Wetlands – Video Tutorial

Today’s card  was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Stamp Set.  I really have enjoyed this stamp set. The images are great to work with for various occasions and the script sentiments are gorgeous.  I use these sentiments all the time!

I hope you give this card a try and think about doing it in various colors.  I started here in blues and did a card a while back called Young Vermillion and the background was done greens.

I sincerely appreciate you stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try.  Have a Blessed Day!!! Brandy

Sizes and Dimensions

Cut a 5-1/2? x 8-1/2? piece of Pool Party Cardstock and score your Pool Party Cardstock at 2-1/8? and by 4-1/4?.

Use a stamping sponge and begin sponging color on your Pool Party base.  I started with Island Indigo, then Tempting Turquoise and I finished up with Pacific Point.

Tip: Be sure you add your colors in layers.  Remember less is more… you can always add more color and saturation but you can’t take it away. 

Cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This is for layering.

Cut a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Garden Green Cardstock and layer it on top of the Whisper White piece.

Cut a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and this piece you’ll stamp your image on.

I stamped my image in StazOn Black and the sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point.

Tip: I used StazOn Black ink so that the black would not bleed into my markers.  Remember, StazOn Ink is a permanent ink.

Using the various inks and blender pen to add color to your image.  Note: You can use markers, an Aqua Painter etc.

Tip: Be sure to clean your Blender Pen off in between colors.

Tip: Use one of your Stampin’ Up! acrylic blocks to drop the ink on.  This is your color palette used when coloring. 

I used a two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter to add the sparkle.

You can finish this card with an embellishment if you’d like.  You can also stamp the inside along with the envelope for finished stationary!

Products Used Include:

  • stampin up wetlands stamp setStazOn Black Ink
  • Blender Pen
  • Two Way Glue Pen
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Garden Green Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Wetlands  Stamp Set
  • Tempting Turquoise Reinker
  • Crushed Curry Reinker
  • Island Indigo Reinker
  • Tangerine Tango Reinker
  • Garden Green Reinker
  • Pacific Point Stamp Pad
  • Island Indigo Stamp Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pad

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67 Responses to Wetlands – Video Tutorial

  1. Kat March 31, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Hello Brandy, I love this card! Now I have to order it, lol! Definitely a must have for those who love nature.

  2. Maria Elliott March 28, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I love this card and your videos.

  3. Mary Shapley March 25, 2014 at 1:50 am #

    I have not long started Stamping up and I love it. I just love the wetlands cards so I am going to order them . Thank you so much for Visio tutorial so much information .

  4. veldia March 21, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    Brandy, Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful card with us.

  5. tashtalen@yahoo.com March 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    love the card! watercolor effect is gorgeous!

  6. Germaine Meilach March 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    I really liked the card, but my only suggestions is that either one clips off the brad part and use a glue dot or put a circle or something on the inside to cover the brads. Excellent tutorial. You’re the best.

  7. stephanie March 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    are you on the Where magazine in the background? We get Where Magazines for DC at the hotel I work at. That’s super cool if it’s you. 🙂

  8. Nana March 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Lovely card – really liked this tutorial.

  9. Niki March 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE this card and watching your videos. Thanks so much Brandy!!

  10. Hilda Masi March 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Brandy, just wanted to tell you that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will take ink off you hands and fingers. Need to wet it and wipe, I use it all the time.Thanks for all your hard work, I’ve learned so much from you. Hilda

  11. Linda Brady March 14, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    I have been debating on purchasing this stamp set. Now after watching your video, I really, really have to add it to my collection! This is such a beautiful card that could be used for any occasion, male or female. Thanks for the great video! I would have never thought to sponge a background like this.

  12. Deb Sumption March 14, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    Hi, Brandy. I loved your video. You mentioned that you don’t like taking so much time, but it was well worth it to see your wonderful and creative ideas on how to dress the inside of the card as well as the envelope. Thank you for sharing your talents, it is so appreciated. ~Deb

  13. Daphne Baker March 14, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    It’s funny Brandy, I just ordered this stamp set today! I’ve fallen in love with both the Wetlands and zoo review stamp sets but could only order one at a time! Thanks for the great video today, I will definitely be searching both goose and polar bear! LOL! Thanks

  14. Debbie Thomas March 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    So pretty and looks easy to do! Thanks for the video 🙂

  15. Cheryl in Texas March 13, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Wow what a great look you made with the sponging. Your talent is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am definitely going to try this. I love the envelope & inside the card, to me it adds so much to the project. That’s what sets our hand crafted cards apart from the store bought stuff.

  16. Cynthia Tuttle March 13, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    Brandy, you make everything look so easy! I’m going to try it out today! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  17. Nancy James March 13, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    Brandy I was just trying to decide last night if I need this set. I love the cards!! I have a brother and his sons that are avid hunters and this would be a good set to have on hand. Keep those videos coming, lol. Thanks Nancy

  18. Cherie Wheatley March 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    Hi Brandy, I get so excited when I see that you have posted a video. You are truly an inspiration to me!! You make it look so easy and fun!
    Thank you so much for doing the inside and the envelope too! Very beautiful! Good luck to your son with his bird calls and photography.
    I love the Barred Owl. Hopefully he can spot some of those. Thanks again!

  19. Inger Awerkamp March 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Hi Brandy, the card is beautiful, and I was so glad I found the video!!! Thanks so much.
    You’ve made me want to get the Wetlands set now 🙂

  20. Patti March 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Brandy you have done it, again. Along with the sponging technique on colored card stock and then adding
    dazzling diamonds really made it into a lovely card. Adding the goose on the envelope gives it added interest
    to the receiver of the card.

  21. Patti March 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Brandy, Love the card and sponging. But I LOVE the glitter the MOST. I don’t think I would ever considered putting the glitter on the goose. I thought about using Flower Soft on the grass, But the Glitter is inspiring. Your card is great! See you soon.

  22. Krystel Sanchez March 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Just “LOVELY”… truly inspires you. 🙂

  23. Treece March 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Love the card! The first thing I noticed was the background and wondered how you did it! Looks stunning on that card.
    Also, I like the clothes pin idea.- What I did was this: I cut each sponge into 6 wedges and colour coded them. I used the round tab punch and a scrap CS and each time I used a new sponge, I would punch that colour CS and staple it to the wedge. Eventually I had them all done! I threw them into a dollar store box with a ” SPONGE” label on the front!
    TFS and I can’t wait for the next video…

  24. Teresa Kidd March 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant!

  25. Dixie March 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Brandy – As always, you do such an awesome job and I get so much inspiration from watching your videos. This is one of the stamps that I have never liked – never wanted it – but now after watching this I am going to have to add it to my wish list. Thank you so much for sharing.

  26. Marion Wilkinson March 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I love the card Brandy, and the video. I’m always excited to see that you posted another video. I love all you’re cards and ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.

  27. Lisa Magyar March 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Hi Brandy,

    Your cards are beautiful!! Love your videos!!!

  28. Carla Macedo March 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    I love the color combo…very nice!! The stamp set can also be used for a Father’s Day card I think.

  29. Ilena Christman March 12, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Brandy, what a lovely card. Love the blues, my favorite color. You have such a knack for blending. I’ve been practicing and finally getting there. Thanks for the great video tutuorials. Ilena

  30. Leslie March 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I am learning so much! This would make a great man’s birthday card. Men’s cards are the hardest for me.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. Cathy March 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Thank you for making these videos so fun and educational. You make me feel like i can do any techniques because you make it look so easy. I too like to see the inside of the cards and the envelopes. Thank you for including them. I too am from North Carolina. Are you looking as forward to Spring as i am? Thanks again.

  32. Pam Steckman March 12, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    You have convinced me that I need to get this stamp set! Thanks for the great videos and inspiration!

  33. Bev March 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Love it Brady,have that set on my wish list

  34. Jeanette March 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    Hi there Brandy, this card is stunning, I really love the way you coloured and sponged the card, brought it to life and gave it so much character, thank you for sharing, perfect too for a man card

  35. Barbara Greenwell March 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Beautiful card!!! I love your videos so much.

  36. Maureen March 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Just love watching your videos. I learn so much from them. Just watched your Wetlands card. I have this set and just love it. I live in Delaware and we have lots of geese in our area in the Fall. Your son would just go bonkers over these geese. There are so many here. Our area is near the water and so you see them there a lot. Sometimes they stay here most of the winter. They are just beautiful !!!!!! Thanks for sharing is beautiful card !!!!!

  37. Lynn Mott March 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    I love watching your videos and USUALLY stamp along side each one. Even if I don’t have the same stamp each time I can find something to replace it with.

  38. Darlene Grimm March 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    I love watching your videos. You are so inspiring. love love your work

  39. Kenna Routh March 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Beautiful card!! I just love the clothespin idea!!

  40. Carolyn Richardson March 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Brandy I look forward to watching your video’s I check everyday to see if there is a new one. I love the goose, I am always looking for a guy card and this one is great. Keep up the good work, and all the new ideas you come up with are great, You have a gift, You are blessed, Thank you again for the great video’s. Carolyn

  41. Allison March 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Beautiful card Brandy! We used this stamp at my “Basic and Beautiful” card class last night. I was wishy washy as to whether I wanted to purchase the set. However, with last night’s inspiration and your inspiration on top of that, it’s now a must have! Thanks for the tips for the inside and envelope – these are two of my favorite things to embellish for that extra special touch. Have a great day! Allison:)
    P.S. I’m jealous you’re starting to see spring…we had a snow storm here today in Paradise, NL – I came home to 10+ cms of snow!

  42. Rebecca Gamble March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Hi Brandy,

    You are such a wonderful teacher. I have learned almost every technique for card making from you. I have adapted many of your ideas into classroom projects for my two grandsons. Thanks bunches for the continued motivation.

    Becky G.

  43. Linda Duensing March 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I love this card. The different blues really blend together well and the Dazzling Diamonds adds just the right amount of sparkle. I love the sponging technique and will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  44. Lynn Klitzke March 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    The video is working, and I loved it. Keep talking as you are making the card. You are adorable Brandy!! Founders Circle 2014, here you come!!! ? Lynn

  45. Vicki Mihaly March 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I just love, love, love your videos! Wonderful demonstration! Beaustiful card! I look forward to new techniques I learn and can try them out!
    Thanks so much!

  46. Denise March 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Super cute card and enjoyed watching you make it! I really enjoy your videos.

  47. Stephanie Savidge March 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Such a cute card. Love, love, love the inside and coordinating envelope! Can’t wait to try this out in different colors.

  48. Tracy Elsom March 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Managed to see the video, what a beautiful card. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you

  49. Carolina Flores March 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Hi Brandy,

    You are right the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter make the cards look beautiful. The Wetlands stamp set is beautiful too! Now I feel I need to purchase it…:) Thank you so much for sharing this video it is awesome lots of techniques.
    Thank You!

  50. Randee S March 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Beautiful card. I love how you did the background and the colors you used. I never think to sponge a background on colored cardstock. Thanks for sharing. P.S. We got 6″- 8″of wet, heavy snow today in MI.

  51. Sabrina Radican March 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    OMG!!! What a gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful card!!! Thank you for another wonderful video!!

  52. Barbara Rathmell March 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Love it, love it, just watched the video, love the idea of sponging the inside as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

  53. Reva March 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Brandy, you have done it again! Great card! Love seeing guy cards , they are kinda hard to come up with. This one is beautiful! I think I am going to have to have this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  54. Barbara Rathmell March 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Love the card but the video wasn’t up. I’ll check back, can’t wait to make it!

  55. Mary Ann Huntington March 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    What a great guy card. You always have such wonderful ideas for cards.

  56. Hilda Masi March 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Brandy, just love this card. You make everything look so easy. I plan on making this card today..Thanks for sharing Hilda

  57. Brandy Cox March 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    HI Friends,

    Thank you kindly for stopping by and I’m so sorry the video didn’t show. It up now! I hope you enjoy it and give it a try. Let me know how it goes. Have a Blessed Day! Brandy

  58. Sherry D March 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Would love to see a video on this to see how you did the background. it looks so pretty!

    • dougcox March 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      Hi Sherry,

      The video is now up in this post, sorry for the delay this morning! Enjoy

  59. Teresa Kidd March 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Beautiful card Brandy. Hopefully I can see the video later.



  60. Helen March 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Your card is beautiful but no video.

    • dougcox March 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      Hi Helen,

      Video is up now, sorry for the delay this morning.

  61. Karen Partipilo March 12, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful card! I would love to see how you did it.

  62. Cherie March 12, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    Same here! Gorgeous card but no video!

  63. Inger Awerkamp March 12, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    hi Brandy, your card is beautiful, but I was unable to get the video.
    Thanks, Inger

  64. Tracy Elsom March 12, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Hi Brandy, how do I access the video tutorial for this beautiful card?

  65. Tracy Elsom March 12, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Hi Brandy, how do I access the video tuitorial for this beautiful card?