Monday, February 29, 2016

Watercolored Dogwood Wreath

Good morning all!  Yesterday was 70 degrees, and this morning, the sun was actually up before I was!  I don't want to jinx it, but Spring may be here;)  So it's no wonder that all I want to do it make cards with flowers, like this one...


For my card today I used the Poppystamps Hampstead Frame Oval die and the Dogwoods Blossoms die.  Just a simple design really that started with watercoloring the wreath.  I'm no watercolor expert, but the only tip I can recommend is always using watercolor paper.  Seems like a no-brainer, but you get so much better results than plain cardstock. 


For the dogwood blossoms, I used blended ink instead of watercolors.  I wanted a more soft, blended look, so both the blossom and the yellow centers are blended ink.


The only "technique-y" thing I did with this card was use a partial inlay.  By that I mean, that when I die cut the wreath, I put together the wreath and the inside of the wreath before adhering it to the card.  Here's a closer look at the card from the side to give you a better idea of the layers...



And that's it for me!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back later this week with more cards and an update on my craftroom:)   Have a great week!





6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, JJ. Pretty colors. I love the partial inlay.

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  2. Gorgeous card, JJ! I love how you watercolored the leaves and that you did a partial inlay with your die! I also love the soft pink blooms...so pretty!
    I can't wait to see the photos of your studio ♥

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  3. So pretty! I'm all on board with the spring. The girls have been outside playing in the backyard before school this week, Carina with no coat of course....

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  4. amazing!!! really!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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