Heat emboss with water

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Hi, I colour the Poppy Wreath digi stamp in shades of purple for an elegant  clean and simple card with a touch of bling. This card is for someone who loves clean and simple and bling. and want to keep this card clean and simple for an elegant Congratulations card. This digital stamp has two floral wreaths over the corners of the card and I was thinking of a way to add some bling. I remembered Jennifer McGuires idea of using water for heat embossing, but I can’t find the link to the video. Laurel Beard just shared this technique in a YouTube video which you can watch here.


No video tutorial for this card, but there are two reels on Instagram showing the super speeded up colouring and finishing the card with silver embossing powder.


Congrats Poppy Card

Main Supplies. Other card making supplies listed at the bottom of this post.




  • Print the Poppy Wreath digi stamp onto white card
  • Colour with Copic markers
  • Spatter some water droplets and cover with Silver embossing powder
  • Carefully tap off the excess powder
  • Heat the embossing powder from underneath until the embossing powder has melted
  • Trim card to use as a layer and smoosh the edges with embossing ink
  • Cover with the same embossing powder and heat set. Repeat for a smooth covering
  • Stamp and heat emboss a sentiment onto vellum, adhere to the floral panel
  • Adhere the layers together with strong scor tape, then onto a 5×7” card base
  • Finish with Silver Stones embellishments


My biggest suggestion for smaller drops of water is to use the end of a spay bottle dropper or paintbrush to place water droplets where you want them. I lightly squeezed the spray bottle trigger but ended up with more water than I’d planned for, and the heat embossing is messier than I wanted. For more sparkle, I add some extra Silver Stones rhinestone bling.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial and the reels on Instagram.  Id love to see your cards with the Poppy Wreath digital stamp and this technique for heat embossing. Use the hashtag #thelittlepapertree on Facebook and Instagram.

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Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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