Friday, March 11, 2016

Watercolour Lifting with Heat Embossing using Flower Patch and Floral Wings Stamps with Hello You Thinlits and Global Design Project #026 Card with Video

I have been wanting to try the Watercolor Lifting with Heat Embossing that I saw Jennifer McGuire do a few weeks ago and this weeks Global Design Project #026 was the perfect opportunity.

I stared this card with the Watercolor Lifting with Heat Embossing technique. I have done it little differently to the original but the result is the same. Starting with a piece of Watercolour Paper and took some of our reinkers in Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and Melon Mambo and an Aqua painter and liberally applied the colour making sure to blend where the colours met. When this was dry (if you are impatient you could use your heat tool) I mounted a number of flowers and leaves from the Flower Patch and Floral Wings Stamp Sets inked them with Versamark and covered in Clear embossing powder and melted the powder with the Heat Tool. To make this technique what it is I wet the entire watercolour piece and let it sit for a bit and mopped it off with a paper towel (repeat this step if necessary). This reveals a lighter background and the darker heat embossed embossed images. I layered a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock onto a Thick Whisper White card base. I added the watercolour piece with double Stampin' Dimensionals. To make the sentiment piece I punched a piece of Whisper White card stock with the 2" Circle punch and stamped it with the same stamps with stamped off Blackberry Bliss. I die cut 2 Hellos from the Hello You Thinlits using the Big Shot with Precision Plate and Die Brush to release the card stock. I layered these together over the circle punched piece and adhered them to complete the card.

I did create a video finishing off the card off and some of my creative process, be warned I was sick and did cough and sniffle as I was going. You can watch it on Katch

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  1. Oh, this is fabulous Ellen! I too tried this technique of Jennifer's, but using markers as she did. It did not have the gorgeous vibrancy that your watercolour panel has. I am going to try your way with the aqua painter instead! Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.

  2. Very cool card! I have some clear embossing powder coming in the mail today specifically to try this technique.

  3. I must look into this technique Ellen, because this card is a stunner! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

  4. Hi Ellen, this sounds like a really interesting technique and one to look into. I'll check out katch! Thanks.

  5. What a wonderful effect from this technique! This is such a great card - there are so many great ways to feature that technique. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.

  6. Ellen, I am way behind on commenting for the Global Design Project GDP026. I wanted to stop in and say Hi! Love your card!