Monday, October 16, 2017

CUTplorations october - reminder

Hope you're enjoying a colorful October. Today I'm back with a reminder to join us at CUTplorations this month where this is our inspiration.

image source: marmaladebleue

Here's what I did with some watercoloring. I went with the fall color vibe (sure miss the Michigan color change!) I got from the inspiration photo.

So I used the Trendy Leaves 2 die and cut some leaves from watercolor paper. Did some freehand watercoloring in the colors from the photo. Adhered the leaves to a piece of white CS. Then I die cut that piece using a rectangle from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die. TIP: Die cutting die cuts (or double die cutting) has the advantage of really pressing your adhered die cuts down tightly, as well as embossing the stitched pattern. Gives the piece a truly "finished" look.

I chose a really textured watercolor paper to make the leaves more interesting. Some twine for a rustic feel, and a golden Blessed die cut finished off my thank you card.

Have you joined us yet? Check out more DT inspiration and the CUTplorations October gallery here. Look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for coming by today.


cm said... pretty your airy, dreamy leaves! Wonderful combination of colours and the perfect design/techniques to showcase them!

Ina G said...

I love the result you got for your fabulously coloured ( I did have dreamy) leaves Maria. It's a real stand out card and I love it.

Anita in France said...

Artsy and ethereal, Maria ... the gold is gorgeous with those luscious leafy colours! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the tip...will file that one away. Such a fabulous watery effect, so unique and such creativity x

Loll said...

Beautiful leaves for fall, Maria. Love the mix of sparkle die-cut sentiment and rustic twine. xx

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