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Aspen, Ginkgo, and Myrtle Leaves Cards

Lynnea Hollendonner

Posted on July 19 2022

Hi - It's Lynnea! Adding some shimmer watercolors is such a quick and easy way to step up your die-cuts and create pretty multicolored backgrounds! 
I love that you can add a bunch of color super easily to a large background and then cut it into pieces to add colorful accents to a card. The new Aspen Leaves, Ginkgo Leaves, and Myrtle Leaves Dies are perfect for this! 
I started with a full sized sheet of watercolor cardstock and colored the entire piece with shimmer watercolor powders. These are an inexpensive medium that go a LONG way! Just add a bit of powder, spritz with water, and watch the magic happen! I used yellow, blue, and red so that they would mix to create new colors on the background. 
Once the background was complete I used the Aspen Leaves Die, Ginkgo Leaves Die, and Myrtle Leaves Die to cut the background. I was left with a bunch of multicolored leafy pieces! I completely covered the backgrounds of two cards and used a leftover piece on a third card. 
I stamped the Amazing You Sentiment Stack onto black cardstock with Watermark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used the Sentiment Stack II Die to cut out a bunch of sentiment strips and started adding them to my cards with foam tape. 
Since the backgrounds were so simple I added multiple sentiment strips to each card to help fill it out. 
I love how each of these cards were made with the same products and technique, but they all have a different look! I hope you try it out!

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  • Vandelerah E Coleman: July 25, 2022

    That was amazing. I am still learning and really enjoyed this post.

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