Stampin’ Up! Whitewashed Calming Camellia with Video Tutorial

Good morning and welcome to half-way-thru-the-weekend!  Our day yesterday was chilly (says Capt Understatement) but sunny!  We STILL spent most of the day inside.  And that included the Finn – although he did “help” his dad run some things up to the mailbox in the van.  Any chance for a ride works for Finny – even if it’s just to the gate and back! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

If you were able to join me for my Facebook Live last night – I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

I saw a video the other day from Lisa Freeman – she demonstrated a technique she called Whitewashing – using the Calming Camellia stamp set and some of my favorite colors.  I loved how it looked so much that I gave it a go!  Take a look-see:

I borrowed the layout idea from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!

I started with a panel of Soft Succulent that forms the basis of my card front.  In the two diagonal corners, I stamped the largest floral from the Calming Camellia set in Evening Evergreen ink – remember this is the gorgeous Host Set for Sale-A-Bration – you can see the deets on how YOU can get it for free down below!

Then I used an older Blender Pen – kind of dried out! – to color the flowers (not the leaves!) – using my Whisper White ink.  I’d tried a couple of ways of getting my ink – but ended up liking the smoosh-the-acrylic-block-into-the-stamp-pad method the best, with the addition of a few drops of the White Refill to “pull” from”, too.  The video shows what I mean! 🙂

I colored both flowers until I was happy – the white fades as it dries, so you might want to add more here and there like I did.

Then I cut the middle of the panel out with the largest of the rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  I adhered the frame to an Evening Evergreen mat for the card front.

I embossed the cut-out-middle in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and popped it back in place on the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the large Calming Camellia floral in Evening Evergreen again on Soft Succulent and cut it with the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (two sizes down from the first die cut) die.

Then I colored the flower with the Blender Pen and Whisper White ink – using a little more of the ink to make this floral a little brighter than the ones on the card front.  I adhered the die cut to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using a little strip of Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a loose “z” of Petal Pink 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Calming Camellia sentiment in Evening Evergreen and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly label die.

I popped the sentiment over the ribbon with a few of the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some of the light pink Polished Dots – one on the sentiment and a couple out on the card front – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Soft Succulent ink pad and a Sponge Dauber to ink the leaf image from Calming Camellia and stamped it in the corner of a Basic White panel.  I added another of the light pink Polished Dots.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Soft Succulent Calming Camellia leaf on the front…

…and a little Soft Succulent 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Ooooh – I LOVE this coloring technique, don’t you?  It is PERFECT with the Calming Camellia set  – and I love it in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.  But…what other color combinations could you come up with that would be gorgeous?  And I bet there are a ton of stamp sets that would ALSO be wonderful with this coloring technique!  Like…Hand PennedDahlia DaysFlowing Flowers!  Pull out your Whisper White ink pad, an acrylic block and one of those old Blender Pens and….get to coloring!

I hope you like!

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Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (large card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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Basic White Cardstock: Stitched So Sweetly label die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Last night I was in “his” spot.

Turnabout’s fair play, I guess…

One of these days we’re going to need to have a discussion about who – exactly – has the opposable thumbs in this pack.


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Whitewashed Calming Camellia with Video Tutorial

  1. Kathryn Howe

    I also saw Lisa’s video and I’ve used the white washed technique with Blessings of Home too. I created my sympathy cards this week using three different Cardstocks! The Calming Camellia is a perfect flower for this technique! Your design was lovely! Stay warm! It’s a football weekend with a cozy fire with Meeko!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh- I bet they’re gorgeous. And perfect as a sympathy card! Thank you, Kathryn – and you, too! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! The whitewash technique is so cool! Love the layering and the colors. 🙂 Yeah, looks like Finn beat you to the best seat in the house fair and square. 😉

  3. I’m still marveling at your patience for whitewashing!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! But it’s fun to watch the color laydown and pop out the gorgeous flower! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Sharon Coleman

    Such a stunning card, Mary. Wishing I had seen your video using the blender pen before I had done this using the chalk marker! Off now to try it your way…

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – have fun with this way of doing it! Thank you, Sharon! 🙂

  5. Donna Sicafuse

    Love your card as is gorgeous——- cannot wait it arrives —-thanks for showing and sharing! Love your news letter full of ideas.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – have fun with this gorgeous stamp set! 🙂

  6. Jaw dropping gorgeousness! This card is so beautiful and aptly named. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you very much for the kind words, Melissa – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Debbie

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to check out this technique right now!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie – TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Debbie – it’s a lot of fun! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Another beautiful card. I, too, like monochromatic cards, but sometimes they need just a little….lift? Anyway, the whitewash does it. Love the layers too. And, green is also my FAV.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – I agree – it’s just enough light! Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  9. Just love this card and the White Washed technique! Thanks Mary.

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