Creativity Unlocked feat. Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder | How to Add a WOW Factor to Your 3D Embossing Folders!

by Therese Calvird

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Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. Today, I'm sharing 2 fun techniques to add watercolor to your 3D embossed images!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new embossing folder!

Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder

The stunning Rose Bellevue is renowned for its exquisite blends and contrasts of color. The Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder features a close-up view of this gorgeous flower.

Designer's Tips!

Add strips of washi tape to a piece of thick white cardstock. Leave a little white gap between each strip to give the look of chipped paint. Place the cardstock inside the embossing folder, run it through an embossing/die-cut machine, and watch the magic unravel!

I have made 2 fabulous cards using the fun Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder

Are You READY to Add a WOW Factor to Your 3D Embossing Folders?

Add a WOW Factor to Your 3D Embossing Folders

Today's cards were inspired by this card that I made HERE. I had many questions asking how it was created, and I thought a video would be the easiest way to share the process.  You can see that below.

Card Idea # 1 – Before Embossing

For my first design, I decided to lay down color onto some Watercolor Paper before embossing with the Rose Bellevue 3D Folder.  I used the Artists' Watercolor Pan Set and a wet-on-wet technique, which allowed the colors to blend together as they dried.

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Watercolors Fancy Enjoy Take 2 With Therese card video 1After the panel dried, I embossed it, but I felt it needed extra depth, so I added paint to create some shading on the petals.

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Watercolors Fancy Enjoy Take 2 With Therese card video 2Then, I added a simple sentiment using the Fancy Enjoy Die.

PRO TIP: If your embossed edges lose definition after adding water, simply wait for the panel to completely dry and re-emboss it with the 3D embossing folder.

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Watercolors Fancy Enjoy Take 2 With Therese card video 3

Card Idea # 2 – After Embossing

For my second design, I actually embossed the image first!  This time I used the Artists' Gouache paints to add color and shading.  The almost ‘chalky' look of these water-based paints gives such a unique finish to the design.

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Gouache One Go Birthday Greetings Take 2 With Therese card video 1I wanted the rose to be the star of the show, so I kept the sentiment simple yet again and used the One-Go Birthday Greetings Bundle

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Gouache One Go Birthday Greetings Take 2 With Therese card video 2And heat embossed this on some Jet Black Cardstock.

Altenew Bellevue Rose 3D Artists Gouache One Go Birthday Greetings Take 2 With Therese card video 3You can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my cards!
 
Will you try watercolor with your 3D embossing folders?  And if you do, will it be before or after you emboss? Comment down below!

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sirfdilse December 27, 2022 - 1:14 PM

Gorgeous!!!

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Aldrin December 29, 2022 - 3:28 PM

It’s gorgeous indeed, Sirfdilse!

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