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Silhouette Sketch + Heat Embossing Resist Watercolor Backgrounds (Video)

Silhouette Sketch + Heat Embossing Resist Watercolor Backgrounds (Video) #cardmaking

The Silhouette sketch + heat embossing technique is super versatile. You can use it with colored embossing powder to create everything from metallic, heat embossed sentiments to fun backgrounds using colored embossing powders.

I love using this technique to make emboss resist backgrounds for watercoloring, and in the video below I’ll show you how to make this fall-inspired card using a sketch file and Prima Marketing Decadent Pies Watercolors, which include a range of muted colors that are perfect for fall.

Silhouette Sketch + Heat Embossing Resist Watercolor Backgrounds (Video) #cardmaking

I finished the card by using two print and cut elements from the Happy Fall Digital Journaling + Elements set, and I share a handy tip about covering printer mistakes, too!

Check out the step-by-step tutorial (including how to set up the file to sketch & cut in Silhouette Studio) in the video below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Leaf Border + Background Cut Files
Happy Fall Journaling Cards + Elements
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
EK Tools Powder Tool
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
WOW Embossing Powder, Opaque Bright White
Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections : Decadent Pies
Scor-Tape, 5/8″
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer
Brother HLL8360CDW Color Laser Printer (for the print & cut elements)
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Nuvo Clear Drying Craft Glue
– two containers of water (one for clean, one for rinsing the brush)
– a paper towel
– a small round paintbrush

Silhouette Sketch + Heat Embossing Resist Watercolor Backgrounds (Video) #cardmaking

My Favorite Tip for Adding Sequins to Cards (Video)

My Favorite Tip for Adding Sequins to Cards // Pretty Pink Posh Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 Stamp Set

I was lucky enough to be able to design the really cool and innovative Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 stamp set with Pretty Pink Posh, and this set is really taking my sequin game to the next level. To be honest, though, sequins have always been kind of a tricky thing for me. I have really unsteady hands, and when I’d add sequins to a card using any type of liquid glue, I’d usually end up accidentally bumping or nudging sequins out of place as I was working. But I recently found a product that’s been a total game changer for me : Micro Glue Dots! I love these teeny weeny glue dots, which fit perfectly inside the circles on the Sparkle Dot Pattern stamps. They provide an instant, strong bond, so once you adhere a sequin, it’s not going anywhere easily.

Since I started using glue dots to add sequins to cards, my shaky hands and I no longer have to worry about accidentally bumping or nudging sequins out of place, and I can add sequins a lot more quickly, too. For example, the star in the card above took me about half the time to make as it did when I used liquid glue.

Check out the video below to see my favorite sequin tip in action:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Pretty Pink Posh Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Wildflowers 4mm Sequin Mix
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Pumice Stone Distress Ink (any light, neutral ink will work)
EK Tools Powder Tool
Versamark Watermark Ink
Darice Embossing Heat Tool
Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder (I think this has been discontinued, but any gold embossing powder will work)
Glue Dots Micro Dots (3mm)
EK Tools Craft Tweezers
My Favorite Things Primitive Cream Card Stock

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