Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two stunning cards by Designer Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I made two cards with the Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Tiny Stories clear stamp set. 

I really like the fun sentiments in this set and that they are large enough to be the focal point of a card. Today I paired them with the trendy watercolor technique. 

Favorite Thing card by Joy Ott

Dreams card by Joy Ott

Here’s how to create a similar look on your projects:

1) Stamp the sentiment on watercolor paper with clear ink.
2) Sprinkle with embossing powder.
3) Heat with a heat gun and let set a few minutes to cool. 
4) Scribble the paper with your favorite distress markers.
5) Spritz the paper heavily with water and let it dry. 
6) Clean the sentiment quickly with a baby wipe to remove some of the marker.

Neenah: Solar White
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Simon Says Stamp: Audrey Blue

Jillibean Soup: Tiny Stories

Ranger: Assorted Distress Markers

Sizzix: Rounded Tags die
Ranger: Water mister
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Miscellaneous: Heat Gun, Embossing Powder (white)


  1. These cards by Joy are fantastic!!! Love the watercolor effect, and the sentiments are great!!!

  2. Joy, I love that the sentiments are the focal point. The fantastic backgrounds really make the words pop!! So happy to see you here!! Congratulations.

  3. Beautiful watercolor effects, Miss Joy! And, I love BIG greeting/sentiment stamps like these--you really made them POP!!!

  4. Gorgeous cards, Joy!! Awesome watercolor technique!

  5. wow. stunning cards. great job!

  6. Beautiful cards, Joy! And these sentiments are really fabby. I love these watercolor techniques, as well. One of my faves. ♥

  7. Beautiful! Great examples of this technique!