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Sun 05

Watercolor Happiness
by Penny



Hello Memory Box fans. Penny here today with a super simple card that you can recreate in minutes. 

Do you remove all the tiny pieces from your die cuts? Sometimes I just go with how the paper comes out of the metal die. In this case you can see I was left with quite a few tiny pieces still intact. And I Love it!!!

Let me show you how:



Start with an A2 size of watercolor paper. In this sample I used Shimmerz Creameez Boogie Boardin' Blue and Luck O' the Irish paints. Get your paper wet with clear water on half of the panel and start plopping in color and let it bleed. The hard part is waiting for it to dry.

Die cut Blooming Chrysanthemum from white card stock. ( Leave small pieces intact, remove them...it's your card)

Die cut the tiny butterflies from this set in Aqua card stock.



Add a strip of Lime Green card stock behind the left side of watercolor paper and trim to size. Adhere flower die cut using glue just along the stems.

Wrap card front with Lime Burlap String and tie a triple bow.

Stamp Seeds of Happiness on to Vellum (Mask off part of sentiment you won't be using with scotch tape before inking).

Add tiny butterflies as shown.


It is watercolor month here at Outside the Box, so be sure to enter our challenge HERE.


Happy Crafting,



This is gorjuss. I love watercolour backgroud. It really pops out flower die cut.

Stunning card! I like the idea of not removing all of the die cut. Looks great & adds more interest. The colors you chose are eye catching. Good job.

Beautiful card! I love the look of the flowers with some of the pieces left intact. I normally would poke them all out!
Great watercolored background!

This is beautiful Penny! I try to piece EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. BACK. IN!!! I won't anymore! This is fantastic!

Great card. If I left bits in, they'd fall out! It looks good though when you do it.

Gorgeous! Love this card and the water color - tfs

Wow!!! This is Stunning!!!!

A gorgeous card! Love the awesome colors in the background!


Beautiful! I actually love the way it looks with the pieces in. Pretty colors with the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Gorgeous floral die! I like how you kept some of the inlay pieces intact.
Amy Cooley

Oh my I just love how the flowers pop against that beautiful watercolor background, Gorgeous!

Beautiful card, Jenny. Love the watercoloring and the flower die is lovely.

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