Friday, February 21, 2014

Love You - for WPlus9



Playing along again with WPlus9's birthday challenges.

This week Dawn identified a number of current trends and asked us to create cards in those themes.

My card actually combines two of the trends:  hand lettering/watercolor and and metallics.  What can I say, I'm a sucker for gold...but the inspiration photo had gold in the hand lettering/watercolor image, so I'm just following suit.

I started out with a panel of watercolor paper and I used my Inktense pencils and a paintbrush to add a wash of color using yellow, orange and red.

Once that was thoroughly dry, I stamped and embossed the frame from the Hope Seed Co. set and carefully cut out the center to create a window.

I stamped and embossed the large flowers on vellum, coloring them with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers (I color on the backside because then you don't really have to worry about the lines as much), and then fussy cutting them.  Not truly watercolor, but I think they definitely have that watercolored look.

I used the frame to trace some guidelines on the paper and then stamped the sentiment, from Valentine Wishes.  It actually says Love You Still, but I just brushed the embossing powder off.



To soften the card a little, I added a frame/mat of vellum adhered directly to the card and then arranged the flowers within the window and adhered them.  The watercolor panel was then popped up with foam tape.  It looked a little stark, so I went back and added some watercolor highlights to the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Watercolor paper pad from Target kid's section; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  WPlus9 - Hope Seed Co., Valentine Wishes
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Inktense pencils; Copic Markers; Spectrum Noir Markers; CTMH - Gold Embossing Powder and Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono and Vellum adhesive.

22 comments:

  1. All of your cards are so beautiful and original !

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  2. Oh, it's a FAVE, Miriam! Gorgeous!!!

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  3. Amazingly beautiful!! Have a good Friday, dearie:)

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  4. I love the look of coloring on vellum- it is so soft and pretty! I really love this one- all the details are perfect!

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  5. WOW!!! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!

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  6. This simply oozes elegance, Miriam! Absolutely gorgeous, and I just adore the soft palette!

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the flowers. TFS

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  8. Absolutely stunning Miriam! The colours are delightful, and obviously you know I'm a sucker for all that gold too!

    You've really been impressing me this year. So many different styles and clever designs and pushing your creativity. Everything feels like it's stepped up this year and your work is so exciting!!

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  9. OHHHHHHHH! Miriam--- this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the soft colors and gold frame! LOVE those flowers too! BEAUTIFULLY done! YOU knocked my socks off! FAB x1000000000 :)

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  10. You have been coming up with some amazing cards, Miriam! I love all the details on this one! The coloring, embossing on vellum and layering are absolutely PERFECT!

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  11. WOW!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the framed window and the light watercolor look!! SO Pretty!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  12. This is so beautiful! Love the softness and texture!

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  13. Love this Miriam...Soft and Beautiful :)

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  14. What a wonderful effect you have created there!
    I love your card!!

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  15. Beautiful details on this one. Especially the coloring on the rose

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! The gold embossed flowers on vellum are just KILLER!! I'm in love with everything about this card ... the watercolor mat, the gold outline for the window, the flowers of course, and how you added a bit of color to the sentiment so it would blend in a little. Awesome job, Miriam!!!

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  17. This is so beautiful! Everything about it!!!

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  18. Oh this is so elegant, I am so inspired by this :) I love the BG n those embossed gold flowers n frame, Everything about ur card is stunning !!

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