Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Watercoloured diecuts!


Hello dear friends,

I have been playing with Penny Black's new dies over the weekend. I love them especially the flower dies. They are so versatile. Watercolouring them was so addictive that  I made three cards. Today I am sharing the one of the cards.

To the new Mr. & Mrs.

For this card I have used Playful Posies die set from Penny Black

playful posies picture

Normally, I die cut and then watercolour. Then I can control my watercolouring and also choose what colour goes where. But for this card, I watercoloured the cardstock first with different colours then die cut the die out. I love the colour variation on the die cuts due to this technique. This gives more of an abstract look to the die cuts instead of traditional colouring of green for the leaves and red, blue or pink for the flowers. Hope I make sense :) 

To the new Mr. & Mrs closeup

So I simply adhered the watercoloured die cut on to the black card base toward the bottom. Then stamped the sentiment from You & Me stamp set also from Penny Black on a strip grey cardstock and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally I added some glossy red enamel dots to accent the reds on the die cuts. 

to the new Mr. & Mrs. flat 

I simply love the high contrast on this card and the variation of colours on the die cut.

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11 comments:

Ksenija Rizova said...

Wonderful card, Gayatri! So elegant bright die cut on a black background!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is gorgeous, Gayatri!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful!!

maria f. said...

Those blooms radiate color against that gorgeous black!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous!

Craftychris said...

Really striking! Love it xxx

Laurie said...

How lovely, what a sweet card. Thanks for sharing

Dawn Turley said...

WOW - the colours against the black are amazing Gayatri. Really lovely card.

Charlene said...

Nice job! I don't use black much except around Halloween, but this is stunning!

Di said...


great card

Monika/Buzsy said...

Love the vibrant colors Gayatri.