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?
(Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
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.)
Here is some more inspiration for you:
- Lawn Fawn Blog: Lawn Fawn has one of the most active blogs in the crafting world. They share MANY ideas and have great videos. (You can subscribe to their videos, too.)
- Mixed Watercolor Background: I love when Kristina gets inky. This card is fun.
- Quick Watercolor Backgrounds: This video shows another example of creating a soft painted background.
- Painting with Distress Inks: My friend Donna Mikasa has a simple and perfect card showing that you can paint with Distress Inks, too.
Thanks for stopping by.