Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hello, my Friend, Take 2

Here's another play with my Hello with a Bouquet die.  The first time I used it, I paper-pieced it in yellow and black; this time I used a technique I saw on the Memory Box blog to watercolor the flowers.

supplies: white and Audrey Blue cardstock, watercolor paper, PinkFresh Studio Hello with a Bouquet die, Zig watercolor markers and a bit of water, sentiment from Avery Elle (retired) Simply Said Hello, adhesive foam strips

Dave Brethauer's technique works this way: use a heavy watercolor paper to die-cut the image.  Before I remove the die, I use single-sided tape (in this case, package tape) to hold the pieces together on the back.  Turn it over, remove the die, and watercolor the flowers and leaves.  After everything is dry, cut another image from heavy white cardstock.  Discard the negative, punch out all the letters and flower/leaf parts, then glue the outline carefully over your watercolored panel.  

I then framed the panel with a colored cardstock to match, popped up the letters, and added my sentiment strip.

This is a big die, as you see it takes up almost the whole card, and needs nothing else.  The fun is coloring these lovely rosebuds in your favorite method!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm looking forward to a date with DH tonight to see the new drum corps shows for 2019!  


Betty said...

so pretty, Lin - thx for the tip on coloring the die cut pieces. enjoy your date tonite - i grew up listening to the La Crosse Blue Stars practicing every nite -good memory.

Joy Meadows said...

Love this pretty blue card, Lin! Your watercolor looks so beautiful. Have fun with Denny tonight!

Lisa Elton said...

Your water colored blooms look lovely Lin. This is a wonderful card! Enjoy your date night!

Arlene said...

I love the colors you used and it's a bright and cheery card that anyone would love to receive!

HilaryJane said...

Love this card, very classy xx

Dawn T said...

WOW Lin. This turned out incredible. I thought, looking at the die to start, that you piece it together after individually painting each piece. I've been and looked at the Memory Box tutorial.

I Card Everyone said...

I just love that die, Lin... and every blooming itsy bitsy piece you've inlaid! [OH and your newest blog-blooms!]

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is so beautiful!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great result from the technique - a beautiful card Lin