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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I think even I could do this kind of watercoloring! Love it!
Two stunning cards, I love the dies you used and your watercoloring is so beautiful!
wow love your work – so feminine:)
Awesome! Love watercoloring!
Wow!!! Fabulous card!! I love your water coloring!! This bike die is just sooooo cool!!!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be trying this technique.
Beautiful! I really love the bicycle die!
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.
This is a lovely technique, and turned out so beautifully! Thanks for the great ideas and wonderful inspiration!
Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous!!! I love the flowers and background…
Using the die cut and watercolored images together looks great. Nice job.
Such a sweet and beautiful card! Love that bicycle die, so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration!
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.
Beautifully done and love your colors!
These cycling cards are adorable Debbie!
Such a cute card. The purple flowers are beautiful.
That is super duper cute card!! LOVE IT!
I love this! So cute and sweet!
Wow, this card is amazing! Always love Debby’s creation & this one is simply beautiful.
oh my oh my – love this watercoloring – TFS
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.
I love this card! Love the bike hanging off the side and the cascading flowers!
Love the flowers flowing from the bike basket. Great design. tfs
Beautiful card Debby. I love your inspiration card too!
Lovely cards with beautiful colors.
These are really neat cards! I love the look of watercolor. :)
What a lovely card. I hadn’t thought of using watercolored paper for die cuts, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Stunning cards! Debby is so talented!
These are beautiful. Love the flowers.
Both cards are beautiful but I really love the original watercolor version, it is stunning!
Such pretty cards. Love your watercolouring.
Today’s card is so lovely. The coloring on this card is very professional looking.
I love how delicate these cards are!! Lovely!
So beautiful! Love the gorgeous cascade of flowers, and the lovely dimension!
So so pretty
Debby, your card is lovely! I’m in love with that gorgeous bike with the basket of flowers.
Debbie, this is phenomenally gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the creative inspiration and the beauty!
Gorgeous card! I really like the texture and demension on this card! Love the watercoloring!
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!
Oh, wow, what a dazzling card xxx
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!
Such wonderful coloring and cards ??
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
Beautiful! Who wouldn’t love a pretty bicycle like that!
This is such a beautiful card! The original card is so pretty, and I love the die cut interpretation :)
Swoon! These are timeless and beautiful. What gorgeous cards.
Fabulous card! Love the design.