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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

Beautiful card!!!

This is beautiful JJ! What a creative way to use a negative die!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
A beautiful die,simply used with your watercolour background.
Sheila x

What a wonderfully creative way to use this die! Love your gorgeous watercolored card!

This is so soft and delicate and pretty! Like Spring.

Beautiful and delicate card!

This card is gorgeous! I love how you painted the dogwood flowers on the bottom layer and then put the die cut card stock on top. It is beautiful!

Beautiful card. Amazing!

How beautifully you have showcased the dogwood...beautiful !

Love, love, love it!!!

Dogwood blooms are one of my favorites too. I get so excited when the Dogwoods and the Redbud trees bloom at the same time announcing Spring is beginning! Thanks for sharing how you embossed the flowers so you could tell where to paint the flowers on your inside layer. This is a new technique for me and one that I will try.

Gorgeous card design! Just perfect to brighten anyone's day!

Love your pretty pink watercolor and how you used it with this great die !!!

What a great card, love the colour and how you made it.

I love what you did with these!

Gorgeous! Love that you showed us how to do it!

This is such a gorgeous card! And I am completely in love with the Dogwood die.

Georges!!! I love this flower design die. Hugs Ewelina

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love your card!! This die is on the top of my list

I adore this card!!! Beautifully watercolored Dogwood! TFS!

Very Nice

Lovely projekt! Keep my fingers crossed and hope that I'll be lucky in the giveaway.
Take care!
Monika from Sweden

Very pretty!

Love the falling dogwood die and card sample. Sooooo pretty.

Card takes my breath away. Snow and below zero temps here, but your card sings spring.

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