Black and White Background Card

My project today is a card with a black and white background and brightly colored images and sentiment.  For this card I used a Vertical Stripe background stamp by Rubbernecker to create this bold and crisp card base and paired it with the Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Tag Stitch, Large Ivy and a sentiment from the Spring Meadows set.  I have gotten tired of paying for designer paper pads that end up having a only a few patterns in the pack that I love.  I decided that my money would be better spent purchasing background stamps that can be used over and over for my cards. 

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a great collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Black and White Striped Background

  • Secure a piece of white cardstock and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Stamp the background using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • Apply clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Trim the background layer to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

The Tag and Sentiment

  • Secure the white cardstock and sentiment stamps in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamps.
  • Stamp the sentiment, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Place the sentiment layer on the cutting platform, line up the tag die and cut.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the striped background.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a big collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Flower

  • Cut the flower sections using white cardstock.
  • Apply Crimson ink to the flower sections using a mini applicator.
  • Place the flower sections face down on a molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center with a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the two flower sections together using glossy accents.
  • Place a black pre made Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center of the flower and attach with glossy accents.
  • Note:  I keep a small piece of craft sheet filled with different colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to use for my flower centers and it save lots of money compared to the cost of packaged pearls. 

The Ivy

  • Cut the ivy sections using light green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply the darker Grass ink to the branches.
  • Allow some of the light green of the cardstock to show through for a variegated look.
  • Place the ivy face up on the molding pad and and form the leaves using the leaf tool.

Complete the Card

  • Attach the ivy sections to the top corner of the tag using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower to the corner of the tag.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a huge collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

I really love how this striped black and white background and white tag allows the red flower and green ivy to pop.  Check out my Random Pattern Background card to see another example of a pretty black and white background.  You can finds of lots more black and white card inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
Vertical Stripe – 686
[ RBB ]
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
[ RBB ]
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
[ RBB ]
5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
3301 Spring Meadows
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #4
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Juicy…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
 

A Good Cup of Coffee

Coffee 2

Today I’m sharing a good cup of coffee card and joining the Rubbernecker Design Team to take part in the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  You will definitely want to hop over to the Rubbernecker Blog  and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog  and check out the details for an opportunity to win some great prizes and see lots of coffee themed cards.. 

Coffee themed cards are so popular these days and you can find lots of fun dies, stamps and sentiments to play with at the Rubbernecker store.  My project was made using the Coffee Cup, Good Cup of Coffee, Nested Scallop with Holes, Spring Leaves and Flower Buds.

We all need a good cup of coffee in the morning and we also love using coffee themed dies and stamps to make fun cards for family and friends.

The Card Base and Scalloped Layer

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of designer paper.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the to the designer paper layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock and a strip of black cardstock.
  • Stamp the first half of the sentiment on the scalloped layer using black ink.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Line the black strip up over the white layer and attach with strips of mounting tape.

We all need a good cup of coffee in the morning and we also love using coffee themed dies, stamps and sentiments to make fun cards for family and friends.

The Coffee Cup and Sentiment

  • Cut the cup sections using designer paper and white cardstock.
  • Stamp the second half of the sentiment on the coffee cup sleeve using black ink.
  • Attach the sentiment sleeve to the cup using ATG adhesive.
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the lid to the cup.
  • Attach the coffee cup to the black strip and card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the card with a small heart embellished with green leaves and a tiny flower.

We all need a good cup of coffee in the morning and we also love using coffee themed dies, stamps and sentiments to make greeting cards for family and friends.

I hope you will get a good cup of coffee and hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to see all the beautiful cards in in the hop.  While you are at it check out my Coffee Cup Card and Die Cut Coffee Cup to see other cards made using coffee themed dies and stamps.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5203-01D Coffee Cup Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
[ RBB ]
Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
[ RBB ]
Good cup of coffee 1052-11
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Penny Black – beau jardins
[ PNN ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Random Pattern Backgrounds on Clean and Simple Cards

Random pattern backgrounds will add interest to your cards and can be just the right touch to highlight your main focal image.  My black and white base sets off the colorful flowers and foliage and the random polka dots creates another element of interest for this simple card layout.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Not So Many Random Dots.  Rubbernecker also has a background called Lots of Random Dots with a more dense pattern that would have been pretty on this card as well.  My flower arrangement was made using the Mixable Flower Stack 5109, Small Flowers #1,  Tiny Flower Buds and Large Ivy.  The decorative layer was made using Borders #3

Rubbernecker carries a full line of stamps with random pattern backgrounds that will add interest to your cards and highlights your focal image.

The Random Pattern Background

  • Secure the background stamp and white cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the cardstock.
  • Apply super fine clear embossing powder to the cardstock and heat it with heat gun.  Note:  the Versafine Clair inks can be used with embossing powder but I find you need to move fairly quick before it dries.  Embossing with clear powder makes the black dots more pronounced.  You can also use black embossing powder but I find it harder to use since it sticks to the cardstock even when using a embossing magic bag.
  • Cut the cardstock to 5.25″ x 4.00″.

The Decorative Layer

  • Cut pieces of white and black cardstock 5.25″ x 2.50″.
  • Use the eyelet die from the Borders #3 set to cut the white piece and the stitched die from the set to cut the black piece.
  • Attach the pieces together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the decorative layer and attach it to the pattern background layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the two layers and attach to the white A2 sized card base.

Rubbernecker carries a full line of stamps with random pattern backgrounds that will add interest to your clean and simple cards and highlights your focal image.

The Flowers

  • Use hot press watercolor paper to cut the flowers and brown cardstock to cut the tiny flower buds.
  • Squish the Citrus and Pumpkin ink pads on a palette and use the inks to watercolor the flowers.
  • Lightly mist the images with water to prepare for coloring.
  • Use a water brush to paint the flower sections and heat set.
  • Form the flowers using a round stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flower sections together using small pieces of mounting tape. Note:  I usually attach flower sections together using glossy accents but I wanted these layers to have more separation.
  • Form the tiny flower buds to the flower center using glossy accents.
  • Check out my Flower Shaping Video Tutorials to see how I form my flowers.

The Ivy Branches

  • Use hot press watercolor paper to cut the ivy sections.
  • Lightly mist the ivy sections with water.
  • Squish the Fern and Juniper ink pads on a palette.
  • Watercolor the ivy sections using a light layer Fern ink. and add darker shading using the Juniper ink.
  • Heat dry the ivy sections.
  • Place the ivy sections face up on the molding pad and form the leaves using the leaf tool.

Arrange the Flowers and Ivy

  • Attach the the large flower to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the ivy sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents. 
  • Use glossy accents to attach the small flowers to the ivy.

Rubbernecker carries a full line of stamps with random pattern backgrounds that will add interest to your simple cards and highlights your focal image.

Clean and simple cards can be enhanced using random pattern backgrounds. I love how my black and white card base allowed my flowers and foliage to pop.  Check out my Dimensional Paper Flowers card to see the same flower color combination but on a all white card base. You can see lot of inspiration for random pattern cards on Pinterest.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
1338 Not So Many Random Dots
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
[ RBB ]
5210-04D Small Flowers #1
[ RBB ]
5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
5160-03D Borders #3
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #2
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Peanut…
[ ELH ]
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Long Broad, ZIG Watercolor BrusH20
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Ranger Mini Mister, Individual
[ ELH ]
 

 

Simple Birthday Card

I don;t know about you but I like to keep a simple birthday card or two on hand when an “emergent” need arises.  Those emergent needs happen to me more often than I would like to admit.  Since I have gotten a little older birthdays seem to slip up one me.  Ugh!  I hate to miss my loved ones birthdays.  This clean and simple card took just a few minutes to make.  Rubbernecker released several new background stamps recently and I couldn’t wait to get a few.  For this card I used the Birthday Background and the sentiment from the It’s Spring Time set.  The picture doesn’t show off the pretty gold embossing used for the images but I love the vibrant colors of the balloons water colored with Color Fuse inks. Oh……and don’t die of shock that there are no die cuts on this card.  LOL!

I like to keep a simple birthday card or two on hand to send out to my friends and family. This birthday background is perfect for fast and easy cards.

The Birthday Background and Balloons

  • Secure the white cardstock and Birthday Background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Dust the cardstock with the Embossing Magic Bag. Note:  Gold embossing powder sticks all over the cardstock if not well dusted.
  • Apply Versamark to the stamp and stamp the image. Repeat the stamping process to make sure you get a good crisp image.
  • Apply Superfine Gold Embossing Powder and tap off excess powder.
  • Use a heat gun to heat the embossing powder.
  • Stamp the balloon section of the background a second time and emboss.
  • Watercolor the balloons with Color Fuse inks and a water brush.
  • Fussy cut the balloons out. and set aside.

The Sentiment and Gold Embossed Layer

  • Stamp the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and emboss with gold powder.
  • Cut a strip of cardstock to fit behind the sentiment layer.
  • Apply Versa to both edges of the cardstock, apply gold embossing powder and emboss.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the gold layer using double stick tape.

Assemble the Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the birthday background layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the birthday background using double stick tape.
  • Use glue dots to attach the gold string to the back of the balloons.
  • Tie the three strings together with bow made using a separate piece of gold strings.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the balloons and attach them to the card base.
  • Finish by securing the gold bow and strings to the sentiment layer using a rolled up glue dot.

 

I like to keep a simple birthday card or two on hand to send out to my friends and family. This birthday background is perfect for fast, simple and easy cards.

A simple birthday card is always nice to have on hand but I like making fancier ones as well.  Check out my Die Cut Birthday Cake and Birthday Card with Alphabet and Number Dies to see more birthday cards. And when in doubt, you can always count on getting inspiration from Pinterest.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great Wednesday. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
1330 Birthday Background
[ RBB ]
3309 It’s Spring time
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #4
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #8
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #6
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
String by the Spool – Metallic Gold,…
[ ELH ]
VersaMark Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
 

Farm Pop Up Box

It was so much fun making this farm pop up box card. When I design a pop up box I like to fill it full of themed images that tells a story, starting on the main top portion of the box and carries over to the three flaps.  For this project I used Rubbernecker’s Barn, Tractor, Farm Animals, Chicken/Squirrels, Ducks, Picket Fence, Corn Stalks, Grass, Bird Set and Cloud Stencil.  I used Color Fuse Inks Sets #2, #4 to color the chickens and ducks and set #9 to create the cloudy background. The card base was made using the Square Pop Up Box Card kit from The Paper Cut.

I pulled out all the farm themed dies that I had to create this fun, dimensional farm pop up box card. All dies are made by Rubbernecker.

Assemble the 3D Pop Up Box Base

  • Cut the layering pieces.  The sky sections were cut using blue cardstock and the grass layers were made using  green cardstock.
  •  2   5 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ layers
  •  2   3 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  •  4   1 7/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  • Use a cloud stencil, blender brush and Beachside ink to create the clouds on the blue sky layers.
  • Attach the paper layers to the inside and outside card base using ATG adhesive.
  •  Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the box tab, line it up and secure the box closed.
  • Cut the green grass sections to fit the tabs included in the kit and attach them with ATG adhesive.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the tabs on both sides of the grass layers and insert them inside the box.
  • Note:  I use the Be Creative double stick tape on the tabs because it is much stronger than the ATG adhesive.  I like to use the ATG adhesive on layering paper because it is fast and easy.

The Barn and Tractor

  • Cut the barn using red and white cardstock.
  • Assemble the barn pieces and attach to the barn base using double stick tape.
  • Cut the tractor using red and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach together using mounting tape and glossy accents.

Fence, Grass Layers and Corn Stalks

  • Cut several fence sections using white cardstock and grass an corn stalk sections using green cardstock.
  • Trim fence sections to fit on the front flap and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the small fence layers to fit on the side flaps.
  • Attach grass layers to the back of the fence sections using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the bottom of the fence grass sections and a strip of mounting tape to the side fence sections and attach them to the flaps.

I pulled out all the farm themed dies that I had to create this dimensional farm pop up box card. All dies are made by Rubbernecker.

The Farm Animals

  • Cut the cows and ducks using white cardstock and the chickens using yellow card stock.
  • Use a black marker to color the cows and bulls.
  • Attach the red collar and gold bell to the cow necks and the gold ring to the bull nose using glossy accents.
  • Color the chickens and roosters using Pumpkin and Crimson ink and mini applicators.
  • Use a mini applicator and Pumpkin ink  to color the beaks and legs of the ducks.
  • Cut a bird using red cardstock and color the beak using a black marker.

Assemble and Attach the Farm Pop Up Box

  • Apply double stick tape to the back bottom portion of the barn and mounting tape to the back top and attach it to the top card base.
  • Tuck the corn stalks in behind the fence sections and on both sides of the barn and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the cows and chickens to the top grass layers.
  • Attach the tractor to the front flap using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the ducks, red bird and chicken to the flaps.

I pulled out all the farm themed dies that I had to create this 3Dl farm pop up box card. All dies are made by Rubbernecker.

My thought process for this farm pop up box was “more is more” and it was lots of fun deciding where to place all the images.  I like creating themed car and this one definitely says “Farm”.  Check out my Fall Pop Up Box Card and Paper Flower Pop Up Box Card to see other fun themed projects.  For even more inspiration check out my Pop Up Box category and this Pinterest link. Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you are having a good week.  Stay safe and be careful out there. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this project.

 

 
5201-01D Barn Die Cut
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5201-03D Tractor Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5201-02D Farm Animals Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Chickens/Squirrels Die Cut 5142-03D
[ RBB ]
Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
[ RBB ]
Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
[ RBB ]
5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
[ RBB ]
Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
[ RBB ]
Birds Die 5142-05D
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #9
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #2
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #4
[ RBB ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
[ RBB ]
 

Here the supplies and tools used.

 
The Paper Cut: Square Pop-Up Box Card
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Metallic Gold Foil – 5pk, Bazzill…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

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
[ RBB ]
5175-05D Flower #5 Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5217-03D Wreath Set Die
[ RBB ]
Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
[ RBB ]
3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #5
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used.

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