Embossed Floral Watercolor

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made using the Lifestyle Crafts Flower Embossing Folder Set.  This is a little out of the box for me for me but I had lots of fun water coloring the flowers in one of my favorite color combinations.

KC Lifestyle Flower Folder Set 1 right

I wanted to watercolor the embossed flowers so I used a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper.  I used a waterbrush and dipped directly into reinkers for darker shades of color and lightly dipped directly on the ink pad for lighter shades.  I heat set the ink and then turned the paper over onto my molding pad and lightly rolled my stylus over the flower areas to add just a little more definition.

Hint:  I use the lids of each ink pad as a palette for reinkers.  I add a tiny drop of reinker in the lid, use what I want and the rest will be there the next time I need to use it.  To me it is so much easier than trying to pull out a palette and it also saves on ink.


KC Lifestyle Flower Folder Set 1 center

I cut the frame by placing my cardstock on my magnet platform and placing the both square dies face down together, lining them up and cut.  The magnet platform makes lining dies up evenly a breeze.

I mounted the flower layer to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the frame with an additional layer of mounting tape.  The popped up layers adds interest to the project, especially since the main focal layer is fairly flat surface. 

KC Lifestyle Flower Folder Set 1 left

I really love how this turned out.  It is so bright and cheery.  I wouldn’t mind have an accent wall covering somewhere in my house with this pattern. 

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.25” square

12 thoughts on “Embossed Floral Watercolor”

  1. Kittie, you has right, this is totally different than your other projects.
    But, you are a genius Kittie!
    You found a new technique in whole own style!! Wonderful!!
    Thank you that you let us enjoy from your wonderful creativity.
    Hugs, Eva.

  2. Your card is really, really pretty….I, too, love this color combo. Your art is always so uplifting.
    The magnetic platform is one of the best tools invented….I bought a Grand Calibur machine the other day and it was like culture shock not having the magnetic platform for it….dies sliding around everywhere….had to bring back out the post-it notes to hold the dies down….maybe they will make a magnetic platform for the grand calibur one day. I’ll still use my Big Kick unless the size of what I’m cutting just won’t work because of the ease of the magnetic platform that fits through the Big Kick.
    Have a great weekend, too….and thanks, again, for sharing your talent.

  3. Very pretty. Love your color choices. I wouldnt have thought you would use a stylus behind the embossing but it sure looks gorgeous and gives it more dimension, great idea.

  4. Kittie, this is such a pretty card….. the colors are soothing….another card that could be framed and hung on the wall….. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity

  5. Good Morning, Kittie, a beautiful display of colors and flowers, Reminds me of the flowers in wall paper, used many yrs ago. so this would look good as a wall hanging. Thank you for the tips on the lids an color, and how you used the ringers…..well done. ….have a good week-end.

  6. This is gorgeous Kittie! Thank you for sharing the watercolour techniques for the embossing. Best of all turning the embossed piece over and shaping with the stylus, I will be using that tip, great idea! I always want to colour embossed pieces and it doesn’t turn out the way I want. Now I will use your techniques. Love the colours you have chosen, they are my favourites too! Thank you for sharing this beautiful, creatively inspiring card today. Have a beautiful weekend.
    Jacquelene L


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