Whimsical Woodland Embossing with Watercolours

Embossing with watercolours?!?


Today’s post features the gorgeous Whimsical Woodland embossing folder, with three different cards that used up the entire sheet I created!

The focus colours were Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.

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These cards start with versamark ink being patted over the raised surface of the embossing folder. A piece of watercolour paper is placed inside the embossing folder, which is then run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.

The versamark ink has been applied to the outlines of the embossing folder design, in this case the trees.

TOP TIP: Wash your embossing folder with warm soapy water as soon as possible!

Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the watercolour paper, ensure the entire surface is coated and then shake the powder of the watercolour paper.

Set the clear embossing powder with a heat gun and you are ready for some embossing with watercolours magic!

What you need for Embossing With Watercolours

  • Paper towel
  • Water spritzer
  • Watercolour painters
  • Stamp block
  • Pacific point reinker
  • Bermuda Bay reinker

Embossing With Watercolours Card Recipe

  1. On the stamp block place a drop of Pacific Point reinker at the top of the block and a drop of Bermuda Bay reinker at the bottom of the block.
  2. Lay some paper towel under the embossed watercolour paper.
  3. Spritz the embossed watercolour paper with water until it is quite wet.
  4. Pick up some of the Pacific Point ink with the watercolour painter and on the stamp block puddle it with water squeezed from the paint brush.
  5. Start to apply the ink to the watercolour paper by coming in from the edge and brushing in a diagonal pattern, avoiding brush lines by squeezing water.
  6. Pick up some Bermuda Bay ink and continue applying ink to the watercolour paper until the entire embossed surface is covered.
  7. Pat dry with a paper towel then allow to dry or dry with a heat gun.

Once dry here are some card making ideas for you to create!

Use Up All The Scraps!

Left hand panel with rounded corners on a Night of Navy card stock layer. Storybook Gnomes patterned paper on a Pacific Point card base.
Left hand rectangle panel on a Bermuda Bay card stock layer. Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend coloured ribbon all on a Crumb Cake card base.
Use up your scraps by cutting 9 squares from the Stitched Shapes dies and one rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies. Layer onto a Basic White card stock layer. Add a stamped and coloured gnome from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set. Adhere to a Night of Navy card base.
Inside the cards. Stamped image from Peaceful Deer stamp set.

If you enjoyed Embossing With Watercolours you might enjoy this watercolour card!

Product List
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11 comments on “Whimsical Woodland Embossing with Watercolours

  1. I really love the third card with all the different stitched shapes and the gorgeous garden gnome, what an inspired way to use up all the scraps!

  2. What a great technique, to create a really beautiful art piece, Amie. Your cards are so different from one another – way to go, showing the versatility of SU!’s lovely products. Really lovely cards.

  3. I love your Watercolouring Amie and the way you’ve used your watercoloured pieces has resulted in beautiful cards

  4. Amie, all of your cards are lovely but I really love the third one that uses up the scraps! I’ve never heard of this technique before – thank you for taking the time to create the video to share this technique.

  5. Amie thank you for showing this watercolouring with an embossed panel the colours look beautiful. I love your third card using the scraps and I’m so impressed how those squares are perfectly lined up!

  6. A lovely set of cards using the water-coloured embossed panel. Water-colouring embossed panels is a lovely technique but you have stepped it up with the clear heat embossing. Gorgeous. Amazing cards. Xxx

  7. Love the inky technique and those colours are stunning! Beautiful cards, especially the one with the cute gnome.

  8. Yes, thank you for such a fantastic video, Amie. This is a great technique and I must give it a try. All of your cards are beautiful, but I too love the stitched shapes with the gnome. The two cards with the larger panels looks so much like fondant on a cake!

  9. Such pretty watercolours on your embossed background Amie. Loved the “how to” video, thank you for sharing. Great cards and so many different designs from that one piece of homemade specialty embossed paper.

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