Friday, April 11, 2014

Birds & Branches Frame

Hello Everyone! I am back with one more card to share with you today. We've been seeing lots of watercolor trends on different blogs lately.

So for today...I thought I would show you a quick step-by-step overview of how I made this card. By watercoloring my die cut, I can transform this from a silhouette and bring attention to certain areas of the resulting image if I want to.

Watercolored Die Cuts:
  1. Gather Supplies: You'll need a die cut image cut from heavy weight card stock or watercolor paper, Distress Inks or Markers, and a paint or aqua brush. I've used, the Birds & Branches Frame die, Wplus9 White card stock, and the Heartfelt Holiday and Strictly Sentiments 4 stamps sets to create this card.
  2. Press ink onto acrylic block, dilute with water and brush onto tree branches with paint brush. I've used Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  3. Repeat the same process for the leaves. I've used the Crushed Olive Distress Marker.
  4. Keep repeating this process to paint the remaining areas. I've used the Tumbled Glass Distress Marker to color the blooms on the trees.

Once the Birds & Branches Die was dry, I adhered the frame to the front of my card base and stamped the sentiment from Strictly Sentiments 4.

At the bottom of the card I adhered the fussy cut foliage image from Heartfelt Holiday and stamped the sentiment from the Strictly Sentiments 4 to finish off my card.

I hope I have inspired you in using the new April Release products.
Have a Fabulous weekend creating :)


  1. I love how you make this intricate diecut coming to LIFE! This is awesome! Love the subtle watercoloring details, Joni! You rock this DT!

  2. What a gorgeous card!! All of the details are so fabulous!! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration!!

  3. Soooooo gorgeous! LOVING those branches!!!!

  4. Another beauty, Joni! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. You truly make this "die" blossom - beautiful! Thank you, for sharing all your wonderful talent this week :)

  6. WOW!! I LOVE your FUN Technique for today!! Such a GREAT way to dress up the Die Cut!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  7. awesome.. thanks for sharing.. totally inspired..

  8. Wow !! another gorgeous card from you :) ..Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on how to color it !!

  9. Beautiful card Joni and what a great tutorial! Hope you do more of these.

  10. I love W Plus 9 stamps, combine them with your wonderful talent....WOW! I love this mother's day card, such a wonderful sentiment too. A fabulous tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  11. You are so talented and your works are fabulous!!!

  12. This is such an incredibly gorgeous card! I love how you water colored the branches and flowers...they're so perfect, and your design is amazing, Joni!
    Thank you so much for the've really inspired me to try this technique!


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