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I enjoyed learning some new techniques to create three completely different looks on these cards. All three of these cards were created using the same colors but different techniques! 

Watercolor Stencil, Muted Colors

This first card has a beautiful watercolor look that I created by laying down some watercolor on the stencil, and then turning it over onto the paper. The dye inks from Altenew were used to create this background. I also used the dye inks to blend my background behind the dragonflies, as well as the dragonflies too.  I added a bit of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to give my dragonflies that lovely shimmer!

For my next card, I used the same stencil, but reversed the process. I used watercolor directly on the cardstock using the same dye inks as the previous card. As you can see you achieve a much more defined pattern with this technique.


I also added a gold “frame” and a little surprise inside my card. Not only did I add the candle, I used my stitched cut out to “frame” the cupcake. 

For my last project in this lesson, I created a card by using an embossing gel with a stencil and again, the same dye inks from Altenew. The gel added dimension as well as a little shimmer to the background.

As you can see you get 3 completely different looks using the same inks by changing the application. This was lots of fun, and I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this class.





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