Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Print Making using Die-cuts

Hi everyone.  After seeing this AMAZING card on my friend Bonnie's blog, I had to give this technique a try.  It's from The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge that just started a few days ago.  This is my first time checking out Kathy's amazing videos.  She is AWESOME!  Here's the link to the video used for today's card.

I used Alexandra Renke's cornflower dies.  Coloured them with Distress and SU! markers, making sure to colour on top of my card front so any over colouring would end up on this awesome background.  I also coloured my flowers, wet them and pressed into the card front a couple of times to get more interest.  Once everything was dry, stamped a sentiment in matching green ink, popped up my panel onto my card front and glued (bottom of the stems) and pop dotted (flower heads) dimentionals to give some depth.

Close-up ...
Easy and fun card to make!  Thank you to Kathy for this great technique and to Bonnie for inspiring me to give it a try!

Entering this into The Flower Challenge (second entry) for Challenge #46 - Summer / Winter.


Products
Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)






Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Cornflower dies (Alexandra Renke); paint brushes, mister

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #46 - Summer / Winter


31 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

An absolutely amazing card, Loll! Can't believe this was your first visit to Kathy's channel - I dare you to spend less than 30 minutes there!
I think you and Bonnie have the most perfect dies for this process - it's on my list of things to try! Betting it will be on the CAS Mix Up roster one day? xx
=]

marilyn said...

I even like yours better...maybe because they're flowers & grasses and easier to color! VERY nice effect & yet another way to stretch our dies too.... Thank you!

Nstiz said...

I did see that spectacular card on Bonnie's blog and yours is equally impressive. Gee, that background could stand alone with a sentiment over the top! I really must try this. The results are just amazing, I have to agree. That blurred image is such a perfect backdrop for your gorgeous die cut.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Gosh...Stunning card and technique, Lolly. TFS all your details and the links to Bonnie's gorgeous card and Kathy's channel link. I will definitely be checking out this awesome die cut technique!!!!

Your colors, background and die cut flowers are simply beautiful and so artsy, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Marian said...

Loll - these are so pretty. I will have to try this technique - such a easy background that is so pretty.

Mac Mable said...

Amazing, unique and artsy and I absolutely love it Loll x. Very beautiful and what a stunning technique x.

Liz said...

Wonderful card Loll, such pretty colours too. A great technique, I'll have to check out the video. xx

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect die cut for this technique, my friend! Love the soft, watery cornflowers in the background that add wonderful interest to the beautifully colored die cut!

Betty said...

love everything about your card, Loll - colors, design etc. are wonderful - watched Kathy's video the other and must give it a go!

Pat said...

Wow Loll, truly fabulous and love those lively colours and such a pretty cornflower die. The shadow images on the card behind the flowers are just perfect, stronger enough to see them clearly but not so strong that the overpower the images themselves. x

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! I definitely need to try this technique again! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Great technique, and I do love the background that it leaves behind! Very pretty, Loll

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll what a great use of the technique on your fabulous card. Thanks too for the link to the tutorial.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh, how pretty this is, Loll, I've never seen this technique but I'm sure I'll be giving it a try, the result is a fabulous and surprisingly easy watercolor finish, so ethereal and beautiful.
Love your card, thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
Hugs.
Maria/DT

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous, drifty, dreamy effect, Loll ... this is just beautiful! I love cornflowers ... so you can imagine just how much your lovely display appeals to me! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Another super technique and I really love the effect you got with the background... A fabulous card!

HilaryJane said...

This has turned out beautifully, what a great technique, it sounds so easy that I am going to have to give it a go xx

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE that background and the finished result of your card.
Take care
Faith x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is stunning Loll! Kathy is amazing and so talented isn't she?!! I will have to go watch this technique now, but it sure did come out looking amazing for you right out the gate! You are pretty talented yourself Loll. Love this! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

another technique for me to try, gorgeous soft effect of the monoprint in the background :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Looks like you had some inky fun! I love the artsy look and stunning results:)

BożenA said...

Loll is one of those amazing cards that you remember for the rest of your life. I love colors and this technique. I have to try it out
hugs,
BozenA

Dianne Johnson said...

I absolutely love this! Really gorgeous.

Babs said...

What a gorgeous creation your technique and colouring is beautiful .love this. Thank you for your lovely comment on my card.

Babs x

Jo said...

I mean WOW. I think I'll be trying this out on my watercolours. This is so much more effective than what I've been doing. Love the airy appeal to this background, perfect for this beautiful blossom duo.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Great job on the print making technique. Loved this brilliant technique when I saw it on Kathy’s day 1 post... it even makes me look like I can watercolor! 😂 Will be doing this technique in an upcoming MB DT post.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Loll! I LOVE your die-cut print background! I need to ask the same question as I did to Bonnie – how can you perfectly make the “randomly pressed” background so beautiful?
The layout and the color combo of the card are superb too! Now I need to try this technique. :-)
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

That is the coolest water color look. The cornflower die is so pretty and that soft color is awesome.

Darnell said...

WOW, Lolly, this is stunning! I have to take a look at that technique. It makes a great background for that colorful cornflower! Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL, Loll! I really love the painterly look you created for the background and your color palette is gorgeous! I can't wait to try out this technique...thanks so much for the link to Bonnie's card and video tutorial :) Barb xx

Leslie Miller said...

This is when I would love to have a computer in my stamp room. Tried wifi, but it's so slow in there. Anyway, this technique produces gorgeous results, especially when in such expert hands as yours and Bonnie's. Fabulous, Loll!