Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards, Love Cards

Hello Love

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Hi there, I hope you’ve had a great week!

I’ve been noticing the onset of fall and winter in the way I reach for warmer clothes in the morning and the way it gets dark so much earlier so today I felt like play with some bright and warm colors.  I used one of my favorite techniques for creating an organic background, watercolor block stamping.

I started with an A2-sized piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I put it on my work surface with the smooth side up and then smooshed a few Distress Inks onto a 4″ x 5.25″ acrylic block in a random pattern.  I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Carved Pumpkin.  Using a Distress sprayer, I spritzed the block ten times from about a foot away and then turned the block ink-side down and placed it onto the watercolor paper. I weighed the block down under a few heavy books and set a timer for five minutes.  When time was up, I removed the books and block and picked up any excess inky water with a paper towel.  I set aside the panel to dry.

I used the Simon Says Stacked Hearts die to die cut three sets of hearts which I stacked and glued together.  Then I used the Love die cut to cut out the “love.”  When the watercolor panel was dry, I arranged the die cut elements on the panel to get a sense of where to place the “hello,” which is from the Tiny Words stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and white Hero Arts embossing powder to heat emboss the “hello” and then I adhered the “love” beneath it.  I trimmed a few hearts from the bottom of the stacked die cut so it wouldn’t cover up the sentiment and then I adhered the hearts to the panel.

To finish, I adhere the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for visiting!

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