Hello, it’s Kari! Today I’m sharing a favorite technique called watercolor emboss resist.

For these cards, I first stamped the birdhouse two times onto watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

For the first panel, I watercolored a rainbow of Gansai Tambi watercolors in a rainbow of colors, overlapping each color a little bit. The clear embossing over the birdhouse resists the watercolor!

Once this panel was dry, I die cut it with a rectangle die cut. I used the outside edges to die cut the vines! No sense letting all that beautiful watercolor go to waste!

I used foam tape to adhere the watercolor panel to the pink polka dot paper that was included in the April Kit. I added a black frame around the edges. A few little birdies and green pearl accents finish off the card.

For the second panel, I watercolored using Greens, Blues and Purples. I also die cut this panel with a rectangle die cut and popped it up with foam tape onto the green polka dot paper that came in the kit.

I die cut the vines using the outer edges of that watercolor panel. Such pretty colors!

Sweet little birdies and accent pearls finishes this one off as well.

This watercolor emboss resist is such a fun technique. Just be sure to use colors that will blend well together so you don’t get a muddy look on your card. I simply follow the rainbow order and it turns out pretty every time.

I hope you enjoyed this project today. I’ll see you next time!


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