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Video: More “Watercolor” Die Cuts

Recently, I had the honor of sharing a video over on the Lawn Fawn blog. One of the Lawn Fawn owners, Kelly Marie, is a dear friend of mine and one of the sweetest people to ever walk this crafty world. So, it truly is was an honor.

This video shows another example of “watercolor” die cuts. I am very addicted to these techniques! And who said Distress Inks couldn’t be used for “cutesy” cards?

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I am a big fan of dies that not only cut but add the what-looks-like-perforated finishing touch, such as the Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies. Those little dashed lines absorb ink a bit better and therefore give great results.

After using the cloud dies to cut watercolor paper, I smooshed them around in some Salty Ocean Distress Ink and water on a craft sheet. After they dried, I pounced them with a paint brush covered with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and water. The results? Lots of texture. Lots of watercolory color. Little effort. I also created the background, sun and hearts in the same way. I finished the card front with that adorably adorable “hello sunshine” message. Oh – and see the subtle shimmer on the whole card? I did that quickly with my Shimmer spritz.

The card is actually a 4-bar card – only 3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ – which is smaller than most. I am really enjoying this size as it is such a nice change of pace. I used one of the new Lawn Fawn polka 4-bar notecards inside out. (You could always cut your own 4-bar notecard and use the Lawn Fawn 4-bar white envelopes. These envelopes are thick so they hold up very well in the mail.)

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44 thoughts on “Video: More “Watercolor” Die Cuts”

  1. the watercolor look is amazing-showing me a 3D effect-I also like how it looks puffy. I haven’t worked w/this yet – now I’m anxious to do so

  2. Every single time I come to your blog, Simon Says Stamp gets $500. I wonder if they have an affiliate program and I can refer myself. LOL.

    Had a nice time catching up with you and watching your videos. Loved that one background where you made 3 different cards, and yes, I got it πŸ™‚

  3. Jennifer your card is so cute I learned so much about distress inks for sure as I am big fan TH distress inks and use them all the time just never this way. Your results is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing your God given talents and girl he so is smilin’ down on you for all that you give to us and make us smile.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing! So glad you mentioned that Distress inks could be used for cute cards, too!! (lol) It’s so true and we’ve had such a mindset that they are for the vintage, altered art and grunge look and completely forget about using them for the other styles!! Excellent video and darling card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What a cute card! It amazes me that you can add things to your card front after it is all assembled – I would ruin the whole thing if I added a sentiment or spritzing after I assembled!

  6. Another great video and spectacular card Jennifer, I love how you folded the yellow pattern paper so that the pattern is on the inside of the card and you worked the white side..awesome!!!! I have been working with water coloring and I love it!!! Thanks so much for all your fun tips and techniques! xxx

  7. Dear Jen,
    I added you to my You Tube subscriptions. I’ve forgotten how I originally found your blog. I wanted to compliment you on how excellent your videos are produced! The lighting, views, and voice over are well done. The way that you explain your techniques is simple, and on point. You are a good “teacher”. I’ve been a scrap-booker/paper crafter/card maker, for over 15 years now. I am very particular about how I complete my work. Yours is clean, vibrant, laid out well, and pleasing to the eye. My main reason for crafting, other than the pure delight of it, is to bless other people. I’ve given away almost everything that I’ve ever made, with happiness. Thank you for your beautiful work. I just felt led to give you some genuine encouragement. Blessings…Karan

  8. I love love love this!!! so creative πŸ™‚ I agree with you about the faux stitching look, it adds so much. you truly are amazing and your videos are easy to follow. thank you!!

    p.s. I really like lawn fawn stamps…they are my new fave!

  9. Love the Lawn Fawn products. It was heard during release week as they showed all the new products, and wait to order them. I can’t wait till the orders come in and begin playing.

  10. Love your videos so much,
    Everyday I look forward to seeing what you made.
    I want to thank you for all the tips which have made card making more fun for me.
    Please continue the good work!!….
    I have a new appreciation for distress inks

  11. I am enjoying your watercolor videos. Could you please tell us about your work surface? I think you called it a craft sheet in the video. Thanks!

  12. I really like the watercolor with die cuts technique. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and demonstrating them so well!

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos. I get frustrated listening to people who are not articulate…lots of “Umms, Uhs, like” You get the idea. Your videos look and sound so professional. I tell all my crafty friends to follow you!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

  14. I tried this!! I had to substitute the peacock color for another green I had, but it still turned out super cute! Thanks for the great video!

  15. Really cute card and love your videos. Was wondering if you could tell me the name and brand of your nail polish, I love that color and would like to get it

  16. I love this! Can you tell me what kind of sticky tape you used to masked the top and bottom before you spritzed the shimmer on? I didn’t see it in your supply list.

  17. Thank you Jennifer for sharing. Love your ideas, creativity and talent and your willingness and enthusiasm with which you share so generously!
    Thank you!

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