Paper Cut Painting

Hey everyone, it's Miriam with a Paper Cut Flowers card today.

When Danielle created this set, she was inspired by the Polish paper cutting art of wycinanki.  The set definitely recreates that, but I think it also evokes some of the gorgeous floral images and patterns you see in fabric.  I wanted to create the bohemian feel of some really bold flowers in my card today.

I first stamped the large outline image with Antique Linen Distress Ink in each of the corners of a panel of watercolor cardstock.  Then I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors to paint them.  This is not a quick process, but I was able to get the whole card done and photographed during nap time, so not the most labor intensive card I've ever made either.

I wanted to create a full frame around the edges of my panel, so I went back with the smaller solid half flower image, and stamped just a portion of that along the edge between the larger flowers.  I used gold Delicata, and then followed that up with gold embossing powder.  

Since the center of the painted flowers was a little more coppery in tone, I reheated the embossed elements and sprinkled some copper embossing powder on as well to give those a two tone look.  The sentiment was stamped in Delicata and embossed with copper.

A gold cardstock mat finished this off.  

Thanks very much for stopping by today!


  1. So pretty!!! I'm totally feeling the boho vibe!! The colors are super sassy and so lovely!! Awesome effect too!! ❤️

  2. Such a great look with your combination of embossing and painting!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! I think you interpret this stamp design so BEAUTIFULLY, Miriam!


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