I had the idea of making waves with watercolor pencil shavings on my Shark Hugs card – and I didn’t expect the wow moment that happened when I tried it!

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The tea strainer used for this background is just one I picked up in the grocery store – any kind will do, just needs to have a fine grate on it. Use it before or after adding water! Anywhere that’s dry, you can blow off the pigment and keep it from sticking; anywhere that’s wet will have the pigment shavings/dust stick there.


When making a round card, let the die hang off the top edge of the fold before diecutting. Then cut a small slice from the BACK panel of the card, parallel to the fold; that will assure the card stands upright rather than rolling off the table.


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