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!


You Brighten My Day

Today’s card was made with Simon Says Stamp April Kit “You Brighten My Day”.  I love this stamp set, its so versatile.   The idea for my card base came from Amy Kolling “You’re the Star” card.  She used thin strips of black card stock on the corners of her card base.  When I saw that I know I wanted to use it for my card base for my card.  My strips are bigger then hers and I used few strips.  All in all I love the look of my card.

Take a look:

You Brighten My Day

What do you think? Please leave a comment.

Supplies used:

SSS April Card Kit 2014

SSS April Card Kit 2014

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals