A Watercolor Card for the Heat it Up Technique Blog Hop

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! 85046186_10157103154262934_7513137689042878464_o 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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A Challenge to Try Something New at Heart2Heart

Happy New Year, friend!  With the new year comes new goals, new promises, and hope for the future. If one of your goals is to try something new, then we would love for you to join our first January challenge at Heart2Heart

One of my crafting goals for the new year is to look at my supplies in a new way. Not only will this help me get through my growing crafting stash, but it will also stretch me to find unique ways to use them and share those with you. Today, I have decided to explore a few new approaches to Liquid Glass  and I am going to share with you how I made use of it on my Winder Songbird Card. 

From the photograph it is hard to see where I used Liquid glass. After all, it is a clear, quick drying liquid that is usually used as an adhesive. What people forget is that Liquid Glass is also great at adding a glaze-like glossy accent to your project. On my card, I added some texture to the background paper by drawing some squares onto the pattern and adding little dots to the tips of my snowflakes.

Since the Liquid Glass has very little dry time, I was able to put the rest of this card together quickly using some pine bough Cricut die-cuts that were heat embossed,  a single stamped bird image, and a sentiment that was stamped atop a partial tag. 

Why heat emboss the pine boughs? There are a few reasons.  First, I accidentally cut FIFTY of these in the wrong color of green for some kits, so I inked them in Espresso to change to color. Second, heat embossing adds texture and stiffens thin die-cuts making them easier to bend and mold. 

I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and give Liquid Glass a second look.  If you decide to try something new this week, please share it with us at the Heart2Heart Challenge. We always enjoy seeing your creations and are often inspired by you. 

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.