Hi friends! Today I have some really fun stuff for you! First, Artneko is giving a lucky winner the stamps I used in today’s card, just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I will draw a winner in one week and notify the winner via email.
Secondly I am playing with a brand new watercolor product called Viviva watercolor sheets. I was contacted by the designer of these watercolor booklets last year and have used a couple different prototypes and provided feedback and I am really proud of the final booklets they created, you can find out more here. Of course you can use whatever watercolors you already have. We will watercolor over a heat embossed image, it is a great way to get into coloring with watercolor as the heat embossing creates raised partitions for the paint. Don’t worry if you have struggled with heat embossing in the past because I have some tips and tricks in today’s video!
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- Panda Stamp Set (Artneko) Or in a small set
- Happy Birthday & Thank You stamp (ArtNeko)
- Viviva Watercolor sheets
- Rock a Block Stamp Mounts
- Hot press watercolor paper
- White Gel Pen
- Embossing folder: I used Oriental Weave folder by Cuddlebug but I think they are discontinued, this set of Asian themed embossing folders would also work well
- Embossing powder in white and black
- Die cut felt: I think this is discontinued but I found a few similar items here and here.
- Black cardstock
- 5″x7″ cards & envelope in white
- Black mini brads
- Black embossing ink
- Anti static pouch *or make your own with cornstarch in a fabric pouch
- Black embossing pen
- White Pigment ink
- 4” Soft Brayer
- Kaleidacolor ink pad
- Foam tape
- ATG adhesive
1. Stamp panda scene with black pigment ink on hot press watercolor paper and heat emboss. Touch up any un inked spots with a black embossing pen and re emboss those areas.
2. Use a waterbrush and watercolor sheets to color the scene. Let dry and cut out oval leaving a 1/8″ border.
3. Emboss a 4.5″x6.5″ panel of white cardstock and brayer ink on top from a Kaleidacolor inkpad. Mount to a 4.75″x6.75″ black card.
4. Adhere die cut felt to embossed panel or wrap ribbon or string around the panel or glue down a lacy die cut for a similar effect.
5. Attach stamped panel with foam tape, stamp sentiment on black, cut out and adhere that too with foam tape.
6. Attach brads in the corners and adhere this panel to a 5″x7″ card using ATG adhesive or double stick tape.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope it really helped beginners learn how to get really good heat embossed images. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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