Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Hope you have a sweet day filled with love!
I have one more Valentine’s Day card to share … this is one I made for my sweet daughter. I CASED some great ideas from Stesha Bloodhart. (She posted an absolutely gorgeous card on the TGIF Challenges blog last week.) I was so inspired that I wanted to create one of my own.
I stamped the Petal Passion flowers with Basic Gray Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper so I could watercolor them. I really love this paper. It’s smooth, so it’s easy to get a clean stamped image, and it has just a touch of shimmer that makes it so, so pretty. It also holds up really well to watercoloring. I used some different colors, for me at least, including Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzaz, and maybe a touch of Eggplant Envy. (I’m sorry, I made this card and forgot to write down the colors I used. Whoops!!!) I recently re-discovered Sweet Sugarplum and how much I love it. Since it’s a 2016-2018 In Color, it will only be around until the end of May, when we get five new In Colors, so if you love it as much as I do, stock up now! Supplies typically set out way before May 31st.
For the background under the flowers, I used Shimmery White Paper as well. I used my Aqua Painter to paint it with clear water, then I daubed both Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum ink on the paper and let it bleed to create a nice wash.
I did a similar thing with the die cuts on the bottom layer. I used the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut them out of Shimmery White Paper, and then I covered them with water, and then added Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum ink to get a variegated look.
The Petal Passion stamp set includes a bunch of great sentiments, including the one I used on this card. And the Petals & More Thinlits Dies includes both this great label to cut out the sentiment, as well as the intricate die behind it. They are so delicate and feminine!
As a final touch, I added some Sweet Sugarplum Mini Tinsel Trim and Glitter Enamel Dots. It didn’t really matter that the glitter dots were Berry Burst; as there are so many variations of color that I was able to find ones that coordinated with my card. Love those things!!!
Supplies used on my card: