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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Simon Says Stamp CLASSIC BICYCLE…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI FLOWERS AND…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps VACATION TIME…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE GOLD 5ML…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLACK 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith ROSE OF ULTRAMARINE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN 5ML Extra Fine…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Grande Nuvo…
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Tonic PALE PERIWINKLE Nuvo Jewel…
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  1. Both cards are very beautiful. It is hard to pick which one I like the most. I love the colors used in each. I love bicycling so this card really hits home with me!

  2. Wonderful water coloring. Like the cascading flowers with bike. My bike would need to be an adult trike (3 wheels & a basket in back or a tandem). I need to practice my watercoloring.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. A welcome request to take a break.
    Beautiful card. Love the cascading
    flowers. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Wow! I just love the SSS mini flower petal dies. Must have! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Debby I love both your cards, they are just beautiful, i really love the soft colors and love how you watercolored them. You make it look so easy, I wish i could watercolor like that, I am so bad at it, but still trying :)

  6. I love the yellow bike together with the purple flowers. So gorgeous on that beautiful simple watercoloured background.
    Thank you so much Debby.

  7. Simply gorgeous. I would love a ride in the country on this beauty. Always look forward to your spot Debbie. You never disappoint…..

  8. These are both so pretty, and yet so different, even though they use basically the same materials. I love them both!

  9. This is such a pretty card, and I really like the bicycle die, although it would have been nice to include two wheels so that I don’t have to keep cutting extra wheels to make the bicycles (saving time). Love your other card too.

  10. Beautiful cards!! As is everything Debbie creates! Amazing detail. Thank you for this monthly feature! 😊

  11. I love both of these cards. You create amazingly beautiful cards with watercolor and you make it look so easy. I wish it were that easy for me, but you inspire me to try. Thanks!

  12. Gorgeous card. I especially love the cascading flowers. always think I don’t want to look to my old cards for inspiration because I don’t want to repeat myself, but you have shown a new way to approach it. Thanks.

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