Handmade Cards

Made With Love – Die-Cuts & Watercolours

Hi everyone! I’m excited to show you some cards I’ve made for the Made With Love Design Team. Made With Love is a craft store in Singapore. If you’re living in Singapore, drop by the store! It’s at a mall called Somerset 313. All products showcased are available at the Made With Love store.

Today, I would like to share a few different looks you can achieve the same products. As you can see from the title it’s all about dies & watercolour.

For all the cards I’m using Sizzix Butterfly Dies and also the flowers and butterflies from the Sizzix Lantern Dies. My colouring medium for these card is none other than my favourite Prima Watercolours.

Card #1
This first card is my favourite. I love bright, bold rainbow colours! I used the butterfly die to cut a corner of a panel of watercolour paper. I used the colours of the rainbow to colour the edges of the cut-out. And finished it by splattering white paint. The sentiment is from Avery Elle.
Card #2
For this card, I’ve die-cut my choice of butterflies from the set and watercolour them in, again, rainbow order. I’ve made sure to colour one side of the butterflies a bit darker. I find that this gives it some dimension without even trying too hard 😉 I’ve also left all the pieces in tact as the designs of the butterflies starts to come through after you’ve colour it.
I’ve cut out a tag from Avery Elle and the sentiment. I’ve added a dark brown thread to add a bit of embellishment to the tag. 
Card #3
A bit more dainty card for this one. I’ve cut a circle using just any circle die-cut (for this I used one from the Lawn Fawn circle. The flowers and butterflies are from the Lantern set. I wanted to share that even if a set of dies are for a specific project, you can use the decors for card-making! Stretch your products, is my motto 😉
I hope these cards have inspired you to play with dies because you can do so many things with them. You can use it as mini embellishments, the center focus or cutting out various shapes on your card panel if you wish to explore beyond the usual circles and rectangles.
Till next time!

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