WPlus 9 Watercolor and Foil!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I had this idea of combining Heidi Swapp Foiling with a bit of watercoloring to create a card and chose the WPlus9 Autumn Leaves stamp set to have the perfect images to try this technique!

I started out white embossing the images onto Tim Holtz watercolor card stock (my favorite because it’s such a true white)!


Once my images were embossed, I ran the panel through the Heidi Swapp Minc machine using silver foil. Oh La La! It’s so shiny!! From there I used my Pine Needles, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress inks to watercolor.


I’m thrilled at how this technique turned out. I’ve shot a video on how to do each step of the process. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.


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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great start to your week tomorrow!

  1. Thank you Shari for your wonderfully descriptive video. Love the results of this shiny, water colored leaf card:)

  2. Love your card, but more so your technique!! This brings me one step closer to actually purchasing a Minc! I just need to see if others can get these same results before I jump.

  3. Such a lovely card with beautiful, tranquil colors! I haven’t seen the Minc machine in action–the foil leave outlines are so pretty.

  4. Clean and simple, beautiful colors and a great technique. Love the use of foil to add that touch of bling….Great design. TFS

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card! I’m glad she showed how to use the Minc machine with embossing … now, I feel confident to try it! I wanted to go back and watch again to count how many times she said “go ahead”. lol

  6. Beautiful! Love the colours, the combination and the shine! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!

  7. Lovely card and beautiful colors together. I’ve been looking for a now leaf stamp and this may be it. Thanks!

  8. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the combination of techniques and colors! Great stamps too! This is a perfect card for the fall season! TFS

  9. The softness of the watercolor, the actual colors, and the hint of glitz, makes this card both beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing. ~M~

  10. Gorgeous card! Great stamp set for this technique. Now I’m thinking I might need this little Minc maching after all.

  11. Very lovely card. Love seeing the technique. The silver leaves look so beautiful watercolored. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

  12. Wow! This was a beautiful experiment! Love your choice of colors with the silver–simply lovely. The images work so well with the loose watercoloring. Thanks!

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