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July 22, 2014

Patchwork Roses by Dina Kowal

Love this card from Dina Kowal using Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5.

For my own amusement, I'll let you know that this card started off as an accident. I stamped and colored a full panel background on label paper, die cut it into squares using the 7/8" Sizzix Grid Works die, and... then realized that I had done all my work on the liner instead of the adhesive-backed side. However... it turned out that I was able to use the liner squares, and the bonus was that I still had 9 lovely die cut squares to work with.  Boom!


I used another liner paper to line up the squares side-by-side, then did my coloring, using watercolor and distress markers. I used 3 new I.O. stamps: Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5. I stamped the roses randomly across the grid and colored using Distress Markers,blending lightly with water.

The squares are adhered to Ivory Inchie Art Squares from Inchie Arts. I love the sweet, perfect matboard border that shows around each sticker.


I used Old Silver Inka Gold by Viva to add some shine to the squares, scored and assembled panels, and - done! This is a great quick card that could be done with any type of background, or even a large scenic image.

 
Have a great day!

Comments

This is one of those amazing THUD, I fell off the bed, cards. I so want to CASE this. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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