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Dahlia Fold
Bring spring to your scrapbook pages, cards, and projects with paper blooms by Donna (Shadow Mill). Try them in every color and paper pattern, or even with scalloped punches instead of circles for different varieties.
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Ask Beate
Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Ruth asked: "I see the term "color wash" used frequently; exactly what is this and how can this technique be accomplished?"
A: "Color wash can be achieved really easy by wetting watercolor paper and applying diluted ink over it with a brush. It looks great over embossed images. There are also color wash sprays out to make this even easier. Sprayed on glossy or even matte cardstock, it creates unique backgrounds. I found a recipe to make you own color wash spray along with a samples and instructions here."
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Feedback From Past Tutorials
Debbi has a suggestion for the chalkboard technique: "As I was scrolling through all those beauteous samples I found one with instructions for using a very soft painter's brush (artist brush, not house painter's brush!) in lieu of the Swiffer® cloth. Haven't tried it, but sounds like it may be do-able. She said to brush very lightly and quickly over the image. Hope this helps."
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Weekly Challenges
March 12th to March 18th
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Ink and emboss at once.
Try this color combo: Orchid Opulence, Kraft, Sage Shadow
Use this sketch to make your card.
Use only patterned paper for your card.
Limited Supplies: Friday 
[LSC159] Create tool-free for this challenge!
Be inspired by Candy Toss.
Check out BeckyTE's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Becky's work.

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