catherine pooler · Water Colouring · Wow Embossing

Catherine Pooler dry embossed card

Hi all, today’s card is using the newish Quilter Cover die for the dry embossed technique. If you are new to the dry embossed technique, let me give you the down low on the how to. First of all you need a die cutting machine and of course a cover die (background die). The whole idea of the this technique is to achieve an “impression” type of look rather than using the die in a traditional sense for cutting. I have an electronic cutting machine and the biggest tip I can offer when it comes to the impression part of running the “sandwhich” through the machine is a ‘rubber mat’. Most cutting machines you can purchase a rubber mat that pairs well with your machine.

Sandwhich Key –
1. Cutting platform
2. Rubber Mat
3. Cardstock
4. Cover Die
5. Cardstock Shim
6. 1 x Cutting Plate

Depending on your machine you may need to add a couple of shims. Shims can vary in thickness and I highly recommend using cardstock as shims depending on the depth of impression you would like to achieve. Try and not add too many cardstock shims as to not make it too thick so you don’t cut through the actual cardstock itself.

For my card, I have mounted the dry embossed panel on a white top folding card base. As an added element to my card I have die cut a heart panel with the layered stitched dies with kraft cardstock. I love the kraft cardstock can bring a natural looking element to add to the floral stamp design. The floral stamp design has been heat embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder in Ebony and water coloured in with Catherine Pooler Inks and water colour pencils.

To finish the card off I added some crater lake clear sequins to embellish the card.

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Lots of love and happy crafting
Jo

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Altenew · Water Colouring · Wow Embossing

Altenew Educator program | Creative Watercolour media card

Hello and welcome to my blogpost. As part of my Altenew Certification Program I have enrolled, I took the Creative Watercolour Media class by Jennifer Rzasa & Co. I played with the Watercolour 36 pan set which I have had in my stash and had a great excuse to play with it again. To ease into the class I started off with florals that I could colour in one petal at a time. As I am not particularly good at keeping my colouring in the lines I chose to heat emboss the image.

I first heat embossed both floral images with Ebony embossing powder and watercoloured in using the pan set. My biggest tip that I have learnt is have clean water and a clean brush handy. I love having two brushes to work with, 1 brush to pick up the pigment paint up and 1 to help distribute the paint throughout each petal. I have created a tutorial up on my youtube channel of my creative process.

There is a lot to learn when it comes to watercolouring and bot oh boy I am loving this class. I am yet to complete it but I just could help but pick up a brush and start colouring. I have to say the watercolour bug has bit me hard 😃

The colour inspiration was from the January monthly card challange.

A Touch of Winter for January’s 2021 Inspiration Challenge

In my card I also showcase a cool pearl embossing powder that changes colour when it is heat set.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely day!

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Lots of love and happy crafting from Jo

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Design Team · Trinity Stamps · Water Colouring

Trinity Stamps : Bouquet of Hope

PicHi All, Welcome to Today’s blog post where I will be using a wonderful stampset called “Bouquet of Hope”. This stampset also comes with coordinating dies. I have done a very light watercolouring on the image and have turned this card into an easel card for an interactive feel to it.

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I have created a process video for you to sit back and watch a quick and simple card unfold in front of your very eyes.

 

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Design Team · Honey Bee · Honeybee · stamping · Water Colouring

Honey Bee Stamps: World Kindness Day

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HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY!

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The Honeybee Stamps Design Team members are all creating inspirational crafty pieces using the Kindness Stampset & Dies to celebrate World Kindness Day.


Here is the blog link to HoneyBee Stamps to visit all the links to these fabulous design team members – http://blog.honeybeestamps.com/blog/

For World Kindness day. Our Kindness Stamps and Dies are on sale – 25% off. Honeybee are also giving away Four $25 Gift Certificates to the shop.

2 on the blog – 2 on our Instagram page. All you have to do is comment on the blog post or the Instagram post to enter to win 🙂

For my card creations I have experimented with Ken Oliver Caribbean Brights Color Burst collection. What can I say but WOW WOW WOW ! Where has these been all my crafty life. I love how pigmented these are whether to just place down on your cardstock and spritz with water or paint with them just by picking up the powders with a wet brush.

I have kept these cards pretty simple and let the dies, stamps and powders do all the work.

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Happy Paper Carfting Peeps.

Hugs Jo

Blog Challenges · Honeybee · Water Colouring

Less is More Challenge: Challenge #334 – Sketch 20

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Hi Everyone today I am participated in the Less Is more Blog Challenge. Love the layout of this week’s sketch.

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Design Team · Fresh Bouquet · Inspired By Stamping · Water Colouring

Inspired By Stamping : Loose Watercolouring

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Hello Paper crafting peeps and a very big welcome to a beautiful blog post. I just adore the stampsets that Inspired By Stamping continuously provide for their customers. This Fresh Bouquet stampsets is one of my all time favourite floral sets to play with. With a combination of sentiments plus a beautiful floral arrangement this set you will go goey eyed over.

Today I have created a simple loose watercolouring card. By using distress inks and plenty of water this card.

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Please see you tube link below to take you through in how I made this card.
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