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Bringing Die Cuts to Life with Watercoloring

by Ilina Crouse April 11, 2019 9 Comments

Hi everyone! Ilina here! Today I am sharing a card using the Lily Pond Fancy Dies and showing you how to bring stand alone dies to life with watercoloring. 

To make the card start with piece of watercolor paper measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (card front size) and die cut the frame along with the lily and koi fish.

Next, use watercolors to free paint the elements. I used watercolor pens and a watercolor brush. This brings the die cuts to life;) I added eyes to the koi fish using a black fine point marker.

Set these elements aside. Cut another piece of watercolor paper measuring same as before (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and watercolor the background to represent the water. 

Once dry, use foam tape to adhere the two watercolored pieces together. Adhere the flower and the koi fish.

Stamp sentiment from Color Layering Monarch Butterfly on Pitch Black cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Cut it to size and adhere to the watercolored panel using foam tape.

Once done, I adhered the entire panel to a Dove White side folded card

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a creative day! 





Ilina Crouse
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9 Responses

Lynn
Lynn

April 25, 2019

What a beautiful card! I especially like the way the koi fish looks. The watercolor technique lends itself to a soft watery look. Lovely!

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

April 20, 2019

I love your colors and this die is a must have . Anything with fish, water, beach I love.

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

April 17, 2019

Omg this die is so beautiful

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

April 14, 2019

Your delicate watercoloring looks amazing, Ilina!!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

April 12, 2019

I love this Lily Pond Fancy Die so much and your watercoloring on it is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Henriétte
Henriétte

April 11, 2019

Gorgeous Ilina, I think Koi are such incredeble fish and you made a awesome card with them.
Thank you so much and have a great day.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 11, 2019

This is so beautiful and realistic!! :)

Lagene
Lagene

April 11, 2019

Gorgeous!!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 11, 2019

How lovely!