Memory Box Dies: Watercolor Embossed Background

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s Shari here with some fun Memory Box dies and a cool background technique.

First, let me admit that I’m loving this color scheme for spring cards… They are my go to colors for flowers and backgrounds. I just can’t help myself! They are complementary which make them pop when put together.

Shari Carroll MB

I started out by embossing the Jourdana Collage die from Memory Box onto a panel of watercolor card stock. Then I added a wash of color using Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress inks. These steps gave me a colored textured background for the flower. Once the background was dry, I die cut the panel using the Pinpoint Main Street tag die where I cut two and put them together at the top to create a mini tag shaped card.

Shari Carroll MB detail

About that flower… it’s unique in that it has inner and out parts that you can put together. I watercolored the blossom with Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. The leaves were painted with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress inks.

I have created a video of the process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel.



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  1. What a great tip to use our dies as an embossing/debossing tool. Your colors and design of this card are gorgeous. Thanks for the video.

  2. DELIGHTFUL tag card Shari!!!
    LOVE EVERYTHING about your design and REALLY appreciate your video tutorial – SO MUCH for me to try – THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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