February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day and a New Technique!

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Lent for some of us! I have decided to give up sweets/candy/chocolate for Lent, wish me luck! Dave and I celebrated at a church Valentine's supper on Saturday where they celebrate married couples. We had a rib-eye and lobster tail supper and it was delish!

So today I have a new tutorial for you. I experimented with something I had on my list to try. I've never seen this done so I'm not sure if I'm the first to show you this. Look at my pretty card:

Did you notice the bright, red heart? Notice that it looks like maybe it's watercolored? Can you guess how I added this big, red heart?

I actually used Brusho Crystal Colours, a heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies, my Magnetic Platform, watercolor paper, some water and a paint brush:

My first step was to place the Watercolor Paper on the Magnetic Platform (without a standard cutting pad) and then position the heart die where I wanted it on the Watercolor Paper. The magnetic platform holds the die firmly in place. Sprinkle the red and orange Brusho's inside the heart, being careful not to go outside of the heart die. 

Carefully sprinkle the water onto the Brusho with short, soft strokes of from the spritzer. What is neat is how some of the Brusho gets flicked outside of the heart as you spray the water. I then used the paint brush to even out the color. Allow the wetness to dry and then carefully remove the die and this is what you see for results:

I then cut the Watercolor Paper to the size I needed for my card front. Here are the layers I used:
  • Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Garden Green Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Watercolor Paper 5" x 3-3/4". 

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1 comment:

  1. Wow Debbie! This is such a simple idea yet so effective. Fab hint about using the magnetic plate. Genius! I can't wait to play with this idea. Thanks for sharing it!


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