Hello again friends. Jackie here today making an A2 card using a slimline die. Don’t get me wrong. I love making slimline cards, but for this one, I needed watercolor paper. Most I have already pre-cut down to 4¼ x 5½. So I needed to figure out a different way to use the die.

I had to get a little creative. I started out by positioned the the Savannah Skies metal die over a piece of Eclipse Black cardstock. I taped it down and ran it through my die cut machine. Since it only partially cut the tree tops, I had to be careful not to lose or throw them away.

Next I wanted to work on my background. Since the Color Hive inks are water reactive, they can be used like watercolor.

I grabbed 3 colors that I though would blend nicely together. Coronation Purple, Vegas Strip, and Neon Lights.

I stamped the ink pads onto my glass mat. I then wet down my watercolor paper. I just do this so that the colors will move and blend well. The background took a little time to complete. The colors lightened a little when it dried, so I went back over it 3 more time. Letting it dry in between coats.

Once the watercolor panel was completely dry, it was ready for the sentiment. I generously used an anti-static bag over the top portion of the panel. I don’t want any stray powder.

I stamped “Miss You” from the Boxed Sentiment stamp set using Clear Color Hive Ink. Watercolor paper has a lot of texture, so I stamped the sentiment 3 or 4 times. I wanted to make sure I got a good clear impression.

I applied Eclipse Black Embossing Powder over the stamped sentiment and heat set it until it was shiny.

You’ve all gathered by now, that I like dimension. I don’t have any black dimension foam tape, but I do have black fun foam that I picked up from my local craft store, I cut small pieces of it and glued it to the back of the die cut and then adhered those to my watercolor panel.

Thank you for following along. Hope this inspires you find a different way to use your die cuts.

Until next time – Jackie❤