Tuesday Ideas {water color embossing}

Welcome to a new Tuesday Idea! It’s Kim here to share with you a fun stamping technique using water colors and heat embossing.

For today’s project, I am using the flowers, polka-dots, and diagonal border from Mom & Dad and a sentiment from the Birthday stamp set.

To create the look, I started by stamping a background using the polka-dots and diagonal border on the base of my card. Next, comes the fun part. Water colors and embossing. This part can be a little messy, but that’s half the fun, right?

I grabbed a piece of wax paper from my kitchen and squeezed a few drops of bright pink Winton oil paint. To replicate the texture of water color paint, I added a few drops of water to the mix to thin the paint. Next, I used the paint mixture as ink and stamped the large flower directly into the puddle of paint, then on to my card. To speed up the drying process, I used a heat gun to avoid any paint runoff or smudges.

Next, I used VersaMark watermarking ink to stamp the flower again directly over the water color image. While the ink was still wet, I added white Zing embossing powder and set it with my heat gun. I just love the texture and feel of the embossed stamping. And with the two tones of color, it really adds something extra special to your stamping. Don’t you think?

To finish my card, I used one of my favorite sentiments from the Birthday stamp set. Isn’t that handwritten font so sweet? I then topped it off with a layered bow, twine, and a pretty button.

I hope you decide to give this stamping technique a try. It can get a little messy, but remember…keeping your heat gun close by keeps it under control and makes it so pretty when you’re done.

Happy stamping and thanks for joining us today!

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