Last night during my Stampers With ART Online Team Event I shared a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers. And I’m now sharing those ideas with YOU today. These cards all feature the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite.

I just showed live on YouTube about an hour ago how to build these beautiful, bold greeting cards with the sponging and waterlifting techniques. And now I’m sharing that video here in my blog post. Be sure to watch the video by clicking here (or you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), scroll through the close-up photos that follow, check out the measurements & products list below, and then let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you enjoyed what I shared in this video. Below are measurements, close-up photos, and a product list for what I demonstrated. (Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can get updates when I share and go live).

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements per card…

  • Shimmery White Cardstock
    • Two pieces 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Coordinating Colored Cardstock for sentiment
    • Scrap for stamping and die-cutting sentiment
  • Coordinating Colored Cardstock for card base
    • 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short end at 5-1/2”

Here are close-up photos.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Shimmery White Cardstock worked best for me. Thick Whisper White Cardstock can be used but be sure to mask with long sticky note paper. The painters tape when peeled off of this one removed the top layer of the cardstock.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

You may also get more warping since Whisper White absorbs the water a bit more.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Watercolor Paper works, too. But it has more texture. So the sponging doesn’t look as smooth.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

These are the three done with white embossing powder.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And this one is the card done without embossing…a bit quicker to make.

Click here to see a couple ways to use water on sponged-ink backgrounds to lighten and create texture and layers (waterlifting) with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies from the new In Good Taste Suite. You’ll be able to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, other close-up photos, and links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I hope you enjoyed what I shared today!

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Product List

  • Water
  • Paper towel
  • Tissue (or Embossing Buddy)
  • Painters tape or long sticky notes
  • Die-cutting machine


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A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES
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