Exploring the Secret of a Using a Watercolor Background for a Dramatic Card
Learn the Secret to Creating a Little White Magic!

Learn the Magic Behind the Potted Succulent Die!

Today you will Learn the Magic Behind the Potted Succulent Die! It's quick, it's simple and it's fabulous! Check it out...

Simply succulents

Potted succulent

The Potted Succulent dies is pretty terrific and quite stunning in black but it's what lies behind it that shouts magic...right? Behind the die cut is a brilliant burst of color that is achieved simply by using the Water Painter and ink refills. I must tell you that the color is more intense in real life so you must try it out to see the full effect.

This background is a combination of Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink and Pumpkin Pie. As you can see by over lapping the colors a bit you soften the color line and actually blend into a combo color which can be fun to create also. Using the Water Painter and simply using circular motions we just color the entire piece of Watercolor paper---there is no prescribed order--just start in one corner and work in the three colors until the entire piece is colored.

Last week we explored a couple of other experiments...did you miss them...check them out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/06/the-secret-to-create-that-watercolor-background-in-a-minute.html and here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/06/exploring-the-secret-of-a-using-a-watercolor-background-for-a-dramatic-card.html

I'm going to give you step by step directions followed by the Supply list so you can purchase your supplies today.

Remember the Jan-June (Spring) mini catalog retires 6/30/21 as do many of the wonderful products we love--so if you want to nab some of your favs before they are gone forever--you'll need to order them now. Here's a list of all the ones retiring Download January-June-2021-Mini-Catalog-Last-Chance-Products_US

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To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (PD27A7SE) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).


1. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Watercolor paper 5 3/8 X 4

    *Add a couple of drops of reinker in the ink pad lid of Daffodil Delight, Melan Mambo and Pumpkin Pie (you can use any other waterproof container for this)

    *Using the largest Water Painter and circular motions, cover the paper with color overlapping the circles to blend colors. Work quickly and don't go over one area repeatedly to avoid pilling

    *Let dry or use heat tool to speed up drying.

3. Cut Potted Succulent dies from 4 X 5 3/8 Basic Black cardstock; adhere to painted layer with small dots of liquid glue; adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

4. Cut approximately 15" Glitter Black Organdy ribbon, tie around card front and into a bow.

Your Card is ready for sending!

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