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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

This card remind me that Lunar New Year is around the corner ^_^

That die is so cool and your coloring of the base for the flowers is just Beautiful!!

Stunning card, JJ.

Wow - fantastic card, niesamowity wykrojnik

Stunning card...love the watercoloured look with the negative dies.

Hi JJ. This card is stunning and the flowers are an appropriate background (or should I say foreground) for any number of sentiments. Thank you for the tutorial, and for showing the water-colored layer uncovered. It helps to see that coloring 'in the lines' does not always make for fabulous art. I can hardly wait to try this technique out myself.

Beautiful card. Such a lovely die. xx

What a gorgeous card with the neat Dogwood die. Awesome technique to emboss first so you know where the flowers go. So very nicely done!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Oh my. That is a glorious die and a gorgeous card. Thanks for the tips on the watercolouring. Love this. Hugz

Wonderful card! I would never have considered this die without your inspiration. What you've done is stunning.

Awesome card and wonderful tutorial. How clever and creative you are!

This is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Die and the Design that you have Created using it!! =) THANKS for sharing ad for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

My jaw dropped when I saw this card...it's absolutely stunning!!!

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What a simple and pretty way to showcase this die!

Wow! Very beautiful card. Your use of watercolors is just perfect. Love that die!

What a beautiful & creative card with outstanding design features! I love the watercolors and the individual dogwood flowers. Ah Spring! Thank you!

So beautiful...love your gorgeous flowers.

Exquisite card! Thank you for the inspiration

Stunning card! What a great idea. Would really like to win this one.

Wonderful creation

oooooooooooooooooo, I love this die
and how I love how you have made this card! SUPERB!
Thank for your lovely inspiration!
nancy

Pretty card! Amazing background :)

Beautiful spring card - great use to your die. Thanks for tutorial. Joanna

OMG! I love that die. Beatiful flower colors. I feel it will be beatiful spring.

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