Friday, February 2, 2018

Hearts for CAS Watercolour

Hello dear friends.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Watercolour.

This month's challenge is

I've been having a great time playing with watercolor hearts, making
Valentine's Day and anniversary cards.

This one will go for an anniversary.

The beautiful NBUS die was used to cut from Solar White Neena cardstock.

Then I cut the heart section again.

I used a snippet of Brusho watercolor to die cut just the heart portion twice.
(This is a really saturated red that Jack did. He loves to shake those Brushos!)

The partial die cut Neena needed to be trimmed down a bit
so I could tuck it behind the main heart.  After all, it takes two hearts
to make a marriage!

Some decorative paper that had pieces of glitter in it makes the background.
I'm not sure where it came from as it's been in the drawer so long, I'd forgotten about it!

I wish the camera had picked up the silky white threads that run through this paper.

The Love is stamped and heat embossed to pick up some of the gold sparkle 
in the background paper.

Finally, I placed a previously cut frame over the whole thing.

The Design Team along with our fabulous Guest Designer, Sue
have done some gorgeous watercolor heart cards to
astound and inspire you.

I hope to see your heart creations at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Inspiration Collection (Stamper's Studio OOB)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Arches)
Other:  Brusho, Heart Flourish Die (IO), Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Gold EP (SU)


LeAnne said...


Mac Mable said...

What a great job Jack did and you of course x Such an elegant card, love the vibrancy of the red hearts and what a pretty die cut. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! that is GORGEOUS.

Carole said...

Beautiful! what a lovely die and fa design.

nancy littrell said...

Thank you, Bonnie for your detailed description of your gorgeous Anniversary card. I loved Jack's Brusho background that you die cut into your beautiful heart flourish Die. I can just imagine how even more gorgeous your card is with the pretty specialty paper. TFS my friend. Hugs

jimlynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Christine Alexander said...

those red hearts are gorgeous, so perfect for an anniversary card. that colour just pops off the page.

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie this is exquisite - love that pop of colour on the hearts!

JosieD said...

Eye-catching card! As I said in email before I saw your blog, good idea to make stash of anniversary cards while Valentine heart stuff is out.

Doris said...


JoAnn said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. I love the watercolor hearts and the pretty die cut.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie! Such an elegant die-cut image. Those red hearts that Jack made really pop. He did a great job working with brushos!! Love your design. xx

Susan said...

What a wonderful card - so elegant and romantic with that fabulous flourish and the hints of gold! Beautiful vibrant brushos by Jack!

Nstiz said...

Your designs are always so unique and creative, Bonnie. That die is just so beautiful and love the way you used it- cutting the heart out and adding that pop of red. I love your framing too!

BożenA said...

Such an elegant project, Bonnie. I love how hearts are surrounded by beautiful acanthus. Rama directs attention to the center. Perfectly designed card, Bonnie and beautiful inspiration for CAS Watercolor.

Pat said...

I love the stitched rectangular frame which leads the eye in to those sweet and pretty heart flourishes Bonnie, and the two bright red hearts stand out beautifully, also the decorative paper behind looks lovely and also the heat embossed sentiment to finish. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful, so elegant Bonnie. It has such a sense of movement with that lovely die.
xx Karen

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a stunning card Bonnie and perfect for an anniversary card! I love that pop of red, so elegant. That die is also beautiful, and that paper looks so cool. This came together perfectly and yes, two hearts are needed for a marriage!! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie. I love the saturated color on the hearts. Cutting a second heart was a fantastic idea to turn this into an anniversary card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant card, Bonnie! The 2 Brusho hearts are perfect for the anniversary card! The vibrant red and the shiny gold (speckles in the decorative paper & the sentiment) make the card look really celebratory. I was chuckling while reading your line "After all, it takes two hearts to make a marriage!" :-D Hideko xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just stunning Bonnie! Love and hugs my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda said...

So pretty, Bonnie with that beautiful die.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful and classy, Bonnie. Jack did great with the Brushos. The red hearts pop wonderfully against all that white.

Barb Ghig said...

A truly gorgeous anniversary card, Bonnie! I love how you used Brushos for your hearts and how you layered them with the flourishes for your love theme! Beautiful bits of gold glitter for the background, too! As always, you have inspired me to play along...thanks!

Nance said...

Very pretty! Jack makes a good assistant to create extra background pieces for you doesn't he? lol I need to get watercoloring.