Friday, February 16, 2018

Watercolor Hearts

Hello and welcome.

There's still time to join in at
CAS Watercolour

This was our Emmy's birthday card.

She was more interested in what was inside though :>)

I used some Gansai Tambi Watercolors on wet mixed media paper
for the hearts and put some around the edge of a piece for a mat.

I inset one heart and popped up another for added dimension.

For this card, I had stenciled with pearlescent stencil paste and let it dry.

I cut the heart out of it and a piece of fun foam and adhered them together.

A little snippet of Brusho spritzed with water was adhered to the card base
and spruced up with a tiny heart punched from the leftovers of the stenciled piece.
I was able to punch it with a stenciled heart centered.

The die cut sentiment is 3 layers, smooshed into a VersaMark pad
and clear embossed.  The shine mimics the pearlescent hearts.

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Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Seedless Preserves (DI)
Paper:   Solar White (Neena), Mixed Media (Strath)
Other:   Sweet and Sassy Framelits (SU), Gansai Tambi WC (#37 Deep Pink, #139 Purple)


MaryH said...

The pearlized hearts are beautiful...but adding the embossed heart framework...certainly made the inlay stand out marvelously. Love the marble look of the frame behind the top's just stunning. (Emily may not be old enough to appreciate artistic skill just yet! They learn very quickly what the inside green means, though! TFS & Hugs

Liz said...

Lovely card, the colours are beautiful and such a great design. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! Love those pretty hearts with the tiny pearlescent hearts in the front one. And I love how the frame complements the hearts beautifully! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

jimlynn said...

So pretty. Love the dimension on the two hearts.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous pearlized hearts, Bonnie. I love how one heart was inlayed and the other popped up. Such a beautiful CAS design with your added splatters. TFS my friend and for hosting such a fun and beautiful challenge. Hugs.

Loll said...

Beautiful card for Emmy! I bet she loved it because it was made by her Nana. :) Love the design with the matching mat. And the sweet inlay tiny hearts are adorable! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely card, I love the embossed one overlaid with the shape, a Beautiful card Bonnie.

Marcia Hill said...

Emmy will appreciate fine art someday! Your card is beautiful Bonnie! I love the pearlized hearts and the inlaid and popped up hearts...creates such wonderful dimension! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Trina P. said...

I can relate with young recipients more interested in what is inside the card than the card itself. 😂 This is beautiful... the colours are so feminine and pretty. Love the dimensions and how you coloured the matte piece to match. xx

Darnell said...

Emmy will treasure this spectacular card of hearts, Bon-Bon! It's so gorgeous! Congratulations to you and Loll on the creation of your new CAS Christmas challenge! I NEED IT!!! Thank you for doing it!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

love your little stenciled harts and then the beautifully coloured larger hearts, such a great layout. Emmy may have been more interested in the inside but I'm sure later she will love the outside :)

Bobby said...

Love the colors, Bonnie. It's such a sweet card.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and great layout with one inset heart and one popped up one! Love the splatter too!

BożenA said...

I love the restless watercolor color of these hearts. Water and color worked so beautifully together to create their designs. That's why I love the technique of watercolors. I also like the colorful frame coordinating with themHugs,

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the watercoloured deep pink and purple heats with the matching frame, Bonnie! The inlaid heart, the popped-up heart, and the stenciled mini-heart all give interest to the front panel. Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful hearts and a stunning card Bonnie - love it

Karen Dunbrook said...

So pretty Bonnie...
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

Loving those colours Bonnie and like how you've inlaid one of the hearts and then popped one up for dimension. Good idea to frame the hearts too with the same colours as it draws your eyes in to those gorgeous hearts x