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01/07/2016

Thu 07

Blog Blitz: Watercolored Dogwood
by JJ Bolton

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The Blog Blitz is in full swing and I've got a Spring card for you today!  The dogwood tree is the State tree where I live (in Virginia, US) and it's always been one of my favorites!  So I couldn't wait to use the Falling Dogwood Blossoms die.  This is a full A2 size die and it is gorgeous!  As you can see, I used it as a reverse die with watercoloring on the layer below the actual die cut.  To start the card, I die cut one piece and then used the die to emboss another piece of watercolor paper.  

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I embossed the second piece so that I knew exactly how to paint the blooms so that you could see them through the die cut.  When you paint or color the embossed piece, the embossed lines disappear.  I also painted a couple of blossoms that I popped out of the die cut piece.

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The next step was to stamp the sentiment and add a bit of blended blue sky.  Finally, I added the die cut piece over the painted piece with foam tape and added the few painted blossoms on top.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And of course, do leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win one of these gorgeous Falling Dogwood Blossoms die!  

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Comments

Wow!! This is really Beautiful!!

Stunning card! Love the watercolor and love that die ♥

This is gorgeous, love it!!!!

One this gloomy, cold, snowy day, seeing your beautiful soft pink/yellow dogwood blossoms is a fresh breath of spring! Gorgeous! Day officially brightened!
~carol

Beautiful work, great technique!

Whoa now! Stunning card! Your technique opened a door in my brain--very cool!

Oh this is so
pretty and a
great way to
add the water
coloring.
Carla from Utah

Sitting here with my jaw in my lap. This. Is. STUNNING!!!

wow... absolutely gorgeous! Stunning card! Love the use of the die and the beautiful colors!

I love the inking cuteness and over layered die! Spring just arrived here in winter!Fabulous!

OMG! That's stunning!!! LOVE IT

Wonderful water colored design.

This is just gorgeous! I love the colors and water color technique.

I lived in Palestine, Tx, which has a forest drive through the dogwood trees. Have loved the dogwood flower ever since, and this die would be a wonderful memory to have.
Love the technique to show them off.

Beautiful!

This is such a beautiful stand-alone die! What a statement it makes!

Such a beautiful card. Dogwood is my favorite tree!

What a beautiful card and an amazing technique. Can't wait to try it!

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is such a fresh and clever card. J. J. is a brilliant designer.

Simply beautiful JJ, love the pink water colours.
XX

Absolutely beautiful card. The falling dogwood blossoms die is going on my wish list for sure.

Very clever card. Aren't Memory Box/Poppy Dies fun.

Hi JJ, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! I love how you have created this card, the watercolour background is fabulous and the top die-cut looks absolutely gorgeous !! quite 'ethereal' and 'magical'. I love this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Such a pretty card! I enjoy watercolor too!

Wow, that is such a beautiful card! I don't have any dies like that - I may have to buy one!

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