11 August 2018

Miles & Maisie - watercolour and die cuts

A cheeky birthday card featuring a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with Daniel Smith watercolouring, a sentiment from Impression Obsession, patterned paper from Graphic 45, and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. "Another year has passed and I'm still Younger than you!"

Putting It Together

I started colouring this baby pair when I was out running errands with my sweetie. I let him go into a store alone (one that I didn't want to be tempted by) and stayed in the car to start watercolouring. 

I used just one of the "sample" sheets of Daniel Smith watercolours with a waterbrush. I love the vibrant colours of these watercolours.

At home I finished colouring and added dotty details with a Uniball pen.

I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs die to trim the panel and add faux stitching.

I found the perfect background paper. While I was thinking about making them into a baby card of some sort, I pulled out all my patterned paper with a 'baby' theme to see what could fit.

I thought about fitting the project to a sketch challenge and started considering how I could make this one work.

I die cut this frame for a different project to use the centre. I wanted to use the loops from it, so I snipped one side.

I trimmed three loops and adhered them to the back of my plaid matted image panel. The three loops peek out and look complete.

For the sentiment on the side, I looked at my meagre collection of vertical sentiments, okay only one set (at this time). Not make vertical sets are even available. I keep looking for them. In the set, no congratulations. I could have done something with small die cuts, but the whimsy of having a babyish card as a birthday card made me giggle so I went with it.

I embossed the vertical sentiment and popped up the image with foam mounting tape. I used a kraft card bade because it fit with the colours.

Inside I used a cheeky birthday greeting and stars from a current Kraftin' Kimmie set. The age-related sentiment seemed appropriate for using a babyish theme.



Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday: Animals
Feeling Sketchy: Sketch #198
Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions
Outlawz Festive Friday: Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: Watercolour
Crafy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes


  1. So cute! Great colouring and clever use of the little touches like the die cut. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  2. What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our today's sketch too!
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy You can visit my blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

  3. Beautiful card. Great coloring and I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  5. You made such a beautiful card. I like the way have you used our sketch :-)) Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  6. Such a cute creation.
    Very nice.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    X DT


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