Colorful Love

Hi crafty friends! I’m popping in today to share a quick card featuring the gorgeous background stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Center Cut Heart Background and the fun Love dies from Concord & 9th called Hearts & Love dies.

This card was so easy to make. It would be great to create a bunch of these backgrounds and let the kiddos color or paint them as well. That would be fun for the family!

I’ve provided links below to the products used in today’s card at no cost to you.

To create my background, I stamped the Center Cut Heart, without the center heart piece onto some Arches Cold Press water-color paper with some Versamark ink. I stamped it a few times to get a good impression since this is such a detailed stamp image. Next I used some Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

To color, I used my Zig Clean Color brush pens. I just love the vibrancy of these colors – even when you add water to the color. They are so pretty. I colored the background adding color in places and then going back with a water  brush and moving the color around.

Because I didn’t stamp the center heart piece of this background stamp, it left this nice white heart in the center. I added a bit of pink around the outer edges and moved he color with my water brush until I was happy with the results.

I set my panel aside to dry and moved on to die cutting the Love sentiment. The Hears & Love die set from Concord & 9th is so cool. It gives you a great variety of script “love” options. It cuts one that is big, thick and bold, it cuts an outline of the bold one and it also cuts a cursive thin one. I love that kind of variety from a script die and that there’s so many different combinations that you can use the various cuts from one die set.

I die cut two sets of the bold outline and the cursive thin one and glued them together to make a thicker layer. Once they were dry, I glued them to my water-color panel. I set a few acrylic blocks on top until the glue had dried in place.

When the words were glued into place, I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add a lot of shimmer to my center heart and the smaller hearts on the background. I love the added shimmer with the bright colors. It’s so pretty in person.

Finally, I was able to add the finished piece to a hot pink piece of cardstock and mount that to an A2 size card base made from Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock.

I added some moonstone gems to the card front for a bit of added shine and dimension.

This was such a simple card to put together. You could easily add onto the sentiment. I kept it kind of generic so I can use it for Valentines or just an everyday card so send someone some love.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. I’ll be back on Thursday with another quick card you can make for Valentine’s Day.