This week's tutorial is such a useful one! Debby Hughes is sharing how to make a partial die cut, where only part of the die cuts through the cardstock and you have a portion that stands above a fold. She's made a cute watercolored place card out of watercolor paper. I hope you'll take a peek! Her tutorial is just beautiful.
I wanted to try her method on a larger card, so I cut an 8" piece of cardstock to 4.25" x 8" for my base. I drew a pencil line at 4", and positioned a circle die so the top edge came to 5.5" from the bottom. By the way, this is a great way to fill a regular envelope with a smaller piece of cardstock.
I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp to make a fun thank you card that's already on its way!
The little typewriter is watercolored using Distress markers, Aquamarkers, and a watersoluble graphite pencil. I masked the keys with a clear Sakura Glaze pen before watercoloring - I didn't want to have to worry about being careful in between the keys, and that let me wash right over them.
Hope you'll give this technique a try - there are so many different ways it can be used!