Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Thank You, Watercolor

So Berry Grateful

Greetings! Thank you for visiting. Today I’m sharing another tutorial using new stamps & dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. If you missed the first two projects I created for this release, you can view them HERE and HERE. Let me show you how this card came together…

Step 1: Stamp & Emboss

I started with a 4.25″ square piece of watercolor paper. I then heat embossed the corner strawberry image with white embossing powder in opposite corners to create a beautiful border.

Step 2: Coloring

If you don’t have reinkers, you can squish your inkpads onto an acrylic stamp block with a drop or two of water to create your own watercolor palette like I did. Then use a water brush to color in and slightly outside the embossed images.

Step 3: Splatter

Once the painting was done and had time to dry, I used a wet brush to pick up more color and flicked it over the painted panel.

Step 4: Die Cutting

Three “So Berry” sentiments were die cut in black using the “So Berry” die and glued together creating a thick and sturdy sentiment.

I also die cut a circle from vellum and trimmed the watercolor panel down to 4″ square, so it would mat nicely on a 4.25″ square card base.

Step 5: Stamping

A sub-sentiment from the “So Berry” stamp set was stamped in black onto the vellum using a permanent archival ink heat set to ensure it didn’t slip or smear.

I also wrapped a bit of white twine around the watercolor panel before securing it to the card base with foam adhesive.

Step 6: Put it Together

“So Berry” was glued to the vellum circle which was then secured to the center of the card front using vellum adhesive so it didn’t show through. A bit of twine was added to create a bow as well.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

For the final touches I splattered a bit of white pigment ink over the card front and added a few pale pink sequins.

I really hope you love this one as much as I do. I think this one would be easy to create with little ones since you don’t have to be very skilled to paint with this technique. What do you think? Have you tried this technique or will you try it?

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– Laura Evangeline

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