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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Stunning!! I love this die!

It is so lovely... I love your card :)

it's fantastic
maybe I was lucky;)

maybe I was lucky;)

This may be my favorite die of the collection! And this card is just beautiful! using the embossed piece as a guide is a wonderful tip. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Gorgeous card. Very clever to emboss the backing card so you knew where to color your flowers. I will have to remember this tip. I also really like how the blue goes from light to dark.

I love how you used that die -- card is very light-hearted and springy.

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for explaining how you did it.

This is probably one of the most amazing dies of this whole release. And boy did your card do it justice! Fab!

So very gorgeous. Love your watercoloring, JJ!

This is just so pretty!!!!Lovely!!!:):)

wow. I don't know what to say!!! you card is just amazing

Cudowna inspiracja!!

Przepiękny efekt

rewelacyjny pomysl

Amazing card!

such a cool tecnique! thanks for sharing it :)

Beautiful idea!

Beautiful die, perfect for spring projects. Cute card, JJ. Cheers!

LOVE, LOVE LOVE this beautiful card....you have such a gifted talent for making cards

Fantastique! :)

prześlicznie wykorzystany wykrojnik. Cudna kartka :)

Beautiful card!!

Gorgeous creation!super die

Love the dogwood die! Beautiful card with wonderful techniques!

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