Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Thanks so much - Paper Smooches and Watercolor Challenges

Good morning! Yesterday I was excited to have some time to play with some new goodies I had gotten either in the mail, or on our drive last weekend to Salt Lake City to do some shopping. Anyway - here is one of the cards I made:

First up - I was itching to use some new Paper Smooches supplies that arrived - so I am linking this up with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge for the week:

Next up - I absolutely ADORE any form of water-coloring technique on cards! So when Virginia Lu started up a new challenge blog - Virginia's View Challenge - and this was the first theme, I just HAD to play along (in fact I have more than one card that I made because I was inspired by this and will be sharing them soon!)

For my card, I wanted to make a watercolor effect, but using stamps only. So I used Paper Smooches Positive Strokes stamp set to stamp with Hero Arts ink on vellum, then heat set it so it wouldn't smear. Next, I stamped my sentiment from Scripty Sayings and Many Thanks in black pigment ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Love that it adds a little shine, but still a slightly softened black tone as well.

I then took my vellum panel, attached it to my doily with a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip, then tied some twine in a bow onto the paper clip. I mounted that to some pattern paper from DCWV that I picked up at Michaels, and added that little wood veneer flower that I found at Michael's as well!

Trimmed it so that there was a strip of my white card base showing at the top and bottom, then finished off with some enamel dots.

Oh - I can't wait for spring! I think this card makes me want it even more! 

Hope you are having a great day!!!


  1. This is such a pretty card! Love the water color effect!

  2. I can't tell you how much I love this, Heather! Those three strokes of water-color evoke pure happiness! You have used all the elements so beautifully for this card! Thanks for sharing your talent over Virginia's View Challenge :)

  3. Beautiful card - GOOD LUCK with the challenges!!!

  4. This card is absolutely stunning! I really love everything about it! Great job Heather. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog!