Monday, June 29, 2015

More Die-Cut Negatives with Watercolors, Pt 2

Hello Everyone!

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe it is the end of June and July will be upon us in just a couple days. Although it is raining here, it has been a marvelous day. My daughter and I ran a few errands this morning and one stop was Hobby Lobby so I could us a gift card I received at the end of the school year. I chose a few Spare Parts embellishments on sale for 50% off and I let my daughter pick out a package of my new favorite...Ranger Distress Inks mini pads. : ) I also found a small, but fun storage case to hold them (see below). 

Today's project is a continuation from yesterday...die-cut negatives with watercolors. I wanted to have a couple thank you cards in my stash and I used two other color inks.
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 First, I used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge to cut out Thanks. Then I used dusty concord and spiced marmalade inks to create the watercolor backgrounds/splatter.

I found a piece of dark purple card stock in my scrap box to use for the back layer. Butterflies and sequins were added for a bit of pizzazz.

When we returned home we decided we better look to see what colors I have and what colors I still need...I don't want any more duplicates if it can be avoided. I found this color chart on-line and printed a copy for my binder. Easy to check off and search for future colors. I already know I want mowed lawn, salty ocean, festive berries, and a few others!

Here is the Tim Holtz storage container I bought. It holds 12 mini pads, and I only have 8 so far (I also have 8 large pads). I did see another package I wanted, so it will be full soon! How do you store your ink pads? How many do you have?

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,


  1. They are gorgeous, Georgiana!! I love the colors!! You did such a fabulous job!! I have all of the larger Distress Ink pads (except for the two newest colors, Twisted Citron and Hickory Smoke), but none of the small ones. I store mine upside down on a shelf above my work area. Some of them I've had for years and they still work perfectly. I do use re-inkers for the colors I use the most. Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts the most.

  2. such fun fun cards. love the splatter with the butterflies. so pretty

  3. I love these cards! So fun and colorful. Hobby Lobby is a very dangerous place for me... It's a good thing I have to travel an hour to get to one;)

  4. You are rocking these colors!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh how Pretty Georgiana!! LOVE those colors.. beautiful yet again!!!! I just have the original large ones.... and the metal storage holder for them.. I use more SU stamps than anything else.... maybe if I tried these fun techniques.. I could get some more... hummm.... :) Have a Crafty Day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  6. So, so cool and love the color and style these cards have!!

  7. These are so beautiful! Awesome colors!!!!

  8. What a great idea to use 1 cutout to make 2 cards!! Great job on both!!


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