Friday, June 3, 2016

PTI MIM #251: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

This week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge we're blessed with the presence of Dawn sharing tips for creating gradient blending with watercolors on die cuts. Aren't her cards just beautiful?


I really had hoped to create something totally different but wanted to try her technique using a cover plate die. Believe it or not, my stash is limited to the Hexagon Cover Plate so I went with it. Here's my interpretation of her technique even though my colors didn't blend as well as Dawn's.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Mint Julep
Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (4 shades of green)
Stamps: NoneCover
Dies: Cover Plate: Hexagon and Graceful Greetings
Other: White Foam and Clear Sequins (PPP)

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Here's my second card using the actual Hexagon frame from the watercolored die cut. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (4 shades of green)
Stamps: None
Dies: Cover Plate: Hexagon and Shaped Sayings: Birthday
Other: White Foam

Don't know where this week went, but it flew by. Hope to find time during this "hot" weekend (weather-wise) to comment on some blog posts. Appreciate you stopping by here!


Rema said...

These cards are wonderful Kathy! My favorite is the second one.

Greta said...

Looks like we both thought the same thing when we saw Dawn's video! The greens are so pretty, Kathy! I'm anxious to use my negative & other panel which might happen soon as temps are to be near 100!

The Paper Toile said...

Love how you used the negative space, too! Nicely done!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Kathy, your cards are really pretty.
It is hard to blend as well as Dawn does...I sure can't.

victoria h said...

great colour on these lovely cards

Diana K said...

They're beautiful cards, Kathy, and I love the colours you used. And way to go on using the negative straight away instead of letting it linger in a pile somewhere, not that I would know anything about that :)

Kathryn A said...

Love both cards! And I agree--it's harder than it looks to blend those Zigs! I prefer watercolour paints. Great choice of summer-y colours!

lainey said...

Your card screams summer to me! Great choice of colors! Aren't you the smart one to use the negative for another card...I just fished my negative out of the trash can. Maybe I'll use it on something else! lol

Marcia HIll said...

I think these both turned out beautiful Kathy, and kudos to you for finishing the one with the negative already...mine is still sitting on my desk! Lovely, lovely cards! :0)

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Kathy! Love the colors and how you used the positive portion as well! Fabulous creations!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic cards Kathy! I love the dramatic effect of the first~

maria f. said...

So pretty. I really like how the negative looks with that gradient die cut sentiment too.

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. Love all the different shades of green you used, and how you were able to make 2 cards with this technique.