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Hello Lovelies, I am back again with another watercolor card, using The stamp Market  HBD die. For this card I first wanted to make a very cheery and bright panel, from which I could cut out the die. In order to do that I pulled out my new watercolor set from Prima in the  Pastel dream palette. My idea was to create a galaxy background, but I did not want it to be dark, like the night sky. Instead I opted for a bright and warm galaxy water coloring. I wouldn’t really call it a galaxy, rather a warm spring sky.

It has been so very wet and snowy the last few days in New York. Today especially it has been snowing since afternoon and the skies have been pretty gloomy and sad looking. I am so ready for spring , and I know we are still in Feb. Well as an artist one definitely  has the liberty to do what she likes. I can make spring in winter, make pigs fly or even make the flowers brown. Like Bob Ross says, “This is your world, you are the creator, find freedom on this canvas”. So here I am finding my freedom of creating spring in winter. Any way enough of my rant back to the card. I made two cards using my painted panel. I die cut the HBD and did not want to throw away the negative die cut panel, after putting in all  the time to color it.



I first water colored the panel using the Prisma water color, in some bright and cheery colors. I splattered white gouache and gold paint to give some addition texture the painting. Later when the panel was completely dry. I sprayed it with an iridescent glitter dust for more shimmer. we all need some extra sparkle in our lives. Don’t we ?

I die cut the HBD making sure  to center the die on the watercolor panel. Make sure to hang on to all the die cut pieces safely, you will need every piece. For the first card, I noticed that the white  notecard looked very plain for the positive die cut, so I embossed another white layer cardstock with a polka dot embossing folder. After embossing the panel I adhered the die cut with foam  adhesive for some extra dimension. I popped up the white panel to a white side folding notecard. The addition sentiment was then stamped with black ink and adhered over the die cut using some foam tape. Added some sparkle and called it done.

For the second card I pretty much did the same thing. adhered the negative die cut panel on to a white notecard. This time I did not emboss the white panel as there was not much white space visible. I did the same steps for the additional sentiment and added  sparkle to finish off the card.

Here is a video  for visual learners, like me!!

I hope you will give this bright watercolor a go. Thank you for stopping, have a bright and cheery day!!


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