Angela here with today’s post. A good friend of mine is having hip replacement surgery next week so of course I need a card. I thought this would be a great time to try something I’ve not done before. I’ve used one of the Planner Patterns dies to emboss watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint to create an ombre effect to fill in the pattern. Stamps and dies from the Sentiments 2 sets complete my card front. Here’s how it all came together.
Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3.75 X 5 inches.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 X 5.25 inches.
Cut Soft Finish cardstock to 5.5 X 8.5 and fold in half to create the card.
Using a piece of low tack tape or a sticky note, center the die onto the watercolour paper and fasten.
Follow the appropriate sandwich on your particular cutting machine. Remember to place your die cutting side to the paper, and then onto the silicone mat. This way the blade will emboss and not cut the paper.
Run the sandwich though the machine.
Once the embossing is done, use your favourite watercolours to paint each shape, starting with the lightest colour.
As you move from one corner to the other, mix colors to create the ombre pattern. Let it dry.
Attach the layers and center onto the card base.
Stamp and cut the sentiment and attach using foam tape.
And you’re done! I hope this gave you some inspiration to create your own embossed cards!
Hi there! It’s Sara here today, and I have a new project for you featuring ModaScrap products.
I love watercolors and it’s always a good occasion to try something new: today I die cut all the pieces from a piece of watercolor paper and then coloured everything with watercolors.
Here are the steps:
Prepare a base for your card and add some splatters with a black ink.
For the belt you need to partial die cut a piece of kraft cardstock, put your cardstock in the big shot leaving outside the finish part of the die and the rest of the cardstock, repeat the same process on the other side.
Die cut all the leaves and the poppies, colour them.
Glue all the pieces down to the belt and add a bow made with rope.