Sunday, July 26, 2015

MIM #218


Lexi is up on Papertrey Ink with a fun challenge this week. The technique of using die cuts as stencils with watercolors can be seen on her video HERE.

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The 'hello' is PTI's Wonderful Words die
The flowers are PTI's Song Bird dies 
Enamel dots from Michael's $2 bin (previously the $1 bin!)

Okay, I have to say, this is not my most loved technique.  However, after my third 'creative' attempt, I felt I just had to post this card to the MIM Challenge. 
I thought I had some of the removable tape sticky stuff, but who knows where I put it?  So, my hello die was held down by washi tape (not recommended BTW)...I painted each letter with different colors and peeled it back as I went along. 
Now, I have to fess up --- the paint splatter is a total mistake here :-(  I got to the first L and when I lifted my brush of the cardstock ...yep, paint splattered!  
Okay, remember I said this was my 'third' attempt?  Sooo, I thought, "Why not add more splatter to make this look like I really know what the heck I am doing?"   Of course, in this case less would have been more than sufficient.  
Oh well, I will try this again sometime, maybe when I find my removable tape!


  1. i think the outcome is pretty! i love the colors and the splatter is fun. thanks for playing and good luck finding your removable tape!!

  2. This came out so well. I did think that the splatters were a design decision, and I was admiring your bravery, as I am never brave enough to splatter. I ended up with a card I was pleased with, but it won't be a repeat technique for me.

  3. You make me laugh ! Why not add splatter ,I love it Helen! I would never have guessed tho had to try so many times to make this beautiful card. Join the club...:) I love the splatter!

  4. I never used DIE CUT as stencil
    but will try it
    love your hello with different colors here
    cute flowers too
    sweet card Helen