I started by picking some rainbow colours of the Oxides. I chose Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and threw in a bit of Faded Jeans.
I used Bristol cardstock which worked beautifully. I started stamping the outline heart shaped from the Sweetheart Candy stamp set. I tried to create a random pattern using different colours. Then, taking a damp paintbrush, I added water to the inside of the heart. As soon as the water touches that ink, it starts to bleed...in a good way! It feathers the ink towards the inside of the heart but yet maintains a crisp outline image, love it!!
Happy accident #1: At some point while stamping, I turned the panel to start filling in the gaps. This resulted in the hearts going in two different directions. Totally not what I had in mind, but I went with it and in the end, really liked it. The small heart comes from the Foxes stamp set. These two hearts are exactly the same shape.
I wanted to leave the insides of the hearts white but didn't want the end result to have so much white space. So I smooshed some Broken China Oxide Ink onto a non porous surface, spritzed it with water and applied it CAREFULLY around all the hearts. I'm not sure if it was the ink or the paper, but I ended up with a lot of hard edges and I LOVE hard edges to watercolour!
I used the rectangle die from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 die set. I adhered that onto a piece of textured, white cardstock that was trimmed just slightly larger than the heart panel. For my card base, I used a blue cardstock that went well with the Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.
The sentiment also come from the Sweetheart Candy stamp set. I used a sentiment strip die and embossed the #love with Silver Embossing Powder. I layered the sentiment onto the same blue cardstock to make it pop a bit more. Before adhering the sentiment, I put a messy nest of silver thread behind.
And of course no card is complete without some Studio Katia sequins!! I used a few of the flat sequins from the Majestic Fusion sequin mix and added a dot of Silver Stickles to the centres.
Happy Accident #2: I meant to round the bottom two corners but grabbed the wrong punch, so ended up with these corners!! But again, I think it looks okay!!
And that's my finished for today! I hope you enjoyed!! Thank you for stopping by! Until next time..