Hello! One of my good friends is expecting a baby boy in the summer so I wanted to create a card for an upcoming baby shower for her. (And, an excuse to use blue colors is always welcome!)

So today, we are going to create a super quick card with The Big, The Bold, and Baby Stamp Set and the In a Word: Baby Cutaway from Winne & Walter.


There is one thing I always share with my fellow crafters whenever I create a card using watercolors – if you are new to watercoloring and not yet ready to invest in other watercolor mediums, use other supplies you are likely to already have on hand – like those Distress inks!

I really wanted the “baby” word to pop out, so I decided to create the card with blue and white color combo. So for the background, I created a light to medium watercolor wash for the background and cut the “baby” word with a white cardstock using the In A Word: Baby Cutaway. Don’t you love how it is popped out from the background? Airy yet bold and clean!

To accompany the main word “baby,” I added “welcome” and “boy” from The Big, The Bold, and Baby Stamp Set using a black inkpad.

Want to use this for another occasion? Simply change the color of the background or the focal point sentiments, and you have a completely different card! Take out your inks and have fun with them!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter! Throughout March, leave me a comment below for each W&W post and you will be entered to win! One comment per post, please. I will pick a lucky winner at the end of the month. Good luck!

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  1. Your card is lovely! I really like how your background turned out and you’re so right about the Baby popping!

  2. I love this idea! I think you’ve given me the courage to try this watercolor / ink technique!! can’t wait to post the results!!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the watercolored background and the pretty sentiment with the Baby Cutaway!

  4. I totally ADORE this effect!! Thank you for sharing this easy but beautiful way to make a lovely card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. I just kind of discovered and fell in love with these Winnie and Walter dies the one I saw just said hi but in great big letters it was so cool I went to buy it and of course it was sold out but I’m on the waitlist and I picked up a couple other of these great big diecut words they’re great and your card is beautiful.

  6. super cute card 🙂 love how the water colored background turned out! thanks for the tutorial

  7. Gorgeous baby card! You make water coloring look SO darned easy! Winnie and Walter are one of my favorites for stamps and dies. Thanks for always sharing your talent, and for the chance to win the give away!

  8. Your beautiful card is simple but so striking with the gorgeous water color wash and that bold die sentiment. I love the combination of stamped words and die cut together.

  9. Your card is beautiful – the background is so effective in making the die cute word stand out!

  10. I really love the clean, simplicity of this card, Nicole. Thank you for taking the time to video your cards. So very helpful to me!

  11. I love the layers of colors in your background. The bright white die cut is perfect. Thanks
    Who won your $30 gift card from the Altenew blog hop on March 9th?

  12. I love the water color wash effect background! The white die cut really pops. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Nicole, you work with such pizazzz! Everything you touch with your brush turns out gorgeous! Love the easy steps to your watercolor tutorial.
    Thanks so much, Nicole
    Cindy K

  14. I really like how simple, clean, this card is! I can’t wait to head to the craft room to duplicate it! I was just introduced to this stamp/die line and I really like them! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Gorgeous background and such a fresh and fabulous design! Love how your die cut word just pops. Very clever!

  16. I love this baby set! I didn’t even know Winnie & Walter had this set! It’s now on my wish list… and I hope I win your giveaway to get it! 😉
    Your card is just my style… clean and simple… and perfect for a baby boy!