Wood Words In-Colour Heat Embossed Thankyou

by Joanne James18. May 2017 20:00

I'm late posting today as I've been on the go and just haven't stopped to write until this evening. I'm sharing a card that I designed as a make and take for my team training that I held last Saturday - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Wood Words - I used the large floral stamp from the forthcoming 'Wood Words' stamp set for my background today and stamped it in Versamark then heat embossed it in white onto Shimmery White cardstock, ready for my watercolouring. Wood Words is part of the Wood Textures suite that includes the Wood Crate framelit and some great wood textured papers, yet on today's card there's not a piece of wood in sight. My sentiment is from the same set too and is embossed in white on the new in-colour Berry Burst - I think this is actually my favourite of the new in-colours, a wonderful purple-pink shade that really pops with the copper foil behind too. I also added a coupe of flowers cut with the Seasonal Layers thinlits, one each in Powder Pink and Fresh Fig for added decoration.

In-Colour Watercolour - I used a trio of the new in-colours - Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig to create the watercoloured background for my white embossed flowers, working from one side to the other and fading out. Don't they look pretty together? I'm also linking today's card up with the team over at SUO Challenges this week where their challenge is all about watercolouring.

CASE The Kit - The design of my card was inspired by one of the cards in the forthcoming new 'Hello Friend' heat embossing product kit on page 16 of the new annual catalogue. One of the business topics we discussed at team training was how Stampin' Up!'s kits can benefit your business and our make and takes all included opportunities to practice the techniques and skills required to demonstrate with this kit effectively. There's nothing like being prepared and I'm sure my team would agree that team training is great for this kind of thing. As for me, I love getting together with my team - check out my Facebook page here if you'd like to see some of the other things we got up to last Saturday - we had the best ice-breaker activity I think I've ever participated in!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

5/19/2017 7:06:25 AM #


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:34:53 AM #

Merci beaucoup Bernath!

SamanthaUnited Kingdom
5/19/2017 7:51:42 AM #

What a beautiful card Joanne.
I love this technique and the new in colours.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:35:09 AM #

Thanks Samantha!

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
5/21/2017 6:45:46 AM #

Love the wash on this image.  Brilliant.  This project is perfect for our watercolouring challenge!! So glad you joined the fun with SUO Challenges!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:35:55 AM #

Thanks Julia - the watercolouring challenge was so much fun!

5/21/2017 10:43:26 PM #

The simplicity of this is what takes it a cut above.  LOVE.it.so.much.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:36:51 AM #

Thanks Karen for your kind words - so glad you like my simple watercoloured card! It was a great opportunity to experiment with the new in-colours too.

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
5/21/2017 11:05:34 PM #

Beautiful!!!  Love the colors and brush of watercoloring!  Thanks for playing along with the SUO Watercolor Challenge this time!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:37:11 AM #

Thanks Connie!

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
5/22/2017 12:16:52 AM #

What an absolutely PERFECT CAS card.  It is STUNNING!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/22/2017 11:38:39 AM #

Thanks so much Mary - so glad you like it! I really need to try more of this kind of thing, I love the way each card is unique when you watercolour.

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