Two For One: Inlaid Watercolor Card

For most of us, crafting is a hobby, something we have limited time to do. In the ideal world we have unlimited time to plan, prep, and make a card. In reality, a few quick short cuts can help us get the most out of our crafting time! The purpose of this series is to make two cards after prepping once.  I hope I inspire you to take a few extra minutes to double your craftiness.

 

I have been obsessed with the watercolor trend lately. It just looks so effortlessly pretty and custom. I knew I wanted to use watercolors and die cuts on this card. I also know that the intended recipient for one of the cards is a professor at my alma mater, UF.

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For the first card, I created the orange and blue watercolor background- essentially as easy as wetting a piece of watercolor paper and pooling some orange and blue, allowing it to mix a bit. Then, I ran the dried watercolor piece through my die cutting machine with the “Hello” die. I used the cut out hello and inset it into a white background. I then think cut about 4 white card stock pieces of the “Hello” die, layered them and then inset the layered piece into the watercolor background- creating the raised effect. In the end the extra card took me about 3 extra minutes to assemble.

 

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