To showcase the gorgeous You Are My Favorite die today I went with some simple watercolor washes. I love the CAS (clean and simple) style of this die with its modern looks. All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I took two pieces of Arches watercolor card and applied a wash of water to each before bringing in a light layer of Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral. I’m using my favorite tube watercolors but you could use any watercolor such as the Gansai Tambi palette with that lovely pool color or Distress Inks which would allow you to get some lovely bleached water droplet action going.
Slowly but surely I started to deepen the color from one end on the panels, occasionally drying the pieces before adding more layers. On one piece I went for darker tones and added lots of paint splatter and also some splatter from a solution of Perfect Pearls. When dry I cut each piece with a Stitched Rectangle.
From the deeper colored piece I die cut the You Are My Favorite from the richest colored area, stitched some sequins around the negative part of the letters and mounted on a white card base. I then used the letters from this first panel and stitched them along with some sequins to the second lighter watercolored panel and again mounted on a white card base.
I love how CAS these cards are with their nod to lots of current trends – watercolor, ombre and using both the negative and positive parts of a die cut. Also with just two dies and one paint color then these cards have not only a CAS look but a minimal supplies list too!
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