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Valentine’s Cards With Watercolor Scraps

Welcome back! Today I wanted to share some cards I made using some watercolor panel scraps. You guys have probably figured out that I am a pack rat. I throw very little away. Sometimes, I even use the items I horde.

This past weekend I used up some left over watercolor scraps. Since Valentine’s day is coming up, I decided to die cut a bunch of hearts. Most of the hearts are from different Concord and 9th sets, but also a couple from Hero Arts Nesting Dies.


These first hearts are from a panel with Red Brusho and metallic Mica spray. The largest heart was stamped with stripped heart stamp from Concord & 9th’s Little Love Tags using Versamark ink, an embossed with clear power. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with VersaClair Nocturne ink and embossed with more clear powder on Distress Watercolor cardstock.

Once I was done embossing, I washed the background with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink used as a watercolor. Then I dried the panel with my heat tool and added the hearts with foam tape. The card base is MFT’s Wild Cherry.

The next card is very similar.

These hearts were cut from a panel with Turquoise Brusho, and the sentiment is from the January Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit, and was stamped in the same ink as above and embossed.

I also did the same wash with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. This card base is Gina K Design’s Blue Raspberry.

These cards were pretty quick to make, since I had the watercolor scrap already made. The watercolor wash is also a quick technique. It was a quick way to knock out a few cards, and reinforces my pack rack tendencies lol. Does anyone else have a tendency to hold on to everything?

I’m going to be working on some projects around the house for the next few weeks, but I will try really hard to spend some time in my craft studio too. I need that escape!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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