20 January 2015

Delicate Thistle

Hello there, if you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen this card in the making. I started off by making a big blobby mess of watercolour using my paints and water:

Although this looks awful, it was intentional (just about!). I had planned to cover most of it up. When the paint was dry I added some drops of water (as resist) and then sprayed it with shimmer mist.

On a separate piece of cardstock I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Thistle die. On the panel, I also stamped the sentiment, from the SSS Lots of Thanks set, in the bottom right. The watercolour piece was adhered to a white card base, I then added the die cut panel on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few DB Sprinkles and rhinestones.

Here are the links to what I used on the card. Please click the picture to be taken to where I bought it.

I enjoyed using this die in a slightly different way and it didn't matter that underneath the top panel it looks messy! Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a lovely day!


  1. Very simple but how effective x

  2. Simply striking Michelle. So classy. x

  3. Good morning sweetie, fabulous creation, hugs Pops x

  4. gorgeous Michelle, I knew it would become something awesome when I saw it on instagram.x

  5. absolutely love this card - so beautiful - like the idea of watercolour background

  6. What an amazing card Michelle!Never seen that technique before. It's fabulous. How clever you are! xxx

  7. Gorgeous card and design, love the effect.

  8. Gorgeous card and watercolouring Michelle ;) Viv xx


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