

    Lisa thank you for the video…just loving watercolor these days. But I am really loving all the new stamps and this blog hop. Lots of inspiration.

  27. Lynda Pleckan

    Great video and exquisite card! Your coloring if fabulous!

  28. Marlyn Rojas

    Wow! Stunning! Beautiful colors!

  29. Marie O'Brien

    Love love love your video’s Just stunning colors

  30. Kathryn Belmonte


  31. Amanda R

    I love how you used watercolors on both cards.

  32. Pamela Duncan

    Stunning work for sure! Water coloring is intimidating to me. I’m in awe!

  33. Sue D

    So pretty. I like your watercoloring.

  34. Jennie Amaker

    You never fail to inspire!!!! Love your work!

  35. Emily

    Captured Picture Perferction!!!

  36. Dorothy Green

    Beautiful watercolouring on both cards. I especially love the elegant way you finished the flower card and light in the petals!!! ❤️

  37. Cathy Lillie

    Your watercoloring is lovely! I especially like the softer look on Margaret’s skirt where you left some of the image white. It’s very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tutorials on your technique.

  38. Wilma Bosgraaf

    great videos…they really help….

  39. Jules

    Such beautiful cards! I love red and teal too♥️ Love your videos.

  40. Anonymous

    Great card, looks nice. Thanks for sharing,

    1. Anonymous


  41. Stacy Buller

    Your card was one of the cards that sold me on this stamp set…I just can’t wait to get it in my hands (hopefully they are cooking quickly, lol). Absolutely magnificent!

  42. Aurora Loaiza (alo)

    I love your watercoloring! Cards are beautiful!

  43. Jennifer Mitten

    Love your cards and I also love using the distress inks for watercoloring. Great results!

  44. Jeanne K

    Gorgeous! You make it look so easy . Great videos. Thank you.

  45. Wendy Falk

    Honestly ~ how can you go wrong with any of the stamps in this amazing release!! I think your results are gorgeous, inspiring and like a breath of fresh air!! Oh how I love the way you’ve colored Margaret girl & the gray background with your peonies is SO PRETTY!!! Thanks! (Happy Birthday Unity!)

  46. Phaline Mays

    Your creations are gorgeous! Love your watercoloring.
    –Phaline Mays

  47. Darlene

    So pretty.

  48. Rachel Duong

    Your card is so pretty and feels like it is fresh from the garden with the water droplets. The grey background reminds me of our weather in Seattle! Love this card.

  49. Rachel Duong

    Your card is so pretty and feels like it is fresh from the garden with the water droplets. The grey background reminds me of our weather in Seattle! Love this card.

  50. Angie Bolingbroke

    Your watercoloring skilz are amazing. I feel like I shoulda paid more attention in art class! Lovely work!!

  51. Romaine

    Eep! Love the colouring of the flowers!

  52. Dana M

    Stunning cards! So beautifully composed and colored.

  53. Holly McGee

    Simply gorgeous cards! Love everything about them!

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