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I love one layer cards, particularly those from watercolor paper. Make an A2 card from watercolor paper and run it through your die cut machine prior to watercoloring. It will flatten out most of the bumps and make it easier to stamp a clean image. Once the paint dries, I run it through a second time to help de warp!
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Clever girl! I'd just add... if your cutting plates are really marred (like mine) be sure to put a piece of text weight paper over the surface you're going to paint on so it doesn't pick up the texture of the plate.
I understand that "hot press" watercolor paper is very smooth, and "cold press" watercolor paper is much rougher. I've priced the hot press watercolor paper. It is really out of my price range! So, this sounds like a wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing this. I bought a couple of large sheets of hot press paper on sale a couple of weeks ago (not even sure how I'm going to get it cut up accurately!). The cold press is much, much easier to find and comes in smaller, easier to handle sizes (and in pads/booklets as well), but that texture can be too much sometimes.