The Joy is in the Journey

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #171: Pop Up Die Cuts, AAA Cards Game #10 Watercolor techniques and Virginia’s View Challenge #5

I’m so excited about this weeks challenges because they combine my two favorite things.  Water-coloring and my all time favorite die, Life is Beautiful Butterfly die.


Yayyyyy, I get to use Watercolors for this challenge!!

MIM 171 Pop Up Die Cuts

Besty Veldman showed everyone how to use our dies to create partial cuts!!

V. V. Challenge #5 (2)

Die Cut, perfect!

Take a look at my card:

Joy in the Journey3

Joy in the Jouney4

I created a card like this in the past, when I was taking my Online Card Class on Water-coloring.  It was fun so I decided to do it again with different colors, die, and sentiment.  You can see my original card here.

To create the watercolor dots, I used a new pencil eraser to transfer the ink from the pad to the paper.

Then I die cut the butterfly over the dots.  I only placed the cutting plates over the wing section of the butterfly.  That way the body of the butterfly will stay in tack.

I stamped the sentiment and added some heart enamel dots.

Can you say pretty!!!  I can!!!  Creating this card was very easy and everyone should try water-coloring and partial die cutting.

So what do you think?  Please leave a comment letting me know if you like my card creation today.

Supplies use:

Life is Beautiful DieAqua MistPTI Summer Sunrise InkSIGHTSEEINGCN Enamel heartsOnyx Versafine InkTiconderoga pencilclassiccrestsolarwhtieStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me!


38 thoughts on “The Joy is in the Journey

    • Hello Angela! Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad I was able to play this time around. I miss the challenge deadline but a couple of hours and say next week. So, I set my calender reminder this time, lol! You will see me more often. Thanks for having me.

    • Hey Virginia!! Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for having me. I wanted to keep my card clean and simple but amazing at the same time. I hope I accomplished. This is a great challenge.

    • Hey Kreative Kristie!!!! I love your name. We have great taste in the name department. Thank you for your kind comment. I love your butterflies!! That die set is my favorite. The teal against the black is such a wonderful contrast. I love both cards. The chevron die cut is amazing too.

  1. This is beautiful, Kymona. I was just looking at my watercolor book from that class yesterday and came upon this technique which I didn’t get a chance to try.

  2. Super cute, great die cutting process too. Neat little dots- that must have been fun! Thank you for playing along with us. I hope you continue to visit. Cheers, Victoria Lavender, AAA Cards

    • Hey Victoria!! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, I had so much fun creating this card. As I was telling Angela, I always miss your deadline so this time I set my calender to remind me. I’m so glad I was able to participate and you will see me more often. Thank you for having me.

  3. Wow – you have been so busy since I was here last!! I wanted to tell you how perfect this card is – the colors are so beautiful and make that butterfly flit right off the page!!! Love the sentiment but I am SOOOOO in love with those heart shaped enamel dots!! Way to go – you created such a thing of beauty!!

    • Hey Taunya!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful comment. Yes your right the butterfly does look like its flying off of the page. That sentiment is my favorite sentiment now. You don’t realize what you have in your stash until you really look at them. The heart enamels are from

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