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Watercolor + Embossing = Pretty

Hello crafters!

I feel like it’s been forever since I had a post here! Today I decided to get some technique going for you guys.

Water coloring has been everywhere for months now but I’m just getting comfortable with it. I also really wanted to keep the cards one layer. There is just something about a one layer card that makes my heart smile. I hope it does for you too 🙂

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Water coloring was such a hard sell for me because everything was so  . . well watered down (ha!). I love bright colors and water coloring seemed like the antithesis of my beloved bright colors. Then I found Inktense water color pencils and my world changed. It’s still water coloring but BOLDER and I love it! I stamped my flowers and embossed them in white before coloring. Everyone has their preferred method but I just color right on the paper and then use my paint brush to blend.

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I did have to mask the flowers for this card and it was a bit time consuming because the petals don’t touch. With that said It was worth it. I love the bouquet I was able to create. I should note though this card is 4 x 5.25. I didn’t realize it was a smidge smaller until after I started stamping and by that time I was committed 🙂

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Even though this one is softer it’s probably my favorite. Maybe because it’s different to have the color in the background?

I don’t know I just dig it and that’s enough for me 🙂

If you’d like to pick either of the stamp sets I used or anything else from the store feel free to use the coupon code KELLYL15 to get 15% off.

Don’t forget to join our current challenge too! The theme is encouragement and it just started yesterday so you still have a whole month to play along!

Thanks for visiting

XoXo

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