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Beautiful Bunch – Tie Dye Circles Card

At my Technique Tuesday class this week, I taught my stampers the Tie Dye Circles technique.  I love this technique – it is a great watercoloring method.

You will burnish three colors of various intensities into your watercolor paper – lightest shade first to cover the largest area and then move in with your middle shade.  Finally, you will sponge in the darkest shade in the center – but keep in mind to go for a more natural look – it looks more artistic and whimsical with varying circles.

You will then take an AquaPainter (or a plain paintbrush and water) and go around the circles – again, starting with the lightest.  You are basically taking away ink from the circles.

Set aside and let dry or, if you are in a hurry, use your heat gun on it!

Finished this card off with seam binding, the butterfly punch and pearl, and a phrase from A Dozen Thoughts.  My color combination was Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss!

Beautiful Bunch-Tie Dye Circles

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Secret Garden Square Lattice Card

Secret Garden is another stamp set carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog that I love!  The bold images have such a tropical feel.  Not quite enough to bring out my coconut bra, but I do hear the Hawaiian guitars strumming in the background when I use this set.

I used the Square Lattice embossing folder after I stamped the images.  I doubled up on the butterfly punch and attached the top, folded one with a glue dot.  My stampers never used the ticket punch before – it is perfect for some of our smaller phrases (this phrase is from Sweet Essentials)!  Now that I look again at the card, I need to add some gems to the centers of the butterflies.  They need a little sparkle!

 

Secret Garden Square Lattice Card

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