Watercolor die cuts

D3D68E09-80CD-4DA4-A457-CD81322BA230The SIP 137 challenge this month is a tic-tac-toe which was fun because you had some choices but, also hard because you had some choices. I ended picking word die cut, watercolor and embossing. The flowers are from Altenew, I cut watercolor card stock that I painted with a wash of pink from dark to light. I then cut the layers and glued.  The leaves are pieces I cut cut from some practice water color pages I didn’t want to keep. I felt they needed a bit more color so I used Tombow markers and a water brush to add more color and texture. I die cut hello and mounted it on black foam (I didn’t love the result). The background layers are pieces I had around. I knew I need something embossed so I embossed the center piece using my favorite embossing folder ever, fancy fans.

Love

43C23FF1-D724-4330-8687-5663DFB4920AThis card, like many others, started out very different. I usually make a card learn what I don’t like and make another. The first card was a green striped watercolor background with bright opera spatters. The heart was white linen cardstock. I tried gold for the fine line of the die cut and didn’t like it, the color palette was to pale. After talking with a friend I came to the conclusion that the fine line needed to be the same opera pink watercolor in an ombré. This finished card was great and it worked out fine but, I had this gold outline and the leftover centers of the ombré opera pink. I glued the gold outline to some very vanilla card stock and filled in the heart with the leftover pieces. This second card was love at first sight!