Heat embossed foiling card + laminator + watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, and I am sharing a watercolor floral card which also includes heat embossing and foiling.   I used a laminating machine for this technique.

Sentiment:  You're great.  I like you lots.

This card incorporates both foiling with heat embossing and watercolor.  It was a two step process using smooth cardstock instead of watercolor paper.  For this, I used very little water for the watercolor.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Heat Embossed Foiling + Laminator + Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
(There are different ways to add foil in paper crafting. This is an example of one way.)
To begin, add powder to a trimmed or die-cut piece of smooth cardstock.  This prevents stray embossing powder.
Stamp the images using a stamp positioning tool like Misti with a watermark ink like VersaMark.
To heat emboss, cover the stamping with embossing powder. I used white. Heat set with a heat gun tool. Then cool the heat embossing.
Preheat a laminator.
Trim decorative foil for the areas that you want foiled.
Place foil sheet face up over the heat embossed panel and run through a preheated laminator.
Cool the foiling then carefully remove the foil sheet from the heat embossed panel.
Watercolor the background using ink smooshing with very little water. Heat set.
Use this foiled panel for your project.
(I sometimes run the stamped panel with the foil layer through my preheated laminator without a folder or carrier sleeve, because it works best using my existing YourStory laminator.)
(Optional:  Use a folded piece of paper to sandwich the stamped panel with foil sheet prior to foiling if that works with your laminator.)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. As We Go Along by Angie Blom, Gina K. Designs fancy foil in turquoise sea, MFT die-namics, Altenew watercolor half pans, YourStory laminator, 80 lb cardstock, VersaMark, white embossing powder, powder tool, gems and heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

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