Embossing with Water Painters

Heat embossing is one of the most magical techniques that I teach. There is something so satisfying about watching the embossing powder melt into a magical shine that takes a project to the next level.

During Episode 34 of “Why Did I Buy This?” I wanted to create a way to emboss the brush strokes of the wide Water Painter brush. I tried something completely “against the rules” of embossing… and it worked!!

I used my wide Water Painter and I brushed water onto the background I created on watercolor paper that had been embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. While the paper was wet, I sprinkled Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder onto it and used my Heat Tool to emboss it. The water held the brush strokes and was enough to allow me to emboss directly!

It makes for such an interesting way to create shapes with embossing powder!

Be sure to visit my facebook page to catch the replay of Episode 34 to see in detail how I created the background for this card!

Today (Nov. 24, 2020) is an exciting day because for ONE DAY ONLY Stampin’ Up! is offering an Online Extravaganza! Enjoy a savings on most products by visiting my online store!

Have fun crafting!

Place an order before Nov. 25 over $60 before shipping & tax using the host code 6DCKAAGC and receive the “Over the Top Christmas Class” in the mail for free! This class includes all of the pre-cut materials for 5 PYP cards as well as video instructions for assembly and project supply sheets with pictures! These cards can be made with basic adhesive supplies like:

If you need these items you can find them on my online store and include them in your $60 order.

For every $60 ordered (before shipping & tax), you’ll receive an entry into ANY bundle you’d like that Stampin’ Up! offers! This draw will happen the first week of December (watch for it on my “Why Did I Buy This? series).

Orders greater than $100 by Nov. 25 (before shipping & tax) using the host code 6DCKAAGC will also receive a set of the Gilded Gems which coordinate with these projects!

All online orders will receive a BONUS tutorial from me by the end of November including project instructions for 10 additional projects!

Product List – click an item below to be transferred to my online store:


Water Painters





So Many Snowflakes Dies



Square Vellum Doilies



Stitched Shapes Dies



Adhesive Sheets





Heat Tool (Us And Canada)



Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems



Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper