This does not have to be a Valentine - it can be any card with a theme of love. But I chose to go with a Valentine card. And I chose to try last month's CAS Watercolour winner's "water stamping technique". Heather Telford made this beautiful snowflake card by painting on the stamp with a paintbrush and water, stamping it, and then sprinkling brushos on the wet impression of the image. Here's my heart done the same way:
As Heather pointed out in her blog post, it's tricky to get the right amount of water so I did a couple of practice attempts and then did this one and was pretty happy with the results.
I used two shades of red brushos on watercolour paper. I left it to dry, then brushed off any stray bits of brushos, and stamped my sentiment. I backed it with fun foam and then popped it up on a layer of red cs that has very subtle gold shimmer in it. I added three gold sequins for embellishment.
Please come and visit us at CAS Watercolour to see the rest of the beautiful cards by the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Michelle Lupton. You have until February 24th to link up your card - please make sure it includes some kind of watercolouring, relates to the theme of "love", and is clean and simple.
I'm also taking my card over to Darnell's playhouse for her NBUS ("never before used stuff") challenge as I'd never used either the heart or the sentiment stamp before.