Crafty with Caly: Watercoloring on 3D Embossing Folder Peony Bundle

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the latest edition of Crafty with Caly with the awesome and talented Caly Person! Read on and be sure to watch the video to learn more about this beautiful card below! Enjoy!

Hi Friends! Do you like embossing folders?  I’ll be honest – I get intimidated by them.  I don’t know what to do with them to make them “me.”  The new 3D embossing folders from the Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly release are GORGEOUS and I made a point to use them for a project to share with you today. 

I’m using Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor my 3D image from the Peony Bundle embossing folder.  After embossing a watercolor panel, I watercolored over the embossed image and painted on colors to give them depth.  Be sure to check out the video to see the process!

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The embossed image naturally draws pigment into the crevices where darker shades should be so I felt like that was super helpful!  However, I do need to say that I noticed the water moved differently over watercolor cardstock that has been pressed in an embossing folder.

When I was done watercoloring, I trimmed and splattered my panel with gold and white paint.  Gives it more texture and interest.  Since it dries quickly, I set it aside while I trimmed a sentiment from the Thinking of You Sentiment Strips.

To finish my card, I added some iridescent sequins and mounted my card over a card base using layer of craft foam for dimension.  I hope you enjoyed this project!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! ~Caly

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE VIOLET 5ML…
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN 5ML Extra Fine…
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daniel smith at Simon Says STAMP!
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Trinity Stamps SOAPY BUBBLES CLEAR…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Studio Katia EMBELLISHMENT WAND sk014
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Studio Katia WHITE Embellishment Wand…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Thank you SO much for stopping by, and a big thanks to Caly for being our guest!!

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Never thought of watercoloring it or using watercolor paper for 3d embossing. Not a fan of them on cardstock, but sure will try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is just stunning – and I have that embossing folder on order!!! Thanks so much for sharing this great technique!!

  3. Wow! You make it look so incredibly easy. It’s absolutely stunning. I love how you chose to do that with the 3D embossed image. It’s absolutely perfect. One of your prettiest cards ever.

  4. What a beautiful card and you made the water coloring look so easy. I love these new embossing folders. Thanks for your tips and techniques.

  5. Fabulous card and colouring Caly.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and the great video tutorial. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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