Category: Watercolor

Easy Watercolor Technique with 3-D Embossing Folders…and Hot Foiled Sentiments!

Hello and Welcome!!!

Today we will be creating two elegant embossed cards using a simple and easy watercolor technique!

To get started let’s take a look at the beautiful embossing folder that we will be using today which is the Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions – Wildflowers.

Now we can open the embossing folder and apply some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (lighter color first) on the top portion of the folder and then we can run this through our die cutting machine. For the second card we will apply the ink to the top of the embossing folder and then spritz it with a bit of water and run it through.

For the first card we will be using a combination of the Kistch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry inks and for the second card we will be using the Scattered Straw and Abandoned Coral inks. These color combinations are just gorgeous but have some fun playing around with your favorite colors.

Next we can grab a #6 Round Brush and water to blend out the inks a little bit. Now let’s take the darker color and load the brush up with plenty of water and then pick up the darker color and apply some to the centers of the flowers and into some of the crevices of the embossing folder. You can apply as much or as little of this darker color as you like.

Now we can spatter each of these card panels with the darker color. We will use that same larger #6 brush so that we get some large spatters!

To create the sentiments we will be using the Creative Expressions “Smile” Wordies Sentiment Sheets. These sheets are loaded with sentiments and are designed to be used with your Hot Foiling System or simply used just the way they are.

In this video I will give you a few tips for foiling these sentiments. We will use the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil in Polished Brass and Silver.

Next we can assemble the card using some black cardstock to make the sentiment and the background pop out a little bit better!

Finally, let’s add a few pretty metallic gems from Pinkfresh Studio in Silver and Sparkling Champagne!

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Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions – Wildflowers ( (

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Kit Sixteen – Kitsch Flamingo (

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Kit One – Picked Raspberry (

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad – Scattered Straw (

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad – Abandoned Coral (

Ranger – Dina Wakley – #6 Round Brush or Ranger Ink – Artist Brushes Variety Pack (

Creative Expressions Wordies Sentiment Sheet – Smile (

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine (

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil – Glimmer Foil – Variety Pack (Silver, Pewter, Copper, Polished Brass) (

Pinkfresh Studio Brass Triangle Tray (

Pinkfresh Studio Metallic Pearls – Sparkling Champagne (

Pinkfresh Studio Metallic Pearls – Silver (

iCraft 3D Foam Tape (

Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double-sided Tape (

Lawn Fawn 100lb Cardstock – Black Licorice (

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock (

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser (

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (

Tim Holtz 8.5″ Comfort Trimmer (

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Art Impressions Easter Bunny Cards w/ Acrylic Block Stamping

Happy Wednesday Ai Fans!!!

In today’s card and video we will be using the adorable little Easter Bunnies Stamp Set (5274)!

We will be doing some easy and fun acrylic block stamping. If you haven’t tried this yet you will definitely want to give it a try. To apply the ink to our acrylic blocks we will be using the water based dual tip markers from Tombow. You will see that just by using different size acrylic blocks or different shapes you will get a fun variety of looks! I will give you fair warning…this is a very addicting technique!!!

I have intentionally not colored in the images to show you how you can quickly create several cards with this technique! And if you don’t love coloring then you will love the simplicity of the black stamping on white cardstock!

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Easter Bunnies Set (5274)
  • Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies (5063)
  • Zig Memory System Pen Pure Black
  • Hero Arts Small Blocks Trio
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Tombow Dual Dual Brush Pen – 245, 535, 985, 925, 856, 606, 845, 623
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Mini Misters (3 pack)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Acrylic Ruler
  • Kaiserscrapbook Foam Dots
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Bone Folder
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Studio 71 White Gesso
  • Buttons Galore & More Sparkletz Embellishments – Barefoot Beach, Red Hearts, Crystal Hearts
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • Tombow Permanent Mini Tape Runner
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • ATG 700 Tape Dispenser