Saturday, November 3, 2018

Dry Embossed, Watercolored, Metallic Paste Cards

Hello and welcome!

I've been experimenting with watercoloring on watercolor paper AFTER dry embossing it.  After it dries, I've added metallic paste on top of the embossed edges.  I plan to use these pieces and come up with a few new card designs using these techniques.  Above is the first one.

On this one, I used Kuretake pearlescent watercolor in light blue after I embossed the 140 lb. watercolor paper with a Darice embossing folder called "Henna".  Then I took a small stitched rectangle die from my stash and cut out a small rectangle of the blue watercolored paper to use on my card.  I also cut it out of a white panel and inserted the blue piece inside the opening.  

I stamped the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping "Wishing You" stamp set, in Versafine black ink and then added a partial Memory Box die cut stemming out of the curve of the sentiment.  I added blue Nuvo Jewel drops to the center of the flowers and then added a strip of black and white striped paper on the diagonal above the die cut.

I plan to use the other panels I made for other cards so be on the lookout for more cards using this technique:  1) dry emboss thick watercolor paper  2) watercolor the embossed piece  3) rub metallic paste on the top of the embossed, watercolored piece once it is dry.

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  1. Your dry embossed, watercoloured and highlight piece is so pretty. It's like a piece of jewelry on your card. Looks wonderful with black flowers and sentiment. Very elegant, Angela! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Thanks for sharing how you made this beautiful work of art. Every step was well thought out and the final card is just stunning.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Clean and Simple. challenge!


  3. Gorgeous blue and embossed insert beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up.

  4. Gorgeous dry embossed technique, Angie. I love how you added the metallic to the raised embossed edges of your watercolored piece. Such a clever embellishment with your angled black and white striped paper. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

  5. A great looking card with fabby image and colours. Well done! Thank you for taking the time to join us over at CC-challenges this time.
    Love n hugs

  6. What an interesting technique, Angie! I love the soft blue color and the dimension of the white embossed area! I love how you've framed the piece and the contrast of the black die cut and sentiment too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Beautiful card with such lovely techniques. Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards. Happy crafting. Hugs - Bharati

  8. What an eye catching layout. Love the tecnique you've used and what a fabulous effect on the dry embossing. The black accents pop on the crisp white and against the wonderful blue embossed rectangle. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up challenge X

  9. Oooh! I must try this with some of my embossed panels! Lovely card and fabulous colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  10. Lovely ‘brighten up’ card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday! Mariken DT

  11. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional embossing (wet or dry)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…