Love You Bunches

Love You Bunches_2Hello!

I’m back again to share with you all some inspiration for using Paper Smooches Double Heart digi stamp. This stamp is really cute; I love how the hearts are overlapping each other, and how the arrow passes right through them both. Very cute! I thought it would be fun to take the hearts and do some neat watercoloring in non-traditional heart colors… though I did throw some red and pink in there too! :)

To create this stamp, I transformed the hearts into a sketch file in my Silhouette Studio program, which allowed me to then sketch it out using a waterproof multi-liner, since I was going to be doing some watercoloring.

After sketching it out, I applied a wash of water to the left heart; I did the coloring one heart at a time, to prevent the water from drying too fast. Once I had the heart nice and wet, I started dropping in color onto the heart. Because I had applied water to the heart prior to adding the color, this allowed my colors to really blend into each other. For the left heart I used Fired Brick Red, Spiced Marmalade and Milled Lavender distress inks. Distress inks blend into each other very nicely and are my favorite medium to use for watercoloring. Once I had the left heart colored, I dried it with my heat tool; you could let it air dry, but I am a little impatient! :)

Love You Bunches_3Moving onto the heart on the right, I repeated the same steps as before, however, using different colors; Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord and Broken China. After drying this heart, I applied Glossy Accents to the entire image, as I wanted the colors to really stand out.

While my image was drying, I went ahead and worked on the card base it would be sitting on. On my A2 card base, I sketched the sentiment “Love you bunches” out with my Cameo and the same multi-liner pen I used for the hearts. The “love” was made from Paper Smooches “Love” digi stamp, while the rest of the sentiment was made with the font, Caviar Dreams.

Next, I laid down a polka dot stencil, applying some Versamark ink all around, except for where my sentiment sat. I then removed the stencil from my card and sprinkled gold embossing powder overtop of the polka dots, heat setting the powder to create a neat background.

I then cut a scalloped-edged square out with my Cameo, and adhered the square behind my hearts panel; the entire piece was then adhered to my card base with dimensional foam tape. I also tied on a 1/4″ pink satin ribbon, lining up the top of my ribbon along the same parallel as the bottom of the arrow.

SPARKS BADGEHope you enjoyed the card! Hop on over to Paper Smooches‘ SPARKS Challenge blog… there is a new Picture Perfect challenge going on for this week!

See you again soon!



Note: the scalloped square I used for this card is my own design. A good substitute would be the 8 piece Scalloped Square and Mat set, by Samantha Walker.

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