Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Morning bloggers....

My apologies, just checked the blog and found that I had scheduled tomorrow's date instead of today!

Today we have a little watercolouring, letterpress and stamping

Start with a piece of watercolour card measuring 12.5cm x 17cm.  This card is a pure white and excellent to use

Using antique linen distress ink, ink the folder on the debossed side.  Ink it well then place the paper into the embossing folder and run it through your machine

This is a 3D embossing folder and my sandwich, for the Platinum Machine was the folder, card and the thin white plate 

Choose the colours you want to use, then apply the ink(s) onto a glass cutting mat /non-stick sheet or a stamp block

Add a little water to the colour then, with your brush, pick up a little of the darkest ink, apply it to the centre of one of the flowers, dip your brush into the water again then dab it onto a piece of kitchen paper.  You don't want to have the brush too wet when you pull the colour, from the centre, to the rest of the flower

Apply the green inks to the stamp block, add a little water then proceed the same way, for the leaves, as you did the flowers 

When everything is completely dry add a little gilding wax to the flower centres and the centres on the leaves

Stamp the sentiment using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink then apply a clear embossing powder over the stamped image, remove the excess and heat set

Dab a smoothie into the same distress ink and add it to the outside of the card

Buff the gilding wax with another piece of dry, clean kitchen paper

Add the top panel onto black card, leaving a narrow border then adhere it to the pink card

Using the 5th oval die, die cut 2 pieces of the pink card, then, using 4th oval die do the same again on white card

Glue white card to the pink, stamp your sentiment then adhered both die cuts to the inside of your card

I applied more colour to this card and used a 'Wink Of Stella' around the petals, the leaves and the rest of the embossed area

  • Watercolour card ~ Ranger
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • 3D embossing folder ~ 'Tangled Rose'/ Sheena
  • Blossom, scarlet, bud green and moss Spectrum Aqua Pens ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Old gold metallic gilding wax ~ Creative Expressions
  • Clear embossing powder ~ WOW
  • Smoothie ~ CE
  • Stamp Set ~ Dovecraft DCCS008
  • Oval dies ~ CE
  • Pink pearlised card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. So beautiful. I don't experimènt much with inks. Xxx

    1. Thank you Wendy, I thought you would as I'm sure you once said you liked messy crafting lol x

  2. Thanks June - your instructions make me want to go and play - ut got sewing to do today!!! An easy project, oce the techniqu has been mastered I should think!! Again - very versatile!

    1. Thank you Lyn, I'm sure you'll produce something really good :)

  3. I am not good with paints etc (when it has to be precise ) but this gives such a good result I mayyyyyy have to try !!!

  4. Beautiful card June. Thank you.

  5. Lovely card especially when it's been achieved by using a embossing folder, we don't give our embossing folders the credit they deserve


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