Saturday, March 28, 2015

Water Coloring Owl

I did some water coloring yesterday with my Peerless watercolors on some Ranger watercolor paper. I cut this strip out of it and matted it onto some light olive colored cardstock and then onto the blue. One little trick I found to do with watercolor paper if it is warped is run it through your Cuttlebug with the sandwich as if you were embossing a Spellbinders die (for me that's A plate, 2 B plates, and a piece of chipboard.). It will straighten out your watercolor paper and make it easier to adhere onto other cardstock. 

The fun part of my card is the owl and it's die cuts. The wood veneer frame is by Maya Roads. I die cut a white and then a sparkly shape that mimics the wood. Then I die cut the two pennants hanging down from it. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge with my Cricut with Recollections paper. Then the owl in the center is a brad by Eyelet Outlet. I didn't add a sentiment yet because I'm still pondering if this would make a good graduation card or not.


  1. Hi Cindy, I love this. Beautiful background, thank you for telling your technique with the paper. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT x

  2. What a gorgeous card! I think it would be a nice graduation card, but could work for something else too... Sometime I save the sentiment for the inside, so I have last-minute cards. Really like your techniques. Best, CG

  3. Im not sure if my first comment t went through. I love the love od that water color background. And you did a great job Framing the owl brad!

  4. Gorgeous card Cindy! Super cute and I love the background you've created.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Hi Cindy - what a cute little card and I love the owl brad! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Add some Metal) challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  6. Wnderful card, I just love owls, and that watercolored background is the bomb.

  7. Such a sweet card and thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  8. Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)


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