Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Floral Watercolor Handmade Card and Gift Box Tag

Hello my crafty friends! I have such a sweet handmade card and matching tag to share with you today, that I created with Spellbinders Lovely Lilac Die Set. It's part of the Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low, and it is STUNNING. There are so many possibilities with this truly lovely die set, and I can't wait to explore more ways to use it. But for today - let's talk about the watercolor technique I used.

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On today's projects, I started out with a watercolor sheet. I grabbed my watercolor pencils and a water brush and I started layering color onto the sheet. 

My plan was to eventually die cut the outer flower shape from this sheet, so I was looking at the die and holding it up near my paper to get an idea of where the leaves would be and where the flowers would be - but I wasn't TOO concerned with colors blending and layering. I just kept brushing color on and letting color drip onto the sheet. This is definitely a playtime activity. Don't stress about it! 
Once the sheet was dry, I die cut the shape from it. Since I had enough room, I die-cut it again. (That's when I decided to do a coordinating tag!)  Next, from black cardstock I die-cut the second die - the line shape that overlays on top. THIS is where the magic happens! It made all that jumble of watercolor come to life! AMAZING!

The colors are so bold and bright that I wanted to keep the rest of the card and tag pretty simple. Embossed sentiments in black and white, some black and white patterned paper, plus a contrasting pink card base and this project came together beautifully. 

This idea could be recreated with any sentiment you need - wedding gift, Mother's Day, even birthday or Easter! 

And seriously, how cute is that To Go box? These boxes are perfect for gifts and party favors, food or food treats. They'll fit a couple cookies, a slice of cake, or some fancy leftovers from a dinner party.  You can stamp on them or decorate them, but I kept mine simple with some ribbon and that sweet tag. 

Before I send you along your crafty way, I want to remind you about the Spring Super Sale at Spellbinders - seriously, you guys. I don't ever want you to think I'm all about pushing product - but if there's an awesome sale, I AM going to tell you! And an awesome sale - especially because so many regular consumable items are on sale. (Even some tools and adhesive!)  It's a great time to stock up on things you always need, plus grab some fun new goodies at a great price. (Sale ends May 9, 2019)

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