So happy you joined me today for my Watercolor + Embossing card techniques. I have two cards for you today along with the replay video of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. You’ll see how easy it is, and more importantly … FUN!
Let’s take a look at the video and then I will present the cards along with the ingredients and any dimensions you may need.
I hope you are falling in love with this beautiful technique, and as I stated in the video … using ink from your stamp pads on your blocks is a simple way to start. AND less messy!! For the Watercolor Wash Resist technique, I am using the “Shimmery White” Cardstock which is cut to a quarter sheet … 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ to start. I like to keep it simple.
The stamped image comes from the Good Feelings stamp set which is full of happy! You can check out all the sayings included in the set at the bottoms of my post.
Once dried, I used the 2nd scallop frame from the Scallop Contour dies to die cut our design out. I used the small die from the same set to create the pop of color around our large die cut image. These were then layered onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black and then layered onto the Basic White card base. While I had the White cardstock out, I punched two daisies and layered them onto my card … to finish it off, I used the Glossy Dots to tie it all together.
Now let’s take a look at the card that I designed from my second demonstration using the Splendid Thoughts bundle …
Embossing with the white emboss powder highlights your watercoloring and creates a soft beautiful look … watercoloring within an embossed image is easy and makes YOU look like the artist!! The soft look just pops against this stunning Fresh Freesia foil specialty paper from the Splendid Day Designer Paper. This was attached to the Basic White base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
I used a medium scallop die to cut the Vellum cardstock on which I layered our watercolor images and die cuts from the beautiful foil paper. Layering the vellum onto the foil creates almost an iridescent look which just highlights the greenery even more.
Let me introduce you to the Charming Sentiments bundle … oh, I love this one!! So many greetings for so many occasions and they have coordinating and accent dies!! I love the way the greeting pulls my entire card together.
Thank you for hanging out with me today.
Here is the list of products I used on both of my cards. The bundles were selected just for you because they are so versatile and can be used year round … plus, either one will qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!! Let me know if you need any help with your order.
I ran into some “technical” issues but I did manage to download last nights LIVE for you today, plus I have a close up of the heart so you can see the “resist” and Wink of Stella.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea or favorite beverage or snack (no … it’s not that long) just want you to sit back and relax for a bit and image you are around the table with all of us, stamping!
I love this embossing technique and all of the different ways you can make those images pop, but I must say … I have been having a blast playing with the Blending Brushes. It creates such a smooth application of ink.
Here is a look at the two cards, one has the “Oh So Ombre” paper with the light end on top, the other on the bottom. I prefer the light on top because it doesn’t distract the eye from the heart, and having the darker end on the bottom actually “frames” the Hello! You can see what I mean in the photo below …
I love the little flowers inside the heart, it makes it look so dainty and pretty. For those of you who know me well … you know I’m going to add some kind of sparkle, and Wink of Stella adds a subtle touch as to not take away from the heart images itself. And … it compliments our pearls.
They’re are so cute, aren’t they? You can also see in this photo the “smoothness” of the application of ink by using the Blending Brushes. The card may look simple, but it is soooo pretty.
I thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I plan on having my “Shaker Card” for you!
Today I want to share a card with you from my March Technique Club… it’s totally full of fun techniques.
Here is the third and last card from my Creating Backgrounds Class using the “Beautiful You” stamp set. I begin with the “Delicate Details” stamp set that is in our Sale-a-bration catalog. I aligned the stamps by laying the large block onto the Grid Paper – that way I was sure they were all straight.
Then it’s inked up with the VersaMark ink … you’ll have to stamp twice because the stamps are spaced closer together. Once your cardfront is stamped you emboss with CLEAR embossing powder. We are doing the “Emboss Resist” technique.
For the color … I’m also incorporating the “Ombre” technique. The colors are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. I used a Sponge Dauber to apply my ink. (this works best when you start “off” your cardstock and work your way into the card. Blending of these colors is easy and very pretty.
For our lady … she was stamped with the Momento Ink and then colored with the Wink of Stella pen and Bermuda Bay ink refill. This marvelous pen works just similar to the Aquapainter but with sparkle is included!! If you have the “clear” pen, like I used here” … you can create as many colors as you have ink refills. Love this!! No need to go out and buy different colored Wink of Stella pens, by using the Stampin’ Up! ink refill, you have the perfect way to add that coordinating sparkle ❤
Here’s a tip … you could also use the Watercolor Pencils to color your image and then go over it with the Wink of Stella.
Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, hope your day is a good one.
If you purchase the “Beautiful You” stamp set along with the Wink of Stella and the Watercolor Pencils – you can get the “Delicate Details” stamp set for FREE! Purchase any combination of products below and receive the trio of cards when your qualify for our Sale-a-bration item! Click on the images below!