Watercolour Hearts – 2 Ways

With Valentine’s Day only a month away, I have been busy designing cards with hearts, flowers, and I Love You’s.  I think I have hearts on the brain right now because I am seeing hearts everywhere:  in my cereal, in the snow, and on the sidewalk!

As I was thinking of new Valentine’s cards to make, I remembered how much I loved the watercolour technique used for the Holiday ornament card.

Holiday Ornament Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

It was a messy, but easy technique and it works perfectly for making watercolour hearts!  (For the full tutorial on how I made the round watercolour ornaments, click here.)

Instead of cutting out the heart shapes and then adding watercolour, I coloured the 3″ x 3″ piece of paper first.


Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

I did it this way so I would end up with the heart shape plus the negative of the heart that can be used on another card!

Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

Both hearts above are coloured using Real Red ink from Stampin’ Up!.  The dark heart used a lot of ink, while the lighter one had less.  I love the variations that are created with watercolour techniques that result in no two cards being exactly the same!  This is the beauty of a handmade card!

Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

The first card was a simple, bold design, while the second card (that used up the scrap paper) has more layers and details.

Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

 

I love being able to make two cards from one cutout and using the scrap paper!

This card also features stamps from the new Forever Lovely stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!.  It is a beautiful stamp set of florals and hearts that could be used for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year when you want to tell someone you love and appreciate them.

forever lovely - stampin' up!

If you would like the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue, please email me or leave a message in the comments.

Watercolour Hearts-2 Ways - Birdwing Paper Designs

Have fun creating heart cards this month and please share your watercolour hearts on Instagram with #birdwingpaperdesigns.

Leah

 

 

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