Blog Blitz: Gentle Koi
by JJ Bolton


I'm excited to be here on Day 2 of the new release Blog Blitz!  I hope you had a chance to stop by yesterday to see the amazing set of dies Jeanne debuted.  They are so cool!  Speaking of cool, I'm in love with this Gentle Wave die.  It makes a perfect wave background, but I can think of all kinds of ways to use this die.


For this card, I watercolored a panel and then die cut it with the Gentle Wave die.  I layered it over a piece of light blue vellum.  In person, the vellum gives the waves a really soft look.  I also used watercolors to color my koi fish.  Koi are naturally splotchy, which is so easy to do with watercolors.  I just die cut the fish using watercolor paper and then sprayed them with water.  Then I picked up the watercolor and just touched it to the fish.  The color will spread by itself and then all you have to do it set it with a heat gun.  Super easy! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And with all Blog Blitzes, all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win one of these awesome Gentle Wave dies!  

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Love it, JJ! Great dies. Brilliant painting. And the vellum just makes it.

Świetna morska karteczka!!!!

Seriously adoring how you've watercoloured this so beautifully, JJ.
LOVE it :)

I love this card. It´s just looking into a nice koi-pond :)

Just love the idea of using watercolors for making koi spots! Beautiful, just beautiful card!

Lovely vibrant card JJ, I neeeed that wave die : )

I see so many ways to use the wave die..Great use in this card..thanks for sharing! Love your water coloring.

Fabulous card, great watercolouring. I really like the wave die. I can see it being winddrifts and many other backgrounds.

Just so beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful card.

I didn't know you could cut watercolor paper with these dies, I thought it would be to thick. The effect you accomplished is just wonderful and I thank you for sharing it as I'm going to try it a.s.a.p! Love this!

Loving the watercoloring! What a versatile die too, I love the waves!

JJ, I love the watercolor on the koi fish! And that sentiment is too perfect with your card. The font is great, too.

Great card - you painted the koi so very beautifully !!!

Love the gentle wave die and thanks for the idea on coloring the fish. Love the inspiration I get from this blog.



Very pretty and refreshing!!

Super fun card and looked so easy to do too, I love watching the fish in my pond though they are just goldfish and not koi.
thanks for sharing.

I love your pretty watercoloring J.J.! I love the Under the Sea idea!
Take care!

JJ you've taken one of my favorites P.S. sets and created an ocean of beauty!!!

A beautiful card!!! The Gentle Waves die is awesome and I would love to have it swimming my way!! I am obsessed with aquatic things lately!! TFS!

Beautiful card! Love the watercolor and that die...oh yes please ♥

Fabulous card. Love the way the koi turned out. So cute!

LOVE your die combo and fabulous watercolouring!!! ... I confess that I struggle with watercolours but I'm sure I would try harder if I had gentle waves to work with :)

What a neat card---it really pops!

Such a cool, unique card! Great job!

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