Blog Blitz: Watercolored Dogwood
by JJ Bolton


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.  


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.


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.  


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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What a beautiful card to view this morning! A promise of spring and brighter days on a dismal rainy day...thank you!

This is just so pretty! I love how you created this. Very pretty colors.

The watercoloring is absolutely gorgeous! It accentuates this amazing die brilliantly. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us!

Absolutely gorgeous JJ. Beautiful colour and wonderful design.

This is so stunning! Love how you water colored through the die cut. Simply beautiful!

I absolutely love this die and the beautiful card that you created using it!!

The dogwood is so beautiful. I think I'd also try doing the same thing, but using texture paste with the die cut/stencil for some or all the flowers. Gorgeous card!!! TFS

This card is just so beautiful JJ. I love how you did this!

This is a beautiful card and I just love what
you did with the die. Would love to win it!!!

This is so pretty! Love the watercolored blooms and the die is fantastic!

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is perfection. Love how this die covers a large area of the front of the card.

If this was the only card someone made in their life - it would be a lifetime masterpiece. This is so unique. I'd love to see ideas on how else this die could be used.

Dogwoods are my favorite flowering tree - especially the pink ones! I love what you did and the embossing for placement is brilliant! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

A beautiful watercolor card creation - I am so inspired to do watercolor - and I have one card finished yesterday and plan to do more this year - TFS

Truly beautiful card --- welcomes spring!

JJ I am so happy that I've come for a visit today! This card just made me gasp it is that gorgeous! Even if I don't win it, this may just have found a home! Thanks for sharing!

This is absolutely stunning, JJ. Thank you for sharing your embossing tip :)

This is GORGEOUS, JJ!! Love!

That's just sooooo pretty.

love this..your background is fabulous..great use to your die! beautiful card.

JJ - your card is simply stunning! Wow!

Love everything about the card - beautiful colors, great design!

Unimaginable exquisite. Best of show so far!!! You have captured the essence of spring right here....right now. Just beautiful.
<3 J

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Simply stunning with the pink water colors JJ!

Wow a jaw dropping beauty!!!

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