hello Friend

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It’s November 1st and this month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #31 – Anything Goes + Watercoloring. All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you, and the twist is not required to play. This month the twist is watercoloring and it can be the background, the focal image or some other part of your project. I created a gorgeous and very vivid background using turquoise, blue and green Brushos spritzed with water. This is my first project with a raised inlaid die cut sentiment that I’m calling ‘phantom die cutting.’ This is actually a pretty fun technique where you die cut into your background and then again on foam, adhere the foam die cut into the negative space, and then adhere the flat background die cut on top of the foam. This yields a very cool raised effect!


After creating the background with Brushos and drying it with my heat tool, I spattered white ink with a fan brush. I then die cut the sentiment at an angle and adhered a white foam die cut in the negative space, then adhered the flat die cut on the foam. I adhered the ‘friend’ sentiment under the die cut and then a few sequins. My hubby came into my studio while I was deciding on the color of sequins and suggested going with silver, so that’s what I did. ;)


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips from the watercolor background and the turquoise card base. The inside sentiment (as well as the one on the front) is a Tim Holtz Quotations sticker which I layered on white cardstock.


And one more look… I’m in love with this watercolor background! And I need to do this ‘phantom die cutting’ technique more often – I love how it looks!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea cardstock
Ink: Turquoise, Ultra Marine and Leaf Green Brushos powders; Copic Opaque White ink
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Distress Sprayer, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Quotations Silver Metallic stickers, Darice white Foamies foam, Darice silver sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us! Remember, the technique twist this month is watercoloring and is not required to play in our challenge. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

4 thoughts on “hello Friend

  1. A fabulous brusho card, Leslie. I love the die cut and popped up sentiment. Beautiful work!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations


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