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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It’s All Sunshine & Roses ~ A Color My Heart Color Dare Card

Sometimes we all need a little “pick-me-up” and, after the week I have had, I needed to be able to retreat to my workspace and create something that would bring me a little sunshine.  I was inspired by the bright color choices in this week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge, and I hope that they inspire you to create something that brings you joy. MissCarriesCreations-CD340.jpg

This color palette is one of my favorites and you will know this the minute you walk into my workspace. You can only imagine my excitement when our Design Team was shown this challenge. Unfortunately, I was not able to create what I had originally planned. Life took over and family came first, so I put aside some of my planning and ended up with a card that helped bring me a little happiness.


Doesn’t this simple card just make you smile? It’s all Sunshine & Roses which is something I needed this week.  I love the simplicity of the design and how easily it all came together. I began by using up some scraps from my Zoe paper packet (love those dots) and matched it with a lagoon cardstock background. Since my time was limited, I decided that I would pull a sentiment sticker from the So Much Happy complements to fit the colors of the card. This is something I often do when I am in a rush and need a quick sentiment.

I have been dying to use our Watercolor Die Cuts. These are floral images printed on watercolor paper designed for you to use with any color palette you are working with. Since my color palette already consisted of Sorbet and Lagoon, I decided to throw in a little Candy Apple for contrast on my roses.

When it came time to assemble it all together, I wanted to make sure that the Roses stood out and that you could still see that adorable dotted Zoe paper, so I chose to use Vellum with a Stitched Rectangle Frame. What do you think of this look?


I hope that this week’s Sunshine & Roses card has inspired you to join us at the Color My Heart Dare challenge.  Our Design Team always looks forward to your projects and is often inspired by YOU, and what you make.

Don’t forget, all of the supplies that I used on this card will be GONE after April 30th. Make sure to visit my website and grab some that cute Zoe paper, Watercolor Die Cuts, and the So Much Happy Complements before they are gone.

I can’t wait to see what you create!