Technique Tuesday – Coloring & Embossing!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! Today I am showing you a little watercoloring, a little heat embossing and a lot of FUN!!! A shout out to Mary Ellen who gave me the inspiration and idea for this card!!! Thank you so much! I loved your sample and couldn’t wait to try it out!


See how fun this card is!!!! It is so colorful and bright and makes me smile every time I look at it. So let us dive in and get started!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter, Ink Pads, VersaMark, Alphabet Stamp Set, Embossing Powder, and Heat Tool

You will start off with a piece of Watercolor Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and lightly wet the entire piece with the Aqua Painter. It should not be dripping wet but lightly glistening. This will allow the color to soak in and the colors to bleed better! Now you can pick your colors and using your Aqua Painter paint on a swish of color. In the sample above, I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise! Once you are done with one color, just run the Aqua Painter clean on a paper towel and move to the next color. Be sure not to squeeze the Aqua Painter because then you will have too much water and your colors will come out super light. Once all of your colors are on, you can go back and add a little more in spots if you wish. Now you need to set it aside to dry completely or you can use your Heat Tool to speed up the process!!!

Silver Heat Embossing,

Once it is dry, you can stamp your letters on with VersaMark Ink. TIP: Be sure that your VersaMark Pad is inked very well because you want to make sure you have plenty on the stamp so it gets into the rough surface of the Watercolor Paper. I used the Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set which I am loving right now. The images and font are perfect!!! Once you have your letters stamped, you can pour on the embossing powder of your choice. I used Black Embossing Powder for the sample at the top and Silver for the one above! Now you will heat with your Heat Tool until it is set. TIP: Don’t wave the heat tool around. Point it in one spot until it heats up and starts to melt, then move it along until it is all melted. If you swing it around, it won’t heat evenly or as quickly. Now you are ready to assemble to your card. I layered mine onto Basic Black and then a Cucumber Crush card base! I love how the black really makes it pop!!!!

Watercoloring & Embossing,

If you would like to see this in action, check out my Video Tutorial below!! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!

What would you spell out on your card?? A Name? #???? Let me know in the comments below!!

Happy Stampin’


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