Thursday, February 4, 2010


Embossing is one of my favorite things to do when stamping. Last year when I stared to stamp again and blogging, I wondered onto Patty's Stamping, she had some wonderful cards where she had done watercoloring and embossing. At the time I had none of the necessary supplies to try this technique, but knew that it was something that I wanted to try. In the coming months I purchased the Fifth Avenue Floral Set, Reinkers and Aquapainters all from Stampin Up, sounds like a commercial.

With everything going on once I had the supplies I just never got around to trying the technique, until now, almost a year later. The challenge at Gingersnap Creations is to using embossing, the rose is embossing with pearl white embossing powder. Patty suggested shimmer paper, but I used a heavy cardstock, which worked well. Patty has a wonderful tutorial on this technique and you can see it by going to her blog and clicking on April 2008, Watercolor Roses--Technique and Video Tutorial. This was my first attempt at watercoloring with ink, I am not an artist so this was definetly something that I would not have done with out all of Patty's excellent information, it is so easy and fun to do.

The basic card is paper from Lasting Impressions, the ink colors were red, orange and yellow. Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts. Added a little satin ribbon and bow to finish off the card. Love how it turned, the card will be given to one of my co-workers along with some homemade brownies to celebrate her birthday.

When trying the technique I stamped a couple of other roses, and tried different colors. The rose was used as the focal point for the sketch from Mojo Monday, Week #124.

The background paper is from Creative Memories, and Lasting Impressions. The embossing powder is pearl white, and basic yellow and orange were used to get the watercolor effect. Instead of paper on the bottom paper where the rose is, ribbon was used.

Have a few other stamps in my stash that I want to try this technique with in the future.

It's my Monday, so it is time to get ready for work. Have a crafty day, and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful! I think the orange is my fave.

  2. These are so elegant - your technique turned out beautifully!

  3. I love these cards. Can't wait for you to teach me this technique. Kay

  4. Beautiful color tones! Love your cards!

  5. wow! gorgeous and elegant creations Suzie!




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