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Saturday, August 21, 2021

A Garden Pick Thank You

Hey there - I'm sharing today's card for inspiration at Die Cut Divas. You can find the supply list and card details below, plus a bonus card! We have Altenew as this month's fabulous sponsor with watercoloring as our theme.

Supplies: Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle A2 card;
Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper (wcp)
Dies - Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set;
A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop
Other - Distress Reinkers - Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries
Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover & Shabby Shutters;
Simon Say Stamp Sentiment Strips Thanks; foam tape;
Parklane (JoAnn's brand) gems

For this one, I simply watercolored an Altenew flower and some leaves (die cut from Strathmore wcp), using a large piece of Strathmore wcp as a work surface. Kathy from The Daily Marker calls this print-making coloring. So fun! I used Distress Reinkers - so easy to use full strength & mixed with water too! I also have some mini-misters filled with reinker/water & Perfect Pearls - gave the background a hefty spritz with a green one. I die cut part of my print with a stitched rectangle & adhered to a card. Added a sentiment strip, plus the assembled die cut flower & leaves - done! The flower has 6 layers and the littlest ones are a bit fiddly but I love, love, love this die set!! You can see a fave of mine from last year using the print-making coloring technique HERE, if interested.

Here's my bonus card:

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove A2 card;
Strathmore 140lb Cold Press watercolor paper (wcp)
Stamp - Altenew Poppy Arrangement 
Die - Altenew Poppy Arrangement
Stencil - Memory Box Diamond Texture (retired)
Inks - Tumbled Glass & Tea Dye Distress;
Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy
Other - Distress Reinkers - same as above;
Simon Say Stamp Sentiment Strips Thanks; foam tape

I stamped the poppies on watercolor paper and painted them using Distress Reinkers & a little water. Die cut them with the coordinating die. I held them above a top fold A2 card to eyeball placement. Blended Tumbled Glass onto the card and then stenciled some diamond texture where I knew it would show beyond the poppies. Adhered the poppies with glue on bottom half and foam tape on upper. Added a sentiment strip - done! I definitely need more practice watercoloring but I enjoy it!

I hope you were inspired to join our August Challenge at Die Cut Divas. You can use Altenew products but it's not required. However, you must use a die cut or embossing folder and watercoloring. The challenge ends at 9pm Pacific Time on August 31st so there's still plenty of time.

Thanks for stopping and have a Die Cut Diva Day!!


Dawn T said...

Just stunning Linda. Two beautiful watercoloured cards. Love the idea of using watercolour paper to do the colouring and then using it. Turned out perfect. Looking awesome and love your bonus card too. The poppies are just so pretty.

Betty said...

I'll have to say these are my most favorite cards you've ever made - love everything about both of them!!

Lin said...

Love the mix of the crisp flower and leaves against the more subtle background, Linda, and the bonus card is a beauty too!

HilaryJane said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I think my favourite is the first one. I like the soft background with the feeling of foliage xx

Arlene said...

I love both cards. You definitely do better at water coloring than I do, but it is so enjoyable.

Cindy C. said...

Both so gorgeous!! Fabulous watercolors Linda.

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done, Linda! So happy to see that you enjoy creating these beauties! Hugs!

CinnamonSally said...

Two beautiful cards Linda, really love the first one, just stunning!

Rosemary said...

You have been busy whipping up and amazing array of cards, Linda and these two beauties are no exception!

Jean said...

Both are stunning - you have been creating up a storm as of late!

Greta said...

Beautiful example of print making--love that first card! Second one is beautiful, too!