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Are you ready to have a little fun with your cuttlebug today? I really wanted to show you this with a video tutorial, but I just haven't had anyone over here to help film while I've had time to do it, so you will have to settle with a photo tutorial instead.
With spring already here and coming to a lot of you soon I'll think you'll have fun with this. I gathered up some fresh blooms off of my violets and some money plant growing in my garden.
Cut two pieces of watercolor paper and arrange your petals on one of the pieces.
Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, lay the other piece of watercolor paper on top of the flowers. Place this "sandwich" on a B plate for the cuttlebug and place a second B plate on top. Run it through your cuttlebug.
When it comes out, peel the two pieces apart and you have this
Lightly brush away the flower petals and you have two pieces of nature's watercolor!
I stamped some stems, but you can also just use a colored pencil to add stems. Then I stamped a spring haiku from Penny Black and created this card.
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I used a corner punch on the corners and wrapped some tinsel thread around it to create a border. You get two cards from one pressing! It's really a fun and easy thing to do. Just pinch off petals if you are using flowers that have a thick base or you'll get a mess. Violets and pansies are great for this technique! I hope you'll give it a try, and share your creations!
Have a great day, and thanks for looking!