Combining Emboss Resist & Watercoloring Techniques

Desiring a Crumb Cake background for the flowers heart led me to combine the emboss resist and watercoloring techniques for my Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness card. Watch to see how these two techniques work together for vibrant colored flowers.

Click to watch my combining emboss resist and watercoloring techniques for Stampin’ Up! Happy Hearts card tutorial here if the video is not displaying properly on your mobile device.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness Stamp Set used to make a Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card designed by Shelly Godby of www.stampingsmiles.comThe emboss resist technique and watercoloring are two of my favorite techniques. Until now, I don’t recall every combining the two but sure am pleased by the results for my Heart Happiness card. 

Hand stamped Valentine’s Day cards are the first thing we all probably think of when we see heart stamps. Yet, this card would also make for a hand made anniverary, thinking of you. birthday or wedding card.

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Heart Happiness Card Measurements

5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Crumb Cake Cardstock

5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ Whisper White Cardstock

3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ Crumb Cake Cardstock

3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ Berry Burst Cardstock

5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock


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All the supplies to make my Heart Happiness card are pictured below and available now to order in my online store


Heart Happiness Card Supplies

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