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Sat 21

Adelaide Stem and New Beginnings
by Jean Okimoto

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The delicate Adelaide Stem - like spring - seems like a symbol of new beginnings.  A double layer of it, on a watercolored background, invites a trio of Mini Butterflies to pause and stay awhile.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, sharing a simple card in some of my favorite colors.

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Cut the 3" x 4" Stitched Rectangle Layer from watercolor paper.  Paint it with light, overlapping streaks of Peerless Watercolors.  Spritz it with a quick burst of water, then let the colors blend for a few seconds.  Blot it lightly with a tissue if it looks too watery.  Dry it with a heat-tool.

Load a waterbrush with a bit of diluted teal ink and tap the brush to drop a few random dots of ink over and around the watercolors.    Air-dry it.  Stamp Beginnings with VersaFine Olympia Green and emboss it with detail clear powder.

Cut Adelaide Stem from mossy green and lime green cardstock.  Cut Mini Butterflies from pale aqua glitter cardstock.  Attach everything to a Violet Noteard.

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Hope you like the simple design and enjoy the techniques as much as I like sharing them with you!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this evening...

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Comments

Gosh...I just love the backgrounds you make. You have such a keen eye for colors!
Love how you offset the die cuts!
Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Beautiful! What you call Adelaide Stem is known as Queen Anne's Lace in England, that is if you have it growing in your garden. It grows wild in the fields and alongside the roads, and is then called "Cow Parsley"!

Thanks Lynn - let the watercolors do the work for you, then top them off with great diecuts!

Thanks Ally...Cow Parsley? Oh my!

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