Die cutting watercolor paper | with Video

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Continuing in the “Learn to Watercolor for Beginners” series, this project showcases a few simple ways to create a project with watercolor. Even if you have no experience with watercoloring, this project will give you a feeling of self confidence and success to move forward on your creative journey.

Die cutting watercolor paper

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I’m crafting with the Global Design Project this week, for a fun theme challenge.  CLICK HERE to visit now.

I’m also playing along with CAS Colours & Sketches this week for a fun color challenge. CLICK HERE to visit now.

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Design Details

measurements for this project

Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″
scraps of Whisper White and watercolor paper for stamping and coloring

All products used are available in my Online Store

Watercoloring die cuts

This could be your first time at watercolor or your 100th time, either way, when we die cut watercolor paper we will get fantastic results. The supplies you need are watercolor paper, a brush (I use an Aqua Painter), water and water based ink. Stampin’ Up!’s Classic stampin pads are a water based ink and work well with watercoloring.

Making a watercolor wash

The act of creating a watercolor wash is intimidating. And you are not alone in this feeling! I experience lots of washes that I feel are failures and go into the scrap bin. However, there is one form of wash that never fails and that is to use it for die cutting.

With a wet brush, coat a piece of watercolor paper with water. Not the entire swimming pool worth of water, just a nice puddle. Here is the fun part… dip the brush in ink and add it to the wet paper. That’s it! If you keep adding color then a more intense color will appear on the paper, less ink will result in a lighter wash. Once the paper is completely dry, grab your dies and start placing them on the paper and head to the Big Shot die cutting machine. There are endless possibilities with this process. Find your sweet spot and give this a go, the results never fail and your project will be amazing 🙂

How to create die cuts from watercolor wash by Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #stampinup #diecuts #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhall #cardmaking #youtuber #cascards #cleanandsimplecards #videotutorial #papercraft #stamping #paperembossing #watercolorpainting    How to create die cuts from watercolor wash by Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #stampinup #diecuts #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhall #cardmaking #youtuber #cascards #cleanandsimplecards #videotutorial #papercraft #stamping #paperembossing #watercolorpainting

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Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase.


How to create die cuts from watercolor wash by Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #stampinup #diecuts #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhall #cardmaking #youtuber #cascards #cleanandsimplecards #videotutorial #papercraft #stamping #paperembossing #watercolorpainting


Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

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