Hey Loves! In case you're keeping track - yes - this is the third blog hop this week!! YEAH! Today, it's time for a super fun blog hop with my Simon Says Stamp friends! We are celebrating the launch of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Love collection! Full of hearts and flowers and beautiful word dies... Something to make everyone happy and cheerful on this winter day! CLICK HERE to see the entire collection! There are 14 stops on the hop today - full of ideas and inspiration for you. Have you started your Valentine crafting yet? Or are you still recovering from Christmas!? I've been creating a lot with this release already, and I'm happy to share another project with you today. If you're new to my blog, welcome! I hope you've arrived from the talented Heather's blog!
For today's card I finally executed an idea that's been in my head for a while. I made some pretty watercolor hearts using the SSS Exclusive Clipping Hearts Die as my template. I always love a rainbow card - in any form!
I started with a dark grey card base, cut to A2 size. Next I die cut a Stitched Rectangle out of watercolor paper. I added black paint splatters to that piece later. Next I die cut the "love" sentiment out of black cardstock. And I also white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment onto black paper.
I used pretty shades of mini Distress Inks to watercolor the hearts. Kept it sort of loose and free. On some of the hearts I blended two colors together. I knew I wanted the largest heart to be red, so I arranged my rainbow colors with that in mind. The bigger hearts were attached to the card with bits of foam tape.
I die cut the Clipping Hearts Die out of watercolor paper and left it attached inside the paper as you see here. That made it a little easier to color and manage the tiny pieces.
Once everything was watercolored and dry, I used the outline of the hearts to put them in place on the background layer. I wanted to use the design layout of the original die.
Here are my rainbow color choices! This card layout would be pretty in any color combination!
I added a few sparkly sequins to my finished card - you gotta have some bling!! The love word is glued on with clear glue and the other sentiment piece is attached with foam tape.
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Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Every single blog on the hop will have one winner! Names will be randomly selected, and posted on the SSS Blog on Monday the 16th. Good luck! Enjoy the hop!
Next up on the lineup is the wonderful Nina-Marie! Full link list is at the bottom of my post! Have a great weekend! I'll be up on the SSS blog on Sunday this week, with a Weekender with Wanda feature. Tomorrow is the launch of the new SSS Card Kit! See you soon!
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