Keeping It Clean And Simple With Heat & Dry Embossing

by Lydia Evans

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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.

altenew watercolour beautiful day_6I 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.

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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.

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.

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

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

Hugs Lydia xxx

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Janet August 14, 2016 - 09:44

Beautiful – well and truly :-)

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:16

Thank you so much Janet :)

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Mary W August 14, 2016 - 09:46

This is really beautiful – the colors are standout and outlining in gold makes it seem so special. Anyone would be thrilled to receive a card like this.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:16

Thank you so much Mary :)

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Tasnim August 14, 2016 - 10:20

What a gorgeous card Lydia!! <3

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:17

Thank you Tasnim ?

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Ann August 14, 2016 - 10:28

A stunning card, and something I will definitely have a go at. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Happy stamping xx

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:18

Thank you Ann…. would love to see what you come up with :)

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Linda S. August 14, 2016 - 10:34

Just a beautiful card. Love the colors you chose and all the layers and textures of white.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:18

Thank you so much Linda

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Debbie Peysen August 14, 2016 - 10:42

Awesome card. Your water coloring is stunning. Thank you for such great instructions.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:19

Thank you so much Debbie

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Lynn Dalby August 14, 2016 - 10:46

Beautiful Card, I think I really need this stamp set, lol.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:20

Thank you Lynn …. it really is one of my all time favourites

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Celeste Goff August 14, 2016 - 11:32

Wow Lydia, this card is simply gorgeous! I love the gold embossing combined with the watercoloring!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:21

Thank you ever so much Celeste

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LauraJane:) August 14, 2016 - 12:48

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS coloring Lydia!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:21

Thank you so much Laura-Jane ?

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Pamela~ August 14, 2016 - 13:27

Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:22

Thank you Pamela

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Holly Saveur August 14, 2016 - 13:45

Stunning!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:22

Thank you Holly

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Mary Lou Marshall August 14, 2016 - 14:28

Absolutely lovely, Lydia!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:24

Thank you Mary Lou

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Harriet August 14, 2016 - 15:21

Beautiful….this stamp set is beyond excellent.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:26

Thank you so much Harriet

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Sandy G August 14, 2016 - 19:13

Gorgeous card!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:28

Thank you Sandy

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Renee M August 14, 2016 - 19:44

This is a stunning card–what a great idea to use gold for the stamped image!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:29

Thank you so much Renee

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Vicki F August 14, 2016 - 20:25

Beautiful Day is my favorite set by far. NOw I’m inspired to try a few new colors with it. Gorgeous!

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:30

It’s one of my all time faves …. such a beautiful and versatile set

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Anne Sturgeon August 14, 2016 - 21:29

I have not seen gold embossing used before. The effect is gorgeous. Really wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:30

Thank you so much Anne

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Carol MJS August 15, 2016 - 01:25

Delightful card, Lydia! I love the rich look of the gold embossing – must give this a try.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:31

Thank you Carol

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pooja August 15, 2016 - 03:17

What a beauty !

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:31

Thank you Pooja

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Anna Ekman August 15, 2016 - 07:55

Absolutely adorable.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:32

Thank you Anna

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Ruth Doherty August 15, 2016 - 12:52

I have never attempted water coloring but just love your work and have this stamp set so would love to try. Did you actually then “brush” your distress ink into the water, or did you just let the colors bleed into the water? Probably a silly question, but I am a total novice! Thanks.

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Lydia August 15, 2016 - 17:35

Thano you Ruth. What I did was cover the bit I wanted to colour with clean water, then added some ink to my paint brush and just touched it to where I thought would have the most shade. The water on the image will pull the colour from the Brush and the blend it out. Hope this makes sense :)

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