Watercoloring Die Cuts with Color Fuse Inks

Watercoloring die cuts like the flowers and foliage on this project is a fun technique for coloring images.  I used hot press watercolor to cut the flowers and foliage and used Color Fuse inks to color them.  Hot press watercolor paper is very smooth and is the perfect base for creating gorgeous color and shading.  For this project I used the Organic Shapable Daisy, Flower #5 (large leaves), Wreath Set and Tiny Flower Buds. I used Color Fuse Set #5 for the flower and Color Fuse Set #11 for the foliage.

Watercoloring die cuts cut from watercolor paper like the flowers and foliage on this project is a great technique for adding beautiful color to the images.

The Card Base

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base and a 5.25″ x 4.00″ white card layer.
  • Emboss the white layer using a pretty patterned embossing folder. Note:  I used the Starry Night embossing folder and I believe it is now retired.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.

Watercolor the Flower and Foliage

Watercoloring die cuts.

  • Cut the flower and foliage sections using hot press watercolor. I cute two sections of flowers, five sections of the fern image and one section of the large leaves.
  • Spritz each section with a mini mister to create a wet base on the paper.  Note:  I mist one section at a time and then add color.
  • Squish the ink pad on a palette.  Note:  I like to use an acrylic block but you can also apply the ink on a regular watercolor palette or craft sheet.
  • Pick up the ink off the palette using a water brush and paint the image.  Note:  I use a water brush filled with water but you can easily use a regular watercolor brush.
  • The Color Fuse inks are wonderful and create gorgeous colors on the images. I got so involved with coloring that I only remembered to take a photo of coloring the flower but I used the same technique to color the foliage.

Watercoloring die cuts cut from watercolor paper like the flowers and foliage on this project is an easy technique for adding beautiful color to the images.

Shaping the Flower and Foliage

  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and roll over the petals using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower sections face up on the mold pad and push down in the center with the small round stylus.
  • Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents. Note: Check out my flower shaping tutorials if you would like to videos of how I shape my flowers.
  • Cut the tiny flower buds using white cardstock.
  • Place the tiny flower buds face up on the molding pad and form using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the small flower centers and tiny flower buds to the flower center using glossy accents.
  • Place the fern sections face up on the molding pad and gently form the tips using the leaf tool.
  • Use your fingers to gently roll and curl the large leaves.

Arrange the Flower and Foliage

  • Attach the large leaves to the card base using glossy accents to create the foliage base for the flower.
  • Attach the flower to the card base using a double layer of mounting tape to hold it up above the foliage.
  • Tuck the fern sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut a few branches from the Wreath set using white cardstock.
  • Tuck the white branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.  Note: I thought the white branches added another interesting element to the arrangement.
  • Stamp the With Love sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock using Nocturne ink.
  • Tuck the sentiment strip under the foliage and attach to the card base with a strip of mounting tape.

Watercoloring die cuts cut from watercolor paper like the flowers and foliage on this project is a fun technique for adding beautiful color to the images.

Do you like watercoloring die cuts for your cards?  I was so happy with how my colors turned out on both the flower and foliage.  The Color Fuse inks created such vivid colors on my images and I love how the colors pop off the embossed white background.  Check out my Paper Flower Shaping post to see another technique using Color Fuse inks to color my flowers. You can find tons of inspiration for watercoloring die cuts on Pinterest. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used on this project.

 
5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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5175-05D Flower #5 Die Cut
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #5
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Long Large, ZIG Watercolor BrusH20
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Ranger Mini Mister, Individual
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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New Rubbernecker Color Fuse Inks and Layered Stamping

Rubbernecker is thrilled to announce Color Fuse, a brand new progressive line of ink with graduated color groupings designed to work together. Rubbernecker is releasing the first four of the twelve color sets in the line – Yellow, Pink, Blue and Green. These inks works well for all your water-based art projects and was created especially for layered stamping, utilizing a progressive color value in each hue.  Rubbernecker has created a new line of floral layered stamp sets that work perfectly with the new inks and I know you will want to check them out.

 
Color Fuse Set #1
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Color Fuse Set #8
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #5
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3309 It's Spring time

For my project today I used the new It’s Spring Time layered stamp set.

Check out how I made this lovely floral project made using the newRubbernecker Color Fuse inks.

The Layered Flowers and Foliage

  • Secure a piece of white cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Place the first layering stamp in place, apply the lightest color ink to the stamp and stamp it on the cardstock.
  • Continue layering the flower by using the next three stamps and graduated ink colors. Note:  I found this to be an easy process using the directions that are provided in the stamp set packing.

3309 It's Spring time

  • I stamped the flowers three times, two large and one small.
  • I fussy cut two of the flowers and foliage so I could layer them on the card base to add dimension.

The Frame Layer

  • Use the Nested Scallop Rectangle set to cut the bright pink layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the flower layer using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the flower layer and attach it to the scalloped layer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the fussy cut flowers and attach them to the card base.
  • Tuck the foliage pieces under the flowers and attach with glossy accents.

Check out how I made this beautiful floral project made using the newRubbernecker Color Fuse inks.

Boy did I have fun playing with the new Color Fuse inks and layering stamps.  I hope you will hop over to check the whole release.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are having a good week. 

 
3309 It’s Spring time
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Color Fuse Set #5
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #8
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Color Fuse Set #1
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Here are the tools and supplies that I used.

 
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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