Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

Every week I look forward to the PTI MIM video & challenge.  This week's video is one of my favorites--just love Dawn's cards!  She's actually to blame for me breaking down & getting the Zig wc markers last year--haha!  I usually try to do something a little different than the video, but this week I copied Dawn except that I don't have the same coverplate die & instead used the PTI hexagon.  
Making cards is always enjoyable to me, but oh my goodness--this was just pure fun!  I did 2 panels in different colors, so I'll have more cards soon.  The die cut word from Counting My Blessings is stacked 3 high allowing a white shadow.  The top layer is heat embossed with JudiKins Diamond Sparkle which I haven't used in years, but will again soon as it's beautiful. The sentiment from the same set is white embossed on a strip of PTI Smokey Shadow which is also used for the card. Finished off with some PPP Sparkling Clear sequins.  I'm also entering CAS Mix Up & Die Cut Divas. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Die Cut Divas

35 comments:

  1. Wow what an eye catching card, love love the colours you have used in your watercolouring. In the photo it looks like looking into water and the colours change due to shadows in the water. Even the top colours look as though they are connected to the bottom. The sentiment with the glitter is a perfect finish to the card. Ohhh I dream of making watercolour that looks like this.

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  2. Love those colors! I will have to check out your inspiration for this card since yours is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes challenge!

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  3. Oh, I like those pretty watery colors Greta!! This is so pretty with your sparkly sentiment, great job!

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  4. Super card Greta, those are some fabulous colors.

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  5. So beautiful! Love the technique.

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  6. Wow, spectacular.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  7. A gorgeous card Greta. Love how your technique turned out with the zigs and will have to check out Dawn's post. Great colours and great mix of die-cuts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  8. A really quick hello and peek at your work, internet problems most of week and grabbing a few moment while it's there.

    B x

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  9. fabulous Greta. Love the colours you used

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  10. This is so lovely!! The colours are beautiful and I think this is far better than Dawn's cards!

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  11. A beautiful color combo and card for a lucky friend!

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  12. Beautiful card, I love the colours. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

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  13. This is so pretty with the gradient colors. I bet it's inspired by the water where you camp. You really made it look like water! The Zig colors are beautiful.

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  14. It's lovely Greta and the colours are just beautiful. Barbxx

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  15. Greta, I have this exact piece (and the negative too) sitting on my desk! I used it for the MIM, but posted the other card I made...I plan to do something with both of those pieces myself...I love your card and the colors are just so pretty. Are you ready for the heat wave coming?? Stay cool and have a great weekend!

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  16. OH MY, Greta, this is simply fabulous, gorgeous, and awesome! I love how the pretty colors pop. The hexagon die works beautifully with this technique. You rocked this challenge!

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  17. Positively gorgeous! I love the gradient colors and design, great job Greta! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

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  18. This is really gorgeous, Greta! I love how you created a gradient with your color palette, and how you added texture and movement with your watercoloring! I definitely have to try this out :)

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  19. Love all the gorgeous color on the hexagons, Greta! Awesome sparkly sentiment, too! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. What beautiful colors, Greta! These die cuts make such a pretty background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  21. another fabulous take on the MIM technique, greta!!

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  22. This card is super Greta.Those colors go so nicely together.

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  23. Beautifully done, Greta! Your silver glittered die cut with the white embossing on Smokey Shadow looks awesome with your gradient hexagons.

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  24. Beautiful background Greta! Perfect for this technique!

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  25. This card is spectacular! Those colors, the sparkly sentiment, everything!

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  26. Greta....just love your take on this week's MIM! Your color choice is simply stunning.

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  27. Gorgeous card Greta!
    You have nailed that background!!
    Hugs~

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  28. LOVE your blues and greens together Greta! And I really like your sparkly sentiment too. I think this was a fun challenge for ALL of us! Fabulous card Greta!! :0)

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  29. Beautiful card, love the background!

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  30. Wow Greta, your gradient watercolor technique turned out beautifully. Love your color choices, texture and added die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  31. A++++ on your gradient hexagons, Greta! Talk about pretty (and here I am, STILL trying to figure out Zigs! Yeesh!)
    hugs~c

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  32. This is way cool. I like shapes on a card in a grid and hexagons are just too nifty. I'm impressed with your ability to emboss fiddly things like words! Woo hoo!

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  33. Beautiful colours and great use of die cuts! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  34. Some cool ombre shading on these spring hexagon colors. Was this embossing paste colored with the Zigs, or did you create the background, then die cut with a hexagon shape? However you did this, it's gorgeous...Thanks for reminding about the Judikins Diamonds...I seldom use it and it does shimmer nicely. Love the bold die sparkle with the stamped sentiment. Great card, Greta. Love it! TFS

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