Trapped Embossed Watercolor

Hey, it’s Kelly here with a fun technique to share using the Triangle Background Fancy Die. I’m not sure if there is already a name out there for this technique, but I’m calling it trapped embossed watercolor.

I started out by die-cutting the triangle background from a piece of masking paper and adhering it to a piece of watercolor paper. Then I used the Pool and Green Hills Spray Inks mixed with a little water to paint in the triangles. These water-based sprays are great for creating a watercolor look!

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Once it was completely dry, I covered the entire piece with VersaMark ink. Then I removed the mask and embossed the triangles with clear embossing powder. This resulted in a gorgeous shine over each triangle!

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Then I die-cut a window using the Classic and Ornate Frame Cuts to create an opening for my sentiment. The sentiment was first heat embossed on watercolor paper and then I used the Green Hills Spray Ink once again to create a watercolor effect.

I also used the iron-off technique on the sentiment to remove all the embossing resulting in a completely smooth image. (Check out Jennifer’s card and video HERE for more information on the iron-off embossing technique.)

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Thanks for joining me today — I hope you will give this technique a try!


Happy Birthday Scroll (CL760) Classic and Ornate Frame (DI048) Triangle Background (DI089) Pool Mixed Folded Cards (PS639) Embossing Powder - Clear (PW104) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)
Mid-Tone Pool Spray (WM110) Mid-Tone Green Hills Spray (WM111)

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20 Responses to “Trapped Embossed Watercolor”

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    Debbie said:

    Love the shiny triangles!

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    Barb Ghig said:

    Can you say, FABULOUS?!!! Love this technique, Kelly…Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  3. 13

    barbara lassiter said:

    Love the colors on this and it’s a clever technique resulting in a beautiful card. Thanks!

  4. 14

    Karen L K said:

    Very nice look! Those colors are great together too!

  5. 15

    Sue D said:

    Great technique and colors.

  6. 16

    paperpicnic said:

    Loved reading about the technique that you used to create this beautiful card! I love the pretty watercolored triangles and the shine looks amazing! It’s fantastic, Kelly!

  7. 17

    Linda W. said:

    What a fun technique, Kelly! Just love the shimmery triangles!!

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    Diane McCarthy said:

    This is a great card. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 19

    Sue Blumberg said:

    Love, love, love hero arts and the creativity!

  10. 20

    Mimi said:

    I love getting new inspiring ideas from Hero Arts!

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