Jan 14, 2019

I Heart You

Used a "LOVE" die from The Stamp Market to make a stencil, and then used the stencil to make a pale blue on white card background.

Stamped flowers and leaves from Altenew's Adore You (my all time favorite floral set) onto to watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx, embossed in clear, watercolored, and hand cut.

That cute little "i heart you" sentiment is from a set that is free if you buy a minimum amount from The Stamp Market. I could buy everything that company makes -- the owner is so talented.

Although I practiced stenciling the background on typing paper, I ended up tossing the original. I had used Distress Oxide Weathered Wood -- a pretty light blue/grey, but the oxide ink came out too heavy on the stencil. I wanted a very pale background and ended up using Distress Tumbled Glass.

See that little make up brush?  Rather than get it from a craft store, I reached out on Facebook and asked if a cheaper option existed. Why yes! I got mine here. I know they make some that have flat bottoms so that they can stand up, but I'm fine saving money.

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Happy! Now time to clean up the mess I made.


  1. Beautiful Joan! Love the subtle background and of course the pretty water colored flowers!

  2. fantastic card, Joan - love the stenciled background and the tip on the brushes.

  3. I love the dimension! Beautiful card.

  4. beautiful card. I got similar brushes on amazon and I found if I put a little versafine on them first I got much better ink pick up. Most of the complaints I read about the less expensive version was the ink pick up was lacking.

  5. The colors and dimension are great - I love this card!

  6. Those brushes look perfect for stenciling which someday I may actually do. By then it will not be trendy anymore. I shake my head at myself. You've made such a soft, pretty background for your flowers, which are also beautiful. Watercoloring, sigh... I love the look of it.

  7. This is gorgeous. The colors on your blooms are perfect and love the background.


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