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Sat 27

Rearranging Your Dies
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I take my dies and use them exactly as they are when they are cut.  However, you can get a lot of different looks if you cut out your die and then rearrange the parts.

For today's card, I used the Delicate Orchid die, which is an orchid stem positioned inside a circle.  It looks great in that configuration, but I decided to cut out several floral circles, cut them out and make a new design with the pieces.

To make the background, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and painted it with a rectangle of water.  Next, I added some Peerless watercolor paints to my wet rectangle and let the colors bleed together.  The nice part about painting a wet rectangle base first is that it helps the colors blend and lets the paint move up to the edges of the wet area before stopping at the boundary:

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Allow the paint to dry.  It will get lighter in color as it dries.

Next, add your die cut pieces and add a few rhinestones for flare:

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I encourage you all to cut out some of your dies and play around the pieces to create lots of different looks.  Have a great weekend!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Comments

Love this. Beautifully simple and a lovely way to stretch this die. Hugz

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