Floral Thanks – Wet Watercolor Paper Tutorial – i-crafter Inspiration Team

Cherry Blossom Bursts

Hello crafty friends!  I am so glad you stopped by today to see my  i-crafter Inspiration Team  blog. What do you think of these gorgeous blue flowers and the bling background??  I thought I would use wet watercolor paper to see how it would react when embossing and Aqua Pigments were added to it.  I absolutely love the results!.  Here is how I created my Floral Thanks card. 

A –  I wet watercolor paper and used the rubber embossing mat with my die cutting machine, I embossed the largest Cherry Blossom Burst die into the paper

B – I stared adding a drops of Anemone Aqua Pigments and the watercolor paper with additional water to allow the color to bleed out  I dried the paper

C – I added Ice Skate Aqua Pigment next and sprayed a bit more water on the paper.  I dried it with my heat gun . Once it was dry  i lined up the large Cherry Blossom Burst die on the watercolor paper and  re -embossed it with the rubber embossing mat and the die cutting machine

D – I sprayed the paper to get it damp and added Sugar Plum Aqua Pigment for a final shimmer.  I then dried the paper a second time with my heat gun

E – after the paper was dry, I took the large Cherry Blossom Burst die and die cut the flower cluster out.  

F – From the remaining scrap of watercolor paper, I die cut the word THANKS using the Pop Up Wiper Insert die set

G – i used Fallen Snow Glitterstock.  It is a pure white heavy glitter paper.  I sprayed it with water and added a few drops of Aqua Pigments in Irish, Shamrock. and Limerick (all greens colors).  You can see it blended to create this beautiful subtle glittery back ground

H – This is a close up of the blue die cut Cherry Blossom Burst 

I  – I cut the colored glitterstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and using my A2 nesting dies, I die cut a 1/4″ frame from the same glitterstock piece.  Here you see all the pieces ready to assemble

J – I glued the 1/4″ glitterstock frame to the light blue card base.  I used adhesive foam squares to adhere the inner glitterstock  rectangle to the card base  popping it up from the frame.  Using  foam squares on the back of the THANKS sentiment, I attached it to the lower left of the card

K – I die cut two  floral sprigs from the Floral Garden die set and glued them to the top right area of the glitterstock

L – I used liquid glue to attached the Chery Blossom cluster to  the top right of the card.  I added blue half gems in the middle of each flower to complete the Floral Thanks card

These are the i-crafter products I used with this card

Cherry Blossom Burst die set

Pop up Wiper Insert die set 

Flower Garden die set

Thanks you so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create these beautiful flowers and colored glitterstock background for the Floral Thanks card. I would love to see what you create with this technique. Let me know if you have any question!

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Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired

Jenn Gross


i-crafter Cherry Blossom Bursts

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