I wanted to play with the new Santoro stamps and Daniel Smith watercolor paints I purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. Since I also bought an X-cut embossing folder with a heart pattern, I thought a Valentinish greeting card would be a good starting point. Beginning with watercolors sponged onto the indented side of the embossing folder, I placed a lightly water misted watercolor paper in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine. It was a little more difficult to apply the watercolor paint to the slippery surface of the embossing folder than when I used stamping ink but the blended watercoor-look was very attractive. I think the embossed white hearts look like cobblestones upon which the foam dot adhered image (fussy cut with patterned Pebbles paper pieced on for the clothing) is carefully walking on.
There are lots of adorable Santoro stamps (only $3.99!) to choose from but I am showing only the ones with hearts. There are also many tubes of Daniel Smith watercolor paints at BFC. Shown here are only four of the 'genuine' colors I used on this card.
The word 'cherish' was made with a Paper Smooches die and the 'i' was dotted with a Dress It Up mini heart button. For the inside of the card (not photographed) I stamped the Hero Arts words, 'Every day with you is a gift'. I used Hero Arts ombre blue, purple, pink ink pad and I think the script and colors match really well with the front of the card. Okay, that's it for now...please visit again to see another card I made using the same technique. Leave a comment if you have some time....love hearing from everyone.