Ellen Hutson Heat Embossing Water Coloring

Watercolored Bokeh Merry Christmas

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Hi there!!!! I have been on a Christmas kick lately so I broke out some stamps by Ellen Hutson from the Essentials by Ellen line, Bokeh Dots and the Merry and Bright die set… The entire line is absolutely fantastic! I heat set the Bokeh Dots with clear embossing powder after stamping with Onyx Black pigment ink. Because I used a pigment ink, it stayed wet longer and I was able to quickly do some heat embossing. I like to heat emboss anytime I watercolor because it adds a bit of a barrier making it easier to stay in the lines. The silver cluster of dots is from THIS SILVER INK PAD! Silver and juicy and just fantastic, and again since it’s a pigment, I can heat set it very quickly and easily. I watercolored in the circles with my Gansai Watercolors and flicked some of the gold color onto the cardbase and then did a wash of the teal, all from the same watercolor set. (ALL supplies used are listed at the end of this post)….

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I lastly die cut the MERRY CHRISTMAS from THIS DIE SET after watercoloring some navy blue and gold onto some card stock and adhered it with some multi-matte medium, which is the strongest adhesive out there and drys completely clear.. LOVE IT! Best glue to use on delicate die cuts…. 🙂 OH, lastly I added some gold pigment ink to the edges of the white card base to tie everything together!!

Do you guys mass produce your Christmas cards with one design? If so, I’d love to see them! Link them up in the comments! 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. debs2107 says:

    Ooh I like this idea, gonna try this! I just got that stamp set, just need to find a sentiment to go with it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. so pretty!!! LOVE the colors! and the flicks of gold are divine with the silver stamp!! so cool!

  4. Fabulous card, love the metallics & watercolour mix. I usually choose 4-6 designs to mass produce so everyone can see a different one when they are visiting each other. However I’m nowhere near ready to show them off yet 🙂

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