Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Watercolouring with Heat Embossing

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Watercolouring with Heat Embossing

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – Builder Birdcage Stamp Set – details on how to enter at the bottom

I love making my video tutorials for you. I adore creating projects to share. I am endlessly delighted when you laugh along with me when I mess up. And today I did. Not hugely badly, but my beautiful original sample decided to jump up on it’s own and throw itself on my open ink pad. Yes, all by itself without any intervention by me whatsoever….

Yea, right…. Ok, so I caught the edge of it and flipped it up and over onto my ink pad.


Most errors that inadvertently happen, I choose to fix on camera. I believe it’s only right that I show you how I fix my mess ups. Not so much this one. I can’t think what I could do to fix it. Other than hide it under the other one for the photos!

Sadly yes, it has made friends with my recycling bin. But it was pretty.

Anyway though, I love the other card too with the stunning pinks that have somehow managed to make the copper embossing look rose gold! It’s like that black/blue or white/gold dress…. do you see copper or do you see rose gold?

Have a super day everyone, and do not flip your cards onto your open ink pads!

S xx

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  1. Another nice card Sam. I have yet to use my one of these stamps. I think I would put the stamps on different blocks though and try to line up the top and bottom so the little birds don’t escape…ha ha.

  2. Anne Lumsden says:

    An unusual set, showcased expertly as always. TFS

  3. This is a nice project:-) Dear Greetingsfrom Germany, Manuela

  4. Didn’t think I liked this set until now,Love the finished product

  5. How strange, didn’t get this update from you tube.
    Glad I looked for it at your blog.

  6. Morning Sam,
    What a Nice card i love it.

  7. Lynda Arnall says:

    It’s great when I am shown the possibilities of a stamp set that looks at first, challenging. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Nice

  9. lovely cards you do cheer me up I’m good at card flipping etc too x sue

  10. Gorgeous card Sam – I love that you share any crafty blunders, it’s so refreshing and it gives me repair ideas! Thank you for sharing xx

  11. Janice Laird says:

    Loving the use of ink pads for water colouring. Learning new ways of making cards.
    Love watching your videos x

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  13. Loving the watercolour effect – you make it look very easy. xx

  14. Loving the pink and yellow together Sam. Thank you for sharing. I learn so much from your blog. Thank you x

  15. Jannicke Taerud says:

    I’m already making cards in my mind 😉

  16. Love the copper and the pinks together, will have to try that. Thank you!

  17. Daggi Mosler says:

    Again a beautiful card! And we all have mishaps happen, don’t we?

  18. Beautiful color wash Sam, I’ve always mess it up when I attempt to do it but you made it look so easy, this video will help me a lot.
    The cards are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  19. Jennifer Newell says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Thank you for showing another technique. I want to start using both water color paper and begin using heat embossing on my cards. Lovely as always!

  21. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    You remind of a beautiful card I made recently with lots of sponging, only I didn’t realise my card base was underneath it all. It was pretty but no longer suitable for that card. I had to cut another one. We all do it at some stage, some of us just do it more often.
    Well done for sharing with us. I love the pretty dark pink one ..
    Cheers and thanks for sharing.

  22. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    I love the pretty dark pink one .. And you remind of a beautiful card I made recently with lots of sponging, only I didn’t realise my card base was underneath it all. It was pretty but no longer suitable for that card. I had to cut another one. We all do it at some stage, some of us just do it more often.
    Well done for sharing with us.
    Cheers and thanks for sharing.

  23. Such a pretty card! I will have to try this out. Thanks for another awesome video Sam!!

  24. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Beautiful card Sam, love the water coloring.

  25. I will try to give a try . . . but not very sure!! ho!ho!ho!

  26. Whoops ,loved the cards ,have been doing some water colouring myself to day .thank Sam x

  27. Very nice colour combination.

  28. Belinda Litsch says:

    laugh and more laugh!
    I love your choices of colors…. Beautiful card.

  29. Loving the cards haven’t tried water colouring yet x

  30. Nannie Annie says:

    A lovely cards Sam. Thank you for sharing these.

  31. Ann Lauzon says:

    Hi Sam,

    Lovely one and a half cards, lol, I see rose gold too…Ann in Canada

  32. Nice cards. Pretty stamp set. Thanks Sam.

  33. Sue Dennis says:

    Love all what you do. It gives me loads of ideas, just need to find the time to get into my little craft room.

  34. Oh my gosh Sam totally fabulous cards! I do see how that cooper did take on the rose gold. Excellent as always!

  35. Linda Dube says:

    Loved the first one color the best, but I like bright. Nice to see that you don’t edit out the human side of you. I just subscribed yesterday and loving it.

  36. Lovely card. I love watercolor and this is an easy way to have that look on a card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  37. Lenoria Kelly says:

    Hi Sam, I may be the minority but I like the card with the yellow, it looks like sunshine coming thru and I think there may have been hope for it. No one would have known it was “an accident” probably.

  38. Love this stamp set but it looked far to daunting for me until I watched your video. Now I’m thinking, hmm, maybe I can! Your card is lovely Sam and your video has given me hope.

  39. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty card!

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