Valentine Watercolor

By | January 21, 2016

Today, I have a watercolored Valentine’s Day card using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.  I’m totally in love with this bundle of products as they are so ultra feminine and delicate.  And, the best thing is that when you buy them in a bundle, you can save 15%!

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I love watercolor wash backgrounds.  It’s definitely my favorite style.  This one was so easy to make.  I simply covered the watercolor paper with clear water first, and then I added swipes of Rose Red, Blush Blossom, and Crumb Cake ink with my Aqua Painter.  I love how this soft background shows through the heart die cut.

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I cut all the white die cuts from Shimmery White paper.  Not only does this paper sparkle slightly, it’s a little thicker that Whisper White, so it works really well with die cuts.  I cut the heart using the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits, the banner using the Large Numbers Framelits, and the scallop border using the Squares Collection.

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The little flower die cuts are part of the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  They fit perfectly on top of the flowers in the heart.  To add a little more sparkle to my project, I painted each flower with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I love this look!!!

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Don’t you love the border along the left side of this card?  I played around with adding some designer paper, but in the end, I just decided to create my own border with the Bloomin’ Love stamps.  I stamped with Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock and then embossed in clear for just an added touch of elegance.  I did the same thing with the label as well.

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Supplies used on my card:

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Watercolor washes are super trendy and so easy to create.  Try one on your next card.

Tami Hewlett

2 thoughts on “Valentine Watercolor

  1. Patricia

    Pretty card, Tami! Curious how you keep the watercolor paper from buckling? Thanks!

    1. Tami Hewlett

      Thanks Patricia! It didn’t buckle really. I was careful not to use too much water.


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