Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

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Hi, it’s Debby here for my monthly Doodling With Debby video feature on the Simon Says Stamp blog and for today’s card, I am watercoloring die cuts to create a bicycle scene.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

For this card I used the Classic Bicycle die from Simon Says Stamp. A lovely elegant die with beautiful details and I combined it with the Mini Flowers & Leaves dies to create a cascade of flowers flowing from the bicycle basket.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

The method for this card is very simple, I very roughly and loosely watercolored layers of color on to Arches Cold Pressed Watercolour Card using Daniel Smith watercolors. I then splattered with spare paint, Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache and Perfect Pearls solution before die cutting the elements from the different patches of color.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

My card was inspired by this one I made over two years ago using the Beautiful Ride set. On this card, I no line watercolored a bicycle scene with cascading purple flowers, and I wanted to recreate this card with dies. If you ever feel in a creative rut, looking back over cards you have made in the past is a great way to get the mojo going again.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

Back to the die cut version of this card and I also lightly watercolored a background and die cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle die before adhering the panel to a Desert Storm card base. I then adhered the die cut elements with a combination of foam adhesive and Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting which went well from the Vacation Time set in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and adding with foam adhesive.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

I added a few Groovy Confetti sequins and also lots of dots of Ivory Seashell and Pale Periwinkle Nuvo droplets which helped to expand the cascade of flowers a little and added lots of texture and dimension too.

Doodling with Debby: Watercolored Die Cuts

Thanks for joining me today, and I’ll see you next time for Doodling With Debby.

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  1. I love the water colored technique…your card is gorgeous. The die cuts added so much texture and dimension. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity.

  2. I loved your watercolor bicycle card. It was so pretty. I have to do more of that watercolor background technique. I just feel like I would make a hot mess sometimes. That bike reminded me of “days of old”. Love it and thanks for sharing.

  3. I like the idea of watercoloring a whole sheet of paper and then die cutting. I can do that, no lines to color inside of. I already follow by email.

  4. Debbie, this is phenomenally gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the creative inspiration and the beauty!

  5. Debby both of your cards are fantastic, I am really impressed with the water coloured swatches you made for die cutting the bike and flowers. This is not something I would have thought to do. Beautifully done!

  6. I love how you were inspired by your own cards to make this. The watercolors make for such pretty texture on the die cuts, and I love the gorgeous cascading flowers on both cards. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us!

  7. Debby this is a stunning card, I love all the dimension and how you demonstrated to us crafters the water colouring of areas before you die cut. I will definitely be using this idea in the future thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O) xx

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