Fun Summer Double Easel Card
Easy LIttle Debbie Cake Box

Colorful Free as a Bird Card

This neat technique was new to me...

Bird watercolor pencil card 2

I CASED this card and technique on a video by a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and I can't remember her name, so sincere apologies.  I loved the "neon" look which is created by heat embossing an image and then coloring over it with Watercolor pencils. 

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As you can see, this image from the Free as a Bird stamp set has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It's pretty just like this.  

But use watercolor pencils to color on the embossing, and you have another beautiful image!

I used Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Mambo Melon to color this card.  

Bird tag and pencils2



Thick Whisper White card stock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"; small piece for sentiment; 5 1/4 x 4" ; 5 x 4" piece cut with Nested Labels framelit; piece for inside of card.

Melon Mambo card stock, 5 1/4 x 4"

Basic Black piece, 4 x 5" cut with Nested Labels Framelit.


Versamark ink; Memento black ink; White Embossing Powder

Stamps:  Free as a Bird stamp set, Wish For it All


Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Heat Tool; Stitched Nested Framelits Dies; Doily Wishes Dies


3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon; Subtle Embossing Folder


Use embossing buddy on black card stock piece.  Stamp bird image in Versamark ink, add white embossing powder and heat until set.

Color the embossing with water color pencils.

After coloring the embossing, layer the embossed piece onto a larger Stitched Nested Labels tag (white piece).  Emboss the Melon Mambo card stock with the Subtle embossing folder.  

Die cut tag using tag from Doily Wishes Die.  Add Glittered Organdy ribbon through tag and to backside of Melon Mambo card stock.  

Add embossed birds piece and sentiment tag to front of card.

Stamp inside of card.



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