Thursday, May 19, 2016

Watercolored Emboss Resist Hello

I tried a new technique "Watercolor Burst",  but used Zig Markers instead of the "Peerless" Watercolors shown on this awesome You Tube Video "Watercolor Burst".  I Heat Embossed my SU Hello using Versamark and SU Black EB powder and heat gun.  Then I used the wet on wet watercoloring technique for my Zig colors.  I used a wet paint brush #4 to lay down water onto my Strathmore 140# Mixed Media paper.  Then laid down seven Zig marker colors for a rainbow of colors letting the watercolors follow my water tracks.  Always fun to watch that process.  I finished my card by die cutting my layers with my MB Stitched Rectangles and added a pretty ombre watercolored punched butterfly with rhinestones.  I watercolored a scrap of  Arches Cold Press WC paper with my Zigs and then punched my butterfly.  I used my Zig marker to color my purple frame spreading the watercolor with a wet paint brush. When all dry I inlaid the main image and purple frame turning over and attaching both with scotch tape.  Then attached main image to Certainly Celery layer.  My card is 3 3/4" by 4 3/4".

Enjoy and hope you get to watch the really cool video. Watercolor Burst Video

My card is for these challenges...

CAS Mix Up May Challenge Stamping + Heat Embossing + Watercoloring + Inlaid Die Cutting

Time Out Challenge Celebrate Sandie's 50th..CAS with Purple Twist

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU Four You (ret)
Paper: SU Certainly Celery (ret), Strathmore Mixed Media, Arches Cold Press
Ink: Versamark, Zig Clean Clear Real Brush watercolor markers
Accessories: SU Black EB Powder, heat tool,embossing buddy, rhinestones and Bitty Butterfly Punch. Memory Box Stitched Rectangles, dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, Heat Embossing, Inlaid Die Cutting, Wet on Wet Watercoloring

Thank you for Looking and a special thank you for Commenting.  Happy Birthday Sandie :-)


  1. Hi Nancy...your water coloring is so fabulous; I adore it so much. The butterfly is super cute and of course such great card. Thank you for visiting ARTplorations blog and leave some love on my tutorial. I shall have one tutorial coming up on May 20th if you are interested :) Take care and happy creating.
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  2. I love this colour burst-I really like these stunning CAS cards with a touch of an arty look. Thanks for joining my party

  3. This turned out so pretty, Nancy! I love your "rainbow" and the watercolored butterfly and background! Awesome technique!

  4. Great job Nancy! I have seen this fantastic video and have it bookmarked ... something I'd like to try too. :) Your card turned out amazing. Love the bright colours from the zigs and how they flowed over your heat embossed sentiment. Great design with the watercolour border and inlaid die-cuts. There's a challenge over at AAA cards that you should enter your card --- closes in one day. ( xx

    1. TFS Loll..I added my card to AAA Cards :-) Hugs, Nancy

  5. What a beautiful effect you achieved with your flowing watercolors, something that I still struggle with! Love how your card bursts with color. Beautiful job blending the colors for that gorgeous butterfly!

  6. Gorgeous watercoloured rainbow of colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  7. Love the splashes of bright colors. What a great card!

  8. Gorgeous rainbow colour bursts, Nancy ... fabulous with that yummy ombré butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sandie's surprise Time Out challenge! Anita :)

  9. So pretty, Nancy! The bold sentiment really pops on your rainbow back drop. Looks great pairing the bright colors and the neutral frame. TFS

  10. What a lovely rainbow Nancy! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Hazel xx
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  11. Pretty background and a great colour palette! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy