I'm here today with a mid-month reminder about the fun July CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - this month Bonnie has asked us to color our die cuts!
This time I water colored my die cuts using Ranger Distress Inks.
I used Lovely Layers dies from PTI to die cut my flower out of watercolor paper. Then I picked out what color Distress inks I wanted to use - Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Frayed Burlap. I rubbed one color at a time onto my craft mat, spritzed the color with water and brushed the watery color over each die cut piece.
I dried each piece with my heat tool and then dipped my brush into clean water and splattered the water onto each piece one at a time, drying each piece with my heat tool. I love the added texture the water spots create!
I adhered the flower layers to each other with foam dots accept for the smallest one, which I just glued on. I added a little curve to the leaf/petals pieces with my finger before adhering them to each other. I added a brown enamel dot to the center. Then I adhered the flower to a white card panel with another foam dot.
I stamped the sentiment from Lovely Layers Stamp Set from PTI beneath the flower and adhered the panel to a white card base.
So please join us in this fun challenge - to color your die cuts! It's always fun to find new ways to use our craft supplies right?!
You'll find YouTube Videos of different ways to color your die cuts as well as some awesome inspiration from the Design Team as well as our awesome guest designer Susan Joyce (Cat's InkCorporated) over at the CAS Mix Up Blog here. You have until July 24th to link up your cards!
Stamps: Lovely Layers Stamp Set - Papertrey Ink.
Paper: Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Frayed Burlap, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories: Lovely Layers Die Collection - PTI, foam dots, brown enamel dot, water, paint brush, heat tool.