Happy Hugs.

Another card to share today, I was going to say for Valentine’s Day, but this card could be sent for any number of occasions. I will be using it for a Valentine Birthday.

For the background using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, and my new to me stencil from A Colorful Life called Damask, I did the Stencil Monoprint technique by Lee-Ann Cross. You can find the link to this technique under my Tutorials Section/Tutorial Ideas.

I used my new Ink on 3 Atelier Inks for the background. I love these new inks for so many reasons, but first they are Artist Grade inks. You can stamp with them, sponge with them, blend with them and watercolour with them, and by watercolour I mean you can use your damp watercolour brush to pick your ink up directly from the ink pad. Amazing!

For the background I used the Goddess Green, Peacock Blue and Jam Purple, spritzed my stencil with water and applied my paper to my stencil – a little different than the way Lee-Ann does it. But the results are what is important.

Once the piece was dry I die cut using my Penny Black Die Elegant Stitching, then die cut the heart out using my Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Hearts Die. This is such a hard die to get, yet it is my favourite heart die and I use it a lot.

Using the Bristol Smooth paper in my mini Misti I stamped the sweet little birds with the Paint It Black ink and proceeded to watercolour the birds using my water colour brush directly to the ink pads. For the beaks I used the Marilyn Red and Bee Sting Yellow mixed, and for the feet I used a watered down of the Twiggy Brown. Don’t you just love those names?

To put it together, I attached the background to a pale green card base. I then die cut a heart piece of fun foam and glued it in place, then glued in place the background heart.

I fussy cut the birds and attached them with foam squares to the heart. In my mini Misti I then stamped the sentiment using the blue ink, then attached the birds with foam squares.

I am entering this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Anything Goes, the CAS Stencil Challenge Use a New Stencil , the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge and the Craft Stamper Challenge Take It Make It Challenge.

Remember when shopping at A Colorful Life Design to use my discount code Kia10

A fun card to make today, and I think it shows. Thank you for joining me. Affiliate Links for the products used on this card follow, with no cost to you.

  1. So pretty! Love those colours together!
    Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  2. Another sweet design, beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  3. What a sweet card, Kia! Love the stencil monoprint background in these soft, cool colors and those sweet birds! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Hi Kia:) Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I’m glad you did, because now I’ve discovered your beautiful blog! This card is so pretty and delightful. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Watercolour Challenge!

  5. LOVE this sweet card Kia! The monoprint background is fabulous and your sweet birds inside the heart are adorable. Thanks fo rsharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil! xx

  6. Beautiful Damask stenciled background for your pretty heart and beautifully watercolored cut love birds. Pretty die cut framing too. TFS Kia and joining us at CAS Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  7. Such an adorable card Kia! Love your soft but cool colors and just perfect for a Valentine’s birthday! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! :0)

  8. Your card is so pretty Kia, lovely soft ‘cool colours’ and adorable little sweetheart birds – thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

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