Thursday, 18 March 2021

Christmas - Watercolour Die Cut Prints

The Design Team at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge are celebrating their 5th Birthday this month... a Big Congratulations from me, I so enjoy their challenges and wonderful DT inspiration.

This month the challenge is to use watercolours with  die cut printing, so for a change rather than my favourite flowers I've chosen a textured fir tree die to make Christmas cards... yes I've a Twofer - in the process I had made a not very CAS panel so cut it in half...

A die cut the tree ( two different sizes of the three in the set) in thick shiny card (recycled packaging) which gave me a stronger die cut to ink and wet.  Cut a mask to create the snow slope and smooched two shades of green DO and one dark blue on my plastic sheet and then lightly spritzed the die cuts, smooched them in the inks and "stamped" over the mask - the indents on the die cuts left some areas white so it looks like snow.  I die cut a single tree from watercolour card and used the left over smooch ink to watercolour it.  Watercoloured in the blue sky and shadows with a brush.  To finish I mounted the panel with foam sheet to a die cut layer and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and attached the tree with foam dots.

For my second card... I repeated the process to create the scene, stamped and clear embossed the sentiment, added a die cut frame and attached the tree with foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by my blog  --  have a Wonderful Creative day

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Sentiments:  card 1 - Crafters Choice - Rustic Christmas, card 2  Kaisercraft - Nordic Christmas
Dies: set 3 tree dies -unknown,  Poppy Craft - stitched rectangles, Distress Oxides - rustic wilderness, mowed lawn, chipped sapphire
Inks: Versmark, Versafine - black
Other:  silver embossing poswder, clear embossing powder


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  2. Too many spelling errors in comment #1! Your cards are stunning, Robyn, you are so clever! I've been using what look like the same dies myself - you'll have to look out for them at Christmas Kickstart next month! Take care and thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  3. Wow Robyn - you are really in your element here. Your background is gorgeous and the tress are wonderful too. If I had to choose I would pick the first one. Bravo Robyn!
    Sandy xx

  4. What great cards Robyn! Your prints from the die cuts have turned out wonderfully well! Great job and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! x

  5. These 2 cards are spectacular, Robyn! Your "smooching" is world class! Lol

  6. What great Christmas cards, Robyn! Love the printed trees in the background! Beautiful winter scenes! Thanks so much for sharing these in our birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Just saw this one in the gallery too, what a very clever scene you have created. They are both great xx

  8. WOW! LOVE how your trees printed with the snow on the branches!! What a great surprise. These are so gorgeous, Robyn. Great work with the technique and two beautiful Chrismtas cards to add to your stash. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. OMG Robyn, your die cut print trees turned out Gorgeous! Love the areas of white (faux snow) that happened accidently:-) Your snow Winter scenes for both cards turned out beautifully, my friend. So pleased you joined us for our 5th Birthday. Love and Hugs..Nancy


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn