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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 Painted Overlay Birthday Card

At last month's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my stampers the Craft White Painted Overlay technique.  This is a great way to color in line image stamps.  Here is the card we created:

 

Secret Garden Craft White Painted Overlay

 

The colors used for this card were Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Primrose Petals – love this combo!

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Lovely as a Tree Simple Swipes Card

If you don't have the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in your collection, you are really missing out on a classic!  I believe this is one of the oldest current catalog stamp sets available.  This stamp set is one of my go-tos when it comes to techniques!

At February's Technique Tuesday, I taught the Simple Swipes technique – oh so easy with a great watercoloring effect!

Lovely as a Tree-simple swipes

I used Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, and Marina Mist watercolor crayons and my AquaPainter to achieve this landscape effect.  I'll be making up a bunch of these to swap at Milwaukee Regionals. 

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A Long Farewell to Autumn Harvest

Today's long farewell is to Autumn Harvest.  This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets!  The stamp set can be used for both elegant and whimsical cards…leave out the cute little face and you've got a fabulous card like this….

 

autumnharvest-inkwashtexturemasking

Then, if you wanted a sweet little card to send to your favorite pumpkin, add the face image like this card:

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You could even leave out the pumpkin all together! Here is a rich-looking card using only the leaf from the stamp set!

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