Diorama Watercolor Scene + Memory Box

Happy Monday crafters! To start off the week, I thought it would be fun to share some watercolor inspiration with you, featuring some beautiful dies from Memory Box.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember this photo I shared recently of a work-in-progress background that I had been working on. In that photo share, I had mentioned I would be pairing that piece with a die from Memory Box and would have a video coming soon. This is that video!

Diorama Watercolor Scene + Memory Box
Diorama Watercolor Scene + Memory Box

I had layered that background behind a panel cut with the Sapling Collage die from Memory Box. Both panels are hand-watercolored in my favorite loose style of coloring. In the video above, I walk you through how easy it is to create a scene like this. The trick is in the layers and brushstrokes. I encourage you to watch the tutorial and try the techniques afterwards; I think you’ll have fun experimenting and playing with your watercolors and brushes!

Diorama Watercolor Scene + Memory Box

After coloring my panels, I adhered them together with foam tape, creating a diorama-effect.  I love the additional depth the foam tape gives to the scene. It really enhances the dimension I tried to incorporate into the coloring.

I kept the rest of the card pretty simple and added a die cut sentiment with the new Folksy Hello script die from Memory Box, along with a few die cut butterflies. To make the butterflies, I used the Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box Flickering Butterflies die and cut them from a piece of watercolor paper I had added some yellow watercolor onto.

Diorama Watercolor Scene + Memory Box

I hope you will check out the video at the top of this post to see how this card came together! Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today. I’ve got lots more tutorials coming up this week, so stay tuned for more creative ideas!

Supplies Used

Memory Box SAPLING COLLAGE Craft Die…
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Memory Box HELLO FOLKSY SCRIPT POPPY…
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Simon Says Stamp FLICKERING…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing PASTEL DREAMS…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Daniel Smith MOONGLOW 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE GOLD 5ML…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen…
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2018-07-15T22:28:01+00:00July 16th, 2018|Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Everyday, Scenes, Stamping, Videos, Watercolor|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Karen Day July 18, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    This is the most gorgeous & innovative project that I’ve seen in a while! Thanks for the inspiration :o)

  2. Karen July 18, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Wow, just wow. I love your watercolouring. Great card!

  3. cyndi morris July 16, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    That card is gorgeous — truly a work of art!

  4. Teresa Doyle July 16, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Oh Nina, you are amazingly talented! This could not be more stunning! Well done.

  5. Colleen Howell July 16, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Love this card, thanks for sharing

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