I have a monthly video feature, Doodling With Debby, on the Simon Says Stamp blog and I’m sharing here too in case you missed it and for this card, I am watercolouring die cuts to create a bicycle scene. For this card I used the Classic Bicycle die from Simon Says Stamp. A lovely elegant die with beautiful details and I combined it with the Mini Flowers & Leaves dies to create a cascade of flowers flowing from the bicycle basket. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Watch below or in HD at YouTube.
The method for this card is very simple, I very roughly and loosely watercoloured layers of colour on to Arches Cold Pressed Watercolour Card using Daniel Smith watercolours. I then splattered with spare paint, Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache and Perfect Pearls solution before die cutting the elements from the different patches of colour.
My card was inspired by this one I made over two years ago using the Beautiful Ride set. On this card I no line watercoloured a bicycle scene with cascading purple flowers, and I wanted to recreate this card with dies. If you ever feel in a creative rut, looking back over cards you have made in the past is a great way to get the mojo going again.
Back to the die cut version of this card and I also lightly watercoloured a background and die cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle die before adhering the panel to a Desert Storm card base. I then adhered the die cut elements with a combination of foam adhesive and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting which went well from the Vacation Time set in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and adding with foam adhesive.
I added a few Groovy Confetti sequins and also lots of dots of Ivory Seashell and Pale Periwinkle Nuvo droplets which helped to expand the cascade of flowers a little and added lots of texture and dimension too.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoy seeing the Doodling With Debby features here too :D
I have one of the Classic Bicycle dies I used to make today’s card to giveaway, and I’ll add in the Dude, and Hibiscus Frame dies too. Leave a comment below by 09 August at 11.59pm, and I will pick a winner.
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Wow!!! Your cards are really breathless!!! Love your watercolouring. Colours are so beautiful! Thanks for this chance to win these great dies!!!
Beautiful card! Love the bicycle die cut.
Stunning card! I love the watercolored die cut pieces and the color variation it provides. Gorgeous layout and amazing details.
I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors are gorgeous and it just makes me smile!
As always, an absolutely stunning card. I love your work and soft colors.
That bicycle die is so cute…love how you watercoloured them.
Absolutely STUNNING! I could watch you paint ALL day!
I love this bicycle die, too cute!
Debby I love what you have done with this project with using the die and the water colour paints it is just incredible. Thank you for sharing it with us crafters as I certainly have learnt a lot from your video tutorial. :O) xxx
Your doing so great with watercolours !! Your cards are absolutely lovely !!