>>Follow our Facebook page for updates! >>Join our Craftwell Design Team: Apply Now!

May 26, 2015

Die-Namites & Craftwell Week: 'Watercolor Card'

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Suzanna Lee Cycle 11

Our week long blog hop continues!

All week long we are featuring projects created with the amazing Die-Namite dies and giving you an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $25 dollar giftcard so you can snatch yourself some! We are also adding some Craftwell mini embossing folders to make the pot even sweeter!

To enter: Follow our team's blog posts and leave a comment. When done, hop on over to the Die-Namites blog, and leave them a comment on their blog post featuring Craftwells' embossing folders. At the end of the week, each blog will pick a winner from the comments! Each blog will announce the winner on Monday!<--- that means there will be 2 lucky winners in the end!

Alright, get inspired below!

Hi there! Suzanna here today to share a mini tutorial on using an amazing Die-Namites die and the Craftwell Cut'N Boss!

Gather your supplies; watercolor paper, Gelatos, Die-Namites die, Cut'N Boss, watercolor brushes, water, extra paper for a palette.

Cut a piece of water color paper 4 x 5.25 for your card background using a trimmer.

Using the following sandwich, cut your Die-Namites die flower and save the "background" as well as the positive cut image;

On the extra water color paper that you will use as your palate, layer the color Gelatos that you want to use to water color.

Overlay the "background" from your cut on top of the background piece for the card and apply Gelato within the outline shape of the flowers. Keep in mind the look of the finished die. Dip your brush in the water then on your Gelato palate to pick up color and apply to the card background.

Pick up lots of green Gelato and flick green onto the completed background.

Using a pen liquid glue, glue the positive cut image from Die-Namites on top of the watercolored image.

Embellish as you see fit.

Die-Namites dies are fantastic American made dies that cut incredibly well in the Cut'N Boss! There are nice clean cuts and the small detail pieces that you don't need are quickly and easily removed!

Now, to enter the GIVEAWAY, leave me a comment below and hop on over to the Die-Namites team post, and leave them a comment! At the end of the week we will pick a random winner! 

Remember, one comment per day, per post!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Craftwell Cut'N Boss
Die-Namites "Jack & Jill Flowers" DN-1197
Gelatos - Faber Castell
Watercolor paper - Canson
Patterned Paper - American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Twine - The Twinery
Stamp - Avery Elle
Ink - My Favorite Things


  1. A lovely card. I love this die, and the colours used make this very summery in feel.

  2. Lovely card. Love the soft colors and the pattern paper you used - perfect!

  3. This card is so elegant and sweet. I love how you used your gelatos to color up the negative space of the dies.

  4. so pretty, thank you for the inspiration!

  5. So gorgeous. Thanks for the explanation!!!!

  6. I love the effect you got putting the die cut on top of your coloring. Tucking this idea into my memory bank,

  7. Cool card and techniques. Now to remember them...

  8. Gorgeous card! I love easy techniques that produce difficult looking results.

  9. Love how you colored the flowers. A simple technique that makes for a beautiful backdrop for the flowers.
    thanks for sharing

  10. Beautifully made card and
    thanks for the instructions!
    Carla from Utah

  11. Lovely! I just love those colors!!

  12. Beautiful color combo on this pretty card! Love the gorgeous flower die!

  13. Very pretty card. That flower die would be well used in my craft room.

  14. Very pretty, loving the flower die! I love using the palette method with watercolors. Have not played with Gelatos yet, will have to try them out.

  15. This is beautiful!!! LOVE the soft and delicate coloring and the way you put your card together!! Great elements for a beautiful card!! LOVE Gelatos! They are so much fun to use because they are so versatile! TFS!

  16. Very pretty card! Love the design and colors, TFS Suzanna's creation

  17. This is a gorgeous card!
    I love the idea of painting the
    background and using a plain white
    die cut to highlight the flowers.

Copyright © 2014 Craftwell Blog. Designed by OddThemes - Published By Gooyaabi Templates