Video : Watercolor Floral Card using Colored Embossing

by May Sukyong Park

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1Hello, it's May here with a set of watercolor cards that I made using a couple of techniques: colored embossing and loose watercoloring.

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1I used the multi layered stamps from Beautiful Day and Peony Bouquet in a different way for today's project. Rather than stamping the images in layers with different colors, I stamped them as a single image to create a unique look inspired by the Let It Shine class by Carissa at Altenew Academy.

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this watercolor card from start to finish. You can watch it below or on Altenew Youtube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

How to Make a Card using Colored Embossing and Loose Watercoloring

  1. Pull out the stamps from Beautiful Day and Peony Bouquet.
  2. Ink up the stamps with Versamark watermark ink first and Midnight Violet ink after.
  3. Stamp the floral images on some watercolor paper from Arches.
  4. Heat emboss the images with clear embossing powder.
  5. Watercolor the images with Mijello Misson Gold 36 watercolor set.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Oriental Orchid stamp set with black ink.
  7. Mount the watercolor panel on a A2 size top folding card using foam tape.

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1Colored Embossing with Dye Inks

  • It's a great way to get more out of your dye inks.
  • It's a useful technique when you don't own a bunch of embossing powers with every color.
  • You can create the same look of colored embossing by stamping with your dye ink/watermark ink together and heat embossing with clear embossing powder.
  • Pigment ink works better as you don't need to ink up with watermark ink when heat embossing.

If you want to learn more about the colored embossing technique, please check out this blog post from Jennifer McGuire Ink : Faux Colored Embossing.

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1Actually this is the card I made first. However my husband didn't like the way I added the ink splatters and clear sequins on my card. So I had to start it over. That is just me. I'm not satisfied with my card until my husband loves it. Hehe…

Altenew_WatercolorFlorals_HandmadeCard_1That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and got some inspiration to make your own. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

S_MaysukyongPark

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Liz Maitland April 30, 2016 - 09:04

Absolutely stunning! Very beautiful.

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creatingincolors April 30, 2016 - 09:12

Beautiful techniques!

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Janet April 30, 2016 - 10:21

They’re both magnificent. Will pop back later to watch the video – it is still saying private! Thank you :-)

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Claudia Lawler April 30, 2016 - 10:41

Absolutely beautiful. I just wish I could be so artistic!

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Michele F April 30, 2016 - 10:59

May you know I will patiently await the video… but goodness, this is stunning!
xx

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 00:16

Hey my friend! Video is up on the blog now. Thank you for the patience. Enjoy it!!!

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Priscilla Joseph April 30, 2016 - 11:21

Still says private.

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May Park April 30, 2016 - 19:37

Sorry for inconvenience. I have an issue with internet at the moment and it is taking hours for me to upload the video on YouTube. I’ll let you know once it’s uploaded. Thank you, Priscilla!

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 00:16

Hi Priscilla! Finally the video is up on the blog. Thank you for the patience!!!

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Karen L K April 30, 2016 - 11:53

So pretty! The colors are so lovely together.

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Verna Angerhofer April 30, 2016 - 12:37

I could not see the video but by reading your instructions I was able to grasp the concept and it does look like a neat and different way to use the floral images. I might have to try that when I get some stamp time in. Thanks for sharing.

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Roselee April 30, 2016 - 14:10

Would love to see your video for this gorgeous card however it says private. I’m a visual person and I’m excited to see your process.

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May Park April 30, 2016 - 19:35

I’ m sorry to have kept you waiting. I have an issue with internet and it is taking hours to upload the video on YouTube. I’ll let you know once it’s uploaded. Thank you, Roselee.

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 00:17

Hi Roselee! The video tutorial is up on the blog now. Thank you for the patience!!! Hope you enjoy watching it!!!

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Clelie April 30, 2016 - 16:27

Love the cards…but, being visual…I am eagerly waiting for your video tutorial! Thanks for all your efforts!

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May Park April 30, 2016 - 19:36

Thank you for the patience. I’ll let you know once it’s uploaded.

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 00:18

Video is up on the blog now. Thank you for the patience. Enjoy it!!!

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Suzanne Albanese April 30, 2016 - 16:53

The video still says private. Can’t wait to see it as the card is breathtaking!

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May Park April 30, 2016 - 19:35

Sorry for inconvenience. I have an issue with internet at the moment and it is taking hours to upload the video on YouTube. I’ll let you know once it’s uploaded. Thank you, Suzanne.

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 00:19

Hi Suzanne, so excited to tell you the video is finally up on the blog now. Thank you for the patience. Enjoy it!!!

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Rubeena April 30, 2016 - 18:12

These are just amazing!!!

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Linda Lipford April 30, 2016 - 23:17

Wow! Great explanation of your process in creating these stunning cards!

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Kristie Maynard May 1, 2016 - 00:26

I love this video and I love both the cards. They are both just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Sandra F May 1, 2016 - 00:54

Gorgeous card and awesome video tutorial!

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Manda May 1, 2016 - 02:03

Beautiful card – love the colours you used. Thanks for the video. Just noticed that in the steps you listed, 2. should say use Versamark ink first, otherwise your Versamark pad will pick up the coloured ink!

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May Park May 1, 2016 - 02:35

Oh my mistake! Thank you for pointing it out, Manda. I just edited it. I’m glad that you read my instruction carefully. :)

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Manda May 1, 2016 - 02:45

You’re welcome! I like this technique and every time I use it, I have to think carefully what order in which to use the inks so I don’t make a mess!

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Amy Donohue May 1, 2016 - 04:32

Your husband is wrong!!! I like the 1st better!!!! ( But don’t tell him I said both are beautiful!!! Men!!!)
I just love watching your videos. And I always want to know where you got all your cute containers. You should link us to them!!
Thank you May, you are quite an artist!!

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conil May 1, 2016 - 10:30

They’re both beautiful for different reasons. The first is loose and very artsy the second is more refined. Each is gorgeous. You can tell your guy, he isn’t the expert on art he thinks he is.

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Betty May 1, 2016 - 11:21

both of your cards are lovely in their own way – i like the second one better because that would be the way i would do it – am not much good at the really loose watercoloring

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Harriet May 1, 2016 - 13:39

I was delighted today to be able to watch your video, May. Your card is just beautiful. I truly appreciate your idea to use both dye and emboss with clear powder, that is brilliant. Your card is a real inspiration to me. Thank you.

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KimberlyRae May 1, 2016 - 14:06

Stunning! You are Uber talented! I like the send one, but why not slater it a bit, would look cool, too :)

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KimberlyRae Forde May 3, 2016 - 11:37

can you tell me the measurements for your card base? and what measurements did you use cutting your card front to? Thank you!

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Stamps of India May 2, 2016 - 08:58

Amazing blog posted.

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Renee Logan May 3, 2016 - 19:49

such beautiful work..thank you for sharing your art… very inspiring.. your delightful!

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SarahC May 3, 2016 - 21:03

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing the details.

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Valerie Breingan May 3, 2016 - 21:16

May!!!! This is Stunning.I just ordered my Missions.Can’t wait.

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Nina May 4, 2016 - 19:45

Both cards are beautiful each in their own way. My favorite though is your second card which shows more detail.

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