I love watercolors at any time but with the upcoming Watercolor For Card Makers Intermediate Techniques class starting on Monday you will be seeing lots of watercolor cards around here! Adding simple touches, such as these raised die cuts, is all that a watercolored card needs in my opinion.
One of my favorite watercolor techniques is a light an airy watercolor wash. Well if you can call lightly brushing watercolor on to card an actual technique – it’s so easy! For my card today I used Winsor & Newton professional watercolor tubes mixing Opera Rose and Cadmium Yellow Pale to give a light peachy color. I added a couple of light washes on watercolor card, letting the paint dry in between each wash and then added some splatters of the paints and Heidi Swapp color shine in gold.
Once dry I cut the piece with a Stitched Rectangle and then also with the Stitched Heart Collage die. I added a couple of strips of glitter card and mounted the panel on a card base made from more of the watercolor card. I pieced the hearts back in to place with foam adhesive to make sure they stood out enough from the background. I then layered the love die cut from more gold glitter card and also heat embossed the ‘always’ from Big U Words on black card with white embossing powder. Finally I added a few sequins and pearls to finish :D
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Gorgeous peachy delight, love the touch of glitter.
You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.
This is gorgeous, and I love the raised die cuts!
Debby, just beautiful. Your colors are always subtle, pretty and peaceful. Thanks for sharing and always inspring.
This is really pretty, I look forward to the class.
Lovely light soft looking watercolor. I have to learn how to do this. Love the raised hearts. Thanks for sharing.
Another particularly beautiful card, Debby! The touch of black really adds to the visual impact.