Tuesday, March 3, 2015


I recently received this gorgeous die by Memory Box! I've made a couple of cards using the die and different coloring methods. Here's the first card:

For this card, I used watercolor paints. First, I took a piece of watercolor paper and embossed the image on my paper by running the die through my Cuttlebug using an embossing pad. This left a beautiful impression on my watercolor paper that I could use as a guide for coloring. I colored my flowers using Distress Inks and water. Then I added a very light touch of clear Wink of Stella to give the flowers a little bit of sparkle. Once dry, I cut the die cut out of white cardstock and adhered it to my watercolor paper. The sentiment is from WPlus9's "Hand Lettered Hello" stamp set. My watercolor piece was then adhered to a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock (to form a frame), and finally to my white A2 size card base.

And the second card:

To color this card, I used Copic markers. I cut the die cut out of white cardstock and saved the inner pieces of the flower, which I colored with Copics. The remainder of the die cut was also colored with Copics. Then I used the Memory Box "Stitched Square Layers" die (the largest size), cut it out of white cardstock, and used it as the background for my floral piece. (I really like how the floral die cut slightly overlapped the white square.) I then adhered my floral die cut to the white square die cut. This was then adhered to a coordinating color of textured cardstock, and finally to my 5" square white cardstock base. I intentionally chose not to put a sentiment on the card for 2 reasons: I'm not sure if I want to put one on there in fear it might distract from the look of the card. (I'm never bothered my white space!). Secondly, I want to leave my options open for the sentiment (if I choose to use one) so that I can match it with the appropriate occasion.

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Thanks so much for looking!