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Simply saying " I Love You"

How is everyone today? Alix here introducing my project for this week. There is nothing more powerful than three simple words which is "I Love You". As I grown up in China, it was not very easy for people to express their loves due to our culture. Saying " I love you" was considered to be something embarrassed to do. I moved to United States at age of twenty with an open minded heart. I quickly adapted western culture and soon realized that we all should let others know how much we love and care. Do you agree with me?

I am someone who can not stop adding elements onto a card. Sometimes it works but sometimes simple is more. Please bare with me if you are simple card kind of person. I cut the card base out of watercolor paper using crossed stitched rectangle die, then ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry for the sky and in Cracked Pistachio for the grass. Randomly spraying some water onto inking surface then removing water with kitchen towel is a cool technique to make your boring background more interesting.

I cut the middle of the card front using Lawn Fawn Wonderful window die and also out of a piece of white card stock. I switched the original window cut out to the white one so the color could pop out better for the scene. I prepared the grass using Lawn Fawn Simple grassy Hillside die  and adhered it onto the bottom of the card front.

To create the window glass, I found a piece of acetate paper to add to back of window. I used another piece of watercolor paper and ink blended the center with Tim Holtz distress ink in Tumbled glass. . And to create some dimension for behind of window, I adhered this paper to the back of card front with foam tape in between.

Now I started another fun part which is coloring. I colored all selected images from Lawn Fawn Lover letter stamp set and Gleeful Gardens stamp set, then fussy cut every single one with my craft scissors. If you want to save some time, you could get the coordinating die. At last, I glued some Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm Clear Droplets to create water droplets on the grass.

I hope you will love this card and I will see you on next Tuesday!


  1. I have the same problem, Alix! I don’t know when to stop either...! 😆
    I think your card is just perfect though, beautiful ink blending and colouring.

    1. Thanks for leaving me a comment! Erica, I guess we will just have to go with flow

  2. Alix, your card is over the top, fabulous!!!! Love ALLLLLL the layers and images and it is like a storybook scene!!! Gorgeously done!


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