Metallic and Black

As you will already know, my friend BożenA and I run challenges between each other as we are able, taking turns to choose the topics. This time it was BożenA that got to choose the topic and she chose a watercolor technique. The method is to smoosh metallic watercolor onto black cardstock and then use the result for either die cutting or a background. I opted to go with the die cutting of the metallic covered cardstock.


I cut my black cardstock into smaller pieces and did two shades of the metallic pink which then resulted in this variegated mauve paper. Using a metallic green I created one lighter green smoosh and one darker green by adding some dark green regular watercolor paint before pulling the cardstock piece through it. The final piece got gold watercolor on it.


Once the cardstock was dry, I die cut the pieces of the current Altenew Craft-a-Flower Poppy die from the two shades of mauve that I had created with the pink paints. I cut the stem and the leaves from the lighter green and the leaf details from the dark green and finally the flower centers from the gold. I assembled the three flowers and the leaves.

I created a cardbase out of white cardstock and "embossed" some diagonal lines on the front with my scoring board. I also added a strip of black and white striped paper to the right side of the card.


I then arranged the three poppies on the front of the card so that the left one hangs off the edge of the card a bit. The back two are glued down flat and the top of is added with foam tape. The flower stems received a small purple bow on them.

I completed the card with a sentiment strip from a new die set that I purchased. I love that this die gives me both a usable negative and the little letters and I can use either.


Here is a picture of the card in the bright sunlight. The colors are not very accurate here, but you can see the beautiful shine that the metallic watercolors leave on the black cardstock, despite pictures never doing justice to this technique.

Please also head over to BożenA's post and see what she has created. I am sure you will not be disappointed as she is a master at watercolor techniques.

Supplies Used
CAF Poppy Dies
CAF Poppy Dies
Essential Sentiments
Essential Sentiments
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
1/2 inch Foam Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape
Scor-Tape 1/2
Scor-Tape 1/2
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Monica

Use only Dies

Today it is time to show case the results of the next challenge between BożenA and I and this time it was my turn to give the theme. I decided to go with my second favorite card-making technique and that is using dies. So the challenge was "Use only Dies". No stamps, no coloring medium, no embossing folders. Only dies and cardstock or patterned paper.


I have seen many people create beautiful white and gold cards, so this was my chance to try it out. I created a white card base and added two music score die cuts as a background. I used Stick It adhesive on the back of the cardstock before running it through the die cutting machine. It was then easy to get them positioned on my card.


I cut both the sentiment and the focal flower outline twice each out of white cardstock and once each out of gold foil cardstock. I again used Stick It adhesive on the cardstock before cutting it out so that putting the layers together happened without trouble. The gold die cuts have dimension due to the layers underneath in comparison to the white music scores that are flat on the card base.


I am excited to see what BożenA has done for her interpretation of this challenge. Please head over to her blog and take a look. Leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Everyday Script
Everyday Script
Wavy Outline
Wavy Outline
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Stick It Adhesive
Stick It Adhesive
Scrappy 1/8
Scrappy 1/8
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Use a Charm

It has been a while since I had an Outlawz Crash your Stash project to show you as my stash is not very varied. But this month we are playing with charms and I have a few charms. November is Epilepsy awareness month, so I decided to use the awareness ribbon charm and make my card in two shades of purple.


The kittens

After forever, I have another project to show you which is late also. It is time for a new Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz (well it started on November 1 as always). This month our sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls and the image is Ellie with Kittens.


I designed my card in Silhouette Studio and used digital papers from the Coffee Digital Papers collection by AMBillustrations and from the Spring Plaids digital paper collection by Periwinkle Pixel Shop and then placed the digi in front. I printed this out onto regular cardstock as I wanted to try my pencils on the smoother paper. I colored Ellie with my Prismacolor colored pencils and gel pens on the two big bows on the kittens.

It took a different technique to color on the smoother paper, but I was happy with the result. This way I don't have to print on my better quality drawing paper when I want to create a one layer panel with digitally created layers.

I completed the card by adding the panel to a dark teal cardbase and adding the sentiment from a Pink Fresh Studio die set cut out of white and black cardstock to the card. I again used E6000 spray adhesive to adhere the delicate die cuts together and it works so well. I definitely can recommend that.


We look forward to seeing you over at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge during November. You have a month to enter and it is wonderful to see all the inspiration with the same image.

Supplies Used
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Gel Pens
Gel Pens
Everyday Script
Everyday Script
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
E6000 Spray
E6000 Spray
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Monica