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04/15/2016

Fri 15

Blog Blitz: Gentle Koi
by JJ Bolton

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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.

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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! 

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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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Comments

Beautiful effect with the watercolors! Love the card! Awesome fish and waves dies!

Super Duper cute card!! Love your fish!!

Was wondering how I would use the gentle waves die. Love the card. Love, love, love the koi!

What a cool and trendy design!

Gorgeous card! I can see a shaker card for this awesome die. :-)

Cool looking card
and the fish and
waves are so pretty.
Carla from Utah

This is a perfect card.

This is a beautiful artistic card. It's a delight to see a truly artistic card on the blog!

Love the Gentle Waves collage die.

Wow these fish look so real!

That wave background die is gorgeous! I love how you painted the fish to turn them into koi - you make it look so easy!

What a relaxing, inviting scene. Thank you!

What a gorgeous background this die makes. Love this card. Hugz

Beautiful coloring & I LOVE those fish!! My husband says they have the same shape as salmon so could maybe use them for a fisherman card! Your card is gorgeous!!

Love the wave background with the fish.

Fabulous card. I too really like the Gentle Wave die.

beautiful!!

What a beautiful card! Love the koi, and that wave die would be great to show wind as well!

This is a fabulous background die. Aand it love the tiny fishies.

This is so pretty! Love your water colored Koi fish. Sweet!

great die with the waves!
love the watercoloring, it makes the card so beautiful!
nancy

JJ, this is fabulous...so beautifully made! And I can see using this die for lots of different things, too.

Wow, I love the waves! Gorgeous card!

Oh My goodness - this is the most adorable card! I love it TFS

Such lovely, realistic painting; your koi pond is stunning! WOW!
~carol

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