Watercolored Thank You

Happy Monday!
Can't believe it's Monday already...the weekend went by way too fast!
But the good news is we start a new challenge at Paper Makeup today!  We want to see your die cuts and punches!

I use my Silhouette for most of my die cutting.  It used to be my Cricut until that decided to die on me a few years ago.  While I may not use it to it's full potential, it definitely opens a lot of doors in creating for me that I never had access to before.
So for my card today, I was able to take one of the Paper Makeup Frames images and turn it into a cut file!  And it was the perfect placement and size to use one of the images from the Dandy Wishes set!

Before printing and cutting out my image, I added a little wash of watercolor to some paper.  When it cut out, I was a little bummed that not very much green made it into the cut, but it ended up lining up perfect for the image!

My background paper was a little brighter than I wanted, so I found this cool patterned vellum in my scraps pile to cover up a small section in the middle.  Then just stamped a little sentiment flag and added a few blue flags under it to help pull that color across the card from the watercolor.

Then I want a little crazy with the gems.  I wanted them there so I had a place to add some glue to the vellum...but I may have added a few too many?  Maybe not, but sometimes I'm not sure where to stop when it comes to gems and pearls  :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Catered Crop-Vellum
    Curtain Call-Anything Goes
    Freshly Made Sketches #145
Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. Another beautiful creation Emily. Just love the silhouette stamping and vibrant colours.
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  2. Very pretty! I love how you've used the vellum, and I love the font on that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. so stunning emily.i love the silhouette image and your bright colours are fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Lovely card Emily! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  5. Beautiful - love how the vellum softens the background color.