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Happy Flowers and Chocolates Day!

Hi everyone!  Norine here today, with a couple of simple Valentine's cards to share with you!

I started by painting a wash of red watercolor paint on two sheets of watercolor paper.  I used the Gansai Tambi paints for some really rich, intense color that smoothly flows into a pale washed out color.  

Once they were dry I could die cut them with the MFT's Peek-a-boo Striped Heart die, once with the heart positioned with the darkest color at the top and again with the darkest color towards the bottom.  Then I could push out the pieces from the one first card panel and replace them with the pieces from the second one.  And because I now had some leftover painted pieces that I'd removed from the first card, I decided to die cut the heart once again on a plain white piece of watercolor paper and add the stripes to that. 

After all the pieces were in place and adhered to a card base, I die cut the word "happy" (Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces) once from gold foil cardstock and then from white glitter paper. Then I stamped Valentine's Day from the Create A Smile Happy Day's stamp set, onto strips of black cardstock and watercolor paper and heat embossed.

For the gold foil card, I adhered the die cut word directly onto the card front and popped the word strip up with foam tape.  Then I mounted the card panel onto a card base of Lawn Fawn cardstock in the Guava color.

And on the card above, I cut several layers of white card stock and glued the white glitter layer on top to add dimension, and then adhered the phrase strip flat onto the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


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