Encouragement Cards

You’ve Got This

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Happy Friday, I hope you had a good week!

Today I have a quick card to share using one of my favorite standalone dies.  The You’ve Got This die from Concord and 9th is big and bold and the sentiment is a good reminder when I’m feeling challenged.

I started by taping down a panel of Canson XL watercolor paper to my work surface with painter’s tape.  This helps prevent warping.  Using an inexpensive 3/4″ wash brush, I wet the paper with clean clear water.  Then I dropped three colors of Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus watercolors (9H Cobalt Violet, 8H Ultramarine, and 7H Phthalo Blue) onto the panel and brushed left to right and back to blend the colors into each other for an ombre effect.

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it to about 3.75″ x 4.75″ and then die cut the sentiment out, saving the fallout pieces for a future card.  Then I added foam tape all over the back of the panel to add dimension and adhered it to an A2-sized card to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

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2 thoughts on “You’ve Got This”

  1. Love this card. The colors are beautiful! I have such trouble blending. May run out and grab these watercolors and give it a try.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I also find it hard to blend but the combination of wet paper and these liquid watercolors make it easier for me. Avery Elle and Hero Arts recently released liquid watercolors also and I’ve heard that they perform similarly to Dr. Ph. Martin’s. You might check those out as well as the colors vary and they’re sold individually (vs. in a set). Happy crafting!

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