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Thursday, January 15, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti's Watercolor Sugar Rush!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. The new stamp club set, Sugar Rush, continues to be on my hit list ;). This time I decided to go colorful :) So here's a look at the finished card...The idea is to use watercolors.

I've got a step-by-step photo tutorial to showcase the process of making this card.

Take a watercolor panel, cut it into the shape you want, and heat emboss the image in white embossing powders.

Use Distress inks / watercolors to color the image. The embossed image will resist the watercolors. To do this, first apply water then add color and gradually move along the card stock without letting the water dry to achieve a smooth transition in colors.

 Since I have used distress inks, they react with water once dry. To add more interest, I splattered some water droplets and dabbed them dry with a paper towel.

Finally, cut out patterned paper panel and adhere it on card base, heat emboss the sentiment on vellum, and put it all together to finish the card.

Here's the finished card once again :)

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy crafting!

Stamps Deepti used in today's project:


Sugar Rush is the December 2014/January 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) to every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for January. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on February 1!


  1. Love the gorgeous colors you got with the distress inks! This card is a real beauty!

  2. What a beautiful combo of pattern paper, watercoloring, embossing on vellum and a fun stamp set!!! This is completely and totally sweet!!!

  3. Lovely card Deepti, the colors go well with the image!

  4. This is so pretty!! Love the paper that you used to go with that fun page!!

  5. Love the watercolor effect in pretty colors for BG and lovely use of vellum, gorgeous creation!

  6. Yummy ! All the colors remind me of various Ice-cream flavors :D !

  7. Gorgeous card, Deepti! Your water coloring is just beautiful and I love that you chose the ice cream sundae for your image...so fun!

  8. Gorgeous...and now I *need* a sundae!

  9. Love the vibrant watercolours - what a great way to use this set! The sundaes look delicious :)

  10. So pretty - love the soft colors.
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  11. So gorgeous Dee. Love how you shared your EB resist watercolored background and torn vellum sentiment layer too. TFS

  12. I love the colors you chose and that Sugar Rush stamp set!! This is such a pretty, cheerful card!

  13. love water color--your pastels are so pretty

  14. This is just gorgeous! Love the colors you used, and what a fun image!

  15. I love stamps and just discovered this line, not sure how I didn't know about you. Love the card featured and the technique shared. Awesome stamp set. Headed to the store!
    Thanks for the chance of winning this.
    I am the newest follower!

  16. Love the soft colours against the bold background. Lovely yummy card. Hugz

  17. I love your water coloring. Thanks for showing us how.

  18. Love the watercoloured panel, very pretty design.

  19. I Love watercolor background, the color combination is great. Together white embossing and vellum this becomes a very fresh and summery card. Ohh, I miss the sunny weather.

  20. Love the colors and am excited to try the technique. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beautiful watercolour background Deepti, gorgeous colours on this 'sweet' card


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