Tuesday, April 4, 2023


Today, I am excited to participate in the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop at Crafty Collaborations.  

Our theme this month is water coloring, and I have a really fun technique to share with you that uses water coloring in a little different way. 

The Technique used on today's card is called Watercolor Emboss Resist, and I used my featured stamp set of the week, Covered in Sunshine.  This stamp set has such beautiful sentiments, and they are large in size which works perfectly with different background techniques.

I first stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and then embossed it with Black Embossing Powder.  For this technique, any color of embossing powder can be used, but because of my bright rainbow of colors, I wanted to make sure that my sentiment popped, so I used black.  I recommend that you use a Stamparatus (or similar tool) to stamp the sentiment.  Watercolor Paper has some texture, and you want to make sure you get good coverage of your VersaMark ink to obtain a crisp embossed sentiment.

After heat embossing, I then used Water Painters to watercolor over the embossed image and create a free-hand rainbow.  Colors from top to bottom are:  Real Red, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.

If you would like to learn more about the Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique, please watch the following video that I shared on Connect to Create a few weeks ago.  This video demonstrates two different methods for the technique.  Today's card uses Method 1.

Once the water coloring was dry, I die cut the sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle die and popped it up on dimensionals.

The bottom of the Calypso Coral cardstock was covered with a piece of designer series paper (DSP) from Fancy Flora DSP.  This DSP has so many different colors in it that it is easy to find something that coordinates with almost any color.

I wrapped the "seam" with Frayed Ribbon and added a few Fun Flower Resin Shapes to add a bit of sparkle.

The inside of the card was trimmed with another piece of the designer series paper matted to a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download a free copy at this link.

I hope you will now take a few minutes to relax and hop through the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  You will enjoy the inspiration of all these wonderful stampers!

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Below is a list of Products used on this card.  For more information on any item, please click on the image and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! store.

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