May 05, 2016

Patterned Panels - Floral Bloom - Tonic-Gold

Hi Everybody,

I have a new video that has been added today on YouTube that you may like to try.

Click this link to go to the tutorial  Water Colours and Dies   to create this super easy card and if you are not delighted with the results ... well I'll eat my hat !!

I promise you it is really easy though you may think it looks a mess to start with but you need to bear with me and all becomes clear

Don't tell me that you can't draw or paint because you don't need any painting or drawing skills for this card and yet the end result is really quite pretty

You can use any water colours that you have and any water colour card too.

I have used deeper colours to get my look as there is a lot of distraction with the die cuts ... but I am happy with the look.

Dry the colours between each layer to stop the paint from bleeding into each other and then add another layer to deepen the colour even more.

You can use any floral background die that you have in your "Stash" but for mine I have used one of the new Patterned Panel dies from Tonic-Gold - Floral Blooms

As a final touch I added Glossy Accents to the top of my die cut words and allowed it to dry to a raised and shiny finish.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina
    , a beautiful card will check all the videos I have missed they wouldn't load for me in Australia for some reason but glad to back, hope you are enjoying your holiday.
    Nancyd xx

  2. lovely, I am heading over to you tube right now!!!

  3. Lovely card, very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the video.


  4. Oh sooo pretty, i certainly will be trying this one Christina.
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi, Christina, fantastic card today and great video! I think I'm in love with the new Tonic dies...I just checked them out on C&C and had to stop myself buying the entire set on flexi-pay...I've got household things to buy before I add to my stash :). I think I'm going to try this out with a rose die I may not work but I'll have loads of fun with my paints :)
    Bejay xx

  6. Hi Christina,
    A lovely card, hope you are having a great time.

  7. Very pretty card Christina

    Hope you're enjoying your holiday


    June x

  8. This looks fabulous, I love the colours and the black greeting really stands out. Can't wait to see the video. I'm gradually watching your 'back-catalogue' of tutorials - there are so many!
    Kentish Sue

  9. Hi Christina
    I am going to try this tutorial using my Striplet dies from Sue Wilson.
    Have a good holiday
    Margaret xx

  10. Good Morning Christina :) Absolutely LOVED the video and THIS CARD! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us while you are on holiday. Hope your "little princess" is doing well . Looking forward to your Travel Log and pics when you get back. I always love the way you write about your adventures. Big Hugs.

  11. OHHHH such a pretty background and with the top layer it turned out awesome....well done Christina....tfs

  12. What a wonderful idea. I just bought some butterfly expandable spellbinder die that could be used in this fashion.
    Thank You so much for your guidance
    Christine from Ontario

  13. So pretty Christina, loving the die you have used and papers.
    Linda xxx

  14. Good video Christina. Maybe even I could do this one - all I need are some paints!xxx

  15. Wow, just checked out YouTube, thanks Christina, amazing...lovely card, but sadly do not have the Tonic die....luv Ursula xx

  16. Hello Stranger, I've not been too good and so not been keeping up with blogs, but I'm so glad I watched yours today, cos you made me proper laugh. Just at the point when you said about she's lost the plot, I was thinking it, but how right are you. It turned out beautiful as I should have known it would. Thank you x Ros

  17. Wonderful Card!!!
    I was just looking at that die the other day. Wondering what I could do with it, if I bought it.
    Thank you for the idea. I love how you did the background. It shows up so nicely!!!
    I am eager to try this one.


  18. Lovely card Christina. Haven't watched you tube yet but looks fairly simple to follow. X

  19. Wasn't too impressed with this card laying down, till I saw it standing up. So.... it is a very impressive card, love the colours too. Will have to watch the video this weekend. Thanks for sharing all your creations with us.

  20. I recently bought some panel dies, so this was terrific timing! Thank you!

  21. Beautiful Christina, love the colours off to watch the video.
    Kind regards. Anne Owens xx

  22. A fabulous technique that creates an amazing card. I loved the video tutorial. I definitely want to give this a try!
    Sandra Smith


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