Monday, April 11, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Monday: Dragonflies Just for You

This card features the card base, pearls, and stamp set from the March Paper Pumpkin kit: Pocketful of Cheer. When the card bases are printed on the front and the back, I like to cut them up so I can make 2 cards. I love the softness of this printed spatter. All I added was a few pearls, the sentiment, and 2 dragonflies.

The dragonflies are die cut from an otherwise failed watercolor experiment. I was trying for a series of greens for a background, but it turned out too dark. I even added some Gold Wink of Stella, but I couldn't visualize a finished card with the resulting watercoloring, so I set it aside. A few weeks later, I was looking for something to die cut with my new dragonfly dies, and the discarded background caught my eye. I realized that with the shimmer added to it, it was perfect! I have a few other cards I made using this technnique that I will share in the upcoming weeks.

 Never throw away watercoloring, even if you don't love it at first!

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March 2016 Paper Pumpkin: Pocketful of Cheer


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