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Watercoloring Die Cuts
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I want to talk about watercoloring your die cuts.  For my project today, I started by cutting my poinsettia and leaves out of 140lb cold press watercolor paper.  I then chose to color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I like the control you get by using a marker rather than paint and a brush.

I started with my poinsettia petals and placed my darkest color of red:


Next, I softened the edges with a pink marker.  The pink is a much lighter color, but because it has a brush nib, the red won't end up staining the pink nib:


I left a little bit of white space on the edges so that I could soften the pink with a waterbrush and get a gradient of color:


Next it was on to the leaves.  I did the same process, but with my greens:



To finish the card, I added an oval from a Halloween set, a sentiment and a few rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.

Adding color to a card is wonderful, but what about a monochromatic look?  Dave Brethauer made a gorgeous monochromatic card for the latest catalog.  It is a great card to me mass produced for the holidays:


Now it is giveaway time! For your chance to win the new Ruffled Poinsettia die, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, September 1. The winner will be randomly selected and announced right here on this blog the next day on Monday, September 2. Good luck!







Beautiful card...I love how you coloured the poinsettia.

Gorgeous card Laura, thanks for the watercolouring how-to :)

Elegantes tarjetas me fascinan.

Oh, I love monochromatic cards!

Love both and so appreciate seeing how you colored with the zigs! Beautiful!!!

Laura, l love your red and pink coloring of the poinsettia. It looks gorgeous!

Gorgeous watercolored poinsettia card! Thanks for sharing the tips on the coloring! And an elegant card all in white! Both looks are fabulous! Lovely die set!

How pretty! Your card with the watercoloring using markers is a great idea and definitely one I’ll try.

Oh, Laura ... your cards are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Thank you for the tips and techniques you included!!

Love this release. The dies are so intricate and gorgeous. I love Dave's WoW card but your watercoloured cuts are so beautiful too. Must try. Hugz

Gorgeous cards! I love the poinsettia both colored and just plain white.

Thanks for sharing the watercoloring tips and it looks great in all white too.

Beautiful flower! I love poinsettias and
every one, die or stamp, is a little different!
The all white is gorgeous too!

Beautiful card. I like the soft color the water coloring adds. The detail on the Ruffled Poinsettia is fabulous.

Beautiful love watercolor!

Sweet and vibrant card, love the watercoloured poinsettia against the delicate oval frame!
The white on white card is just gorgeous!!

Beautiful Card. Love the coloring you did.

Stunning in colour and in white!

Poinsettias are yet another thing like snowflakes and butterflies that I can't seem to stop collecting. I'm always looking for the next poinsettia die or stamp. Love this one!!!

Both are so gorgeous and versatile projects, love the new Poinsettia die!

Both, so very elegant!

Your cards are both so inspiring! I really love the new die--on to my wishlist!

These cards showcase the die set well. Each is so attractive!

The white on white poinsettia card is so elegant with the touch of gold script. Thank you for the idea!

Gosh, I love the pink. Such a pretty look. Your shading looks wonderful, too. Nice job.

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