Watercolor, Foil, and Dogs!

For today’s project, I have a card that combines some of my favorite things! … Watercolor, Foil, and dogs!

I started with some of the Cougar Natural 100# card stock, some gold hot foil, and a paw print background die. This die is not meant for hot foiling but is a cutting die that will just pierce the paper with a paw print design.

I wanted to add the foil so I used it with my hot foil machine with the die and it foiled the card stock! It is hard to see in the pictures, but it looks so cool! There was some over foiling, so I just used a sand eraser and it takes the overfoiling off so easily.

Next, we get to watercolor! This isn’t watercolor paper, but it is heavy enough that it can handle some water, and I just used a very small amount of water for this project. I used just enough water to get a sheen on the paper, but not so much that you get pooling of the water.

I used some liquid watercolors and just dabbed on some color at the bottom of the paw and let the water move the color – you can dab in color wherever you want more.

When I had all my paw prints painted, I let it dry and then added some splatters with coordinating watercolors.

I had some pre-foiled sentiments that I wanted to use, but they were white and didn’t coordinate with the natural color cardstock. I used a Copic marker to color the sentiment to match the card. This will also color the foil, but I used a towel with just a bit of alcohol on it to wipe the color off of the gold and it worked. Make sure you don’t use too much alcohol or it will affect the color you put on there as well.

I die cut the paw print panel with a stitched rectangle die and then also cut out a mat layer using the Stardream Metallic Lapis Lazuli cardstock. I also used this cardstock to cut out two dog silhouettes. I added the silhouettes onto a label that I die cut from 65# vellum. I popped up the sentiment and we’re done!

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