Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ai Watercolor & Easel Dies

I have something fun to share today from Art Impressions - along with 3 new Watercolor Mini Project Series sets, Ai has come out with two fabulous Easel Dies!!  You're going to love these:
I am using the Square Easel Die (Sku #4699) along with Flower Cart (Sku #4703):
 I started by cutting out two of the Easel die cuts using my Cocoa cardstock and glued them together (you can see a video of how to assemble them, here!)  Scroll down and you'll see a photo of the back of my Easel card.  I added a piece of patterned paper to my base, then I coloured directly onto the cart stamp using my Tombow markers, and stamped it onto smooth watercolour paper.  Using a damp paintbrush, I went over all of the outlined edges to soften them, and pulled out the colour to paint the cart.  Then I used the flower stamp to add some dark purple flowers.  I used several other foliage, grass and floral Ai stamps to create the rest of my flower cart, and went over them with my damp paintbrush as well.  I used some Distress ink to paint in the suggestion of a sky:
 I used a stitched circle die to cut out my image, and popped it up on pop dots, added a few irridescent sequins, and the Just For You (Sku #3143) sentiment.  Here's the back view of the Easel - I didn't glue the two flaps together because I found that it would lay beautifully flat for mailing if I left them open.  You just pull down the two little tabs and your card stands up perfectly:
 Our "Use Water-based Inks" challenge is still on for one more week - head on over to the Ai blog to see what the other Designers are sharing, and you can link up your creation there.  Happy stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Karen this is beautiful! I love the soft colours and your choice of paper to match!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a lovely image and the coloring is so pretty! Love the easel too!

Sharon Caudle said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Is there nothing that you can't do?! :) Absolutely gorgeous!!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Great card! Love the watercolour image :)


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