Adding Texture, Embossing, Inky Techniques, Stamping, Watercolour

Keeping It Simple With Heat & Dry Embossing

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I do hope you are all having a great weekend and are having lots of fun.

Today I’m sharing a card made with some beautiful Altenew products. I have to say that Beautiful Day is a huge favourite of mine and it had been a while since I had inked it up so I thought day would be a good day.

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I started by stamping the outline images onto watercolour card and then heat embossing in gold. I loosely watercoloured the images using Distress Ink and water, to do this I added clean water to the images and then dropped in colour to the areas that I felt would have more shade using a paint brush. The water helps the ink to blend and bleed giving a awesome shading effect- Altenew Crisp inks can also be used for this technique. Once the watercolour was dry I cut the images out using the coordinating die set.

Although I wanted the card to have a clean look I also wanted something in the background- so for my background I embossed the Dodec Cover Die into a piece of white card. To emboss rather than cut the die I ran it though my die-cutting machine using an embossing mat. The embossing mat is like a piece of rubber, as the rubber has a bit of ‘give’ it doesn’t give the machine enough pressure to cut so embosses the image instead.

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To put the card together I attached the embossed piece to the card blank. I then added a strip of white card to break up the background and to have somewhere for my sentiment to sit. I added the watercoloured flower images into place and then added a sentiment from Label Love on top.

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

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Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Lydia xxx

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