These are a couple of cards made using the Distress Watercolor Dry Embossing technique. It uses watercolour paper, an embossing folder, heat embossing in clear... and last but not least Distress Ink refills painted on for colour.
Watercolor paper, 140lb cold press used here
Embossing folder, Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower
Die Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug
Versamark Inkor another embossing ink
Clear fine (or detail) embossing powder
Distress Ink refills & palette or other coloring medium (colours used here: scattered straw, mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, and a touch of barn door).
Spray bottle / container with water
White Pigment ink
White Sakura Souffle gel pen
Microglaze by Judikins
SRM Sticker sentiment "We've Got Your Sticker - Birthday" and K & Company Flora and Fauna Vellum butterfly stickers
The tutorial showing how to do the technique will go live here on SCS, this Wednesday.
Thanks for having a peek!
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012 GMT Views: 7468
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Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 5:37 AM
Wow, Mel, this is a really neat technique, and these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Such vivid colors with the wonderful texture...along with the wonderful envelopes. Love them! Thanks for the inspiration!
Registered: June 21, 2006 Location: Southern Maryland Posts: 24
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 6:50 AM
I am wondering if you could take the embossing ink pad directly to the raised part of the embossing folder instead. I have done this with colored ink pads before with great results. I will have to try this today for sure. Thanks so very much for sharing this wonderful technique.