card making :: die cut + watercolored butterflies


Pair a beautiful die with some watercolor paint to create a unique card each time.  One thing I love about creating with watercolor paint is how it’s nearly impossible to remake the same exact image or effect.  The shade of a color on one card might vary slightly on another because there was more water in the brush, or the ink may bleed in a slightly different direction on the paper.



To create the butterflies, I used a Sizzix die cut and some thick white cardstock.  I stamped the wing edges with an ink pad, and then used a waterbrush to apply a wash of paint all over.



I cut some white cardstock into a 4″ x 5.25″ rectangle and stamped some flowers from this stamp set along the right edge, then colored them in with watercolor paint.  I like how the flowers can be colored in different palettes.  Again, no two cards will be exactly alike!


To finish the design, I used the smaller butterfly die cut in the set with some silver foil paper to add an element of pop to the card.  I adhered the butterfly to the card using some foam mounting tape and the white cardstock to the card base with mini glue dots.



Products Used:

– Papertrey Ink “Stamper’s select white cardstock”
– Stampin’ Up! “Watercolor Wings” photopolymer stamp set (#139424)
– Stampin’ Up! “For the New Two” clear stamp set (#138562)
– Stampin’ Up! “Bold Butterfly Framelits” dies (#138135)
– Stampin’ Up! stamp pads in “Tangelo Twist” (#133646), “Hello Honey” (#133643), and “Lost Lagoon” (#133644)
Niji waterbrush with small sized tip
Staz On “Jet Black” ink pad
– Stampin’ Up! cardstock paper in “Hello Honey” (#133648)
– Stampin’ Up! “Silver Foil Sheet” (#132178)
mini glue dots
– watercolor paint
– Stampin’ Up! “Stampin’ Dimesionals” foam mounting adhesive (#104430)



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