Waxing eloquent!

Just time to share a Less is More card for this week’s challenge: watercolour.  




Materials used: 
Iris stamp from Stampin’Up! Love and Sympathy set
Best wishes stamp
Water-soluble wax crayons
water spritzer spray
Adirondack Archival Jet Black ink pad
watercolour card


I made an A6 card blank from the watercolour card. Using the wax crayons I coloured directly onto the stamp, spritzed it lightly with water and stamped it onto the card front. Using the black ink I then stamped the greeting onto the card as well.

The wax crayons make it easier to use a direct to stamp method and produce an effective water colour effect. Also these cards are really quick to make, great if you are in a hurry or need to make a lot for ‘Thank you’ cards or notelets.


I ended up making three, the two red ones are first and second impressions.

Thanks for popping in. Take care.



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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6 Responses to Waxing eloquent!

  1. chrissieann says:

    This is a really delicate image.. lovely!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  2. Sarah says:

    Very feminine and striking cards
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. kathyk4 says:

    Delightful, so delicate

    GDTM Simply Less Is More

  4. Anne Ray says:

    Pretty cards Pippa!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  5. Mary H. says:

    Pippa, this is so soft & pretty. I forget about coloring with the crayons onto the stamps, but my efforts have NEVER been this pretty. You did a beautiful & elegant card. TFS & Hugs too. Happy Wkend.

  6. Mary H. says:

    Pippa, hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday afternoon. Thanks for all the sweet comments you’ve been leaving lately. Much appreciated! Hugs

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