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Loose Watercolor Roses for a handmade card - beginner level for sure but oh, so much fun

Well, I'm not afraid to try new techniques for my card making passion. You can't fail or succeed without trying, right? I was inspired by some very talented watercolor artists so I jumped right in gave these loose watercolor roses a try. They are "perfectly imperfect" and I prefer that description since it is less inhibiting when trying a new medium. I combined the watercolor roses with a water colored and embossed book page for my background, then added my roses, some diecut berries/baby's breath and a sentiment. This was so much fun! If I can do it, so can you! Just think what can happen with a bit more practice. #papercraft #watercolorcards #watercolorbeginner

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Scroll down for a list of supplies and card dimensions.

View the "how-to" video here or click on the image above.

Supplies & Dimensions: (see my YouTube video for how to put this card together)

  • Card base 5" x 6 1/2"

  • Book page mat is 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"

  • 140# watercolor paper

  • Watercolor palette

  • #4 round watercolor brush

  • Cutterbee scissors

  • "Leaves" embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

  • "Winter Leaves" dieset (Sizzix)

  • "Beautiful" word die set (Simon Says Stamps)

  • Sizzix Big Shot

  • Sizzix extended platform

  • Aleene's Tacky Glue

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