Hello! I am fascinated by the many interesting effects you can get by using a water mist bottle and watercolor. No two projects are ever the same and they are QUICK to make! The results? They remind me of tie-dye that I loved as a kid!
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When I come up with messy-but-oh-so-cool watercolor pieces, I often struggle with how to incorporate them onto cards. Today’s designs show how to use watercolor pieces with frame die cuts for clean and simple looks that stand out.
All of my tie-dye-like watercolor pieces were created in one of two ways:
- Putting drops of Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors (SSS | PF) onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and then spritzing lightly with water. (You could also put drops of any other type of watercolor. Reinkers may work too!)
- Spritzing water on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and adding in drops of Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors (SSS | PF).
Both methods give fun tie dye looks with no effort!
This first card is full of color! I created frames for four watercolor pieces using the Pinkfresh Floral Squares Dies (SSS | PF | EH). By putting the crazy colorful pieces into a frame, it gives it a clean look.
I created the frames by stacking four die cuts together. This adds dimension and makes a big difference – totally worth the time! The sentiment in the center is from the Pinkfresh Studio Thanks Stamp Set (SSS | PF | EH).
Since I had a bunch of watercolor pieces ready, I made lots of simple cards using the Pinkfresh Floral Squares Dies (SSS | PF | EH). The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Everything Stamp Set (SSS | PF | EH).
That pop of color is such fun!
Here is another card using the same products…
A fun way to step up this card design is to fill the stacked frame die cut with Ranger Glossy Accents. This gives a stained glass look.
That added shine doesn’t take to long to do, but gives great results…
Finally, I used all my scraps to create a colorful card! The Pinkfresh Hello With Botanicals Dies (SSS | PF | EH) is great for this! The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Bloom Stamp Set (SSS | PF | EH).
I hope you will give this a great. They are FUN to make!
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