Ombré-esque Watercoloring

I don't know if you have already seen this card on the ScrapARTzine blog for their Wednesday Inspiration but I wanted to share it here, too, especially since I'd consider it a great option for the dreaded man cards ;-) 

handmade "masculine" birthday card with Silhouette Cameo die-cut

Some good weeks ago, I had a chance to extensively test a Silhouette Cameo* and one of the cuts I designed back then, was this fun chevron pattern. My inspiration for it came from a beautiful Dawn Gardner poster, which I just accidentally noticed on the Urban Outfitters/Society6 print shop. For the background, I had a go at two trendy techniques: ombré and watercoloring. I like the look I was able to achieve with the watercolors and some Mister Huey's. Though, if you want to try this for yourself, I would recommend to use at least structured cardstock. I took smooth PTI cardstock and it immediately soaked up all of the water. 

handmade "masculine" birthday card with Silhouette Cameo die-cut | detail

And just in case anyone wondered how I take photos for the blog when the weather is windy (or should I say fickle in general...?): Yes, a simple, clear box in the open shade is the way to go for me!

set-up of how I take photos of my crafts during summer

Well, that's it for today. Hope you have a great weekend, friends!

Stamps: Klartext Schmetterling
Ink: PTI True Black and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Jillibean Soup Kraft, PTI Stamper's Select White
Other: SC Mister Huey's (Clover, Lemonade, Mint Julep), Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (Peacock), October Afternoon Sprinklers (Paper Doily), PTI Impression Plate (Book Print), sewing machine/thread, Silhouette Cameo, watercolors

* After much pondering, I meanwhile call one my own... ooops! :)