Watercolour Smash Technique with Forever Fern

forever fern blockToday’s post shows off a lovely fall card using the Forever Fern stamp set and a fun technique called “Watercolour Smash”.  I got this card from a demonstrator friend of mine, Lisa Althouse, from Alberta. I love how she used an autumn colour pallette  and the leaves from this stamp set to create a perfect fall card.  This card would work well as “sympathy” or a  “get well” card too.  And if you changed the saying, it could be a great masculine birthday card.

For the Watercolour Smash Technique, you basically add some colour to a large clear stamping block that you will use as a “stamp” to stamp on your paper.   See the step-by-step instructions for this technique below.  Also, see  a list of all of the supplies used on this fall card at the end of this post.

Forever fern stamp set

How to Do the Watercolour Smash Technique

  1. Colour with markers onto the I Block.   Just colour in random patches with these markers:  Terracotta Tile (from the 2019-2021 In Color Collection) and Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive (from the Regals Collection).
  2. Spritz the block with Water using a Stampin’ Up! Spritzer.
  3. Push the block firmly down on your Shimmery White cardstock.
  4. Let it dry!
  5. Add images over top and embellish.

The Stampin’ Up! Spritzer is a fun little tool to add to your collection and it is only $4 and it includes 2 spritzers.   You can use it with water, or mix water (or rubbing alcohol) with ink refills or  Mist Shimmer Paint (for an all-over shimmery spritz).

To finish off the card, Lisa added some leaves with the Early Espresso ink.  And also stamped some of the little dots from the stamp set (but first stamp the dots on the scrap paper so they are a lighter colour).  She also added some gold pearl accents. See the full supply list for this fall card below.

If you are one of my VIP’s, I’ll be making a card similar to this during our Friday LIVE on Facebook session.  See more about my VIP group here.  I’ll be sharing another card using the Forever Fern stamp set later this week at

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