Three Simple Watercolor Cards Inspired by Blueprints

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It’s Aga here and today I would like to share with you a simple set of watercolor cards inspired by Cyanotype.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing method that produces prints with a cyan-blue color. This process was mainly used in the 20th century by engineers to produce copies of drawings and was referred to as blueprints. Cyanotype images are made using chemicals on photographic paper and I simply used watercolors and white die-cuts to mimic this look.

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Watercolor Card #1: Floral Die-Cuts

For my first card, I painted a background using Altenew watercolor paper and Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.

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Next, I used two floral die-cuts from Hanging Garden Die Set to finish it. I also added a sentiment from the Label Love Stamp Set stamped with black.

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Watercolor Card #2: Simple Foliage

For the next card, I used a similar watercolored background.

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To finish the card, I used a foliage frame containing lovely leaves from Peeking Leaves Cover Die.

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Watercolor Card #3: Using Leftover Pieces

For my last card, I used a negative panel die-cut from an old project. I love having those leftover pieces in my stash to work into future cards. This one was cut with Branches and Berries Die Set out of watercolor paper.

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I painted the negative panel with watercolors, attached it to a card base, and added my sentiment.

Altenew Hanging Garden Peeking Leaves Branches and Berries Aga 2Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy my watercolor card inspiration and give them a try on your next project!

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JGaultier January 18, 2022 - 10:12

Thank you for sharing the cyanotype inspiration! So cool to know.

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sail52optonlinenet January 18, 2022 - 10:46

I so wish you had a video tutorial of these cards. They are beautiful but don’t understand exactly how you did them. Beautiful!!!

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Michele F January 18, 2022 - 10:46

Gorgeous, Aga! this is definitely a blue I can wrap my heart around!
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mindy martin January 18, 2022 - 10:58

OMG these are gorgeous works of art! Can’t wait to try the technique!

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Cindy C. January 18, 2022 - 11:01

I so enjoy seeing these, thanks for sharing!!

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Carol McCready January 18, 2022 - 11:03

Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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Janice Berbin January 18, 2022 - 11:07

Lovely!!!

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donna mikasa January 18, 2022 - 12:54

So beautiful, Aga! I can’t wait to try this technique!

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Karen Hale January 18, 2022 - 13:49

Stunning! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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Michelle P January 18, 2022 - 23:31

Absolutely stunning!!! I am inspired to give this a try!!!

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kjwinston January 19, 2022 - 13:22

These are fantastic!!! I must try

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Maureen R January 20, 2022 - 00:18

Gorgeous cards!!!!

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Kathy Raker January 21, 2022 - 07:06

Gorgeous backgrounds and beautiful designs!

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Patricia Schoenberg January 25, 2022 - 16:57

I can’t wait to try this! Beautiful cards! Thank you.

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