Thursday, 12 February 2015

Watercolour Heart

Hi there

While I still had time I wanted to make another card for the Love theme challenge at AAA Cards.  But rather than just making a love theme card I wanted to use the challenge image as my inspiration.

Here is my card.  Apologies for the rubbish pic, it was impossible to take a photo without getting the glare from my lamp.  Hurry up Spring so I can have some lighter evenings!...

Here is the challenge image...

I started by adding a wash to some watercolour paper then smooshed around some pink, purple and blue paint.  While that was drying I cut a piece of black cardstock to fit my card base and die cut a heart.  I then adhered the watercoloured panel behind the aperture before adhering the whole panel to my card base.  I then cut a smaller heart from the remaining black card and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.  This was popped up on 3D foam in the centre.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Papermania - Black Premium Textured Cardstock; Watercolour card - budget pad from local shop
  • Watercolours: Daler Rowney
  • Dies: Xcut - Nested Hearts
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Love Hearts and Thank You
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Platinum (love this colour!)

I would also like to link up at the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #136 - Must Love Watercolour
Simply Create Too - Challenge #78 - Happy Valentine's Day/Use Hearts
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #29 - P.S. I Love You
The Male Room - Challenge #03 - Valentine
Just Us Girls - Word Week 279 - Love
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #132 - Love, Love, Love
CASology - Challenge #133 - Love
Happy Little Stampers - February CAS Challenge - Embossing

Still in complete chaos here but I'm trying to keep this tiny little space available so I can share more with you.  Thanks, as always, for popping by.


  1. Beautiful Anita! Love the contrast of the soft watercoloured background with the black card base and heart ... so pretty. This is perfect for the Feb. CAS Embossing Challenge at Happy Little Stampers if you'd like to join in. xx

    1. Thanks so much, Loll. It's very late here, completely forgot to link up to that one! Will update it now xx

  2. Boy did you make a perfect card with that image! Well done! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls.

  3. So, so beautiful, I had to tell you this as soon as I saw it!! Its so much like the challenge image, talk about clever!! Its a winner for sure!

  4. Absolutely stunning. I love the soft watercolour against the bold black, and the simple gold sentiment. Perfect masculine Valentine. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  5. I can totally see the inspiration here ! Awesome :)

  6. So striking! Love what you've done to echo the challenge image. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  7. Love the clean and simple look - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  8. Love that textured YOU on the central heart and the w/c wash in the aperture, such a classy CAS card Anita.
    So pleased you linked up at Fantasy Stampers. :)

  9. What a fresh take on the love theme - I see the AAA inspiration - very pretty indeed.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

    Warm hugs

  11. Great idea and well done. It's like a warm hug. Thank you so much for playing AAA Cards, Victoria

  12. I am lovin' the smooshed ink effect ... so glad you joined us at the Just Us Girls Challenge.

  13. A stunning and elegant card! The watercolour heart is gorgeous and the gold embossing beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  14. Beautiful card! Love the heart :-) Thank you for joining in with our Love Love Love Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More
    Hugs, Sue

  15. Hey Anita!! I love the black card with a pop of pretty colors. You really nailed AAA cue card! Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

  16. Fabulous design, Anita! And I even love your card glowing because of the lamp light. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at CASology. Hugs, May

  17. Beautiful card, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie x

  18. Sooooooooooo pretty. Just perfect! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Such a striking card! It really stands out in the gallery! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. this! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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