Flowers & a Heart

Long time no hear, but I'm back for a bit -- lots happening around here...  Also, I apologize for the "carpet shots" but since it's dark out, it's the best I could get!  Here is a card that I was aiming for Valentine's Day, but too girly for my Hubbs, so it'll go un-stamped into my stash until I find a use for it.  I started by watercolor "smooshing" a piece of regular cardstock, then cutting into it for the heart, layered up 3 times and inlaid into white cardstock.

I then cut the flowers, watercolored them with ZIGS, layered them up, and attached them above the heart.  The whole panel was then placed on colored card.

I really like the watercolor on the heart, a pretty good success...  

Anyway, then I added Crystal Stickles (a green tint to accent the leaves) to the flower centers and in a few dots around the heart.  I'm pretty happy with this card, one of my better successes, IMHO!  As a bonus, I used my new, but still NBUS die (new but unused, I hope that counts) and got to play with watercolors.

Paper: Neenah 80#, PTI Blueberry Sky
Die:  Concord & 9th - Layers of Love
Misc:  Concord Distress Ink, ZIGS, Stickles

Playing at:
  Happy Little Stampers - Paint (Melissa)
  CASology #184 - Valentine
  Time Out #49 - "Inspired by Words"

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to be back soon!



  1. Beautiful card TK. Love your smooshed heart --- really beautiful. And those layered flowers and leaves are gorgeous --- so much amazing dimension! xx

  2. Wonderful to have you back, TK - I've missed you! I LOve your smooshed heart to pieces!!!

  3. What a gorgeous smooshed heart, TK ... and that little posy of sweet blooms is just adorable! Oh, and the colours go perfectly with the carpet ... great staging! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Very pretty card. Love all the intricate die cuts and water coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out.

  5. What a beautiful way to decorate that pretty heart! Love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  6. Love that smooshed heart!It takes the card to another level and I like a bit grunge... The contrast with the delicate flowers is so pretty! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining us!


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