Heat Embossing Water Coloring

Lawnscaping Challenge: Summer Color Combo sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Hello Hello! And welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge. How about a fun Summer color combo? Here in Florida, it is in the 90’s every single day! So I love this refreshing color combo…. So much so I made TWO projects. Let’s have a lookie:


For my first card, I had to make some pink lemonade. Nothing says summer like pink lemonade, right??? So of course, I had to use THIS SET and paired it with watercolors from this set (available in different quantities, see supply list below)…. I imagined rays of color bursting from the lemonade… And of course, I had to add some glossy accents to the pitcher and wink of stella glitter on the lemons.. Of course…


For my second card, I wanted to use this set…. Hello.. Summer. Ice cream. Popsicles… Can’t beat it. I heat embossed the image and sentiment in white and then used the same watercolors as the above card to color in the images and create the wash of colors. I inked up this set with peacock feathers distress ink (my all time favorite color) to create a panel…. And then for a finishing touch, I stamped the image from this set with Hero Arts Butter Bar shadow ink.


Oh, as a finishing touch, I did some edge distressing… If you don’t have a tool, grab a steak knife! It works like a charm! I think this card is my favorite of the two.


The super cool and fabulous peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize up for grabs! A $25 gift certificate to their online store!  HELLO! Lucky duck….  How cool are they to sponsor this challenge!!!!

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And here is the challenge badge! So what are you waiting for??? PLAY ALONG!





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  1. Awesome summer cards!! I totally get the rays coming from the pink lemonade!! Works perfect! And the Popsicle card is AMAZING!! I think it’s so cool and couldn’t be more perfect! I love that it looks like it’s melting in the summer sun!! Seriously LOVE that card a whole lot!!!

  2. Love your bright water colors, Laurel! I’m thirsty for lemonade 😉 Stay cool in that 90 degree Florida heat (with what, 1,000% humidity!) 🙂 Well, your cards sure are COOL!! XOXO-Shari

    1. Hahahah. Thanks!

  3. Both of your cards are great! Love how your colors pop and the glossy accents on the pitcher makes it look just like yummy pink lemonade.

  4. This is so perfect! Perfect for summers. 🙂

  5. Two fun summer cards!

  6. Your watercoloring is gorgeous! I love the pink lemonade–awesome idea! You really are great at adding the color. I see some watercolor play in my future! 🙂

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