Heat Embossing Water Coloring

Mama Elephant and Me Challenge 2: Watercoloring and Birthdays



HOORAY INDEED! It’s time for another Mama Elephant and Me Challenge!!! This month’s theme is all about watercoloring and birthdays! Watercoloring is HOT HOT HOT right now, and who doesn’t need birthday cards so this is PERFECTO! I am using THIS STAMP SET by Mama. I love it. I love the large sentiments, the gorgeous font…. It’s fab! The little penguin is from THIS STAMP SET! He was watercolored as well as given a sparkly coat with some Wink of Stella goodness. The sentiment was heat embossed with this Liquid Platinum embossing powder, which seems to go with EVERYTHING I kid you not. (All the supplies are linked below to various sources). I used these watercolors to create the background, but you can use any watercolors you have in your stash!

To create the white border, I masked off the edges with some painters tape… Any kind of masking tape will work, or washi tape even….


The deets of the challenge:

  • You can play as many times as you would like, but you MUST use Mama Elephant products.
  • The winner will receive a stamp set of your choice!
  • You have until August 28th to play along.  Thats loads of time to submit, submit, submit.
  • Go HERE for all the details, the Design Team inspirational projects and the Inlinkz linkup.



watercoloring and birthdays



All supplies are listed below from multiple sources…. (EH = Ellen Hutson, BM =BlueMoon Scrapbooking, SSS = Simon Says Stamp,   AZ =Amazon).


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  1. So excited for another mama elephant and me challenge! So fun! And watercolors and birthdays – perfection!!! Can’t wait to play along! I love that liquid platinum embossing powder…it’s amazing on that background!

  2. sally says:

    I understand how you used the painter’s tape, but how did you get that narrow black edge around the blue water color?

  3. Cute card! Love the watercoloured background! x

  4. BarbGhig says:

    Awesome card, Laurel! I love your water colored background and how much your sentiment pops against it…Liquid Platinum is amazing, and I think it was the perfect choice for this card! LOVE it!!!

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