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Soft Watercolor with Heat Emboss Resist

Happy Thursday, all! Today I have a simple watercolor card for you. When I saw the large flowers and leaves in the new Bouquet Builder 2 stamp set from Waffle Flower, I thought it would be fun to paint it similar to vintage botanical drawings–put a wide white border around it and place a small word near the bottom of the stem. And it turned out great!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

To make the painting easier, I used white embossing powder over the stamped image. After the embossing powder was heat set and melted, the lines of the image were raised and resisted the watercolor. Therefore, it contained the paint and made it super easy to control where I was painting.

For a greeting, I used the small “Miss you” from Waffle Flower’s Wish stamp set.

Waffle Flower July Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Today’s post is part of a blog hop celebrate the July 2018 release! To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 7/9/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 7/11/2018.

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 7/8/18 will receive a mysterious gift. No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

Now it’s time to get hopping! Your next stop is Nichol Spohr.


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder stamp set
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*Waffle Flower Wish stamp set
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White, 5×7…
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS | MSW ]
*MISTI bar magnet
[ SSS | MSW ]
EK Success Powder Tool
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
Prang Watercolor Set, 8 colors
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
[ SSS ]
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White…
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Mary Holshouser July 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    you achieved your look of vintage.
    Beautiful card. Lovely shading.
    thanks for sharing

  • Reply Shelly P July 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Kristina, what a beautiful and soft color palette…opposites are good together! ; ) Waffle Flower’s bouquet builder set is amazing and you’ve really made it shine in this painterly work of art! I always learn something from watching you and this post was no exception…thank you!

  • Reply JANET SANT July 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I love the way you teach :)

  • Reply Isabelle July 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Your card is beautiful and very elegant !

  • Reply justasiam July 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    A lovely card, once again!!

  • Reply MandaLJ July 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Your watercolouring is so beautiful! Your card does have that lovely vintage look!

  • Reply Denise Ward July 7, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    This card is so very pretty. I like the softer hues you used in your design.

  • Reply Julie July 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful floral painting. I always enjoy seeing what you can accomplish with very inexpensive supplies. I’ve come to the conclusion that good paper is more important than the media.

  • Reply LAURA CASSELMAN July 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    This really does look Victoria vintage! Beautiful!

  • Reply Rufus July 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Love the soft muted colors. Thanks so much for using Prang watercolors…it just shows that you don’t always have to have a large, expensive set of paints to create beauty!

  • Reply Amy Cooley July 7, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous watercolored card. This is a beautiful new set.

  • Reply Cornelia Fulmore July 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Such a beautiful watercolor and so neat.

  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe July 7, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Such amazing cards, love that it is so full of sweet and fun goodness!

  • Reply Megan July 7, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Not that you asked but the flower is an echinacea or cone flower. You used to be able to get them in a nice purple and also white, not they seem to come in all sorts of colours, such pretty flowers. Lovely card.

  • Reply Jean Marmo July 8, 2018 at 6:07 am

    That is beautiful! Love the flower!

  • Reply Sarah Biswabic July 8, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Your card is so beautiful! I love it!!

  • Reply Jenine July 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Of all the cards on the blog hop, I think yours used muted colors for such a delicate and elegant touch. I loved all the colorful cards and it is interesting to note that even when using colors that are soft and toned down, the card still winds up to be gorgeous and with a different feel.

  • Reply Beverly Perdue July 9, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Such a lovely card! Love the soft watercolors.

  • Reply renee milner July 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Such a lovely stamp and card–watercoloring is my favorite way to use my stamps, and I always enjoy seeing your how-tos!

  • Reply Denise Bryant July 9, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Love those gorgeous flowers and the way you colored them! Beautiful card! The Bouquet Builder 2 set is a favorite!

  • Reply Lisascreativeniche July 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    The softness of this card is incredible!

  • Reply Karen July 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Gorgeous! Certainly suitable for framing…

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