Sunday, June 28, 2015

Die-Cut Negatives with Watercolors, Pt 1

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by at Carson's Creations again. I have been fortunate to have some extra time during the last couple days (no training, no yard work, only a little laundry, etc.), so I have been able to get crafty! I have been wanting to try so many different techniques and honestly...I forget what they are since I have seen so many fabulous projects. Well, I decided to start a list and cross off each technique or style as I try. Here is one that can now be crossed off! Yippee!

My project that I am sharing today consists of die-cut negatives and watercolors.
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First, I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge to cut out the sentiment at 8".

Then using Strathmore watercolor paper and Ranger Distress Inks I created the background. I used peacock feathers and mustard seed ink colors. Once it dried I decided to splatter some ink on the top. A couple yellow enamel dots and a present sticker to finish it.

On this next card I used the die-cut from the above negative, but changed the ink colors. I used Ranger picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed inks.

White sequins with a pink tint and another present sticker sit on top of a Swiss Dot embossed frame.

Have you tried using watercolors? What is your favorite technique? Do you prefer inks, paints, or pencils? I am not done learning, so if you have a recommendation, please share! Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 2.

Stay Creative,


  1. your watercolor backgrounds are fabulous! I think once you start making them you are hook, I like using distressed inks best but just got some watercolor pencils to try. Have a great Sunday. Karen

  2. First off!!! What a Great idea to write up a list of techniques you want to try! there are several I would like to try but I forget when I get busy crafting something else! So I think I will start to make a list! Thanks for the idea! Secondly!!! How Cool Georgiana!!! I LOVE the water coloring ... I have yet to try it... I want to order a few more things before I do.... Like the water coloring pens and stuff... But they are at the top of my list... so don't be surprise when you finally see me trying it after everyone is so over it! LOL.... So you've inspired me! Thanks for that too! Now I've got to add this negative idea to my list! LOOOVE your cards! Have a Crafty Day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  3. Soooooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors!!!!!!!!!

  4. They are both gorgeous, Georgiana!! You did a fabulous job with both!! The colors are beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. These are fabulous!The water color background is amazing! I need to mess with this technique sometime in my free time:) Very cool!
    Happy Sunday!
    Sherrie K

  6. These are ever so pretty, Georgiana! Love your watercolor palettes, and way to use every bit of that beautiful die cut! Love!

  7. What a fabulous cards!! Love the beautiful colors!!! Love it!! Have a great day.

  8. Love the way this turned out - I need to play around with this more!! You have done a great job!!


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