Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bold card with Partial Die Cutting...

Hi! Today's card uses a technique that I have wanted to try for a long time. The original post and video are by Jennifer Mcguire and you can find them here.

I had tried this once before, with disastrous results. This time around, though my first try ended in the bin, I persisted and managed to master it. Here is the card I created.

I started with a piece of black cardstock and the Gorgeous Gardenia die by Memory Box. After running the paper through the Big-Shot with the die, I carefully trimmed away the excess. One thing that really helped me was scoring a fold at the line where the die-cutting ended. Here is a closer look at the die-cutting.

I die-cut more pieces out of black cardstock and stacked them to make the partially die-cut flowers more stable. For the background, I took some watercolour paper and Camlin Artist Watercolours. I recently bought this set and I really love the gorgeous, bright colours. I wet the paper and then applied yellow and crimson colours with a large flat brush to get an ombre look. I also added some splatters of gold paint. After drying I adhered the watercoloured paper to a card base. 

The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set by Altenew. I stamped and heat embossed with Ranger's Gold Tinsel embossing powder. I added some foam tape to pop up the sentiment strip. Here is another look at the card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Memory Box STAMPtember 2019 Exclusive Collaboration:

Just Us Girls Challenge #505:

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge:



  1. Such a beautiful bold design and perfect for the theme this week! Thanks for sharing with us at JUGS!

  2. Simply beautiful with that bold coloured background. Love the floral die cutting. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

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  4. Beautiful bright background for your diecuts. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

  5. Hi Nandini!!

    Congratulations!! You are a winner from my Altenew Watercolor Brush Marker Refills Release Blog Hop post. Nandini, to claim your prize($15 Altenew gift card), please email Altenew at

    Congrats again and have a wonderful day!


    1. Wow! That's so exciting! Thanks for the heads-up.

  6. What a beautiful bold design, Nandini! That is such a clever technique and your vibrant background is gorgeous.
    Carol x