Welcome to the Heat it Up Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of heat embossing techniques as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! If you have come here from Michelle Johns’ Blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
This week, I decided to pull out the watercolor pencils, white embossing powder, and floral stamps to create a very simple heat-embossed card. It’s been a while since I have painted an image, and, to be honest, I forgot how much I enjoyed it.
Since this is a “Technique” blog hop”♥, I will be showing you a few tips to create your own Watercolor Roses card and provide you with a simple video showing you how to use embossing powders.
I began creating my card by stamping a piece of watercolor paper with White Pigment ink using images from the Love These People stamp set. These images were randomly stamped along the left side of the paper. I chose White Pigment instead of VersaMark so that I could see the images after I had stamped them.
Once the images had been stamped, I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to set the powder. I did notice that a few of my leaf images didn’t touch the other images like I wanted them to. Instead of trying to re-stamp the leaves, I used an Embossing Ink Pen and drew an extension of the stems.
As I shaded the images, I used the raised embossing powder as a sort of “dam” for my colors. On this card, I shaded the images with Watercolor Pencils using the “pencil palette method”, but you could use watercolor paints instead.
After the paint was dry, I splattered the image with Gold Shimmer, added some Liquid Glass Dots, then framed it in a Kraft Stitched Rectangle. The only embellishments are a simple burlap strand bow and some gold gems.
If you would like to learn more Embossing Powder Techniques, you will enjoy this Fab Friday Find tutorial I created last year for my VIP Group.
I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you learn something new about Heat Embossing. Now ‘Hop” on over to Tamara Sandwisch’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for using our heat embossing products.
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13 thoughts on “A Watercolor Card for the Heat it Up Technique Blog Hop”
Very elegant! I need to try this. Watercoloring in general is not my forte.
Tamera, you should give it a try. Having the embossing powder hold in your color, keeps it from going all over.
That is beautiful and your coloring is AMAZING! Great card!
Thank you, Melissa. I need a little more practice.
It looks amazing and I was debating using this technique today but decided on some others instead. Love your card.
Thank you, Kim. I can’t wait to see what you make with this technique.
Beautiful card! Love the watercolor look!
Thank you. Cat
Such a pretty card, and a technique I had forgotten about! Thanks for all of your details in your creating! I cant wait to try this on my own.😊
I hope it inspired you to try something new.
Oooh, I love the addition of the gold shimmer flecks! Beautiful card!!!
Aren’t those fun, Haley?! I love splattering our shimmer brushes.