Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Using Vinyl to Create Watercolor Cards + How to Video


Recently I have seen watercolor cards popping up everywhere ! So I had to jump on board and give them a try!


Before I even got started I watched tons of you tube videos but I have to say I fell in love with Kristina Werner Design videos. What a talented artist! I even went out and purchased some masking fluid to create something like I saw from one of her tutorials. But then one night, I had a light bulb moment and thought to myself why not try making a card using vinyl rather than the masking fluid. With the fluid you need to be really steady with your hand and have great calligraphy skills. But, with vinyl all you need is a nice font and a electronic cutting machine. The designs with the Silhouette are endless!

So then came the experiment and I am pleased to say I am truly happy with the results. I have to admit I had so much fun working with watercolors that I am positive this will be the first of many projects using them!

Take a look as I flub my way through my first actual (speaking) video tutorial. I thought it would be cool for you to see as I saw my experiment come to life! Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think :)


Here is a look at all 3 cards I made created using this same technique. Mini works of art!


Stamps I used come from Snarky Stamps found here.

Hope you enjoyed this fun and unique way of personalizing watercolor cards using vinyl :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


11 comments:

Lauren Hagler said...

Beautiful cards! What font are you using for the names?

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Lauren! The font is called Ma Sexy! I mention it in the video, sorry forgot to add it to the post :)

Beth F. said...

LOVE these cards! I am putting these on my to-do list for sure. I have the all of the supplies and already have that font too. Thanks for the great video and I hope your finger gets better soon :)

Rondra Aaron said...

Beautiful! I love the font and your color selections. Now I need to add this on my forever growing to-do list.

Jessie Adams said...

Such lovely cards!
Guess I'll be buying some watercolor paints this weekend :0)
Thanks for the video.

Ilda Dias said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with Beth! I'm sure they will be beautiful!!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Rondra! I know what the forever growing to-do list is like ;) Oh, the problems of crafty people, lol!

Ilda Dias said...

You are so welcome Jessie! Must warn you they are addicting ;)

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Great tutorial Ilda! Will have to give this a try. ((Great to hear your voice on the video 😀))

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Amy happy you liked it, such an easy thing to do! Took longer to make the video than to do the all three cards, lol! It's really weird hearing myself talk, I have to admit I had fun doing it though... it was a great learning experience!

Thienly Azim said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the tutorial! What a great font choice for these cards! Love this idea - I may have to try it myself!