#1022 – Die cutting Pre-Watercolored Panels

Hello and welcome! I’m starting with the Happy Little Stampers ‘Anything Goes with Die’ team starting this month! Kylie had asked me to join earlier but I couldn’t find time with the move happening. So, I’m happy to join this time! As the challenge theme suggests, anything goes as long as there is some die cutting in the project!

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

And here’s what I made –

Since I had my Brusho pigment powders out already when I made my Watercoloring project, I picked another couple of panels of watercolor paper and used the Brushos on them as well. I used considerably lighter than pigments on one than other, ensuring that there would be some contrast between the two once I die cut them.

Once dry, I cut out the panels using Altenew ‘Dog Rose’ dies. I also die cut them out of plan watercolor paper, which I adhered behind the watercolored ones, and then adhered them together. Together all 4 panels gave some dimension. I then embossed the card base using Spellbinders Regal embossing folder and adhered the die cut piece on top. For sentiment, I used a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script, which I fussy cut and foam mounted below the die cut.

And that’s my card! Checkout more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team at the Happy Little Stampers blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#1021 – Easy Watercoloring using Brusho

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers challenge and we’re first starting with the HLS Watercolor challenge. For this challenge anything goes as long as you have featured watercoloring on your project.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And here’s what I made this month –

Its been a long time since I played with the Brusho pigment powders. With the Brushos you get wonderful effects and rich colors, with almost no effort at all! And that’s exactly what I needed this time to make a quick card! 🙂

I started with the floral image from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful Flowers’. I stamped the image on a watercolor panel using VersaFine Onyx black pigment ink and then heat embossed it using clear ep. I then misted clear water over the panel and sprinkled some Brusho pigment powders on top. I waited for them to spread to determine whether I need pick up the extra color using a towel or drop some more pigment for a richer color. Once everything was done, I left it alone to dry.

Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script using the same ink. I then trimmed the piece a bit and and foam mounted it on top of the card base.

And that’s my card. Hop on to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to get further inspiration from the design team. And don’t forget to join the challenge any time you make a project with watercoloring! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂