Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make It Monday #282 ~ Thinking of You

I really love the look of watercolor and the Make It Monday video by Betsy this week made me very happy! I love stencils and I love watercoloring! 

My only problem was I don't have a stencil from Papertrey Ink. Yet! So, I cut out a 'stencil' using the cover plate Sunflower die. Got out some of my Papertrey Ink cubes and got inky! I probably should have used my smaller watercolor brush for the dots in the center of the flower but part of the fun of watercolor is the imperfect look. I cut out a stitched oval in vellum card stock and the sentiment in Dark Chocolate. Adhered those to the card by using glue just behind the sentiment so it's hidden. I adhered the whole panel onto a piece of Dark Chocolate card stock and then adhered the entire piece to a white card base. I added a few sparkling clear droplets from Katscrappiness and BAM!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Miscellaneous: Sparkling Clear Droplets (Katscrappiness)

 Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you thought of my creation.
Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. Your sunflower looks amazing and how smart to create your own stencil. Great job!

  2. This turned out beautifully!! Love that sunflower stencil--so bold--and I love how you have used soft colours.

  3. So pretty, Crystal! Love the idea of using the sunflower as a stencil! Pretty colors too!

  4. Beautiful card Crystal and love how you used the cover plate to make your own stencil! :0)

  5. Good use of that sunflower coverplate! I fight with that die to get a good maybe I should save one of the good cuts and use it for a stencil, like you did! Thanks for that great idea, and your card is awesome!

    1. Thank you! I had a bit of a tussle with my cover plate, too. But it was worth it... made a great stencil!

  6. Crystal, I think this turned out great and perfect way to improvise creating a stencil from a cover plate. Spot on!