Heart Hugs.

I am hosting the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers, and this is the sample card I made as part of the design team.

Have you ever had your heart hurt? This happened to me recently and it has not been fun. It has been a journey in itself.

In thinking about a hurting heart, I thought this would make for a good challenge. In the card making world we normally see hearts for Valentine, or for love. This time I wanted to see hearts for a different reason.

I wanted to keep my card on the light side of a hurt heart, but included to colours of pink for friendships. I also mixed worn lipstick and lemonade for my little heart.

Using Gina K. Designs White card stock I did the background using A Colorful Life Stencil called Chain Weave. On my Waffle Flower water media mat I put down Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry and spritzed with water, then placed my stencil in the puddle of inks moving it then to my card front.

Leaving the inks on my work surface and using a #2 watercolour brush I added colour to bits of the stencil on my card front. My brush was just damp so there was hardly any water being used other than the water that was added to make the puddle.

Once the card front was dry I splattered using Vicki Boutin Acrylic paints in a dark pink, lime green and yellow and waited for it to dry before splattering with Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

In my mini Misti I then stamped the sentiment, which is from Gina K Designs Hugs and Wildflowers stamp set, using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

Using my Gemini I die cut the two hearts and my stamped bird from Fabriano Hot Press water colour paper and dragged them through the remaining puddles where I had added a bit more ink but not water, then dried them with my heat gun.

To finish up my card, I splattered my hearts with the Midas Touch Glimmer pen then attached them using foam squares and a bit of Nuvo Adhesive. I finished with a nod to my pet bird CC by fixing the bird on a foam square in among the hearts.

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