Thursday, January 13, 2022

Encouragement Card with Tutorial Link for Watercolor Die Cuts


Welcome to my creative space!

Sometimes I create a card with a specific person and event in mind, but I also like to have cards in my stash that are versatile and can be used for a variety of events. The sweet sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Just a Note Sentiments Tag Clear Stamp & Die Set (SDS-169) is so encouraging and could be used for a birthday, graduation, thank you, or a note of encouragement. 

I've used watercolors to create unique patterned paper for my die cut images including these amazing scrolled brackets from the Amazing Paper Grace Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishments Set (S4-1149) and the smallest rectangle from the Fluted Classics Rectangles Dies (S5-475)You can find the full tutorial exclusively in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

This lovely group includes exclusive tutorial content. I share a mixed media tutorial there on the 13th of each month. The tutorial for this project includes a detailed step by step photo tutorial teaching you how to create this one of a kind patterned paper for your projects. If you're not a part of this fabulous and encouraging group you can join HERE.

I wanted to keep the embellishments light and airy to help the watercolor diecuts to pop, so used creamy mulberry paper to cut the small cabbage roses and rose buds. The flowers are foliage are cut with the fabulous Candlewick Rosebud Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection (S4-1015) using the smallest blossom in the set. These dies create amazing roses!

Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.

Here's a close-up of these gorgeous blossoms. I spritzed the back of the mulberry paper lightly before shaping. Three sets of petals are used to form the blossom which is shaped around a large stamen. I found these pearl colored stamen a while back in the bridal section of a local craft store. The rose buds are one set of petals shaped the same way, but glued down to the stamen to form the bud.

The floral heart charm from my stash is colored with Prima Metallic waxes to coordinate with the focal paper. I tucked in a few pearls and prills to fill out the cluster.

I wet and crinkled a length of rayon seam binding, then once dry, tied a triple loop bow for this lower cluster.

You can see in this photo how beautiful the watercolor die cut looks against the pink focal paper. 

Here you can really see the amazing visual texture on the water color paper die cut. Yes you can stamp over the watercolor. Be sure to check out my tutorial for watercolor die cuts in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group for all the details.

One final shot.

AmazingPaper Grace Dies

Other Supplies
Prima ~ Royas Menagerie - Flutterby
Arches ~ Hot Press Watercolour Paper, 140 lb
Mulberry Paper ~ Off White
Cardstock ~ White
Tim Holtz with Idea-Ology ~ Baubles 
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Hug Snug ~ Rayon Seam Binding, White
Charm Shop ~ Heart Charm
Large Stamen (Floral department of craft store)
M. Graham Watercolors
Colorfin ~ PanPastel: Turquoise; Phthalo Blue Shade
Versafine ~ Onyx Black Ink
Finnabair with Prima ~ Metallic Wax: Sweet Rose; Indian Pink
Finnabair with Prima ~ Matte Wax: Old White
Helmar ~ Crystal Note Matte Varnish, Permanent
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Beacon ~ Fabri-Tac
Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Double Sided Tape ~ 1/4"
Watercolor Wash Brush
Painters Tape

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