On this particular card I used the Stampin' Up! Watercolor pencils. I dipped the pencil directly into a cup of water and colored the stamp with the wet pencil. At the end of all of the coloring I gave the stamp a quick spritz with a mini water bottle to re-moisten it and then pressed it to paper. If it smeared too much, I re-stamped it and did it again. Once dry, I used the watercolor pencils and colored in the hair, water and dress. HTH.