2 ways to watercolour Birthday Blooms

Birthday Blooms from Stamin' Up! - card created by Australian Business Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie carolynbennie.com

If you love big cottage roses, you’ll love this stamp set called Birthday Blooms. But how to colour it?

I’ve decided to use Embossing Powder in white and heat emboss the rose image on two different pieces of Watercolour cardstock, so I can play with two different looks.

How to heat emboss:

  • use your Embossing Buddy to dust powder over your Watercolour cardstock – this prevents the embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want it to stick.
  • ink up your stamp in VersaMark (clear watermark ink) and stamp onto the Watercolour cardstock,
  • sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the stamped image and tap the excess powder off (I put a piece of scrap paper underneath and then funnel it back into the pot),
  • heat up your Heat Gun until it’s nice and hot BEFORE you start heating your powder covered image. This will help to stop the cardstock from warping as the heat is only applied for a short time, turning the powder to liquid and then it sets.

Birthday Blooms from Stamin' Up! - card created by Australian Business Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie carolynbennie.com

I’ve watercoloured these cards with Aqua Painters (water filled brushes) and dipped into the inside lid of the Classic Stampin’ Pads. It’s just ANOTHER way to use your ink pads. They’re such good value.

If water-colouring has seemed too hard for you, this is a really easy technique. The embossed image keeps the ink inside the lines. You really need to try this – it’s SUPER easy.

The first card I’ve left without ink around the rose and the second card has had a light watercolour wash of Soft Sky ink all around it.

Call to Action. Which card do you like best? Tell me in the comments:

1/ the white version or, 

2. the Soft Sky wash version?

Birthday Blooms from Stamin' Up! - card created by Australian Business Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie carolynbennie.com

 

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