Friday, June 15, 2018

watercolor background meets simon says die

My leftovers from this rainbow watercoloring session are dwindling, but when I was making these cards I remembered the piece and pulled it out.

And then I pulled out this fun die and made a twofer. First I die cut the image. Pulled out the kids' watercolors I'd used (back in 2015!). Painted some stripes onto my cardbase roughly where the color areas of the die cut would line up, adding orange and yellow too. Cuz rainbow! Splattered some gold paint (from same watercolor set - not pretty) and adhered the die cut. Voila!


And cuz I couldn't bear to throw away all the negative pieces with all their watercolored goodness, I made this card too.

PP, Nuvo drops

Funny story. The negative pieces were trapped in the die after I'd carefully removed the positive (the first card). It's a closed one. I thought it might look cool if I put them onto a B/W PP circle. So I took a coloring book page, die cut a circle, put adhesive on all those little pieces stuck in the die, pressed the circle onto them and after they'd dried a bit carefully pulled the whole thing up. Great way to get the pieces out intact, but the first time to see what it looked like on the crazy B/W pattern. Imagine just those watercolored negative pieces on a wild and crazy B/W pattern, will you? Not pretty. That's when the positive die cut, cut from black and adhered slightly offset, came to my rescue. Whew. I think this works now.

And in case you're wondering how I got adhesive onto all those little pieces. Multiple times.

Check out Koren W.'s post.

What's your favorite method for getting adhesive onto intricate die cuts?

I'm playing at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame it (I love the black frame around the watercolored bits on card #2)
Cuttlebug Mania - Frame it (same reason as above!)
Happy Little Stampers - June Watercolor (no twist)
Happy Little Stampers - June AG with Dies


maria f. said...


SD pooja said...

Super cool ,your idea worked and the card turned out awesome !

Mac Mable said...

Enjoyed reading you post. I always learn something and get tons of inspiration and today is no exception. Thank you for the 'fun story' and Love the idea of the glue in the syringe x Vibrant and eye catching card with glorious rainbow colours and love the dramatic black.

Mac Mable said...

Forgot to say I don't have any favourite method of getting adhesive onto intricate dies...just a lot of patience!

Christine said...

I love the black and white colouring page peeking through.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty and vibrant! Love your creation! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Lin said...

Gorgeous bright colors, Maria, they made me smile! So glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Anita in France said...

Rainbow deliciousness, Maria ... wonderfully bright and vibrant on the first, cool and funky with the offset on the second ... yum! Favourite way of adhering intricate die cuts ... Stick It, if there's a chance to use the negative part, otherwise it seems like such a waster ... or Multi Medium Matte with a fine applicator ... and patience ... works for me! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Nevill said...

Love your fun rainbow background !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

What a wonderful rainbow card..Love the background so much..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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